The Zohara brand which launched in 2016, was born from our struggle to find a quality Real Leather handbag at an affordable price. In developing this brand, we wanted to create something for the market which currently didn’t exist. These bags are fashion-forward, have fantastic interior organisation and are made with the highest quality leather finished to an extremely high standard but they are priced affordably, there isn’t anything out there quite like Zohara. We wanted to create collections that featured styles to suit the day to day lives of all types of people – the student, the business woman, the mum and everyone inbetween, and for all sorts of occasions – work days, overnight trips, day trips and everyday life. With bag designs and materials selected, our colour palette was inspired by our location on the North Coast of Northern Ireland – rich blues and navy of the breath-taking Atlantic Ocean, warm stony tans and greys, sky pinks, forest greens - we are really lucky to have such fantastic inspiration on our doorstep.
Zohara was created for all women – For women who multitask without thinking, who look the world straight in the eye and show their strength, and for women who want to celebrate every day with an element of luxury in their everyday attire.
We want the brand to stay innovative and fresh so we are constantly researching trends in the creative industries; fashion, art, home interiors, and taking inspiration from our surroundings on the Causeway Coast, something which influences all our collections. We analyse all our feedback from customers, at shows, from stockists to see what is working and what people are loving. We are lucky to have lots of passionate Zohara fans who support us, and over 100 stockists in UK, ROI, and mainland Europe.
As well as being passionate about affordable luxury we are also are proud to be from Northern Ireland and consider ourselves as ambassadors for all the wonderful companies that are based here. This country has a wealth of creative talent and we are proud to be a part of the fashion industry here. As far as inspiration goes, anyone who has visited the North Coast of Northern Ireland will agree it is one of the most breath-taking places in the world. The gorgeous surrounding really inspire our colour palettes and designs, and constantly encourage us to stay innovative and unique.