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At Studio Matakana, we are proud to supply a curated selection from the wonderful brands, Yu Mei and Saben. Find the perfect wallet, accessory, or leather handbag NZ to bring home from your visit to Matakana.

Visit Studio Matakana to explore our stunning selection of luxurious gifts and accessories. Located in the little coastal town of Matakana, we support designers from across New Zealand and across the globe. We welcome anyone who visits us and we are delighted to provide high quality, unique, and sustainable products.

Along with our gorgeous selection of handbags, we also supply sunglasses, fashion jewellery, and much more. We have no doubt you’ll find the perfect piece for that special person in your life.

Buy From the Best Handbag Brands in NZ

Leather Handbags NZ

Yu Mei and Saben are two of New Zealand’s leading handbag brands. Both headed by strong, independent women, these brands value sustainability above all else. Together, we aim to ‘change the game’, when it comes to business.

Yu Mei

Wellington-based handbag brand Yu Mei was established in 2015 by Jessie Wong, to great success. You can now find Yu Mei in over 36 stores across Australasia, including here at Studio Matakana.

Each design was brought to life by women for women, with the needs of busy people in mind. Their design process follows the idea that simplicity comes from a resolution of complexity. Yu Mei’s outcomes exemplify the fact that beauty and elegance can be born out of chaos.

Yu Mei produces the highest quality there is. They are committed to responsible consumption, using natural NZ deer leather that is known for its longevity and eco-friendly impact.

Forward-thinking people are inspired by Yu Mei’s refined aesthetic. While trends and seasons come and go, Yu Mei’s timeless designs transcend beyond the ordinary.

Take a look at our collection of Yu Mei leather handbags NZ at Studio Matakana.


This Yu Mei favourite encompasses an effortless elegance. Its sophisticated silhouette is enhanced by two bold straps and a faux suede lining. Ch’lita embodies polished confidence and poise.


Perfect for carrying the bare essentials, Luci is lightweight, small, and full of attitude. With a long, adjustable strap, this bag is ideal for anyone who wants a hands-free outing. It fits most iPhones and contains three card slots.

Scrunchie Vi

This bag celebrates independent thinkers who aren’t afraid of fun. Scrunchie Vi is a gorgeous leather handbag in NZ that is ready to take you dancing through the night. It also boasts a removable scrunchie strap and a cross-body strap.


Braidy is the queen of libraries, offices, and markets. This bag is perfect for the people who carry their lives with them, large enough for your laptop, books, jumper, and everything in between.


Artist, designer, wife, mother, and businesswoman Roanne Jackson, who knows how hard it can be to juggle many roles, founded Saben right here in New Zealand. Her experience dictates these bags cover the necessities of life.

All Saben collections feature playful weave narratives. Each item is designed with the utmost sincerity, in mind. Every detail, from the quality of the leather to the functionality, has been carefully thought through time and time again.

You can trust that your Saben bag has been meticulously crafted with intellect, mindfulness, and an intuitive understanding of the needs of your day to day life in mind.

Coordinate your dynamic life with a stylish bag. We supply some Saben favourites in our store, selected to cater for every valued client.

Odile Crossbody

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Odile’s unique shape comes from cuts of gently textured pebbled leather. Featuring quilt details, oversized piping and goldware, this bag oscillates wildly between boldness and delicacy - and it works. Take it with you on social outings and your day-to-day business.


Elegantly practical, the masterminds at Saben constructed the Beatrice handbag with you in mind. Comfortably fitting a 13-inch laptop, this leather handbag in NZ contains dual compartments and an internal zip pocket to keep all your belongings at your fingertips.

Lily Crossbody

Lily is another all-in-one masterpiece. It has a removable, adjustable chain strap that you can wear over your shoulder or across your body for free movement. Sleek, simple lines contrast with the pebbled leather finish for a harmonious bag.


Refinery and sophistication spectacularly collide with attitude and boldness, in the Fifi bag. Small but spacious, this leather handbag in NZ is lightweight and easily carries all your necessities. It comes with a detachable and adjustable cross-body strap if you need extra freedom.

Saben, Yu Mei, and Studio Matakana

At Studio Matakana, we love to supply some of the most gorgeous leather handbags, right here in NZ.

We totally resonate with the mindset of caring for the environment and supporting local businesswomen. Our team at Studio Matakana are proud to be part of this flourishing community, and we are thrilled to share it with you.

The products described in this article are only the beginning - we’d love to have you in store, or feel free to browse through our online shop to discover more handbags, wallets, and glamorous accessories to customize your life.