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DESIGNER OF THE DAY

Laila Nassar

Mary and Marie

With a simple, but passionate philosophy, Mary and Marie have revolutionized the handbag. The interior of a Mary and Marie handbag is a fully removable and ingenious lining of compartments and utilities. We like to think of it as super organized meets effortless chic. Whether they’re crafted from luxury leather or high-quality fabrics, every one of our bags is designed to radiate absolute style on the outside, and to perform with unparalleled functionality on the inside. It’s a fashion collaboration dreams are made of.
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Whether they’re crafted from luxury leather or high-quality fabrics, every one of our bags is designed to radiate absolute style on the outside, and to perform with unparalleled functionality on the inside. It’s a fashion collaboration dreams are made of.

The bag idea started when my first child Bella was born and I couldn't find a nice looking bag that had all the compartments I needed as a woman as well as all the compartments I needed as a mum. I definitely found it frustrating that baby bags were so ugly at the time! And designer bags didn’t have all the space I needed for my new role as a mum in a way I could access them easily. Who wants to be searching for a dummy when you're driving with a screaming baby? It's all about convenience when you have kids, and no one was catering to that market back then. At least not in a stylish way.

I completed my diploma in fashion at East Sydney Technical College around 20 years ago here I learnt pattern making, sewing and everything you need to complete a design.

The design process is constantly evolving. Our first two collections of bags were great for mums and also great for the beach. They were made from recycled plastic, making them hardy and functional. While I loved our first two collections, as a designer I was not fulfilled. I am almost 40 and I have gotten to the stage in my life where I want a little bit of luxury. Leather is so essential for that luxe feel, and I know that my customers want that too! So with this in mind, the next range was my dream come true, as a designer.

SHOP BAGS BY THIS DESIGNER

Genuine Leather Rome Handbag/Shoulder Bag

Genuine Leather Rome Handbag/Shoulder Bag

Black crocodile embossed leather featuring extra roomy zip up closure compartment, one generously sized easy to access area, plus an additional front slip zip up section featuring our signature miniature inside organizer. Dimension/Size/Weight
: Width: 37.0 cm, about 14.50 inches Height: 31.0 cm, about 12.0 inches Depth: 10.0cm, about 4.0 inches
 Handles: 147.0 cm, about 58.0 inches Weight: 1.2kg Drop: 47.0cm, about 18.5 inches Available in one size and 3 colours Materials Used: Black crocodile embossed washed nappa leather with silver hardware and signature Mary + Marie zipper
 You don't come across cities like Rome too often in your lifetime and that is how you will feel about this piece. If you are like most ladies and prefer a slightly larger handbag to carry your 101 must have with you at all times items, this is the correct arm candy for you. Going from shoulder bag to across the body with a simple pull of a strap makes it WORK, travel, mum and shopping friendly! The size is not too overwhelming or hard to carry allowing enough space for an iPad or 13” Mac Air laptop along with 3 generously sized compartments. It’s what’s on the inside that counts!
 This bag contains our smaller signature M+M organizer that includes; Inside Key Clip, no more hunting to the bottom of your bag for keys! Plastic inside section for clear view of all your essentials, FITSan iPad nicely and is also perfect for toiletries or your endless baby items Handy see though mesh pockets for easy access of your small items

$399.00

Genuine Leather Florence Handbag/Shoulder Bag (MM1802)

Genuine Leather Florence Handbag/Shoulder Bag (MM1802)

