Announcement Accessories meant to be laughed in, danced in, and loved in. As seen in The Knot, WellWed, Ruffled Blog, and Wedding Chicks.
Accessories meant to be laughed in, danced in, and loved in. As seen in The Knot, WellWed, Ruffled Blog, and Wedding Chicks.
Accessories made to be laughed in, danced in and loved in.
Our desire to create beautiful things usually comes from places both unimaginably remote and incredibly close to home. Inspired by the dashing lifestyle and sterling sartorial intuition of her beloved grandmother, Mamie + James founder Loren James set out to create her own collection of unbridled bridal splendor.
Loren grew up dazzled by tales of her grandparents' life in Morocco and their various trips overseas. But it was Mamie's glamorous evening dresses, along with her instinctive gift for crafting deliciously feminine accents from the most ordinary materials, that most astonished her granddaughter.
Loren's own adventure took her from Mississippi to the elegant heart of Savannah, Georgia, to the incomparable French countryside and back again. As she traveled, she amassed a collage of photographs, garments, memories, sketches, and stories that would eventually become her collection for Mamie+James - a stunning blend of chic, crisp shapes and delicate vintage detailing.
Owner, Maker, Designer
I love all things delicate and sparkly! As well I am quite obsessed with the small details..you may have noticed. M+J is inspired by my grandmother, Mamie. Her creativity and talents in sewing have inspired me to dream.
-So glad you found MAMIE+JAMES! I'm Loren and I design + sew all garters. It is
my hopes to provide you with an heirloom piece that can be passed down to future
HOW IT ALL WORKS:
-Garters are listed and then made upon ordering, unless otherwise stated. An
example would be style No.1. The image available is a sample image. Everything
about it can be recreated, except for the vintage brooch.
-Upon ordering I will email you brooch options and you have the opportunity to be active in the design process. As well you have the option to change the tulle colour.
-When you confirm your brooch, tulle colour, and measurements I will then create your garter.
-Small changes such as colour are not considered a custom order.
***GARTERS ARE NOT PRE-MADE AND CAN TAKE UP TO 5-6 WEEKS TO REACH COMPLETION. PLEASE, DIRECT MESSAGE ME IF YOU NEED YOUR GARTER AHEAD OF ORDERING TO ASSURE THAT YOUR ORDER CAN BE PLACED ON A RUSH LIST***
JUST THE DETAILS, PLEASE:
-With every order I require a few details about you so that I can personalize the
garters. Such as:
-Date you would like your garter delivered
-Measurements. Some girls prefer to wear their garter right above their knee,
while others prefer to place them a bit higher. Either way garter placement
affects the size garter you may need.
-Colour specifics. If you prefer your tulle or ribbon to be a certain colour please
let me know.
-Each garter is accompanied by a complimentary toss garter. It is a simple garter made of satin ribbon with a few crystals or maybe even a vintage rhinestone button to top it off in a sparkly manner! The idea is to allow you to toss this simple gem and keep your heirloom piece for yourself.
***If you feel you want a snazzier toss garter please let me know upon ordering. I can definitely add this on for $30***
VINTAGE: PROS AND CONS:
-Please note that I work with tons of vintage and antique pieces. The brooches you choose from are old, but usually in wonderful condition, however, as we all know nothing lasts forever. Stones may decide to fall out and clasps may not be as functional as they originally were. I prefer to call this character. Some call it useless junk. If you feel you don't want vintage, please let me know before ordering so that I can find new brooches for you to choose from. In shipping if stones fall out, please let me know immediately. I can let you know a quick and easy way to fix the item or you can ship it back to me to fix.
-Please contact me! If you feel confused or worried about all the various options
..then I would love to help you. After all that is what I am here for! The garters are
all about you and your perfect day.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
-At M+J we understand that you may need us to hold an item for a few days until
payment can be made. We are more than happy to do so! Just let us know and we
will place your order on hold.
-Upon listing, I will reserve your item for 1 week. If you have not purchased your
item, then the sale is canceled.
-If ordering an item that is already made, then expect it to be shipped 2-3 days after
payment is made.
-If an item is made upon ordering (most of my items are) expect the process of
creating your piece to take anywhere from 5-6 weeks. Once the item is completed,
the garter will ship.
-All orders will be shipped USPS, since it is the most cost effective, and will receive
a tracking number. Usually it takes 2-3 days to reach its destination according to
-If you need your garter shipped overnight, please let me know immediately. I do
NOT cover the cost of overnight shipping. You are responsible for all rushed
-Please confirm your address to which you would like your purchase shipped.
-I think everyone should have access to products they love! So of course I am
more than willing to ship to you wherever you may be located. However, there
are boundaries in doing so. Please note that buyers are responsible for any and
all duties + customs charges that may be incurred.
-Please keep in mind that shipping internationally may take up to 4-6 weeks, if
not longer, although normally items arrive within 2 weeks.
Refunds and Exchanges
-I hope it never happens, but if you find an imperfection with your garter such as
a missing or loose stone, then please let me know. I want you to be happy. I
am more than willing to fix any wrongs.
-Refunds are not possible unless an item is damaged or misrepresented.
Additional policies and FAQs
-Please keep in mind all items are handmade. This means there will be variations
in each garter.
-Many of the garters have vintage pieces such as brooches and/or buttons. These
items are one of a kind and can not be recreated.
IT'S A WRAP!
-All MAMIE+JAMES garters come packaged in a white M+J gift box.