In 2008, Majda Rabin started her career in fashion design. Inspired by the unique texture of ostrich leather and tactile elegance of crocodile skin, Majda saw the potential of these inherently African objects to add exquisite detail to a leather handbag and belt.
Surprised by how difficult it was to find accessories that utilized natural and exotic leather, Majda was inspired to create her own bespoke range of affordable and aspirational luxury leather accessories and thus Chimpel was born.
Chimpel is a Cape Town based design studio and production house that creates handmade clutches and accessories made with soft, natural and exotic leather. Majda’s handbags, clutches and belts are individually designed, inhibiting each piece with a unique character while the focus on classic shapes ensures that each piece remains timeless.