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Top 25 American-made leather handbags and wallets

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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.

BrandMade inBag typesWhat to knowWhere to buy
ArtifactNebraskaTotes, purses and work apronsOffer lifetime guarantee against defects in workmanship or materials
BagguNew YorkLeather drawstring and box purses and phone slingsOnly leather bags are American-made
Beau & Ro Bag CompanyNew YorkClutches, crossbody bags, fanny packs, backpacks and wine totesCustom orders available
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Blair RitcheyOhioClutches, handbags and totesLuxury bags designed to also be very functional
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Brynn CapellaIllinoisClutches, handbags, wallets and satchelsLeather imported from Italy
Calleen CorderoCaliforniaLeather handbags, clutches and walletsFor every product sold at their two Calleen Cordero retail stores, two trees are planted
cinda bIndianaTotes, backpacks, wallets, wristlets, beach bags and cosmetic bagsBags are made of poly/nylon fabric and are water- and stain-resistant and machine washable
Clare V.CaliforniaHandbags, wallets and travel bagsExclusively made in America since 2008
CuyanaCaliforniaLeather totes and crossbody bagsOnly select items are made in the US
Frank CleggMassachusettsLeather totes, briefcases and backpacksVegetable tanned leather imported from Europe
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Graf & LantzCaliforniaLeather and wool felt totes, clutches, backpacks, laptop sleeves, messenger bags and walletsVegetable tanned leather; have strong sustainability policies where they try to waste as little scraps and materials as possible
Harvey’s HandbagsCaliforniaTotes, wallets, clutches, crossbody bags, backpacks and travel bagsBags are made out of seatbelts; they have a special collaboration with Disney
Holly AikenNorth CarolinaTotes, handbags, diaper bags, clutches and walletsMost bags made primarily of vinyl
Jess RizzutiNew YorkDesigner handbags and clutchesEco-friendly designs
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Joshu + VelaCaliforniaTotes, duffels and backpacksMade of canvas and leather
Mei VintageCaliforniaClutches, wallets, crossbody bags, fanny packs and tote bagsMany styles use upcycled materials
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Merci FortuneNew YorkLeather duffle bags, satchels and clutchesAll materials are made in the US
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Paige HamiltonCaliforniaHandbags, backpacks, clutches, totes and walletsNylon and leather imported from Italy
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Pietro AlessandroNew YorkClutches, totes, messenger bags, wristlets and handbagsLeather imported from Italy
Rebecca Ray DesignsOhio and PennsylvaniaEquestrian-inspired handbags, clutches, totes, duffels and accessoriesProducts are guaranteed for life
Sea BagsMaineTotes, handbags, duffels, diaper bags, wine bags and travel bagsMade from recycled sails
Skipper BagsMarylandBeach totes and drawstring bagsMade from recycled sails
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Stephanie DawnOhioQuilted handbags, totes and specialty bagsSimilar to Vera Bradley bags, but made in America
Uptown RedesignsLouisianaLarge tote bagsMade of recycled clothing garments
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Malibu AmericanCaliforniaClutches, totes and cross-body bagsAll materials American-sourced
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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.

Common Questions about American-made handbags

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Gabrielle Pastorek

Gabrielle Pastorek writes about fashion, beauty and finance. Gabrielle loves helping people find a great deal, whether it's in their shopping cart or on a credit card. In her free time, she exercises her creative muscles by writing short stories.

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