Inspired by the women who wear them, Saben is a leading luxury accessories brand, based in New Zealand,
known for their highly covetable collection of handbags and accessories.
Founded in 2002 by Roanne Jacobson, the Saben brand gets their name from 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.
Being an artist, wife, mother and business woman (among other things) Roanne understands the importance of a handbag to hold the chaos and order of a woman’s life in one centralised and stylish place. Each piece imbues the principles of intelligent design, impeccable quality and mindful manufacturing.
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.
It is important to Roanne and her team of Sabenettes to support women in their community. Over the years, they've had the privilege of working with many talented women...whether it’s a photoshoot, working alongside charities and community groups or featuring their favourite donut shop on the Saben blog (and by purchasing donuts by the carton), supporting and uplifting women is at the heart of the Saben brand.
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You lucky lucky thing x
Thanks to our talented friend Sophia Bayly for taking such beautiful pics of Roanne at Saben HQ x