The Great Maier Mercantile

Reston, Virginia | 971 Sales


The Great Maier Mercantile

Reston, Virginia 971 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Krissy Maier

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Krissy Maier

Announcement    The Great Maier Mercantile, located in Reston, VA is a one stop shop for handmade and vintage accessories.


Last updated on Jan 2, 2019

The Great Maier Mercantile, located in Reston, VA is a one stop shop for handmade and vintage accessories.


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Respecting the Past While Working on the Future

I was a girl scout. "Always be prepared" was my childhood motto and I continue to live it out in my daily life. I leave the house with tissues, many pens, water bottles, snacks, an endless list. Hauling these necessities presented a challenge. Constantly switching bags and arriving at a destination without my first aid kit was becoming a daily occurrence. Feeling frustrated, I began making carry-all totes and crossbody bags to corral my essentials while maintaining a whimsical and creative look. A jewelry designer by trade since 2006, I launched The Great Maier Mercantile leather goods line in 2014, using high quality designer leather most of which is sourced as remnants from a furniture manufacturer. All straps from by bags are created from vintage and pre-loved leather belts. I hope these bags serve your inner scout.

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Shop members

  • Krissy Maier

    Owner, Creator

    Being creative is in my DNA. Dad’s family makes ornate beaded flowers and mom’s is full of antique dealers so using vintage jewelry to make new pieces is evolution doing what it does. I made my first ring at 12 and have been full time since 2008.

Production partners

  • Matter

    Brooklyn, NY

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Shop policies

Last updated on January 2, 2019
The Great Maier Mercantile is a one woman show. It's my goal to make every transaction smooth and hassle free to end up with happy customers. Thanks for shopping!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept returns or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Please let me know as soon as you open your package if something has been damaged in shipment. Refunds/exchanges are only offered if there is an error on my part or if an item is defective. If there is a problem with something you received, you must contact me within 7 days of receiving the item for a refund/exchange.
I accept Paypal, Etsy checkout (pay with your credit card) and Etsy Gift Cards.
I use the U.S. postal service and ship first class mail or priority mail. I usually will ship everything during the business day after the purchase has been completed. If you are an international buyer and would like me to ship to you but do not see your country listed, please convo me and we may be able to reach an agreement. International buyers are responsible for all taxes, tariffs and customs fees that may be associated with purchasing something from the United States. If you refuse to pay these taxes tariffs or customs fees once the package has reached your country, your money will not be refunded.

If you would like to upgrade shipping, but do not see it offered with the item you want to purchase, please convo me (including where you are located) to see if upgrading is available. I respond to most convos within 1 hour.