Saben is a leading luxury accessories brand, designed in New Zealand, known for their highly covetable collection of handbags, accessories and luggage.
Founded in 2002 by Roanne Jacobson, the Saben brand is named after Roanne's grandmother, Sarah Saben.
While working as an artist in New York, unable to find unique quality, handbags that had equal parts form and function, Roanne started designing her own. It was in her parents garage that the first Saben bag came to life.
Roanne is known for her individual sense of style and original interpretation of trends. Each season’s collection celebrates a narrative that is playful in concept, whilst each individual piece is serious in its execution. Every element and detail in a Saben design is deliberate and created with intent. The use of beautiful textured leathers coupled with intuitively functional design, make for pieces that are quintessential to easing the demands of every woman’s life.
Having this deep understanding about the value of a handbag’s function, Roanne is able to design a carefully edited collection of coveted handbags and accessories.
At Saben our design philosophy is Fewer, more beautiful pieces.Each season our designer Roanne Jacobson approaches a new collection with caution and intent.
Each Saben piece has been designed with you in mind and are intuitively functional. With intension, quality, and longevity at the forefront, each piece is designed to become a treasure in a women's wardrobe for many years to come.
Our core range is a permanent collection of modern, versatile pieces that consistently exemplify our design philosophy.
Saben brings pure design and conscious creativity together in a modernist outlook informed by travel, innovation and heritage.
Continuing the journey to becoming a business which is mindful of their impact, each season a limited range is designed and created by hand. Roanne and her team are constantly assessing how their work can be done while keeping their impact minimal. Each season they strive to be a more social and environmentally conscious business.
By continuing to make incremental changes like switching to fully recyclable paper and packaging to biodegradable clay sachets instead of silica packs are just the start. For years now, the team have been working alongside local businesses who help ensure their bags live a long life: Their goal is to create pieces which remain a much loved treasure in your wardrobe for many years to come.
Saben acknowledges Māori as Tangata Whenua of Aotearoa and ngā iwi Māori for the land upon which our Saben teams operate. We recognize the Treaty of Waitangi as the founding document of New Zealand.
Saben also acknowledges the traditional custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.