Cathedral grey crocodile embossed leather featuring extra roomy zip up closure compartment, one generously sized easy to access area, plus an additional front slip zip up section featuring our signature miniature inside organizer. Dimension/Size/Weight: 
Width: 37.0 cm, about 14.50 inches Height: 31.0 cm, about 12.0 inches Depth: 10.0cm, about 4.0 inches
 Handles: 147.0 cm, about 58.0 inches Weight: 1.2kg Drop: 47.0cm, about 18.5 inches Available in one size and 3 colours Materials Used: Cathedral grey crocodile embossed washed nappa leather with silver hardware and signature Mary + Marie zipper Got too many black bags and maybe a few too many brown? Then this shade of grey is the classic alternative colour to last all seasons. Pairing nicely with grey winter boots or heels for WORK, this oversized handbag does more than your average bag. Featuring two styles swapping from shoulder bag to across the body style with a simple pull of a strap makes it work, travel, mum and shopping friendly! The size is not too overwhelming or hard to carry allowing enough space for an iPad or 13” Mac Air laptop along with 3 generously sized compartments. It’s what’s on the inside that counts!
 This bag contains our smaller signature M+M organizer that includes; -Inside Key Clip, no more hunting to the bottom of your bag for keys! -Plastic inside section for clear view of all your essentials, FITSan iPad nicely and is also perfect for toiletries or your endless baby items -Handy see though mesh pockets for easy access of your small items

$399.00

Genuine Leather Wonder Woman Backpack /Slouch Bag

Genuine Leather Wonder Woman Backpack /Slouch Bag

Features: Soft navy blue nappa leather with panel detail, tassel clip,2 handy outside zip pockets and inside organiser Dimension/Size/Weight: Width: 41 cm, about 16 inches ; Height: 43 cm, about 17 inches ; Depth: 22 cm, about 9 inches; Weight: 1kg ; Drop: 35cm handle converts to backpack ; Available in one size only Materials Used: Navy Blue Italian nappa leather This one is a real keep! made from soft, buttery nappa leather, Wonder Woman Backpack /Slouch Bag goes from stylish backpack to slouchy purse in seconds. It is as light as a notebook, and can take you from uni to the dance floor in a flash! With our signature bells and whistles on the inside, this beauty will not disappoint - whether you're dressing up or dressing down, it will cater to your wishes! It’s whats on the inside that counts! This bag contains our signature M+M organizer that includes; - Inside Key Clip, no more hunting to the bottom of your bag for keys! - Plastic inside section for clear view of all your essentials, such as wet simmers or Ipad, also perfect for toiletries (something always leaks when you travel) or your endless baby items - Elasticized wallet hook, to keep your valuables secure and easy to reach. - Handy see though mesh pockets for easy access of your small items - The round metal clip unclips easily allowing you to choose how you want to use the bag. You can attach the strap vertically for use as a backpack or horizontally to use it as a handbag or shoulder bag.

$249.00

Womens Weekender Bag Ballarat Tote

Womens Weekender Bag Ballarat Tote

Features: Black weave using recycled plastic materials, zip up closure, sturdy black leather strap with our signature removable and washable inside organizer. Dimension/Size/Weight: 
Width: 54 cm, about 21 inches. Height: 36 cm, about 14 inches. Depth: 15 cm, about 6 inches. 
Handles: 55 cm, about 22 inches Weight: 0.8kg Drop: 24.5cm, about 9.5 inches. Available in one size only Materials Used
: Black weave lovingly made from 77% recycled polyester and 23% PE with black leather straps Once you go black, you never go back! No need to swap bags every day with this dark companion. The classic shape and generous size will take you from school carnivals, to gym, to work, to play! Made with love from recycled materials and finished off with a black leather straps it easily goes from casual to dressy with a quick change of shoes. It’s what’s on the inside that counts!
This bag contains our signature M+M removable and washable organizer that includes; -Inside Key Clip, no more hunting to the bottom of your bag for keys! -Neoprene water bottle holder keeps your water nice and cool or your baby bottle warm. Or perfect spot for your wet umbrella on a rainy day! -Plastic inside section for clear view of all your essentials, such as wet simmers or iPad, also perfect for toiletries or your endless baby items. -Elasticised wallet hook, to keep your valuables secure and easy to reach. -Handy see though mesh pockets for easy access of your small items And at the end of the day you can simply unzip the interior if needed, give it a wash or shake out the sand and it's as good as new. This also makes it a breeze to transfer all your essentials from bag to bag.

