American made designer purses and handbags are hard to find, so we've put together an ultimate source list for you. While some of these designer purses and handbags are a small investment, all of these brands offer high quality products, and many offer lifetime warranties. Let us know which bag is your favorite in the comments section below.
American Made Designer Handbags
Customized Leather and Canvas Bag Options from Jenny N.
Attention is in the details with bags from Jenny N. Jenny Nemlekar designs and sews each one of her bags. She uses premium full-grain leather, metal hardware, and water-resistant canvas to line her bags. Jenny N. leather and canvas bags are built to last for years to come. As a one-woman operation, Jenny focuses on quality over quantity and provides customer-centric service. Every Jenny N. bag can be customized from the leather color, thread color, monogram, and closure styles. View the Custom Bags section to see all of the customizations options and view Jenny's Instagram for inspiration on custom bags she's done in the past. There are so many options and the design possibilities are endless. All of Jenny's bags are made by hand in her Dallas, Texas studio.
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Kámen Road Handbags: Designs Crafted from Natural Materials
Kámen Road is committed to creating high-quality handbags from natural materials. Vegetable-tanned leather, natural textiles, and reclaimed and deadstock materials are chosen for bag longevity and beauty. No synthetic, plastic-based materials are used. Kámen Road is a proud participant of the Slow Fashion movement. Each Kámen Road leather handbag is individually made by skilled artisans in small batches because quality and craftsmanship are more important than quantity. The Kámen Road motto is “Carry What You Love”, and you are sure to find a travel, crossbody, messenger, laptop bag (and accessories too) that you will love!
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Designer Purses and Handbags Made in USA: The Ultimate Source List
Did we miss your favorite American made designer purse or handbag manufacturer? Let us know in the comments below and we will add them to our list. Check back frequently because this list is always being updated.
- Anne Marie Designs handbags and clutches are handcrafted in the USA from leather and cowhide.
- Artifact totes, backpacks, cross body bags and more are handmade in Omaha, Nebraska using the finest waxed canvas and leather and come with a lifetime guarantee.
- Beargrass Leather leather handbags are custom and handmade in Montana. Beargrass Leather's motto is “Inspired by Montana, crafted by hand.” Beargrass Leather award winning designs are a mixture of all things quintessential to amazing style — from the new West to 1930's Paris, France. Beargrass Leather bags are an example of slow fashion meticulously handmade by a wife and husband team in a tiny Montana village on the shores of Flathead Lake. Free shipping within the United States on Beargrass Leather orders over $50. Use promo code USALOVE.
- Beautiful Bags Etc. handcrafted embroidered leather handbags are made in the USA.
- Beau & Ro Bag Company stylish belt bags (a.k.a fanny packs) and backpacks made in New York City. Please Note: Not all of the Beau & Ro handbags are made in the USA. The ones that are, are labeled.
- Better Life Bags tote bags, shoulder bags, school/work bags and more are customizable and made in Detroit, Michigan.
- Billykirk offers leather and waxed canvas totes and bags. visit the Billykirk Amazon shop.
- Blair Ritchey collection of purses and handbags brings functional luxury that easily upgrades any outfit. Her namesake collection is designed and handcrafted by Blair in her Cleveland, Ohio studio. Blair's functional, timeless, and luxurious collection includes carryalls and wallets that will last you for years to come.
- Brynn Capella handmade leather handbag company is based in Chicago, Illinois. She is known for beauty meets functionality. They use full-grain leather that gets better, softer, and more personal with age to create functional styles that go where you go. But it’s her signature 6-in-1 convertible backpack crossbody bag that keeps customers coming back year after year. Yep with two detachable straps and four places to attach, the possibilities are almost endless. 15% off any full-priced item from Brynn Capella with discount code USALOVE. No expiration date.
- Calleen Cordero‘s namesake line is known for her quality leather shoes, and also offers a luxury handbag line.
- Cinda b‘s Fabric handbags, clutches, totes and more all are made in USA at the company’s factory in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Visit the Cinda b Amazon shop.
