Renowned SA born handbag label Katya Komarova to open first flagship store in Adelaide Hills

Adelaide-born designer handbag label Katya Komarova is opening its first store.

You’ve no doubt seen one of Katya Komarova’s stunning designer bags on the shoulders of women around South Australia, even if you don’t know it yet. Now, the Adelaide-born label is about to become even more popular with the opening of its first store in Stirling this September.

The decision to open a bricks-and-mortar location came unexpectedly for owner Katya Komarova, as the lease for the label in the city was about to expire and the team had to make a decision about their next move.

The opportunity presented itself when they stumbled upon the perfect space that could accommodate both the studio and a shop. “It felt like the right thing to do,” says owner Katya, “and ‘now’ is always the best time.”

For Katya and her team, this milestone marks a significant step in the future of the business. While the label has hosted a few pop-up shops in the past, having a permanent store will enable them to tell their brand’s story in a more immersive way, connecting with their clients on a personal level.

“It will be so wonderful to finally be able to interact with our customers in person, and it’s definitely very exciting,” Katya says.

Katya Komarova is no stranger to the fashion spotlight, having recently taken to the runway for Australian fashion Week on the prestigious WeWearAustralian x Afterpay Runway. The handbags that made their way down the runway are revered for their blend of luxury, functionality, and timeless elegance, embodying the essence of modern sophistication.

One of owner Katya’s favourites for every occasion is the Leather Baguette Bag which is handcrafted from vegetable-tanned leather, meaning there are no chemicals used in the tanning process and ages beautifully over time – adding a bit of a character to the tone of leather.

“I love it for its convenient size and flexibility to be a crossbody bag, a belt bag, a shoulder bag or an evening bag with a pretty chain, when needed,” Katya says.

The new collection features captivating colours, including the rich chocolate brown and vibrant magenta, designed to empower the modern woman and express their individuality and style.

At the heart of Katya Komarova’s brand lies a commitment to ethically and sustainably producing their products.

Inspired by architecture and design, the signature leather handbags, small leather goods, and accessories are minimal, feminine, and versatile. The brand takes responsibility for the environment, producing items in limited quantities to minimise waste.

As the label continues to grow in Australia and internationally, the model turned designer knows a thing or two about the fashion industry. She emphasises that one of the key components to success is to always be willing to try new things without worrying what others will say.

“You always have to listen to yourself, and get onboard your beloved ones. The support I’ve had from my family over these years of building my business is massive,” she adds.

This stunning addition to the Adelaide Hills in a few months will undoubtedly elevate the local fashion scene and provide an exclusive destination for those seeking timeless, luxurious handbags that come with a conscience.

Katya Komarova
Where: Stirling
When: Opening September 1st
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