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High quality leather handbags that transform into multiple shapes according to your needs
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ARAMLEE | Convertible Leather Handbags

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We are an independent designer brand based in NY.

Our passion for unique and minimal designs led us to create leather handbags that provide more than one option, and we came up with the idea of foldable and transformable bags.

We launched our brand in 2016 with our first transformable bag, the Hana shoulder, and now we are excited to introduce our new collection.

The Mari tote transforms from a standard tote, to a fun geometric tote, and finally to a hands-free backpack with a few simple manipulations.

THE MARI TOTE
THE MARI TOTE

 

HOW TO TRANSFORM THE MARI TOTE
HOW TO TRANSFORM THE MARI TOTE

  

The Rei bag transforms from a stylish shoulder bag to a messenger bag by simply closing zippers on the front and the back side.

THE REI - SHOULDER BAG VERSION
THE REI - SHOULDER BAG VERSION

  

THE REI - MESSENGER BAG VERSION
THE REI - MESSENGER BAG VERSION

 

With an eye for high quality, all the leather we use is carefully selected and sourced from Italy and Spain. 

THE NORA BACKPACK
THE NORA BACKPACK

We only partner with manufacturers that maintain a high level of craftsmanship and subscribe to ethical practices.

Over the last 2 years we’ve met with factories in different countries, including the US, South Korea and Vietnam, and tested to compare which is the right fit for our products. We decided on a manufacturer in Vietnam who produces high quality leather handbags for European and US brands. 

 

Since leather is natural product, there are some parts that aren’t normally usable due to its irregular shape. The industry standard wastage of leather ranges from 20% - 50%, depending on the size of the leather piece.

We tried to find a solution to this wasteful practice, and came up with an idea to make use of the scraps. After cutting the leather, all scrap pieces from the bags are gathered and reused to create the pouches. 

THE CLOUD POUCH IS MADE OF SCRAP LEATHER PIECES FROM THE CLOUD BAG
THE CLOUD POUCH IS MADE OF SCRAP LEATHER PIECES FROM THE CLOUD BAG

  

THE CLOUD CROSSBODY BAG
THE CLOUD CROSSBODY BAG

   

  

 

 

 

COLOR : OCEAN BLUE
COLOR : OCEAN BLUE

 

COLOR : BLACK
COLOR : BLACK

 

COLOR : LIGHT GREY
COLOR : LIGHT GREY

 

THE REI - SHOULDER BAG VERSION
THE REI - SHOULDER BAG VERSION

 

THE REI - MESSENGER BAG VERSION
THE REI - MESSENGER BAG VERSION

 

COLOR : TAN
COLOR : TAN

 - The Rei bag transforms from a stylish shoulder bag to a messenger bag by simply closing zippers on the front and the back side. 

  • Spanish full-grain leather 
  • Available in Ocean Blue, Black, Light Grey, Tan
  • Shoulder bag dimension: 14.5"W x 13.5"H x 4.5"D (37cm x 34.2cm x 11.5cm) with 9" (23cm) shoulder drop
  • Messenger Bag dimension: 14.5"W x 11"H x 4.5"D (37cm x 28cm x 11.5cm)
  • Long strap drop: adjustable 19"(48cm) - 22"(56cm)
  • Weight: 1.4 lbs (0.64 kg) 
  • Black metal zipper openings
  • Black metal clips and d-rings for long shoulder strap attachment 
  • Interior: Cotton twill lining with a zipper pocket 
  • Fits a 13" laptop or tablet and your essentials

 

COLOR : OCEAN BLUE
COLOR : OCEAN BLUE

 

BACK VIEW
BACK VIEW

 

 

  

COLOR : BLACK
COLOR : BLACK

 

COLOR : LIGHT GREY
COLOR : LIGHT GREY

 

COLOR : TAN
COLOR : TAN

   

INTERIOR VIEW
INTERIOR VIEW

 - The Nora backpack can be worn as a backpack and a tote by adjusting the strap length.   