- Clare V. offers leather bags of all styles and colors made in USA. I personally love the line! Note: Not all Clare V. handbags are made in the USA, but those that are are clearly labeled on the website.
- Colonel Littleton designer purses and handbags are handmade in Texas from high quality American leather. Visit the Colonel Littleton Amazon shop.
- Danielle Sakry leather handbags are made in Minnesota.
- Danny K. handbags are handmade from tapestry fabric. Styles include purses, backpacks and totes.
- Duluth Pack makes American made purses and totes. We love the Market Tote is made for everyone from the adventurer to the shopper. The classic Market Tote will have you feeling organized and prepared. There is no longer a need to be the multi-bag person- toss your snacks, water bottle, and gym clothes in your market tote and own the day. Made from rugged 15oz canvas construction for longevity and “better with age” quality and paired with adjustable premium leather handles with roller buckles for multiple length options.
- FOUNT leather designer purses and handbags are made from fine Italian leather in Cleveland, Ohio.
- Frank Clegg has been making leather goods in Fall River, Massachusetts since 1970. The brand even offer exotic American alligator leather bags and accessories.
- Graf Lantz offers leather, canvas, and wool felt bags and totes of all sizes, made in L.A.
- HARVEYS handbags, totes, clutches are vegan and made from seatbelts.
- Holly Aiken designs and makes vinyl handbags and a very mod diaper bags in North Carolina.
- Jenny N leather designer purses and handbags are handmade in Texas. Learn more about Jenny N handbags American made designer handbags at the top of this post.
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- Joshu + Vela totes, handbags, duffle bags are available made from leather or canvas.
- Kámen Road is committed to artisan and small scale production in the USA and offers small-batch, full-grain leather goods made to last. Learn more about Kámen Road made in USA handbags at the top of this post.
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- Katie Kalsi handbags are made in the USA with interchangeable hand painted leather straps.
- Lotuff leather handbags are handmade in Providence, Rhode Island.
- Lund Leather purses, totes, overnight bags, satchels, and portfolios are proudly made in the USA with the finest leather on the market. Lund Leather handbags come in gorgeous and timeless styles and are built to last a lifetime. In fact, they come with a lifetime guarantee, making these bags ones you'll likely pass from one generation to the next. All Lund Leather products are made in Union, New Jersey.
- Meanwhile Back On The Farm leather and waxed canvas purses and handbags are made in Virginia from materials sourced from around the world.
- Mei Vintage handbags are made with care and thought, utilizing a mixture of new, organic and recycled materials. They offer vintage kimono fabric bags come in limited editions and each bag is unique.
- Merci Fortune designer leather handbags are made in New York City.
- MIS makes a lightweight, easy-to-pack, nylon carrying bag that is also water-resistant. Made in California.
- Mohop vegan handbags, clutches, wallets, and crossbody purses are handmade in the USA from durable, sustainable materials.
- Molly G handbags, clutches, and wallets are made in Los Angeles.
- Paige Hamilton Design handbags are made of waterproof nylon and Italian leather. Made in California.
- Pietro offers well priced made in USA leather handbags in both trendy and classic styles.
- R.Riveter handbags are made in the USA by military spouses. Shop R. Riveter handbags at QVC.com.
- Rebecca Ray Designs offers classic style leather totes. If you love Dooney & Burke purses, you'll love Rebecca Ray.
- Remade USA sustainable leather handbags are made from new remnant and imperfect materials.
- Rough and Tumble Bags leather and waxed canvas handbags, tote bags, and more are made in Maine.
- Sea Bags vegan handbags are made from recycled sailcloth in the heart of Portland, Maine’s working waterfront. Visit the Sea Bags Amazon shop.
- Shana Luther handbags are handmade in NYC.
- Spicer Bags cork and textile handbags are made in San Francisco.
- Tikishiki Handbags are Japanese inspired handbags with Hawaiian themed fabric, handmade in Hawaii.
- Urban Southern Amish inspired leather handbags are made in Tennessee.
- Wendy Nichol luxury leather handbags are made in New York City.
