in los Angeles, California
EST. MARCH 2014
minimal, timeless design + functional leather goods
Established in 2014 and headquartered in the outskirts of Los Angeles, California in the rad little beach town of Long Beach, California. Each bag is thoughtfully designed + handmade using genuine leathers. Our story + process has lead to other small leather goods companies adopting our practices, and it’s exciting to know that we have sparked change in fashion production development!
We produce all of our designs in our sweatshop-free warehouse studio
All of our designs are thoughtfully handmade in-house in small batches by Marloe founder, Analisa + her production team. We do this in order to reduce waste which in turn allows us to focus more attention to detail while producing each piece. We carefully scan the surface of each hide in order to use the cleanest, less scarred areas for each handbag, although, as much as we limit usage of scarred areas, some of these characteristics still end up on our bags, and we love the ‘real’ and unique touch that this adds to each bag. A big effort goes into using the majority of each hide in order to reduce waste. Whatever isn's directly used for our handbags, goes into our scrap bins that are then used for our small leather goods + interactive community workshops.
purchase materials locally
Our materials are purchased from local family owned + operated suppliers. We know them by name and they know us!
We strongly believe in slow fashion
We believe in slow fashion and thus, only release new styles about once a year. We love to give our customers fun seasonal color options for our accessories, while still using our signature designs.
We began designing pieces in March of 2014 with a simple goal of designing quality leather goods that can be carried over through ever-changing styles + trends. We want to remain a thoughtfully handmade brand that makes a conscious effort to use sustainable practices while remaining affordable for the masses. Great design + great craftsmanship shouldn’t come with a hefty price tag. We have always produced hand prepped and handmade leather goods, with attention to detail and attention to your wallet.
Designer + Founder
Born + raised in Southern California, Analisa always dreamt of owning her own creative trade while working closely with local Southern California businesses.
As an LA design grad who had big dreams of working for herself and producing her own designs, she became frustrated with the lack of creative freedom in her brief visual merchandising career. She left her stable full-time job to start her climb up an unknown (and sometimes scary) ladder called entrepreneurship. She knew nothing about leather or product development. All she had experience in was Visual Merchandising, Graphic Design, and the occasional sewing she’d done. So, where do you start? She did all the research herself- talking to leather experts and jotting down pro tips as she failed, time and time again to produce a functioning leather handbag.
Founded in March of 2014, Analisa started Marloe in very humble beginnings woking out of her home office in a tiny nook. Our self-taught founder began designing Marloe goods with the signature Everyday Tote, which then lead to the introduction of the leather goods available today.
Now housed in a small warehouse in Long Beach, California, Analisa produces quality leather goods with attention to detail. Each design is hand prepped and handmade in small batches by Analisa and her small team.