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MATINE Leather Bags - Minimal Designs with Maximum Style March 29, 2015 11:41

MATINE is a line of leather goods, with a classic, minimal aesthetic. Designed and handmade by Carolyn Misterek in her Washington D.C. studio, the handbags and clutches feature tasteful scallop or strap details.

(Photo by R. Lopez from Washington DC Racked)

Carolyn designs, cuts, sews and finishes all the bags and accessories from quality leathers and simple hardware. The leather is soft to the touch, but feels sturdy enough to carry anything you may need to navigate your day.

Carolyn began exploring leatherwork after studying oil painting in art school and later completeing her Master's Degree in Art History. She started MATINE in 2012 and continues to experiment with materials and techniques. She doesn't want her bags to feel trendy. They are meant to be timeless designs that you'll want to carry for many seasons to come.


Wander is thrilled to stock the Prima Convertible Tote, Prima Clutch and Tilly Clutch.