gootchi baskets

YOU LOVE TO TURN HEADS WITH YOUR STYLE CHOICES

ADDING A SENSATIONAL EMBELLISHED 

BASKET HANDBAG TO YOUR OUTFIT  

ENSURES THAT YOUR FIRST 

IMPRESSION COUNTS 

*DESIGNED FOR THE FABULOUS YOU 

*LUXURIOUS HANDCRAFTED HANDBAGS

Carien Steyn I first found out about Gootchi Baskets last year, and I immediately fell in love. I looked at the different baskets almost every day, until I decided that it was time to get my own. It was a very tough decision to choose only one, but I finally picked mine. The whole transaction was handled professionally and effectively, and I had my basket only two days after placing the order. The basket is even more beautiful than on the photos, and I get compliments wherever I go. I am so happy that I bought a Gootchi Basket. Your Gootchi bags are lovable...so hard to choose, you want them all. Each one is a piece of art!'

Nadine Todd Everywhere I go, ladies stop me to ask me where I bought my bag. The uniqueness of each embellished bag, the attention to detail and the beautiful finishes really make each bag stand out. One of my best buys of the year!

Tracy Craig Wonderful baskets, beautifully made. Excellent service from the start of the ordering procedure to prompt delivery. Thank you so much. Loved my baskets.

The Picture Booth I bought a Gootchi Basket Handbag for my wife’s Birthday as a surprise gift AND wow - did I luck out! Firstly, she absolutely loves this unique gift that I found, and then secondly, I get the biggest kick out of watching other women’s eyes look straight at her bag. It is so eye catching, that whenever we go to out, she gets all the looks - feeling a bit jealous!

Gootchi Handbags

Welcome to Gootchi Basket Handbags - we are so happy that you are visiting us today!

Customizable
Gootchi - Monogram
Gootchi - Monogram
Gootchi - Monogram
Monogram - Special Order
SKU GBM1
R895.00
Gootchi Tote Handbag
Gootchi Tote Handbag
Gootchi Tote Handbag
Special 50th Edition!
SKU GBH050
R1 275.00
Gootchi Handbag/Will you be my Valentine's
Gootchi Handbag/Will you be my Valentine's
Gootchi Handbag/Will you be my Valentine's
Will you be my Valentine's. Order on line www.gootchi.co.za
SKU GBH027
R1 275.00
Gootchi Handbag
Gootchi Handbag
Gootchi Handbag
Available on-line
SKU GBH025
R1 275.00

Custom Ordered Gootchi's

We love it when our customers choose our Gootchi Brand to create their own custom-designed handbag based around their specific requirements.

At Gootchi Basket Handbags, all of our designs are bespoke. Each bag is hand-crafted by our skilled artisans. We have an in-house designer who creates each individual handbag, chooses the fabric, the style, all the passementerie and adds of all of the little details that makes each of our handbags a work of art. This means that no other company uses the same designs as we do.

Each custom order takes a bit longer to make and will cost a little more. Your bag design starts off by showing you the story board and the pinned-up mock-up of your bag's design. At this point you can choose to change the design and/or try out other combinations. Upon your final approval on the design, the price will be calculated, and payment must be made at this point. Your bag then goes into production. Our scheduled production cycle of all other bags is temporarily halted until your bag is complete, you are kept up to date as the work order progresses.

The finished bag then has its 'photo shoot day', where high quality photos are taken from all angles and a video is also created. This is then shared with you!

Each handbag is wrapped and boxed and is then ready to be shipped. We ship via PostNet to Postnet using volumetric weight, because of their price and efficiency. You will be provided with a Tracking Number, so that you can watch the progress of your shipment. Your bag usually arrives between 3-5 business days, and you are sent an SMS notifying you that your bag is ready for collection at your nearest selected PostNet. You can then pick it up your package at your connivence.

We go the extra mile to make sure that you are 100 % satisfied with your custom-designed Gootchi Basket Handbag

Gootchi Decor

Bigger Gootchi baskets for interior home design.

