Female Entrepreneur Launches Luxury Line of Handmade Accessories Whilst Supporting Women Around the World

Rana’s own search for an attractive yet functional beach bag caused her to customize her own straw

bag for the beach. She adorned the sustainable straw bag with an embroidered ‘evil eye’ motif. The positive comments from friends and strangers alike made her realize there was an appetite for personalized, high quality beach accessories, not available elsewhere.


  • Rana Dabbous designs and hand-crafts each Candy & Lola order with her team
  • Rana employs 4 women at her atelier in Dubai, and supports 3 widow women in Lahore,

Pakistan, who crochet the decor for the bags

  • There is no inventory, each bag is made to order, and must pass a stringent quality test

Candy & Lola products are made from the finest quality, sustainable materials in the world. There is no plastic, or any man-made materials used in their production. They are both practical and fashionable, and have been further elevated in the fashion stakes by their recent collaboration with Burberry.

Rana says the Candy & Lola x Burberry partnership was a perfect fit, with both brands sharing a passion for craftsmanship, quality and attention to detail. “Our unique collection with Burberry has carved out a niche, with designs that double as works of art and serve as the perfect complement to our handcrafted hats and baskets in this industry”.

If you’re looking for the perfect, unique beach accessories for your winter break in the sun, or a complete one off gift for a loved one, then Candy & Lola will be certain to turn heads, and make the wearer the center of attention.

Candy & Lola will soon expand into offering beach towels, sandals and other accessories.