• Notes from the designer

    Posted by Brooke Fairgray

    As we look ahead to the coming seasons, we touch base with founder and designer Roanne Jacobson who sets the tone for the coming collection Exhale. Landing instores and online later this month.

    NZ leather handbag brand designer Roanne Jacobson

    Working in an industry that is fundamentally about what is next; always working seasons ahead, Saben creative director Roanne says “moments of being present have to be created. Having time, space and energy and no distractions - that  is luxury. That feeling became the starting point of our Exhale collection”

    Saben Summer design mood

    Saben Summer design moodboard

    The colour palette is paired back, it features a fresh white, neutral linen and earthy tans. The “new navy” prussian, is a loving ode to Roannes early chapters as an artist. Prussian is her favourite colour to paint with; The act of painting itself is so meditative, pairing perfectly with the origins of the collection.



  • 5 Podcasts To Help You Stay Motivated This Winter - with Alarice Stuart

    Posted by Brooke Fairgray

    Unmotivated and ready for a tropical vacay? We hear you!! We catch up with creative power-house and founder of Brand Babes Studios, Alarice (recently home from Bali) to chat about how to get out of the winter slump and find your motivation again....

    Alarice of Brand Babes Studios for Saben

    It's been about 2 months that me and the little babe have returned from Bali and to say we are struggling with the cold weather is an understatement. So I have been absolutely loving delving deep into the inspiring world of podcasts. Some would say I'm a podcast addict (I am!) but these podcasts have been seriously getting my creative/biz babe juices flowing...

    1) Babe Chats

    Ok I'm not being biased (I'm totally biased) but me and my business partner Megan launched a podcast and I am loving it! Not only has it been a new project to just get that energy going but we have interviewed some amazing babes such as Abby Plested, Skye Ross, and Shelley Empson just to name a few along and learnt so much from them as well as some actionable branding advice from myself and Megan. If you a small biz babe then you will love this one!

    Check out BABE CHATS HERE

    2) Own Your Hustle      

    Own your hustle is hosted by Ruby Lee a side hustle coach and online entrepreneur based in Melbourne. Ruby is a like a bundle of virtual joy - seriously if you are having a bad day or your just cold (I feel you) this podcast will warm you up. I'm not a "side hustler" myself but I still get so much value and energy from listening to Ruby in my earwaves. She drops some real truth bombs from sharing her story about how her side hustle almost got her fired to sharing some deep dark secrets about her money story. If you love biz talk with a bit of mindset limiting belief  busters this one is for you!

    Check it out HERE

    3) The Pineapple Project

    When I came back from Bali I was so shocked at how expensive Auckland was - I was like what do you mean this smoothie bowl costs $20?! Money can be a crazy scary thing and if you are in NZ watching all your girlfriends living their best lives sailing Croatia it can feel like a punish. But I love learning about money and this podcast breaks it down into the simplest form and will get you so excited about how much you can make and save for that European getaway! Not to mention the host Rachel is hilarious!

    Check it out HERE

    4) GirlBoss Radio

    Forever and always will GirlBoss radio be on my podcast rotation! If you havent heard of Girlboss you need to go check it out right now! Hosted by Sophia Amourouso who is the ultimate girlboss who interviews the boundary-pushing women who've made their mark in an attempt to demystify this idea of success. And yes this is a female only podcast!

    Check it out HERE

    5) The Health Code

    This is a new one in the podcast motivation rotation but a goodie non the less! Hosted by Sarah's Day a full time health and wellness YouTuber and her partner - expect plenty of laughs, real talk and health and fitness delivered in a very relatable no nonsense fad free way! I'm hoping that listening to this podcast will help me move my body and eat well this winter because seriously it's not easy right?

    Check it out HERE

    Alarice Stuart for Saben wearing Camden handbag

    Alarice wears Saben Camden handbag in limited edition black fur.

    See more deets below or shop the full collection HERE

  • Navigating Winter Oils with Beauty Obsessive Fiona Goddard

    Posted by Brooke Fairgray
    We catch up with self confessed beauty obsseive, and make up arist Fiona Goddard about navigating skin oils to nourish dry winter skin... If you and your skin are feeling the cold - take a read!
  • Autumnal tones from Saben Winter '18 collection, Vanitas.

    Posted by Brooke Fairgray
    Saben bordeaux model image to showcase burgundy pieces
    Season favourite burgundy takes the spotlight. Lovingly coined Bordeaux to reference the pinot noir tones, but surprisingly the neutralness of burgundy allows it be worn with a number of different colours and prints. The perfect way to update your wardrobe and elevate your everyday style.
    Saben mustard edit dijon
    Lady like accessories are emboldened through saturated colouration and exotic embellishment with a focus on the feminine. Hello Colonel Mustard!

    Want to go dark but not black? You might want to consider Navy Blue, a crowd favorite, especially in these pieces.

    Saben chestnut model images

    Perfect trans-seasonal tone, light for your whites and denim yet dark enough to pair back with your moodier darks for winter. We can not get enought of Chestnut, these pieces are lovingly constructed in buttery pebble textured leather.

    Saben khaki olive edit

    We can not get enough of this earthy hue. Quintessential for your new Monday to Fun-day uniform, not compulsory - but you'll want it to be.

    Saben black edit

    Perennial black is reimagined in exciting new textures. Embossed croc, bubble emboss, pebbled and suede.


  • Mother Musings

    Posted by Brooke Fairgray

    As a woman led, women run company the juggle of raising family while managing business is all too real. To celebrate Mother’s Day this year we touched base with a few inspiring women creating their own agendas, taking on challenges with more strength than originally thought possible, all with family at the heart of it all.

    Single mamas, earth mamas, working mamas, for those who love and nurture – this is for you!

    Mother's Day: Sunday 13 May

    Photography: Mike Rooke

    Hair: Natalie Dent

    Make Up: Rebecca Banks

    Amy Fraser and Alarice Sturart for Saben Mothers Day Campaign

    Amy Fraser of OKREAL with 8 week old son Rawiri Rain wears NEW Saben Freddie handbag and Alarice Stuart of Brand Babes Studio with son Eli, 2.5 years, wears Saben Big Sis Tilly in dijon croc.


    Fiona Wright and Mandy Duncan Mothers Day Campaign for Saben

    Fiona Goddard, freeland hair and make-up artist holding 6 month old daughter Billie, wears NEW Freddie handbag and Mandy Duncan of Noah & Bowie wears Saben Lou handbag, pictured with her son Noah, 8 years, and daughter Bowie 5 years.


    Abbylee Bonny with Sylvia Yang for Saben Mothers Day CampaignEarth mama Abbylee Bonny wearing Bex handbag in chestnut, with 3 year old son, Cas, and friend of the brand Sylvia Yang wearing Mae handbag in season favourite bordeaux, with her 2 year old son Shunta.

    Brooke Fairgray and Roanne Jacobson for Saben Mothers Day Campaign

    Social media and marketing manager at Saben, Brooke Fairgray wears Regan handbag in bordeaux pictured with son Grayson, 18 months. Saben founder/designer Roanne Jacobson with sons Jack, 12 years, and Adam, 10 years. Ro wears new style Bex in super soft chestnut leather.