• Collected x Saben Takeover

    Posted by Brooke Fairgray

    This week Collected took over our Ponsonby Road store, being the first of our monthly collaborations with designers and friends of our brand. Roanne Jacobson (aka Mama Saben) says the idea is about the community; "sharing what we love with our customers, whilst also celebrating with other like-minded brands and businesses are doing so well!".

    Our first month-long pop-up sees Collected owner and interior stylist LeeAnn Yare sharing our space, with an ever evolving curation of home and giftwares from her Mt Eden store. And on Wednesday night we had the grand opening of the Collected Takeover!


    It was a stunning event that saw customers and friends from both stores brought together to sip on te Pa wine and Perrier sparkling water as well nibble on delicious Kapiti cheese! Not to mention, mix mingle and try out the latest products!

    If you were here, mingling with us we would love to see your photos! Pop them up on instagram with #sabenandfriends - and if you didn't make it, be sure to come by the store to check out all of the amazing products!

    We would like to say on behalf of both Saben and Collected, thank you to all those who braved the storm, as well as a BIG thank you to our marvellous sponsors, te Pa, Perrier and Kapiti- everything went down a treat!


  • Oh my Nespresso!

    Posted by Brooke Fairgray

    As we feel the chill of winter finally arrive we had a VERY special gift delivered from Nespresso.

    While we’ve had to put the staff on strict Nespresso rations - we would LOVE to share a #nespressomoment with you! So come in store, out of the cold, try out some bags, take a cute photo and now enjoy a delicious Nespresso (what else?)

    We have a variety of flavours on offer from Cosi to Roma to satisfy your caffeine (or decaffeinated) needs.

    We have some exciting stuff happening in store which is not to be missed, however nor am I going to give the secret away so maybe head over to snapchat and follow “sabennz” to catch a #secretsquirrel glimpse or two.


    Shop Tilly here,

    and shop Oskar here.

  • Autumn 'IT' Bag

    Posted by Brooke Fairgray

    As we farewell the lazy days of summer, we must also welcome that bag that can take you from the crisp morning commutes of autumn, right through to wine ‘o’clock with the girls.
    That bag is Matilda.
    She is the perfect mix of, utility, functionality, and of course style. Boasting the same construction as her two little sisters - Tilly and Big Sis, Matilda is just that little bit roomier  (roomier enough to fit an ipad!) with the addition of that never-miss-a-call front external zip pocket.
    Having the options of matte black croc-emboss, mushroom and black leather makes Matilda versatile enough to work with anyone’s wardrobe. Whether you’re looking for something a little more fun, or prefer a conservative look, Matilda is the bag for you.
    Pop in store to see her for yourself- but be warned, she is flying out the door!
    Shop Matilda here
  • There is something about a screen print

    Posted by Brooke Fairgray
    All of our brown packing bags are printed by hand. Our Colour Punch collection was sent out in bright bold block lettered bags hand-printed in one of 5 colours, with “You Lucky Lucky Thing” (The receiver really is.) Each bag differs to the next, as the discrepancies of the paint, screen and hand-actioned craft become apparent... It is no Picasso, but we hope you enjoy! Our graphics go-to girl, Monique Higgins re-designed the text for our winter collection, By Your Side. With the help of our fabulous intern, Indy; we are ready to spread handbag happiness onto some very lucky lucky thing(s)!