Announcement Handmade artisan leather tote bags. All of our leather accessories are designed and handmade by in Atlanta, GA, USA by Meg Councilman. Browse our selection of leather tote bags, purses, messenger bags, hobos, crossbody bags, wallets, bucket bags, clutch bags and more. Check back for updates to our collections and follow our journey on instagram @shopmargaretvera
Handmade artisan leather tote bags. All of our leather accessories are designed and handmade by in Atlanta, GA, USA by Meg Councilman. Browse our selection of leather tote bags, purses, messenger bags, hobos, crossbody bags, wallets, bucket bags, clutch bags and more. Check back for updates to our collections and follow our journey on instagram @shopmargaretvera
Kevin Airrington on Jan 18, 2017
Outstanding! Many large pieces...Great value...I highly recommend. I will be back. Thank you for a pleasant transaction.
Mary Earle-Sigler on Dec 29, 2016
It's a box full of leather scraps so you know what to expect and yet you don't know exactly what to expect. The box was full as described. It was shipped out timely too.
Handmade leather bags. Made in USA.
Designer and founder, Margaret “Meg” Vera Councilman was born in Oxford, England and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. Meg’s love of design was nurtured while under the tutelage of her older brother Kurt, an experienced leather craftsman. Meg developed her own distinct style, and now seeks out beautiful and unusual materials influenced by her international background. She currently designs and produces her line of artisan leather bags and accessories in her Atlanta studio, Margaret Vera.
Beginning as Awestrum Leather in Tampa Bay, FL, the siblings fashioned custom guitar straps and dog collars. Quickly earning a loyal clientele through local craft shows, the business steadily grew. Meg returned to Atlanta, a move that also marked the reinvention of the company. Noticing that most popular handbag brands were no longer manufactured in the United States, Meg became determined to offer something special. With a love and passion for unique materials, accessory design, and leather crafting, Margaret Vera launched in December 2011. Margaret Vera strives to empower others and create beauty in the world.
Each Margaret Vera accessory is handcrafted, with much of the line being made from reclaimed leather. Meg’s handmade fashion accessories are an alluring blend of rugged and soft, muted and bright; a distinct style that has attracted both domestic and international attention.
Margaret Vera has been featured in:
Atlanta Journal Constitution . Outblush . Buzzfeed . Equestrian Culture Magazine . British Vogue
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Sister
Meg is an Atlanta, GA native (well, since the age of 4). She has began designing accessories in 2008 while maintaining a full time teaching career. In 2014, she adventured into Margaret Vera full time.
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