Decor/Gootchi Baskets
Decor/Gootchi Baskets
Decor/Gootchi Baskets
Available online.
SKU GB-D-002
R795.00
Decor/Gootchi Basket
Decor/Gootchi Basket
Decor/Gootchi Basket
SKU GB-D-001
R1 295.00

SALE ITEMS

30% OFF
Gootchi Tote Handbag
Gootchi Tote Handbag
Gootchi Tote Handbag
ONCE IT'S GONE IT'S GONE
SKU GBH064
R962.50
BYO- Gootchi
BYO- Gootchi
BYO- Gootchi
SKU BYOG007 a & b
R795.00
30% SALE
Gootchi Handbag/Animal print
Gootchi Handbag/Animal print
Gootchi Handbag/Animal print
ONCE IT'S GONE IT'S GONE
SKU GBH013
R892.50
Bring Your Own/Gootchi
Bring Your Own/Gootchi
Bring Your Own/Gootchi
Available at Birds of a Feather, Constantia. Call +27(60)476-5633 to place order online with Gootchi Baskets.
SKU BYO-006
R725.00
Bring Your Own/Gootchi
Bring Your Own/Gootchi
Bring Your Own/Gootchi
Available at Amber Stone Gift Shop, Langebaan. Call +27(60)476-5633 to place order online with Gootchi Baskets.
SKU BYO-001-e & f
R625.00
Bring Your Own/Gootchi
Bring Your Own/Gootchi
Bring Your Own/Gootchi
Available at Birds of a Feather, Constantia. Call +27(60)476-5633 to place order online with Gootchi Baskets.
SKU BYO-001-b
R625.00

SOLD GOOTCHI BAGS (SEE FOR DESIGN INSPIRATION)

Sold Gootchi Basket Handbags.

We added this category because we design and create one-of-a-kind designs and we would like to show case to you what we do. If you see a Gootchi Basket Handbag that you would like, we can re-make this for you.

Please call and speak to us directly to us, we would love to hear from you.

Custom Order
Gootchi Handbag - Custom
Gootchi Handbag - Custom
Gootchi Handbag - Custom
We design this together - making it yours!
SKU GBH087 Custom
R0.00
Out of stock
Sold out
Gootchi Tote Handbag
Gootchi Tote Handbag
Gootchi Tote Handbag
Creamy Camel
SKU GBH056
R1 275.00
Out of stock
Sold out
Gootchi Tote Handbag
Gootchi Tote Handbag
Gootchi Tote Handbag
Copper is the New Color Trend to Love This Season - All Kinds of Chic!
SKU GBH055
R1 275.00
Out of stock
Sold out
Gootchi Tote Handbag
Gootchi Tote Handbag
Gootchi Tote Handbag
Cosmic-Latte. Gootchi Bag No.54
SKU GBH054
R1 275.00
Out of stock
Sold out
Gootchi Tote Handbag
Gootchi Tote Handbag
Gootchi Tote Handbag
'Oh-So-Pretty' Rose Gold/Mocha Tote Bag
SKU GBH 053
R1 275.00
Out of stock
Sold out
Gootchi Tote Basket Handbag
Gootchi Tote Basket Handbag
Gootchi Tote Basket Handbag
Velvet & Silk - Ridiculously Stunning Bag!
SKU GBH052
R1 325.00
Out of stock
Sold out
Gootchi Tote Handbag
Gootchi Tote Handbag
Gootchi Tote Handbag
Pantone 2021 - Ultimate Gray and Illuminating
SKU GBH051
R1 275.00
Out of stock
Sold out
Gootchi Handbag Tote
Gootchi Handbag Tote
Gootchi Handbag Tote
Available on-line
SKU GBH026
R1 275.00
Out of stock
Sold out
Gootchi Handbag
Gootchi Handbag
Gootchi Handbag
Available on line. Bespoke Bridal Handbag - Shimmering with love
SKU GBH024
R1 375.00
Out of stock
Sold out
Gootchi Handbag/love loves to love love
Gootchi Handbag/love loves to love love
Gootchi Handbag/love loves to love love
Available at Tintswalo Atlantic Gift Shop, Hout Bay. Call +27(60)476-5633 to order thru Gootchi Baskets.
SKU GBH023
R1 275.00
Out of stock
Sold out
Gootchi Handbag/Peace, Love, Faith
Gootchi Handbag/Peace, Love, Faith
Gootchi Handbag/Peace, Love, Faith
Available at Tintswalo Atlantic Gift Shop, Hout Bay. Call +27(60)476-5633 to order thru Gootchi Baskets.
SKU GBH-022
R1 275.00
Out of stock
Sold out
Igugu Loomama No. 21 - Pride of The Woman
Igugu Loomama No. 21 - Pride of The Woman
Igugu Loomama No. 21 - Pride of The Woman
Available at Tintswalo Atlantic Gift Shop, Hout Bay. Call +27(60)476-5633 to order thru Gootchi Baskets. Seed Bead Design
SKU GBH021
R995.00
Out of stock

