Bellebas is a leather goods design duo, with one half in Dublin and one half in Buenos Aires. The bags are designed in both cities and handcrafted in Argentina.
Bellebas founders Lucila De Paula and Dolores MouriÃ±o met in design school in Buenos Aires when Lucila transferred after studying architecture for 3 years, a groundwork that they now apply to their designs. After graduating, both designers worked for various fashion labels gathering experience in the industry.
In 2009 Lucila moved to Ireland with her partner, but the pair remained very close friends and set out to launch their leather goods label two years later. The duo decided to focus on their Argentinean leather heritage and on their love for the simplicity of classic design and harmony in craft. Argentina has artisans with great expertise and knowledge, with whom they co-create each design. All their designs are produced by these local artisans in their own leather workshops. The Bellebas hardware is also produced in Buenos Aires by a small family-owned metallurgical company.Bellebas handbags are made out of 100% leather sourced from Argentina's finest tanneries. They use soft, gently tumbled and smooth fine grain leather, premium embossed leathers, high quality innovative patents, and soft rich goatskin and nappa leather. Bellebas expands and connects expertise found in traditional Argentinean leather craftsmanship alongside conceptual design and attention to detail. This amalgamation defines the quality and individuality of their product.Read less