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Mary & Marie handbags effortlessly marry style and practicality for an action-packed summer


With the sunshine season now firmly on the horizon, Mary & Marie handbags are certain to see you through summer in the most stylish way possible.


This Hong Kong-based, Australian-designed accessories brand has a range of fresh new handbag designs available for 2016, ensuring that you’re armed to tackle whatever summer has to throw at you – whether it’s lazing on a beach, rocking out at a music festival or jet-setting around the globe. Made using the finest fabrics sourced from around the world, these unique designs have all been carefully created to feature a series of practical inner pockets and compartments that effortlessly marry unparalleled functionality with unstinting fashion.


Beach babes will love the easy, breezy Avalon and Venice Beach Totes, made from recycled plastic for an extra eco-friendly factor. These lightweight and durable bags are big enough to fit all your beachside essentials – with eye-catching yet versatile designs that will take you from daytime lounging to evening cocktails with ease. See-through inner mesh pockets provide a convenient way to keep all your basics organised and easily accessible, while a waterproof transparent plastic compartment is the ideal place to store a Kindle or iPad uploaded with the latest simmering reads and sizzling shows to keep you entertained while sunbathing. A neoprene bottle holder also ensures that your water is kept cool, ready for all your hot day hydration needs.


Another especially innovative Mary & Marie feature is the bag’s removable waterproof interior compartment, which simply zips out allowing for easy cleaning and washing, and transferring all your everyday items from bag to bag in a snap… just the sort of savvy practicality ideal for action-packed summers.


Also crafted with this unique feature is The Sting Handbag, made using top-quality lichee grain leather with a subtle suede trim. This smart, sleek and sophisticated number is the perfect companion to summer travels, boasting the same series of handy inner mesh pockets, waterproof bottle holder and large transparent plastic compartment to keep all your flight essentials in order. An inner clip keeps track of your keys, meaning no more panicked rummaging around the bottom of your bag, while an elasticised hook ensures that valuables – like a passport holder or money wallet – are always exactly where you need them. With a classic design that compliments any outfit, The Sting will take you from boarding your plane to exploring your new destination in style.


Rock chicks will love the Festival Heaven Shoulder/Backpack Bag, made from buttery soft black lichee grain leather with a tactile distressed finish. This nifty convertible number with a removable backpack strap is your new best friend for a summer spent hitting the festival circuit, transforming from a slouchy shoulder bag to a convenient and compact backpack with the minimum of effort. Featuring Mary & Marie’s signature inner internal mesh and transparent pockets to keep your items organised, alongside easy-access front pockets for stashing those all-important rock star sunnies, this bag stores everything you need insecure but stylish fashion – leaving you to concentrate on dancing the night away.


Summer 2016’s final new addition is the There’s Something About Mary Shoulder/Backpack Bag, another ingenious two-in-one wardrobe addition that nails this season’s backpack trend while also converting to a smart shoulder bag should the situation require. Crafted from high-quality Italian lichee grain leather in a versatile tan finish, this bag is an organisational dream – boasting a large outer pocket ideal for storing items in easy reach, a secure zippable back pocket, a large see-through inner plastic laptop or document compartment perfect, and practical inner mesh pockets for smaller items. Day or night, in the office or the gym, shopping up a storm or relaxing at a restaurant… there’s no situation this bag doesn’t look great in.


For high-resolution images of Mary & Marie’s Summer 2016 Collection, please download from the following link on


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Mary & Marie bags are available to buy on A list of physical stockists in Australia and Asia is also available here.



Review from Babyology

Mary & Marie – handmade leather nappy bag perfection

Mary and Marie nappy bags

I’m so glad I am part of this generation of mothers who have never even seen a nappy bag adorned with balloons or bunnies, I hear this was the case in the past, I find it hard to comprehend though. Take a look at this beauty.


Mary & Marie‘s nappy bag collection is so far from what nappy bags used to be they almost need to call them something different. Handmade with high-grade luxury nappa leather (of course) and complete with detachable long strap (so you can hang it on your pram) these beautiful bags have all the features that mums need. Waterproof bottle holder, key hook and mesh sections that make it super simple to search through.

Mary and Marie nappy bagsMary and Marie nappy bags

I’m in love with the La Dolce Vita Bag (below) partly because I have a black and white fetish but also because the two large outside pockets mean you can keep all your usual handbag contents separate to the bub stuff. All Mary & Marie nappy bags come with a removable organiser (above) and prices start at $99. Shipping is free for most orders in Australia and they will get it in the post within two days. Now I’m going to make a confession. I have never actually owned a nappy bag – eek. But I’m about to go and change that right now.

Summer Beach Tote - BEST OF!

The Echo Beach Tote is the down-to-earth zip up tote, made from recycled plastic materials, will take you to the beach, on a picnic or to the Sunday market in style! 

The Spirited Away Tote is hand crafted from quality cotton canvas with a delicate gold lurex woven through, finished with super soft leather straps and featuring our signature organizer section. This cleverly crafted style will carry you from work to beach to bar & back again.

Then there The Blade Runner Tote... Hand woven from recycled plastics, keeping this piece 100% VEGAN with canvas handles and all animal friendly finishing’s. Perfect for everyday or as an overnight-er. Now featuring a zip top closure. Just perfect!

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Summer Out Fit Inspo!

White is hot this summer - pair it with solid neutrals and you have an AMAZING summer wardrobe. Our Almost Famous Handbag is the perfect addition to any neutral outfit!

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Working Girl Wallet/Clutch
She works hard for the money, so hard for it honey!

We understand that a ladies wallet is the closest item to you next to your phone so we put a lot of thought into the creation process. What do we want our wallet to do?  Tones of card slots, check! Space for more than one currency, check! Spot for your phone, check! Removable strap for fast clutch conversion, check! Need to throw in your passport? Check!

The Working Girl Wallet/Clutch

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