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Wilglory Tanjong, founder of Anima Iris, bags success with her celebrity-approved luxury handbags


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A bag from Anima Iris is the high-end Black owned handbag you need in your life. Started in 2019 by founder and CEO, Wilglory Tanjong, the brand offers a variety of colorful, beautiful purses that feature a unique mix of colors that would make Picasso blush. 

Bags like the “Kelly Zuri” and ‘“Raspberry Zaza” can be found everywhere from the hand of your favorite character on HBO’s Insecure to the waist of music icons like Beyoncé. Although being a relatively young company, Anima Iris already has a seasoned track record as a major force in the designer handbag industry with sales surpassing $600,000 in 2021 alone. The company, whose handbags are made in the west African capital of Dakar, Senegal, also provides a blueprint on how luxury and sustainability can complement each other.

Sustainably sourced? Check. Luxurious look and feel? Check. Beyoncé approved? All the checks!!! The bags are available at select department stores, but you can also get one of these by visiting