This is the tale about two best friends with an obvious passion for fashion and handbags. The first loves sweets, the second one prefers salty snacks. One likes movies, the other one prefers music. One likes quiet places, the other one prefers parties. One of them will be forever the sentimental girl, and the other the rational girl. The list goes on. However, there is one thing they have in common, a big friendship from which Maria Maleta’s has born.

Maria Maleta believe that every person has two personal sides, therefore most of their products reflect that versatility as they can be used in many different ways. There are no stereotypes or any rules, that is the freedom to be expressed in a timeless product.

Maria Maleta's founders and best friends

Maria Maleta is a Portuguese brand of design leather goods, only in genuine leather and evidences the quality of raw materials with the best production in Portugal.

All raw materials are selected with resistance and durability in mind so that your handbag can stay with you for a lifetime and not for just a brief moment. Using leather reflects all of Maria Maleta’s production values — durability, design and quality.

“You don’t need a lot of bags to be happy, you just need the bag that makes you proud to care”

We live on a planet with a lot of waste and with serious environmental problems due to high consumption rates. Maria Maleta aims to make long-lasting products and are proud to give a lifetime warranty on all of their bags and backpacks and are happy to help you on your journey with your bag, offering repairs.

The handmade tradition in Portugal has existed for decades in several production areas, and Portuguese industry is well known for its attention to detail, precision and dedication to the product — features that one can clearly perceive in the footwear and leather goods industry.

Maria Maleta ally handmade techniques to machinery capabilities to create their final product. From the selection of the raw materials to the packaging phase there are always several “pairs of hands” involved in the production process — people with a long experience in leather goods manufacturing and a lot of stories to tell. Each and every one of these stories are part of every handbag produced by Maria Maleta.

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