One of the best investments you can make is a beautifully made handbag. Functional, stylish and versatile are just some of the qualities that we look for in a new arm candy and our style radar tells us that might’ve found our next purchase.

Two Dubai-based and female-owned brands, HALM and Kristina Fidelskaya, have collaborated on four exclusive bags which will be released in September, just in time for your new season wardrobe.

Both passionate about fine craftsmanship and refined details, it was only a matter of time for Hanna Ransjö and Fidelskaya to cross paths in the Dubai Design District and create something special together.

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“Our collaboration is an organic relationship that came about between two emerging brands,” explains Ransjö. “Our shared ethos and appreciation for curating classic pieces that can be handed down between generations, saw us come together to create a collection of handbags that embody both the HALM and Kristina Fidelskaya woman.”

The limited-edition collection features two bag styles. A soft-to-the-touch maxi ‘Dream’ backpack which will quickly become your travel or gym companion thanks to it’s soft shape and removable mobile and cardholders.

The smaller and structured Bino handbag is inspired by an antique binocular case, the kind that you’d spot on safari expeditions. Perfectly balanced between a vintage flair and contemporary design, it’s is created from HALM’s signature bull leather with a hard finish.

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“The collaboration is a reflection of modern femininity, we want to create contemporary pieces, that conform to diverse styles & can be worn with easy, timeless accessories that have a story to tell,” says Fidelskaya.

Available in neutral shades Lin, Ebony and Kanel (cinnamon in Swedish) the capsule is designed to feel timeless and durable – think of them as modern-day heirlooms. We are particularly taken with the multi-strap design which gives you the freedom to style the bags in any way you wish.

 The collection will be available in September in limited quantities at HALM in Dubai Design District and  as well as at Kristina Fidelskaya stores at The Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates and online at

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