Location

A variety of Gootchi Baskets are proudly showcased at :

Birds of a Feather -  Constantia.

The Gift Shop at Tintswalo Atlantic - Hout Bay.

Collection:  By appointment

25 Scott Road, Hout Bay, 7806 - Cape Town

Monday-Friday

9am - 5pm

What is a Gootchi Basket?

Home of the Original Gootchi Basket Tote Handbag!

Gootchi Basket Handbags are luxurious, artisanal handbags handcrafted in Cape Town - South Africa.

With excellent craftsmanship by our skilled artisans, each handbag is a one-of-a-kind design using unique detailing, passementerie, exquisite fabrics and other materials.

Passementerie* is what gives each of our Gootchi Basket Handbags their own custom design. It is where tassels and trims are the star of the show! This artful accessory can enrich any outfit and make it looks Oh-So-Fabulous!

Did you know that by adding a showy accessory to your daily outfit, can make you feel more self-assured, more powerful, more confident and at ease to make you feel on top of the world!

We love the fun and unique design of each bag when it is paired with the use of luxury designed textiles to create a form of wearable art. On some bags, it is where modern fibers meet ethnic traditional prints from all over Africa.

It is also worth mentioning that the purchase of the embellished bags that are decorated with African Seed Beads, sees the artisans receive a percentage of the proceeds. It is our way of giving back to support the local community! This collaboration is with iKamva Labantu Charitable Trust, a non- profit organization in Cape Town. Ikamva is committed to creating sustainable socio-economic change in Cape Town's township communities. Please visit  www.ikamva.org.za, they would welcome your support.

As each Gootchi Basket Handbag is custom embellished no two are the same! If a particular item is out of stock, and you would like that design, send us a message, and we will do our best to create something similar. 

*Due to the delicate nature of some of the silk passementerie used - it is best to use these handbags for special occasions*

Some Gootchi Baskets are on consignment in various stores in Cape Town - please call to check on availability first before placing your on-line order: +27 (60)476-5633. We strive to keep the website's inventory updated on a regular basis.

                                                         MEDIA ARTICLE

Please paste the following link into your browser to read our interview with Musa Creativa Magazine. Published November 2020.

https://musacreativamagazine.com/2020/11/09/creative-basket-handbags-with-an-elegant-vibe/

How Gootchi Baskets got it's name...

Gootchi Baskets

TIKKI TIKKI TEMBO NO SO REMBO OO MA COOTCHI GAMMA GAMMA GOOTCHI...

Why on earth would this rather unusual rhyme pop back in my head and jolt me out of my sleep?

Coming back home to live in South Africa after living abroad for 37 years, has bought back a flood of wonderful childhood memories.

This was a story that was read to me in my childhood years growing up in Kenya. Believe it not, the entire rhyme was the full name of a small Chinese boy, slightly modified from the original by the way I remembered it from my childhood. Interestingly, the name means:

'the most wonderful thing in the whole wide world'.

When creating each of my Gootchi baskets, it brings me into a happy zone where I experience the most wonderful feeling in the whole wide world! I love working with mixed media and when I saw these baskets, I knew that had found my niche to work with them along with incorporating other African materials and local crafts into the design.

In keeping with the moral of the original story i.e. to keep things short - I chose the cute fun name Gootchi, as this best describes the nature of these fun and lively baskets. It also presents a rather interesting play on the more famous fashion brand. 

Proudly presenting the Original Gootchi Basket Collection.

Here's to childhood memories and new creations...

que sera sera!