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Great list! I also suggest adding Clutch Bags New York (https://www.clutchbags.com/). All products are locally made in NYC!
Please consider http://www.anne-marie-designs.com for her truly handcrafted (no machines used) handbags and journals. Always unique and custom. Always USA. Always guaranteed.
I added you to our list. Thank you 🙂
another site to consider is Obscure Belts. Made in Wisconsin really great and interesting belts
very Beautiful blog thanks for posting.
MKIBags, Port Canvas, Tough Traveler, and Waterfield Designs are made in the US. MKIBags are unique as she uses nylon cordura and matches it with a tapestry. I love the Navy/Sapphire design. Port Canvas has many customization options. Tough Traveler has all types of bags. Waterfield mostly has work and tech bags.
We’d love to be included on your handbag list. We’ve expanded beyond shoemaking with our line of vegan leather handbags. Sustainably produced in Chicago!
Thanks added you to our list!
Thanks for publishing this list. I finally found a purse I LOVE that’s made in the USA! Wanted to second the recommendation for Stephanie Dawn. Their purses are well-made, beautiful, functional, and affordable, and they have GREAT customer service.
Danny K tapestry bags. Made in Los Angeles, CS
Meanwhile Back at the Farm…in Lynchburg, VA amazing bags made in USA!!!
Oliveve Handbags are made right outside of NYC in a woman owned factory. The leathers are sourced from Italy and all the hardware is solid brass. The line is truly beautiful, designs for every style, and the bags are so well made!
The Jenny N bags are great! I love an oversized bag.
The triangle Tote at Mei Vintage is just stunning! Definitely on my wish list this season.
Designer bags and purses of American Made are very nice and important. I really like this product.
Hello,Thanks for the sharing the blog.I m glad to see that you have shown many usa handbags.
So beautiful bags
This is a great list! I love the variety of styles to choose from. Sea Bags are my favorite. They are fun and beautiful.
USA made gorgeous and stylish purses and handbags .
Wendy Nichol in Soho, NYC. Her perfume is already being sold in Barneys. If a top corporate designer begins selling her bags, the prices will match the big designers like Dior, Gucci, Saint Laurent. As soon as the upscale stores like Saks, Neiman’s begin selling the products, the price matches all other designer bags. Wendy Nichol is a highly trained New York designer.
Thanks for the awesome list of handbags. My favorites are Functional Luxury from Blair Ritchey
I am just starting out, but I own two copper Sparrows and design full grain leather handbags and hope to make the list one day! Great article!
Thank you for this list of American made bags, it was because of this list that I now have a Cinda B bag!
Thanks for the awesome list of handbags.
My favorites are the jennyndesigns!!
What an incredible list! I’ve bookmarked this for my next purse purchase. You can indeed get US quality at affordable prices!
Dear Sir/Madame, I am unable to identify the manufacturer of the clutch purse shown in the attached photo. Would you please help me out. It is American made based on the hinges on either side of the purse. Also, I believe the last four letters of the make are, “…berg”. I am quite certain that it is not an, “Iceberg”. It appears to be very well made. Thanks, Charles.
Thanks for the awesome list of handbags.
My favorites are the jennyndesigns!!
Hi Jill! Thanks for making this web site. We at Rome Fastener have been making metal hardware for handbags and garments since 1934, 3 generations. We are the only American company making most categories of metal hardware for bags in the USA. We make snaps, rivets, grommets, buckles, magnetic snaps, rings and so many other items. Feel free to mention us as a hardware resource!
Rome Fastener Corp.
Don’t forget Shana Luther! All made in USA!
Holy cow. Thank you! I was looking for a list of American made hand bags to put in my American craft gallery! This list is awesome. I have owned my gallery for over 26 years and was getting so frustrated trying to find bags that are actually made in America! I will look up LOTS of the people on this list. If any of you want to send links to your hand bag lines, please feel free to send info to: email@example.com. Thanks!
Thank you for this list of American made bags! Note!!
