Grasmere Ostrich Leather Boutique is situated on Grasmere Farm and is well sign posted from the main road between Humansdorp and St Francis Bay. A short 2km ride down a gravel road will bring you to the farm house and the House of Strauss, our on-site boutique. Grasmere is a working ostrich farm and also the home of partner Bryan Landman. Bryan runs the boutique which is open weekdays and most weekends. Operating hours are from 9am to 5pm. The boutique offers a wide variety of ostrich leather products, including ladies handbags, men’s wallets, purses, belts, cosmetic bags and various other accessories. Some products that you will find in our shop, such as key rings, watch straps and other small items are not available on our website. However if you are interested in purchasing any such items please send an email enquiry as to what is currently in stock.
What started as a small experimental business 14 years ago, has grown into a fully fledged operation, selling finished products to local and overseas markets. Areas currently stocking some of our leather goods include Knysna in South Africa, and North Carolina in the USA. Many of our customers return year after year while taking their annual summer holidays. Top quality products and personal, friendly service have established us as a reputable and affordable boutique. All our leather comes from our own farm-reared ostriches, while the manufacturing is outsourced to our chosen manufacturers. Handbag designs are re assessed annually, and while old favourites will always remain, all effort is made to stay current with newly emerging trends in colour and style.
All our handbags are lined with suede (pig skin) and all fittings are imported from Italy, one of the biggest markets for ostrich leather products in the world. Fittings are either gold or silver plated.
We strive to offer our customers top class quality at affordable prices, something achieved by producing our own leather and housing the boutique on our farm. This combined with personal attention and an informal farm setting makes a trip to the boutique a worthwhile experience.
Please contact Bryan for any queries you may have regarding the products or the boutique. Please note our boutique prices are “on-site” only.
So take a trip and bring the family. Although we do not offer formal tours, visitors to the boutique are welcome to stroll around the farm and photograph our inquisitive feathered friends. Ostriches are not camera shy and will approach you out of curiosity. Breeding pairs and those with chicks are however best left alone as they can become very protective of a nest of eggs, or their young chicks.