The Bag Affair

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No Long Story ! This week our focus is on DFL bags.

Design for Love has been on a long ride of making varieties of Ankara bags since inception, and we see customers who boast of owning a bag for more than 10 years. The question is; What makes these bags so durable and how can one find the one that suits his/her style?

First, DFL bags are made from locally sourced high-quality materials of Ankara, Batik or Aso-Oke fabrics, leather and woven webbing straps with solid wood handcrafted handles to give them reliable balance.

Afterwards, the materials are sewn in the factory by well-trained designers while the outer embellishments/materials are handcrafted. There are no doubts on the originality of these bags as they represent everything African and dynamic with keen and profound attention to even the smallest details.

On which fits each individual styles and what they look like, I am going to be identifying each one with their names and pictures below and also giving a brief, concise detailed explanations on every one of them.

Note that DFL bags run under the categories of clutches, laptop bags and tote bags.


The Quilted Multikra Clutch

This bag is a mix of the signature Ankara print and details of sequence at the outer layer with a quilted finishing design.

Multikra Reloaded Clutch

The revamped multikra clutch. Another beautiful combination of different Ankara patterns. Comes in small and large sizes.

Mix-match Ankara Envelope Clutch

A mix of Ankara fabrics and lace with a long trim chain handle. Appropriate everyday girl bag.

Mix-match Ankara Clutch (Leather)

Mix match fabric consisting of Ankara, calfskin leather in varying colours.  Detachable chain strap available.

Multi-Patch Work Clutch

The different mix of Ankara prints added to the touch of bling makes this clutch a party plus one! Patchwork African print with a hand embellished beads.
Frame: wood

The K.O Vintage Clutch

The K.O clutch is an embodiment of vintage aso-oke with flowered or lace trimmings and a well carved wooden framed clutch handles to make it one of all times.

The Bisola Clutch Bag

A beautiful combination of shredded Ankara print with a wooden frame. Comes in a large and small size.

Ibukun Clutch Bag

Made of guipure lace layered over metallic Ankara print. This bag is the real definition of class and the lace comes in different colours.

Quilted Laptop Clutch

Made with beautiful Ankara with a solid chain strap to give a feminine yet spacious laptop bag. this bag comes with a flap and a brooch at the clasp of the flap.


Quilted Laptop Bag

Quilted African print laptop bag with side pockets and woven webbing straps or leather handle straps.

Quilted Ankara and Leather Carryall Bag

Multiple Ankara print laptop bag with sturdier leather straps and a unique quilted finish, perfect as a laptop bag or as a travel hand luggage.

The Traveller's Bag

With strong woven webbing adjustable strap, this bag is the biggest of the laptop bag series and has enough space to house more gadgets and some personal stuff. Comes in Denim/mix of Ankara and all round Ankara fabric.

The Mandu Laptop Bag

Tells the story of Osom 'Mandu' Enang of the ''Sebeccly Cancer Care'' diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 and lived longer than imagined. She is remembered for raising funds for breast cancer patients and in her honour, the Mandu Enang laptop bag was launched by Design for Love during the breast cancer awareness month, and the proceeds from the sale of the bag go into the care and support of breast cancer patients. It is a Quilted Ankara bag with side zipped pockets, woven webbing handle, a detachable strap, and a detachable velvet ribbon brooch to represent cancer awareness.

Leather Flap Laptop Bag

A multiple Ankara print laptop bag with calfskin leather flap and detachable leather strap.

Satchel Laptop Bag

Made of a single African print, this laptop bag is quilted with a flap cover and leather fastening. The cool colour selection makes this a perfect option for the Afrocentric men.


Flower Power Denim Tote Bag

A combination of denim, leather shoulder straps in a tote design with a large flower inspired Ankara embellishment. It comes in various Ankara colours and patterns.

Aracelli Tote Bag

Pure calfskin leather and Ankara tote bag in a trapeze shape that can be converted to a smaller portable size. Available in different colours.

Mix-Match Tote Bag

A mix of Ankara, lace and aso-oke to give the mix match idea with a woven webbing shoulder and adjustable straps.

Lola Line-Line Tote Bag

Quilted multiple Ankara tote bag in various beautiful Ankara patterns sitting pretty in different shoulder leather strap colours.


To purchase your own choice of DFL African inspired bags in the luxury of your home or offices, log on to the website to purchase and have it delivered. Also available on pre-order.











written by: moshood adejoke

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