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Maria Castelli is a small, family-owned company that values high-quality design, materials, and craftsmanship.

As designers and life-long handbags enthusiasts, we seek to create products that are beautiful, yet functional; fashion-forward yet timeless. Once we are confident we have developed a handbag or accessory that meets these requirements, we do only a limited production to ensure that you, the customer, have an exclusive, (nearly) one-of-a-kind item.

Things are only as good as the materials used to make them. For that reason, we hand-pick everything – each piece of leather, fabric, cord, hardware, and embellishment – we use to make our products. Having roots in Argentina, where the leather industry is among the best in the world, we know good leather. All of our handbags and accessories are made of 100% genuine, high-quality cow leather from Argentina. The leather is unlined to make our products more light-weight, as well as to reveal its luxurious feel. 

Finally, Maria Castelli products are made in small batches either in our studio in Brooklyn or in workshops around New York City. We meticulously control the quality of our products. We cut and assemble our handbags and accessories by hand, while the sewing is done by machine to ensure their strength and resilience. We take pride in our hand-finished details, as they add to the sophistication and distinction of our bags.