margeandrudy

Handmade Leather Bags and Accessories ~ Ecofriendly

Charlotte, North Carolina · 700 Sales

margeandrudy

Handmade Leather Bags and Accessories ~ Ecofriendly

Charlotte, North Carolina 700 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(204)

Announcement   ATTENTION: The deadline for MADE TO ORDER items to be shipped before Christmas has passed. Only READY TO SHIP items will be available for Christmas delivery. I will be adding new listings of items that are made and ready to ship over the next couple of weeks. Please contact me if you have any questions. Lead time for MADE TO ORDER bags is now 5-6 weeks.

Dear Customers, Thank you for your patience and sweet messages of support while my shop was closed so I could care for my youngest daughter as she underwent treatment for a brain tumor. We are blessed that she is well and echo the intention she wrote and hung on the prayer tree at St. Jude’s: "That everyone stays happy and healthy the rest of our lives. ❤️"

My Etsy shop is now open and I will be adding several new items over the coming weeks. Thank you so much for your continued support!


Welcome to Marge and Rudy!

Let's stay connected:

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/margeandrudy
INSTAGRAM: @margeandrudy
TWITTER: @margeandrudy
WEBSITE : http://www.margeandrudy.com/

Hi! My name is Rachel and each bag is made by me in my smoke-free studio. I design each bag myself with careful attention to detail and construction. My bags are made to last. Each and every Marge and Rudy handbag is eco-friendly, made from locally sourced fabrics and leathers. Many are sourced from custom order remnants and design over-specs. I save these high-end designer fabrics and leathers from the landfill and transform them into unique, fashion forward accessories. Because many of the materials I use are “to the Trade Only”, over-specs, and custom runs, many Marge and Rudy handbags are one-of-a-kind or limited edition, as unique as the women who carry them.

Stylish and environmentally friendly, you can’t beat that! And let’s face it… a girl can never have too many bags!

WHO ARE MARGE AND RUDY?

♥ They are my parents. Love them. Miss them. I named my shop in honor of them. ♥

I put a lot of time and love into every bag. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! Some of my favorite things have been passed down. My goal is to make items you love enough to pass down to someone you love.

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*Here are just a few of the things my customers are saying about Marge and Rudy:

"The quality of this bag is excellent--like anything you would purchase in a high end department store. Rachel was also kind enough to do a little customization for me: she used the color leather and thread I requested from a different model on the model I wanted. I am more than satisfied with my purchase and will be a return customer."

"Rachel, words cannot even describe how beautiful that bag is. My aunt said it is the nicest bag she has ever owned by far and both of us are no strangers to designer handbags. Thank you again so much. You really helped me make her day special. I will be back for myself!!!! :)"

"Amazing - Thank you so much I have never had a bag of such quality. I love it!"

"Wow! Very much lived up to my expectations. Now wondering If I should have bought two? FABULOUS bag. I love it. Leather so so soft. THANK YOU Rachel!!!!"

"This turned out to be even more fabulous than I hoped for! The leather is gorgeous, it's the perfect size and every detail is perfect~thank you so much, Rachel! "

"I love this shop! My bag got here incredibly fast! And it's everything I hoped it would be!!! I'm more than satisfied with my purchase and I'll be using this shop again!!"

"This has quickly become my very favorite item! The bag is beautiful, the leather is soft, but durable and the craftsmanship is amazing. The detail inside and out is so well done. I searched forever for a bag just like this one and could not be more pleased with my UMA! Thank you Rachel, can't wait to get my next one!"

"This clutch is divine!!! The craftsmanship is exceptional. Service was wonderful and I am a very happy customer and fan!!"

"WOW! This is an amazing bag. It is very beautiful and will look perfect with jeans or for an evening out. I really love it. The quality and workmanship are beautiful as is the leather. Your packaging is adorable. I will definitely be back when I want to treat myself to a special bag. I have my eye on the spotted one!"

*********************************************************************
♥ Please support handmade artists! It makes a difference in our lives and hopefully yours too! ♥ :)

HAPPY SHOPPING!

Best,
Rachel

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 28, 2016

ATTENTION: The deadline for MADE TO ORDER items to be shipped before Christmas has passed. Only READY TO SHIP items will be available for Christmas delivery. I will be adding new listings of items that are made and ready to ship over the next couple of weeks. Please contact me if you have any questions. Lead time for MADE TO ORDER bags is now 5-6 weeks.

Dear Customers, Thank you for your patience and sweet messages of support while my shop was closed so I could care for my youngest daughter as she underwent treatment for a brain tumor. We are blessed that she is well and echo the intention she wrote and hung on the prayer tree at St. Jude’s: "That everyone stays happy and healthy the rest of our lives. ❤️"

My Etsy shop is now open and I will be adding several new items over the coming weeks. Thank you so much for your continued support!