Zhuorui Fu Collection provides one of the most stylish handmade leather bags NYC which is include huge collection of handbags such as leather handbags, handmade leather bags, leather sling bags and much more at affordable rates.
Nice blog. It’s a very informative topic. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for this list! Buy USA!
Love the Boho designs that are shown!! Now to figure out which one I’m going to get 🙂
I just discovered Shana Luther in Brooklyn – great selection of fashion forward, simple bags: https://shanaluther.com/
Those are some well-designed bags. I notice when I buy cheap bags they don’t last very long. Thanks for this list.
Uptown Redesigns sounds great. Not only are they upcycling, but you get leather that has been distressed a little, so much nicer. I want to check out all thes sites for my next bag.
My favorite is Molly G made in Los Angeles http://www.mollyg.com
R.Riveter bags are American-made!
Sarara Couture, is designed and made in the US. It’s brand new as a bag brand, but we are known for crazy rare and good vintage accessories. We even source most of the materials like zippers here and the designs are innovative and pay homage to fashion design! I love my flip bag which is the newest one. I as the owner, really believe in American made luxury! I’m getting ready to roll out customization on the site too.
I like colonellittleton.com Wayfarer Tote in black.
Rough & Tumble bags from the state of Maine – beautiful bags! The owner is a sweet lady who helped me find a bag I love. I saw the sewing room where the bags were all being sewn and made. Worth every penny to me!
Oh my Victoria Leather makes fabulous handbags, luggage and small accessories http://www.victorialeathercompany.com/ wonderful!
I’m a bag maker – making my bags in Brooklyn, NY!
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Thank you for this list of American made bags, it was because of this list that I now have a Cinda B bag!
You guys need to check out the 100% American Made leather goods by URBAN SOUTHERN. These ladies’ goods made it into New York‘s fashion week!!! They have one heck of a story and their products are fabulous!
You should check out Beargrass Leather. They are a small company in Montana, but each bag is handmade in extremely small quantities.
You should add Harveys to that list! http://shopharveys.com/
In need of a nice new bag now that spring is on it’s way! These all look like amazing quality! Thanks USALoveList!
Wow, these all look gorgeous. I love big, leather bags, especially the camel-color ones.
I make beautiful leather bags in Rice, Minnesota. Check them out. Free shipping for the holidays!
Your bags are beautiful and I am glad you posted your site on this page. I am looking for a particular kind of bag, one that eludes me these days, but if I don’t find what I am looking for, I’ll be back to look at your site again.
Billykirk has beautifully made leather and canvas bags made in the USA.
You don’t mention kemestry. They manufacture leather, python and crocodile handbags in Florida. Kemestry is carried by better boutiques around the country. They also manufacture belts, cuffs, jewelry and gift items. There website is http://www.kemestryonline.com
I collect American-made bags that I love (J.W. Hulme and vintage Coach – I refurbish the Coach bags) and offer some of them for sale in my eBay store at: http://stores.ebay.com/pursesandbagsmadeinamerica
I started doing this after getting frustrated at looking for a U.S. made bag among the popular U.S. designers and finding that while they are designed in the U.S., they are all actually made in China. To find a Coach bag that was made in the U.S. you have to look for one made no later than the early 2000s, which is when the last remaining American factories went out of business. I’d love it if Coach re-opened just one U.S. factory!
SAS not only makes shoes in the USA but fine leather hand bags and belts. Check out a SAS store !
such nice bags and I love that they are made in the USA>
such nice bags and I love that they are made in the USA>
How about MZ Wallace?
MZ Wallace bags are designed in NY, made in China.
Hi, I came across this article while surfing the internet. I am living in the Netherlands and by seeing of the lovely (made in America) bags wonder if there is really a big difference between handmade bags from America and Europe, for example.
Who makes acrylic clutches? And pearl clutches?
Not all of Cinda B’s bags are made in America
It’s great to know that there are so many options to buy made in USA when purchasing a handbag.
Jackson Wayne Leather Goods would love to be added to this list. We make vintage inspired leather bags right here in America. Even though they are a vintage design, they are built to accommodate your modern tech. Please check us out!
