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 quality products, and many of these brands offer lifetime warranties. Let us know which bag is your favorite in the comments section!

American Made Designer Purses and 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. 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; the possibilities are endless. All of Jenny's bags are made by hand in her Dallas, Texas studio.

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Luxury Travel Bag: Gra Handbags

Grá Handbags offers a luxurious and functional leather crossbody travel bag is designed for globetrotters everywhere. The purse comes equip with ten RFID shield credit card slots and an RFID shield passport pocket. This purse will keep every travel document organized in one compartment, allowing you to carry your phone, e-reader, sunglasses and more in the spacious second compartment. Brand founder and designer, Maryellen Kilkenny, started Grá – Gaelic for love –  after being inspired by her own wanderlust, and her frustration for the lack of functional luxury travel purses. Maryellen is committed to making her bags in the United States. She believes each of our purchases represents our support of jobs for our neighbors and fellow countrymen and women.

American made designer purses, handbags: Gra Handbags #usalovelisted #handbags

Functional Luxury from Blair Ritchey

Blair Ritchey collection brings functional luxury to easily upgrade your wardrobe. Her namesake collection is designed and handcrafted by Blair in her Cleveland, Ohio studio. We love the Lango Messenger bag in this bright, neutral color (cement), perfect for all seasons. It offers adjustable straps, brass hardware, and a detachable wallet that can be used as a wristlet.  Blair's functional, timeless, and luxurious collection will last you for years to come.American made designer purses, handbags: Leather Bag from Blair Ritchey - Indie Designer - Made in Ohio #usalovelisted #madeinUSA

Bohemian at Heart

Made from 100% leather, Malibu American offers bohemian style luxury bags that are made in the USA. The luxuriously soft leather, hand braided handles, and hand cut fringe reflect the laid back luxe lifestyle of living near the beaches and mountains of in Malibu, California. Malibu American handbag elements including the leather, hardware, and lining, are all entirely sourced and manufactured in downtown Los Angeles, California, USA. Even the dust bags are made in the USA in Kansas City, Missouri.
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Engraved or Embossed Leather Bags Made in Tennessee

Colonel Littleton is an American fashion designer best known for his Col. Littleton brand of upscale leather goods and specialty products. All his products are handmade in his Lynnville, Tennessee workshop by local craftsmen. The leather from which most of its products are made is from full-grain, hand-tanned American hides. Get your initials engraved or embossed on your bag.American Made Handbags from Col. Littleton #usalovelisted #handbags

K. Slade: Classic and Straight Forward

Kelsea, K.Slade designer and owner, offers classic American heritage brand, born from her desire for quality and simplicity. Each handbag is designed in Evansville, Indiana, and crafted in Chicago, Illinois, using the finest and most durable leather, cloth, and hardware.American Made Leather Handbags from K.Slade - Made in Indiana #usalovelisted

Boho Chic From FOUNT Leather

Founded in 2014 by husband and wife team Phillip and Jackie Wachter, FOUNT‘s heirloom pieces are perfect for everyday wear. All their products are made from the finest full grain Italian leather and are crafted by hand in their Cleveland, Ohio studio.
American Made Handbags from FOUNT Leather | Handcrafted in Ohio #handbags

The Work Bag: Kamen Road

Kamen Road is a travel and work bag collection committed to natural material, ethics, purpose, and opportunity. Collection pieces are made in collaboration with artisans and craft masters in Pennsylvania, Oregon, and California. They use full grain leather and natural materials (GOTS certified) that last the longest and age the best. Carry What You Love is their motto.American Made Leather Handbags from Kámen Road #usalovelisted

 J.W. Hulme Co: The Heirloom Purchase

J.W. Hulme Co offers a lifetime guarantee on its goods made in their Minnesota factory. Shop the collection for their timeless leather handbags, briefcases and accessories for both men and women. See which ones I love best.
American Made Leather Handbags from JW Hulme | Made in Minnesota #usalovelsited

Beautiful Bags Etc: Embroidered Leather

Beautiful Bags Etc. grew 35 years ago when its founder, Catherine Cyko, began taking sewing and tailoring classes after reminiscing about the hum of her grandmother's treadle powered sewing machine. She started designing her own handbags, all of which are handmade in the USA with attention to detail from the leather, to the lining, and the hardware. She uses full grain aniline dyed leathers, polyester (fade proof) embroidery thread, and scratch resistant, heavy duty nylon zippers. It's not only the outside of the bag for which she has a keen eye – she uses drapery weight fabrics to line the inside of each handbag. Catherine develops and creates all of her handbag designs, many of which feature intricate and colorful embroidery designs.
Make a statement with the embroidered Caramel Brown Leather Slouch Purse. It's luxurious yet fully functional. This bag features antique brass hardware, buttery leather, and a voluminous interior designed to accommodate your daily essentials. It's an affordable luxury that will last a lifetime.
Affordable American Made Leather Handbag - Burgundy Slouchy Hobo Leather Bag from Beautiful Bags Etc.

