There’s nothing quite like a pregnancy to kickstart a sibling designer duo into releasing a range of nappy bags. Lauren Chatze and her sister Jaclyn created OraniaZana in 2003. Fast forward five years and their beautiful handbags remain exclusive, exquisitely made and in production runs of just 50. You won’t be seeing these on the arms of a gazillion other people!
Lauren’s child is due next month and she and her sister have been very busy designing their new range of bags for mums. There are those of us who loll about in our final weeks of pregnancy… and there are those who release ranges of designer bags!
Proudly an Australian designer brand, OraniaZana bags are made from only the very best local and European leathers, with the metal hardware carefully selected to work in harmony with the shape and colour of each tote. As any parent can contest, water resistant lining is an absolute must – we may desire it to look totally unlike a baby bag, but we sure want it to perform like one!
You know you’re in esteemed company when each bag has a serial number and certificate of authenticity. With such exclusive features, impeccable design naturally follows – there are pockets inside and out, the highest quality zippers, large middle compartment, those essential protective feet on the base of the bag, a changemat, as well as a delightful keyring in the shape of a dummy. A dust bag is also included for those times when you need to store it.
There are two designs to choose from – the Ava Carry-all in your choice of caramel, khaki and vanilla, and the Helena Hobo in embossed charcoal suede, and the latest arrival, white. All bags feature OraniaZana’s signature scarlet red suede lining. These bags are just so beautiful, they’ll be around for years after the babies have grown.
The Ava Carry-all is $649 and the Helena Hobo is $499 plus shipping, from OraniaZana.