Rough and Tumble Maine
Love those cross-body bags!
I’m an insurance agent and want a cute ,not square looking backpack, that will sit nicely on my back without getting under my neck hair and that has outside pockets for easy access for cell phone, etc.
I move around a lot, in and out of cars and have found the only place that makes backpacks is rue 21 (they are out) for small women.
Love the variety of manufacturers in this post! Thank you for helping us find American made handbags.
I love bags, very good to some are made in the USA!
R. Riveter would love to be added to the list. Lisa Bradley and Cameron Cruse started R. Riveter in 2011. We are a handbag company that is handmade in the United States by military spouses.
Our handbags are made using up-cycled military materials such as duffle bags, wool blankets, and shelter halves. We combine these materials with real leather to create a handmade handbag that exudes elegance and history. Each handbag is cut, dyed, and sewn by militry spouses across the United States.
Here is a link to our website: http://www.rriveter.com
We would love to be included in your made in America handbag round-up! Our Sustainably Chic handbags are all made in USA!
Here’s a bit more about us:
Since 2001, Crystalyn Kae Accessories has designed handbags and accessories produced from ethically sourced and reclaimed materials. Beloved by fashion mavens and independent spirits alike, the Crystalyn Kae handbag is a symbol of socially-conscious style.
Our handmade hobos, totes, and cross-body bags are created with a unique blend of sustainable materials and made in the USA. Our bags carry everything you need, durably protecting your valuables in rain or shine. Adjustable straps and versatile inner pockets keep you organized and ready for work, play, or travel.
As seasons change, so do our handbags: new designs, styles, and colors, adding dimension to our signature classics. We are committed to our core mission of creating original, handcrafted accessories using earth- and animal-friendly materials.
Crystalyn Kae products are available in over 40 specialty boutiques in the USA and globally, as well as our online store. Our beautiful handbags have been featured in InStyle, Women’s Health, Lucky, Yoga Journal, and more.
Hope you’ll keep us in mind for future features! Thank you!!
Super cool concepts and designs – can we come for a tour and talk manufacturing next time I am in our New York offices?!
Someone correct me if I am wrong, but aren’t Carla Mancini bags made in the USA?
Thanks for the post. All of these sites are Amazing. In few months ago, I visited a website that makes leather products like camera bag, handbags, wallet, laptop bags, clutches and leather briefcase. I find all these products with life time warranty.
Anne Sylvain, http://www.annesylvain.com
Created from the world’s most valuable American alligator, python, ostrich and other luxury leathers, all sustainably sourced, Anne Sylvain luxury handbags and accessories are crafted by hand entirely in the USA.
My favorite is Erda Bags, they make fabric and leather combinations in great shapes with lots of pockets. They are located in Northern Maine and are a group of veteran craftspeople making a great product.
BETSON bags are made from 100% leather and are made with love in Ohio 🙂
Zaneta Owens Collection also are luxury handbags manufactured in California and support USA suppliers. Check them out
Sorry! Forgot to include the link to our company, Hipsters for Sisters.
Thank you again for this awesome list.
We design and make all of our bags just a few miles from our office in Los Angeles. Love this site that creates and nurtures such wonderful support for Made in the USA products. Thank you!
I hadn’t heard of most of these! I especially like the bag in the Fount Leather photo! That is gorgeous.
Merci-Fortune bags look great. I will have to check them out next time I’m down in NY. My wife would love them.
Better Life Bags! You get to design your own bag, and they have a great mission – teaching vocational skills to women in Detroit.
Helpful to have all of this information! Thanks.
I love the Bohlux collection, but at over $5000 it’s a little out of my price range!
La Bella Couture – messenger bags, purses, clutches, even custom fabric. Fun & functional, voted best product of 2014 by Showcase Magazine. Also a company with heart- check them out! http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Purses-with-a-Purpose-In-Pierce-County-300824201.html
You left off my personal favorite – Brahmin!
The Louise of Itzalulu pieces are stunning. I especially love the handbags, but the double wrap bracelets and belts are gorgeous, too!
