Matheba always had bags in mind

ON her way to fashion domination Bonang Matheba, aka B, decided she didn't only want to dress women with her Just B Legit range, so she added handbags to her name.

ON her way to fashion domination Bonang Matheba, aka B, decided she didn't only want to dress women with her Just B Legit range, so she added handbags to her name.

In March the darling of television and budding businesswoman launched a handbag label called Baby Star.

Matheba has teamed up with London-based and Botswana-born fashion designer Koketso Chiepe.

She described her bag range as a high-end collection "for upward mobile women who are not afraid to celebrate their femininity through style and colour".

The cowboy-inspired range is made in Cape Town.

The bags retail at between R650 and R1200. Matheba is still looking for alternative distribution, but for now orders can be made through her site.

Matheba says a lot of creativity went into the designs.

But not everyone thinks so. Her range was met with rather unkind reviews on social pages, with many saying the bags were tacky and overpriced. Some critics went as far as to say that the bags were suitable for drag queens.

Matheba said the bag line was an idea of hers for years, but she was looking for the perfect business partner.

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