What do Seth Shezi (@seth_shezi), Victoria Paige (@victoriapaigey), the Simone (@the.simone) and Linda Visser (@lindavisser) all have in common? Okay, so they’re all fly AF as far as we (and a couple of thousand Insta followers) are concerned. But what they all share, is a love for Jekyll & Hide – the modern leather fashion brand that not too long ago was a fledgling Cape Town start-up but has become a fashion force on the local and internash scene.
Here’s why this group of influencers won’t set a stiletto (or a brogue) on a plane without their Jekyll & Hide kit.
For the Love of Leather
When it comes to buying travel pieces, there are two features you should never compromise on – durability and longevity. Jekyll & Hide ticks both those boxes. How? The Jekyll & Hide team puts in some serious legwork in Africa and across South America and Asia to source the finest leather. The end result? Travel and business bags, handbags, wallets and fash accessories that are in it for the long haul – literally.
Fashion AND Function
Gone are the days when tech and travel bags were just downright ratchet. Seriously, ain’t nobody got time for velcro. If you’re going to travel with your tech, live life on the go and look snatched while doing it, then your accessories need to be on fleek while still getting the job done. Three words – Jekyll & Hide.
Because this Brand’s Story is Local
We stan the fact that the Jekyll & Hide brand is making waves locally and over the seas but its roots are firmly planted in The Mother City. The brand’s founder, Bernard Bultemeier built his brand from the ground up, starting at local flea markets and booming into the wholesale market in Cape Town and Joburg in 2002.
COSMO’s Three Fave Picks
1 Soho Duffel Bag à la Seth Shezi
It’s a duffel bag that screams androgynous and we’re here for it. It’s the no frills, no fuss, simple kind of sophistication duffel and it’s designed for short stays. Travel with this baby and you’ll be looking for an excuse to go on a spa weekend. Shop it here.
2 Montana Slim Backpack
Slim yet spacious. Classic yet casual. And we’re in love with this super versatile Colt colour. Think flowy summer dress or pleated navy skirt and crisp white shirt. Like school, but so much chicer. Get it here.
3 Oxford Modern Backpack à la The Simone
It’s a must-have, matches-with-everything, fresh take on the modern handbag. We’re thinking playsuit in summer, skinnies and an off-the-shoulder knit in winter. Any takers? Get it here.
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This post was sponsored by Jekyll & Hide.
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