My daughter would like the Gogo Tote, since it is made without leather. She will not purchase any leather products, but this looks lovely. I love that it is made in NYC.
I just bought a “stealth luxury” Parabellum bag. Made in California from free range american bison hide. Expensive ($2250) but worth it!! They have a small production so you won’t see everyone with your bag. Nice belts and wallets too!
We make amazing custom leather handbags completely by hand using veg tanned leather. We would love to be on your list. Please check us out. Our most recent post is about a “special” commission for a client https://kristybag.wordpress.com/2015/01/21/deep-dark-world-of-handbags/ Thanks!
These bags are absolutely beautiful. Thank you for calling them to my attention!
Thanks for the extensive list! The saddlebag by J.W. Hulme Co would make the perfect gift for my daughter!
These are nice
My company produces luxury handbags. Most are haute couture designed for the client and there is only one, ever, hand made by myself. Others are designed and made by me then produced in New York one at a time on order. Much of my hardware I forge or cast in stainless steel, bronze or aluminum at a foundry in Kentucky. My leather is U.S. raised and tanned or high quality Italian leather. I cross the boundary of art and fashion with my work.
Lotuff Leather – lotuffleather.com. One of my faves.
Moop – moopshop.com – love, love her wonderful bags. Made in Pittsburgh.
Jenny N – Jennyndesign.com – Made in Pittsburgh.
Col. Littleton – Made in Tennessee. Beautiful!
I found these bags because they were made of recycled non animal materials. I am not sure if they are made in America? They say on the website that they are based in Tennessee. They are indestructible just like the Harvey bags. I have one of each.
http://www.maggiebags.net I was not sure the website was posted.
I can’t believe in this fairly exhaustive list that I can’t find a bag I “need”. I don’t buy leather, and I need a large enough bag to hold my Surface tablet as well as wipes and snacks without it looking like a diaper bag. I’ve clicked through every link. Any suggestions? I don’t like Vera style bags. I also can’t spend $150+ on a purse.
Haven’t seen Sally Spicer (San Francisco) on the list. Her bags aren’t cheap but they are a great size and stand up with a lot of tech inside – I’m known to have a laptop, Ipad and a Kindle – and I still carry a DayTimer. Plus a little crossbody for the other stuff.
You MUST visit the Tom Bihn site! I think it will have exactly what you are looking for. Bags are manufactured in Seattle.
The Real Mccoy is amazing! I absolutely love their styles and they are beautiful! Soft leather!!! Made in USA!!!
I love the bags from Cindab and new styles are coming.
Here’s a new NYC designer, luxury bags also actually made in NYC!
Moro Tran ids the name…
Check out http://www.morotran.com
I’ve been hand making leather pieces for going on a decade now. It’s my life I breath it , eat it and sleep it. I get with customers and design their dream bag from start to finish to their likings. I design, cut, hand stitch, sew, market , promote all types of leather product for my own business, but mainly handbags from the simplest to the more complicated design. All made here in the USA in Minnesota to be exact with all materials from American companies. Thank you
Jerry Terrence Original Carpet Bags are made in America going on 50 years now. They disappeared for a while and are now making a come back, still manufactured in Downtown LA just like the good old days. 🙂
MADE IN DTLA
I don’t know of any, but I’ll be looking for a handbag and definitely want to buy made in USA!!! More choices than I would have thought, which is great!
Rough Seas Designs makes the best retro, vintage style American made handbags. All handmade in California, by a the best designer/maker. Top quality amazing designs
check them out on instagram @RoughSeasDesigns or website http://www.RoughseasDesigns.com
I like this list and have been going to each site viewing products. I am making a wishlist and bookmarking this site.
would love for your to check out Oliveve Handbags since you are making a wishlist! All bags are made right outside of NYC in a woman owned factory with Italian leathers and solid brass hardware 🙂
What a wonderful comprehensive list! I will most definitely make sure that I have it (condensed after I print this) with me the next time I’m in the market.
