Our fave picks of the best leather handbags and wallets that are made right here in America.
There’s a sense of luxury that comes along with buying an American-made leather bag, purse or wallet, but also a sense of pride for supporting American workers and the US economy. Whether you’re looking for a practical tote bag that can fit everything but the kitchen sink or a chic clutch or wallet that you can break out for special occasions, you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for from these top made-in-the-USA purse brands.
Made in USA brands
We’ve put together a list of the top 25 brands that make leather handbags here in the good ole U.S. of A.
|Brand||Made in||Bag types||What to know||Where to buy|
|Artifact||Nebraska||Totes, purses and work aprons||Offer lifetime guarantee against defects in workmanship or materials|
|Baggu||New York||Leather drawstring and box purses and phone slings||Only leather bags are American-made|
|Beau & Ro Bag Company||New York||Clutches, crossbody bags, fanny packs, backpacks and wine totes||Custom orders available|
|Blair Ritchey||Ohio||Clutches, handbags and totes||Luxury bags designed to also be very functional|
|Brynn Capella||Illinois||Clutches, handbags, wallets and satchels||Leather imported from Italy|
|Calleen Cordero||California||Leather handbags, clutches and wallets||For every product sold at their two Calleen Cordero retail stores, two trees are planted|
|cinda b||Indiana||Totes, backpacks, wallets, wristlets, beach bags and cosmetic bags||Bags are made of poly/nylon fabric and are water- and stain-resistant and machine washable|
|Clare V.||California||Handbags, wallets and travel bags||Exclusively made in America since 2008|
|Cuyana||California||Leather totes and crossbody bags||Only select items are made in the US|
|Frank Clegg||Massachusetts||Leather totes, briefcases and backpacks||Vegetable tanned leather imported from Europe|
|Graf & Lantz||California||Leather and wool felt totes, clutches, backpacks, laptop sleeves, messenger bags and wallets||Vegetable tanned leather; have strong sustainability policies where they try to waste as little scraps and materials as possible|
|Harvey’s Handbags||California||Totes, wallets, clutches, crossbody bags, backpacks and travel bags||Bags are made out of seatbelts; they have a special collaboration with Disney|
|Holly Aiken||North Carolina||Totes, handbags, diaper bags, clutches and wallets||Most bags made primarily of vinyl|
|Jess Rizzuti||New York||Designer handbags and clutches||Eco-friendly designs|
|Joshu + Vela||California||Totes, duffels and backpacks||Made of canvas and leather|
|Mei Vintage||California||Clutches, wallets, crossbody bags, fanny packs and tote bags||Many styles use upcycled materials|
|Merci Fortune||New York||Leather duffle bags, satchels and clutches||All materials are made in the US|
|Paige Hamilton||California||Handbags, backpacks, clutches, totes and wallets||Nylon and leather imported from Italy|
|Pietro Alessandro||New York||Clutches, totes, messenger bags, wristlets and handbags||Leather imported from Italy|
|Rebecca Ray Designs||Ohio and Pennsylvania||Equestrian-inspired handbags, clutches, totes, duffels and accessories||Products are guaranteed for life|
|Sea Bags||Maine||Totes, handbags, duffels, diaper bags, wine bags and travel bags||Made from recycled sails|
|Skipper Bags||Maryland||Beach totes and drawstring bags||Made from recycled sails|
|Stephanie Dawn||Ohio||Quilted handbags, totes and specialty bags||Similar to Vera Bradley bags, but made in America|
|Uptown Redesigns||Louisiana||Large tote bags||Made of recycled clothing garments|
|Malibu American||California||Clutches, totes and cross-body bags||All materials American-sourced|
Retailers that offer American-made handbag and wallet options
Just a few of the retailers that offer American-made bags include:
Our top picks
- Claire V. Marcelle Maison Leather Tote – Aside from the chic, designer look of this bag and its drop-dead gorgeous French lavender colored suede, our favorite thing about this Clare V. bag is its versatility. By day, it’s a leather tote with enough room for all of your daily essentials. By night, it folds over into an elegant clutch.
- Holly Aiken Turbo Tote Large – We love the clean, classic designs that Holly Aiken bags are known for. Plus, you get a whole lotta tote for the price, thanks to the design’s “sneaky snap” expandable sides. This bag is perfect for the on-the-go mom or busy young professional who needs to carry it all but also wants to be fashionable.
- Stephanie Dawn Quilted Zip Tote – If you love that Vera Bradley look but would prefer to buy an American-made product and are shopping on a budget, Stephanie Dawn bags are absolutely worth a look. This zip tote is bright and bold and has that lovely quilted, handcrafted look that never goes out of style.
Are American-made handbags more expensive than imported bags?
Not necessarily. While many American-made handbag brands can be a bit pricey, that’s because they typically offer handmade, designer handbags that are more expensive to produce than your average bag. Their handmade imported counterparts are usually just as expensive.
On the other hand, bags that are mass-produced in countries outside of the United States can be much cheaper because it takes much less time and money to create them. If you’re looking for a more affordable made-in-the-USA handbag option, check out Stephanie Dawn, Holly Aiken and cinda b.