$139.00

Women's Weekender Bag Copacabana Tote

Women's Weekender Bag Copacabana Tote

This stunning emerald green tote will add the perfect amount of pop to your day, weather you need to brighten up the boardroom or just perfect for a new mummy to carry everything She needs in style. Made using recycled plastic bags, so good for the planet too! Dimension/Size/Weight: Width: 54.0 cm, about 21.0 inches Height: 39 cm, about 15.0 inches Depth: 15 cm, about 6.0 inches Handles: 53 cm, about 21.0 inches Drop: 24.0 cm, about 9.50 inches Weight: 1.0 kg Available in one size and 3 colours Materials Used: Green weave lovingly made from Recycled PP Polypropylene with Cotton straps It’s what on the inside that counts! This bag contains our signature M+M removable and hand washable organizer that includes; - Inside Key Clip, no more hunting to the bottom of your bag for keys! - Neoprene water bottle holder keeps your water nice and cool or your baby bottle warm. Or perfect spot for your wet umbrella on a rainy day! - Plastic inside section for clear view of all your essentials, such as laptop/Ipod, also perfect for toiletries (something always leaks when you travel) or the endless baby items! - Handy see though mesh pockets for easy access of your small items - Elasticized wallet hook, to keep your valuables secure and easy to reach. And at the end of the day you can simply unzip the interior if needed give it a hand wash and it's as good as new. This also makes it a breeze to transfer all your essentials from bag to bag.

$139.00

Genuine Leather Gone With The Wind Handbag

Genuine Leather Gone With The Wind Handbag

Hand made using top quality Leather with a subtle Suede trim, this bag has all the bells and whistles but the finish of a stone cold fox, fits your laptop with ease and also the perfect bag for new Mums or Travel as it has our signature inside organiser section. Dimension/Size/Weight: Width: 49.0 cm, about 19.0 inches. Height: 32 cm, about 12.0 inches. Depth: 12 cm, about 5 inches. Handles: 55 cm, about 21.50 inches Drop: 22.0 cm. Additional adjustable and removable long strap measuring 117.0cm at full length Weight: 1.2kg Available in one size and 3 colours Materials Used: Orange with Suede LeatherIt’s what on the inside that counts! This bag contains our signature M+M removable and hand washable organizer that includes; - Inside Key Clip, no more hunting to the bottom of your bag for keys! - Neoprene water bottle holder keeps your water nice and cool or your baby bottle warm. Or perfect spot for your wet umbrella on a rainy day! - Plastic inside section for clear view of all your essentials, such as laptop/Ipod, also perfect for toiletries (something always leaks when you travel) or the endless baby items! - Handy see though mesh pockets for easy access of your small items - Elasticized wallet hook, to keep your valuables secure and easy to reach. And at the end of the day you can simply unzip the interior if needed give it a hand wash and it's as good as new. This also makes it a breeze to transfer all your essentials from bag to bag.

$249.00

Genuine Leather Jaws Handbag

Genuine Leather Jaws Handbag

Hand made using top quality Leather with a subtle Suede trim, this bag has all the bells and whistles but the finish of a stone cold fox, fits your laptop with ease and also the perfect bag for new Mums or Travel as it has our signature inside organiser section. Dimension/Size/Weight: Width: 49.0 cm, about 19.0 inches Height: 32 cm, about 12.0 inches Depth: 12 cm, about 5 inches Handles: 55 cm, about 21.50 inches Drop: 22.0 cm. Additional adjustable and removable long strap measuring 117.0cm at full length Weight: 1.2kg Available in one size and 3 colours Materials Used: Taupe with Suede Leather It’s what on the inside that counts! This bag contains our signature M+M removable and hand washable organizer that includes; Inside Key Clip, no more hunting to the bottom of your bag for keys! Neoprene water bottle holder keeps your water nice and cool or your baby bottle warm. Or perfect spot for your wet umbrella on a rainy day! Plastic inside section for clear view of all your essentials, such as laptop/Ipod, also perfect for toiletries (something always leaks when you travel) or the endless baby items! Handy see though mesh pockets for easy access of your small items Elasticized wallet hook, to keep your valuables secure and easy to reach. And at the end of the day you can simply unzip the interior if needed give it a hand wash and it's as good as new. This also makes it a breeze to transfer all your essentials from bag to bag.

$249.00