Check out Oliveve Handbags! All bags are made right outside of NYC in a woman owned factory with Italian leathers and solid brass hardware- https://oliveve.com/
I’m loving those Victoria Leather handbags!
Wow, thanks for sharing this! So awesome!
Stephanie Dawn representing my hometown, Van Wert, Ohio!
Love the “doctor bags” by Merci-Fortune!
http://duluthpack.com Made In USA
Made in USA
I am looking for the designer who makes clutch bags from leather with a hole in one end to put your wrist through.
Hi Michele – Merci-Fortune recently debuted a clutch that features a wrist strap. The strap can be tucked away under the flap when not in use. We’d love for you to check them out at http://merci-fortune.com. We ship for free anywhere in the world.
You Can connect to http://www.vannamoda.com Customised Leathergoods are made at best affordable prices.
Great bags – last forever!
I am a fan of Coronado Leather. High quality USA made, concealed carry purses and bags!
How about Jack Georges?
Flying Fox! Shameless plug, but it’s my brand new line of handbags, and I’m passionate about the Made in America movement. 🙂 Everything is designed in New Orleans and made in the USA!
What is your website?
Hi Lori, my site is http://www.shopflyingfox.com. Thank you for asking!
i love those!!!
her stuff is not only made in the USA which is what this site is highlighting.
Pierpont Leather makes great stuff for men.
Victoria Leather Co in Harleysville, PA makes beautiful, stylish leather handbags. Check out the site!
Great article and some wonderful designers! I’m curious though… Would anyone happen to know who manufactures for Clare Vivier and Kendall Conrad in Los Angeles?
Hi JR – please send me an email regarding footwear manufacturing in Los Angeles
nice bags for make it large happening.. for lady, fashionable
Thank you SO much for posting this! I’ve been looking for bags made in the USA for months, and this is a huge help!
Beautiful fabrics. You pick your favorite fabric and style.
Also, http://www.timbuk2.com does small messenger bags that can be used as purses. They let you design your own bag as well. They also have large messenger bags.
Duluth Pack. Made in Minnesota. 🙂
Just a comment on the websites for these bag makers: many of them have TINY LITTLE PHOTOS of their products, and often only one of ’em. They would do themselves a favor by making it easier for potential customers to see what the heck the bags look like!
Aaugh! I thought the same! Where is the strap drop info? What does it look like inside? Can I get a side view? Someone holding it for scale? It’s not like I can run into my local mall to view these things, so the online description is key!
Colonel Littleton in Tennessee — fabulous briefcases and bags made in the USA!
Katie Kalsi handbags are also made in USA. I own three – they are extremely well made leather bags with straps that you can change (the straps are leather also they attach with heavy duty snaps). Check them out at http://www.katiekalsi.com. They are really nice bags. I’m done with big name mainstream designers because the bags are made in China.
Thank you for letting us know about Katie Kalsi, Kamie!
I am looking for an leather handbag tailor with excellent sewing skills to keep up with the production of my high end one of a kind handbags. Please contact me at 510 654-7816.
Thanks so much.
PC co. Handbags
Pat, please check http://makersrow.com/
Hi Pat! Please contact Leatherworks by Arturo, a handbag manufacturing company in Union City, NJ- firstname.lastname@example.org
I am looking for a leather handbag tailor in the San Francisco Bay Area. Someone with excellent sewing skills. If you know of anyone, I would appreciate the contact information. email@example.com
These are exquisite one of a kind handbags designed and produced by artist , Pat Charley under the brand name PC co. are made from fine leather, vintage Navajo rug fragments, silver and turquoise findings, and card woven charms.
I love Michael Kors blake Satchel
Michael Kors is now made in China. When I went to his store, that’s what the tags said on the new ones.
I like structured, classic bags that hold their shape perfectly. I hate floppy things that, when you sit them down, they melt into a puddle. The link is to a family-run handbag company out of Fairhaven, MA. Every season has new colors and styles, but they hold onto their classics. This has been a favorite for years. Enjoy!