American Made Designer Handbags and Purses: The Ultimate Source List

  • Artifact, carry-all and garden totes. All Artifact products are handmade in Omaha, NE using the finest waxed canvas and leather and come with a lifetime guarantee.
  • Baggu makes its leather bags in New York. Baggu nylon bags are not American made.
  • Beau & Ro Bag Company stylish belt bags (a.k.a fanny packs) and backpacks made in New York City.
  • Blair Ritchey collection brings functional luxury to easily upgrade your wardrobe. Blair's namesake collection is designed and handcrafted by Blair in her Cleveland, Ohio studio. Learn more about Blair Ritchey at the top of this post!
  • Brynn Capella offers tons of handbag styles from cross body to shoulder bags, clutches and satchels.
  • Calleen Corderos namesake line is known for her quality leather shoes, and also offers a handbag line.
  • Cinda b‘s collection has me completely in love. I'm crazy about the bright, eye catching patterns and the durable nylon fabric that makes these handbags perfect for everyday use. Once you buy a few pieces from the collection, you'll soon be wanting all the corresponding pieces! All of Cinda b’s goods are made in USA at the company’s factory in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
  • Clare Vivier offers leather bags of all styles and colors made in USA. I personally love the line!
  • Colonel Littleton designer purses are handmade in Texas from high quality American leather. Learn more about Colonel Littleton designer leather handbags at the top of this article. 
  • Cuyana sells a lovely selection of leather goods made in the United States such as wallets, tote bags and small zipper pouches. Not everything on this site is made in the USA, but everything is clearly labeled.
  • Ella Vickers recycled sail bags are perfect for a day at the beach. We love when eco-friendly products are also made in the USA!
  • Frank Clegg has been making leather goods in Fall River, Massachusetts since 1970. The brand even offer exotic American alligator leather bags and accessories.
  • FOUNT leather handbags are made from fine Italian leather in Cleveland, Ohio. Learn more about FOUNT Leather handbags at the top of this article.
  • Grá Handbags makes a luxurious and functional leather crossbody travel bag is designed for globetrotters everywhere. The purse comes equip with ten RFID shield credit card slots and an RFID shield passport pocket. This purse will keep every travel document organized in one compartment, allowing you to carry phone, e-reader, sunglasses and more in the spacious second compartment. Learn more about Gra Handbags at the top of this post!
  • Graf & Lantz offers leather and wool felt bags and totes of all sizes.
  • Holly Aiken designs and makes vinyl handbags and a very mod diaper bag under $100 in North Carolina.
  • Jenny N leather handbags are handmade in Texas. Learn more about Jenny N handbags American made designer handbags at the top of this post. Code USALOVE gets you free shipping on orders within the US from Jenny N.
  • Jess Rizzuti is a luxury handbag line made in New York City. I love all of Jess' purses and featured one of them in our Eco-Fashion All American Made post.
  • J.W. Hulme Co offers a lifetime guarantee on its goods made in their Minnesota factory. Shop the collection for their timeless leather handbags, briefcases and accessories for both men and women.
  • Kamen Road is a travel and work bag collection committed to natural material, ethics, purpose, and opportunity. Learn more about Kamen Road handbags at the top of this post. 
  • K.Slade designer handbags are classic and straight forward. Learn more about K. Slade designer handbags at the top fo this article.
  • Malibu American offers bohemian style luxury bags that are made in the USA, California to be exact. Learn more about Malibu American luxury handbags at the top of this article. Code USALOVE saves you 15% on your Malibu American order.
  • 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.
  • Michelle Vale offers leather and non- leather handbags made in New York City.
  • Oak73 designs all their handbags in limited edition and small quantity.  They are manufactured in NYC of 100%.
  • Paige Hamilton handbags are made of waterproof nylon. I love the functionality and simplicity of Paige's namesake collection. I was lucky enough to get to meet Paige and see the production of her purses at a factory in Burbank, California.  After seeing the purses in person, you can see that there's great level of craftsmanship that goes into the making of these purses.
  • Pietro Alessandro offers well priced made in USA leather handbags in both trendy and classic styles.
  • Rebecca Ray Designs offers classic style leather totes. If you love Donney & Burke purses, you'll love Rebecca Ray. Rebecca Ray Designs is featured in our American Made, Kentucky Derby Style article. 
  • Sea Bags bags are made from recycled sail cloth in the heart of Portland, Maine’s working waterfront.
  • Skipper Bags are beach totes made of repurposed sails made in Maryland. Skipper Bags made our list of “Nautical Fashion Must Haves”.
  • Stephanie Dawn offers cotton bags. If you love Vera Bradley, shop  Stephanie Dawn for the made in USA option! Read why we love Stephanie Dawn in our review post.
  • Uptown Redesigns offer upcycled bags from outdated leather coats. All of the bags are handcrafted and made in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Designer Purses and Handbags Made in USA Ultimate Source List

Have we missed anything on this list of American made designer purses and handbags?  Which is your favorite?  Share other American made handbag brands with us in the comment section!

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