About Mary

Hand-stitched Handbags and Accessories

Each handbag is carefully made by hand using traditional saddle-stitching methods and leatherworking hand-tools. Preferring saddle-stitching and hand-lacing, the end result is a handbag that is functional, beautiful and one that will last for a very long time. 

The Best Materials

Full grain and vegetable tanned leather, equestrian grade solid brass hardware and waxed French linen thread are among the components that are used to make each bag, guaranteeing that each piece will not only last for a long time, but will also age and patina beautifully.

Mary Savel LOVES making stuff.

She has designed many things - women's apparel lines, leather accessories, knitwear and leather home goods to name a few. The current focus is on hand-stitched and laced leather handbags but the line is sure to eventually expand into clothing, home goods, shoes and jewelry. 

Learning New Trades

Mary enjoys the process of learning new trades and enjoys the process of teaching herself these trades even more. She often finds herself in a Youtube black hole of how-to videos and loves every minute of researching a new trade or process. She has also been lucky to have taken workshops including one with Hermès trained artisan Bea Amblard of Amblard Leather Atelier. Here, Mary learned, and fell in love with, traditional leather hand-stitching methods using hand tools from a master artisan.

Mary Savel lives and works in NYC. Reach out and say hi at mary@marysavel.com