I hate to burst your bubble (as mine was yesterday), but most Brahmin is made in China. I have been purchasing bags and wallets from them for about a decade now. We lived in Mass and I thought it was really cool to buy these very special bags that were made locally. I even purchased three bags at the Fairhaven outlet. Just yesterday I started reading that some of their bags are made in China so I looked in all the items I own. Every single one has a tiny “Made in China” tag in the bottom except one. Tiny and on the underside of the tag. There is one I have donated because it was worn, so I can’t verify where that one was made (probably my oldest bag) but I also purchased a wallet at the same time and it says made in china. The one that did not have a tag was purchased at the outlet, but the other two purchased there (sample bags) were made in China. I am so disillusioned with Brahmin right now. I can’t even get Fairhaven-made in Fairhaven! I feel they are being sneaky. I always loved their style and quality, but they have not been up-front about their products. They don’t seem so special now (and I’m not anti-China-made stuff, but want it to be clear). I was willing to pay for something special. I guess I just saved some money because I was actively hunting a new bag and have decided not to purchase one from them. They state this on their site “Nothing disappoints me more than the lack of value that our fellow Americans put on domestic production.” Well, I did value domestic production of these items and they took that away. Sigh.
Thanks for the info.
I had my bubble broken just today about Brahmin…the exact reason my husband sent me this article. So disappointing.
Marlene – we here at YKK (he zipper people) are working hard to see how we can help with shifting any of the bag manufacturers business back to the USA. Its tough to meet the sales price expectations but Brahmin is working hard to try and see where something could be done or maybe at least getting the materials made in the USA. They are great people and as you say they are right there in your own backyard!
Authentic Brahmins should be from the USA.
Sorry Li, but you should read more closely: “…designs 100 percent of our products in-house, in Massachusetts…” Says nothing about where they are actually MANUFACTURED, which is, as others have noted here, China.
It’s really hard to find original leather bags and even more hard to distinguish between made in china or the different quality of leather available here. But i found a brand which only uses FULL GRAIN LEATHER, which is the best type of leather in the world and it’s bags comes with a life time warranty. I have now been designing bags for this brand called Leather Seine. Really makes life a lot easier
Harvey bags are made of recycled seatbelts and are made here. They’re really cute and come in all sorts of fun colors and motifs, plus they aren’t outrageously priced (they’re around $100-$500 and no more than $500 usually). 🙂 They save the environment and our economy plus they are, I am sure, sweatshop free.
I am so glad you mentioned Harvey’s Seatbeltbags! I was just about to add them. LOVE Harveys!!!
I’ll add my me too! Love Harvey’s. I’m carrying my first one now. And I haven’t seen Sally Spicer bags listed yet. They’re made in San Francisco. Bought my first one on the Pier and have been ordering over the internet for probably 15 years.
Check these made in the USA hanbags. Beautiful Functional and fun!
Check out Merci-Fortune for very high quality leather handbags – made in the USA from Horween leather.
I prefer https://balticdomini.com/
Thanks for this list! Buy USA! 🙂
Thank you EVERYONE for those great additions to the source list! Who need imported handbags when so many wonderful companies are making the in the USA? Happy made in USA shopping!
I am interested in creating lunch boxes that are made here in the USA. I am having a hard time finding a manufacturer. I want to help create jobs here in the US!
If you want to find a US manufacturer, go to the website: makersrow.com they’ll give you step by step instructions on how to contact manufacturers and get your product out their.
I believe that English Retreads went out of business at least 2-3 years ago.
Another to consider is Shinola in Detroit Michigan. While their main production is watches and leather bands, they also have a great line of leather bags and other goods. And they are ever expanding their lines.
You need to include Natasha Durham of MiMs (Made in Maine)… she has a site but sells through etsy. I bought a beautiful red leather tiny hobo bag from her for $171 and I’ve been getting nothing but compliments on it! I am extremely impressed with the quality of the work done that I am considering on getting a second bag! She offers $1 leather and fabric samples just so you know what you’ll get before placing an order which is a huge plus as many companies don’t do this.