  • Spanish full-grain leather
  • Available in Ocean Blue, Black, Light Grey, Tan 
  • Dimension: 11"W x 13.5"H x 5.5"D (28cm x 34.2cm x 14cm) 
  • Backpack strap length: adjustable 15"(38cm) - 29"(74cm) 
  • Weight: 1.11 lbs (0.5 kg)  
  • Front zipper pocket
  • 2 side pockets
  • Black metal zipper openings 
  • Black metal sliders and metal snaps for backpack strap adjustment
  • Interior: Cotton twill lining with a padded laptop/ tablet pocket and 2 slip pockets for small items
  • Fits a 13" laptop or tablet and your essentials 

 

COLOR : BURGUNDY
COLOR : BURGUNDY

 

COLOR : MISTY SKY
COLOR : MISTY SKY

 

COLOR : FIRE RED
COLOR : FIRE RED

 

COLOR : BLACK
COLOR : BLACK

 

INTERIOR VIEW
INTERIOR VIEW

 - Three bags in One! The Mari tote transforms from a standard tote shape to a geometric tote, and finally to a backpack.

  • Italian leather
  • Available in Burgundy, Misty Sky, Fire Red, Black
  • Tote dimension: 14.5"W x 17.5"H (37 cm x 44.5 cm)  
  • Backpack dimension: 14.5"W x 9.5"H (37 cm x 24 cm)  
  • Shoulder drop: 13" (33 cm)  
  • Weight: 0.9 lbs (0.4 kg)  
  • Black metal zipper for transformation  
  • Matt gunmetal clip and a d-ring for the backpack closure  
  • 2 sets of snaps in black oxide finish for the main closure  
  • Interior: Unlined with a cotton twill zipper pocket 
  • Fits a 15" laptop /tablet and your essentials

 

COLOR : BURGUNDY
COLOR : BURGUNDY

 

 

COLOR : MISTY SKY
COLOR : MISTY SKY

 

COLOR : FIRE RED
COLOR : FIRE RED

 

COLOR : BLACK
COLOR : BLACK

 

 - The Cloud bag can be worn short and long on the body. Simply adjust the strap so the bag converts to a sling bag, crossbody, or underarm shoulder bag.

  • Italian leather
  • Available in Burgundy, Misty Sky, Fire Red, Black
  • Body dimension: 9.5"W x 7"H x 2 1/4"D (24.2 cm x 17.8 cm x 5.7 cm) 
  • Shoulder strap: Adjustable drop 12.5" (32cm) - 22" (56cm)   
  • Weight: 0.8 lbs (0.36 kg)  
  • Black metal zipper closure  
  • Black metal buckle for the strap adjustment  
  • Interior: Cotton twill lining with a zipper pocket
  • It fits a 7.5" long wallet, phone and other small items

 

 

COLOR : BURGUNDY
COLOR : BURGUNDY

 

COLOR : MISTY SKY
COLOR : MISTY SKY

 

COLOR : FIRE RED
COLOR : FIRE RED

 

COLOR : BLACK
COLOR : BLACK

- The Cloud pouch is created from the scrap leather pieces from cutting the Cloud crossbody bags. Since the leather is upcycled, the cost of the leather is not added to the price.   

  • Italian leather
  • Available in Burgundy, Misty Sky, Fire Red, Black
  • Dimension: 8"x 5.5" (20cm x 14cm)  
  • Weight: 0.15 lbs (0.07 kg)  
  • Black metal zipper closure  
  • Unlined

 

 

  • Cotton canvas in Black  
  • Body dimension: 13 3/4"W x 16"H (35cm x 40.5cm) 
  • Black webbing shoulder straps: 12" Drop (30cm)

 

PRODUCTION TIMELINE

  • March 22th : Campaign ends
  • March 23rd - March 29th : Send backer surveys for color selections
  • April 1st : Material / Production order
  • May - July : Manufacturing / Quality control
  • August : Package and ship rewards 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Working in the industry as a designer for 19 years, I've encountered numerous obstacles during the production stage, and there's always a challenge that suppliers do not fulfill orders on time. I am working with a professional factory and suppliers that have years of experience. Please be assured that I am an experienced designer with the knowledge and resources to resolve issues that may occur, and I will try to avoid any delays.
However if there are any unforeseen circumstances that delay the work, I will always keep open and honest communication with all my backers!

Duty/VAT charges: If you live outside of the US, you will be responsible for any applicable duty/VAT charges.

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