TPS Luxury is the brainchild of the amazing and eccentric Princess Debo Odutola. Daughter of Late Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade. Like many successful entrepreneurs, Princess Debo’s story can be tagged “love at first sight” 😉
She had always loved handbags as a young woman, and one day she was gifted a handbag made with Ankara. She fell in love immediately and decided that she was going to make something similar.
Her first set of bags were made from her scarves, or left over fabrics from when she sewed new dresses. You can tell that her passion for producing these hand crafted pieces was very obvious that her mother decide to give her 36 wrappers to make more bags. From then on like they say, the rest is history.
Princess Debo has been able to nurture her love for crafting and handbags into a globally renowned business called The Potters Signature Luxury(TPS for short). TPS Luxury is a company that produces luxury items made with Ankara, leather, embellishments, amazing creativity and an eye for details.
The Potter’s signature came into existence in July 2014. Her business name, Potters Signature came to be when she was studying the biblical book of Jeremiah and she saw that the potter is someone that does things with his hands, like pottery and crafts. She decided the brand will be called the Potter’s Signature.
Her bags are named exclusively after notable Nigerian women. All her styles have names like Olori Oladunni, Adebisi Abiola, Folorunosho Alakija among other women. Her embellished bags are very royal in outlook she named them after her late father Oba Sijuade.
She picked the women she named her pieces after based on their contributions to the economy and what they have achieved over the years. Stating that these are people who in every way have excelled in their various field of endeavor. So, they are worthy to be celebrated as Nigerians.
One thing we love about her, is how unapologetically Nigerian she is. She is proud to be Nigerian, and she believes in the strength of this great nation. She believes in the strength of the Nigerian woman to be the driving force of the nation.
Princess Debo is a recipient of a number of awards, including the award of Best Emerging Fashion Brand at the ACE Awards 2017, and FADAN.
The Potter’s Signature Bags are high quality luxury pieces that are timeless and stylish. All designs are tailor-made to meet the clients taste, and designs are not repeated. This is why TPS Luxury remains the connoisseur of excellence.
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