About the designer
Mandara is a South African lifestyle brand. An independent label that is owned and operated by founder Madeleine Zietsman from sunny Durban, Kwazulu Natal.
Each Mandara bag is unique, bold and inspired by Madeleine’s travels to the exotic locations around the globe. Meticulously hand crafted by a team of passionate and skilled woman, who take pride in each creation.
Madeleine, a travel enthusiast, spent some time working abroad and it was during this time, while working in remote northern Thailand that she was fortunate to spend time with P Noi, a local leather artist ,who taught her the art of crafting handmade leather bags.
The Mandara aesthetic is grounded in patterns, weaves, lush textures of different leathers and playful detailing brought back from her travels. Each piece is designed with the intention to be beautiful but also functional. Not every woman has the luxury of an exotic escape, but Mandara’s handmade pieces inspire a sense of mystery and adventure in our everyday lives.
Please allow for 5 working days for processing and manufacturing.
Most orders will be sent within 2-3 days but since some products are made to order, 5 working days should be allowed with an additional 3 to 5 days for shipping time as we use the South African postal service for FREE shipping. Once your parcel has been sent you will receive an email with the tracking number.
If you would like your purchase couriered within South Africa please select the paid option or contact us to make arrangments. [ email hidden ]
We also ship internationally - please enquire for shipping/postal Rates. International orders are normally shipped via Registered Post.
If your destinantion is not listed please email me and your destination and shipping costs will be added.
Please contact Mandara at: [ email hidden ]
If you are unhappy with your purchase. Returns, exchanges and refunds are handled on a case by case basis.