About Zippity Bags

If you’re looking for beautifully crafted handmade bags and purses, you are sure to love the Zippity Bags collection. Zippity Bags is a proudly South African craft business run by Louise and Angus Mc Nish, who live in the city of Cape Town in South Africa.

As an avid crafter with over two decades of experience in making and selling handcrafted products, Louise has been a regular on the market scene for many years. The story of Zippity Bags began around six years ago at the Country Craft Market in Somerset West, where Louise was making and selling silk butterflies and other items. She took over an existing Zip Bag enterprise from a neighbouring crafter and was soon adding new products with her own creative flair.

Louise McNish

The name was a natural choice, coming from the song Zippity Doo Dah Zippity Zay. Working hard on her trusty sewing machine, which offers a wide variety of stitches that ensure plenty of customisation on each bag, Louise soon began to grow Zippity Bags into the thriving venture it is today.

Where to Find Our Handmade Bags and Purses

Our handmade bags and purses are sold at the Southey Vines Country Craft Market in Somerset West as well as the Kirstenbosch Craft and Food Market during the summer months. Markets will also include festive markets at the end of the year. Visitors are also welcome at the small home studio in Cape Town.

You can also find our beautiful handbags at our online store for easy shopping online. A wide variety of colours and styles are offered, ranging from classic black handbags (a huge favourite with our loyal fans) and many other prints such as elephants, Big Five, zebra skin, butterflies and many others. Bag styles include cosmetic bags/clutches, shoppers and pencil cases, and even a wine bottle carrier. Children of all ages adore our range.

Find your perfect bag in our variety of locally made handmade bags and purses, and see why Zippity Bags has gained such a loyal following!