Elevate your wardrobe with superior craftsmanship. Olori handbags are made with premium leather combined with luxurious aso-oke, a traditional African textile handwoven in batches by local African artisans using techniques that have been passed on for generations.
What better way for you to enjoy the beauty of African fashion in your everyday life? Celebrate and appreciate the rich history and heritage of African culture in every Olori handbag.
Look good, feel good, and do good: with every purchase, you are joining hands with women all over the world to support the economic empowerment of local, women-owned businesses in Africa and the education of girls in under-served African communities.
The Tola is for the bold & classy woman, who loves to be uniquely different in everything she does... and doesn't mind getting compliments along the way.
The always stylish Tola Shoulder bags are a wardrobe staple. Made with handwoven African textiles known as aso-oke and high-quality leather, this shoulder bag goes effortlessly from day to night.
Tola features a spacious compartment, sizable pockets for small items, and glossy, gold-toned hardware. It’s available in three variants: Classic, Maiden, and Legend.
The Tola Maiden Shoulder Bag is made from aso-oke, a hand-loomed fabric, and has leather trimmings. Amped up with gold-tone hardware and our signature leather tassel, we’ve filled it with plenty of pockets to keep you organized. It’s available in two colors: brown and navy.
The Tola Legend is made with butter-soft leather, with our signature Nigerian-crafted aso-oke only on the flap. Inside, you’ll find both slip and zip pockets to store your phone, wallet and keys. The adjustable strap lets you switch from shoulder to crossbody with ease.
The Tola Classic Shoulder Bag is made entirely from tonal leather and glossy gold-tone hardware, so it’s destined to pair with your daytime looks. Inside, you’ll find our signature hand-loomed aso-oke pocket, crafted by artisans in Africa. It’s available in three colors: black, red, and brown.
"I was inspired to start Olori by the beautiful cultures of my people. Growing up in Nigeria, I was always surrounded by traditional prints and textiles symbolic of deep roots and stories so dear to my people. I have always admired the art and craftsmanship behind them. By incorporating traditional African fabrics into contemporary designs, my mission is to invite people to experience the beauty of African cultures, giving them a place at the world stage and making them accessible to women all over the world."
- Tomide Awe (Founder, Olori)
This is one of my favorite bag. It’s well made, the colors are beautiful and it is big enough to hold what I want it to hold. I get lots of looks when I am wearing this piece. It’s a must buy!
I constantly get compliments on it and I love knowing the story behind it, the incredible female founder's story, and the uniqueness of the fabric and style. I cannot say enough good things about Olori as a brand and this purse specifically; it is absolutely worth the price and one I plan to buy in every color!
The bag is elegant, and so versatile. I could carry this on a casual outing in jeans or on a date night with my husband. The colors are rich and the fabric has substance - it feels like this will retain its quality for years to come. Even opening the box was a delight - from the beautiful purple box to the gold logo on the dustbag. I absolutely love my new bag and I am looking forward to carrying it with everything.
Olori means ‘Queen’ in Yoruba, a Nigerian language. It represents what we believe about every woman’s worth. We believe that women are inherently powerful, that every woman wears an invisible crown and is worthy of a full life, free of deprivation and discrimination.
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We ship from Rancho Cordova in California, USA.
Our bags are made with handwoven aso-oke and hand-dyed adire, sourced exclusively from women-owned businesses in Nigeria
Store your bag in clean spaces and on clean surfaces
- Keep your bag clean by wiping with a clean, damp cloth.
- Remove stains and dirt with a soft brush dipped in warm water and mild washing liquid.
- Always air to dry
- Do not bleach
- Do not iron
- Do not put your bag in the washing machine
- Do not dry clean
Absolutely! Our products are an invitation to ALL women to discover and experience the beauty of African cultures through our handbags. We’re so proud that women from everywhere wear them and love them as much as we do.
Yes, we offer AfterPay and Shop Pay. Just select the appropriate option at checkout to buy now and pay later!