Welcome to Marge and Rudy!

Let's stay connected:

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/margeandrudy
INSTAGRAM: @margeandrudy
TWITTER: @margeandrudy
WEBSITE : http://www.margeandrudy.com/

Hi! My name is Rachel and each bag is made by me in my smoke-free studio. I design each bag myself with careful attention to detail and construction. My bags are made to last. Each and every Marge and Rudy handbag is eco-friendly, made from locally sourced fabrics and leathers. Many are sourced from custom order remnants and design over-specs. I save these high-end designer fabrics and leathers from the landfill and transform them into unique, fashion forward accessories. Because many of the materials I use are “to the Trade Only”, over-specs, and custom runs, many Marge and Rudy handbags are one-of-a-kind or limited edition, as unique as the women who carry them.

Stylish and environmentally friendly, you can’t beat that! And let’s face it… a girl can never have too many bags!

WHO ARE MARGE AND RUDY?

♥ They are my parents. Love them. Miss them. I named my shop in honor of them. ♥

I put a lot of time and love into every bag. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! Some of my favorite things have been passed down. My goal is to make items you love enough to pass down to someone you love.

*************************************************************************
*Here are just a few of the things my customers are saying about Marge and Rudy:

"The quality of this bag is excellent--like anything you would purchase in a high end department store. Rachel was also kind enough to do a little customization for me: she used the color leather and thread I requested from a different model on the model I wanted. I am more than satisfied with my purchase and will be a return customer."

"Rachel, words cannot even describe how beautiful that bag is. My aunt said it is the nicest bag she has ever owned by far and both of us are no strangers to designer handbags. Thank you again so much. You really helped me make her day special. I will be back for myself!!!! :)"

"Amazing - Thank you so much I have never had a bag of such quality. I love it!"

"Wow! Very much lived up to my expectations. Now wondering If I should have bought two? FABULOUS bag. I love it. Leather so so soft. THANK YOU Rachel!!!!"

"This turned out to be even more fabulous than I hoped for! The leather is gorgeous, it's the perfect size and every detail is perfect~thank you so much, Rachel! "

"I love this shop! My bag got here incredibly fast! And it's everything I hoped it would be!!! I'm more than satisfied with my purchase and I'll be using this shop again!!"

"This has quickly become my very favorite item! The bag is beautiful, the leather is soft, but durable and the craftsmanship is amazing. The detail inside and out is so well done. I searched forever for a bag just like this one and could not be more pleased with my UMA! Thank you Rachel, can't wait to get my next one!"

"This clutch is divine!!! The craftsmanship is exceptional. Service was wonderful and I am a very happy customer and fan!!"

"WOW! This is an amazing bag. It is very beautiful and will look perfect with jeans or for an evening out. I really love it. The quality and workmanship are beautiful as is the leather. Your packaging is adorable. I will definitely be back when I want to treat myself to a special bag. I have my eye on the spotted one!"

*********************************************************************
♥ Please support handmade artists! It makes a difference in our lives and hopefully yours too! ♥ :)

HAPPY SHOPPING!

Best,
Rachel

Rachel Dortch

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Rachel Dortch

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(204)
Lindsay

Lindsay on Mar 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This has quickly become my very favorite item! The bag is beautiful, the leather is soft, but durable and the craftsmanship is amazing. The detail inside and out is so well done. I searched forever for a bag just like this one and could not be more pleased with my UMA! Thank you Rachel, can't wait to get my next one!!

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Updates

Studio snapshot. Almost done with this Hacker Bag in Pub Brown. #workinprogress #studiolife
Indie bag with matching wallet... on its way to sunny California. sun_with_face Wallets will be available in all my leather colors soon!
Finishing up an Indie bag. I love the hardware on this bag. heart_eyes
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About

Sylish and Environmentally Friendly

Twenty years in the interior design and custom furniture industry gave me a firsthand look at the enormous amount of textiles wasted each year. After designing my first handbag, an idea was born to merge my love of design, my need to create, my obsession with textiles, and my uber recycling sensibilities. In the summer of 2011, I launched my handbag line, Marge and Rudy, named in honor of my parents.

Each and every Marge and Rudy handbag is eco-friendly, made from fabrics and leathers sourced from custom order remnants and design over-specs. I save these high-end designer fabrics and leathers from the landfill and transform them into unique, fashion forward accessories. Because the materials I use are “to the Trade Only”, over-specs, and custom runs, many Marge and Rudy handbags are one of a kind or limited edition, as unique as the women who carry them.

Stylish and environmentally friendly, you can’t beat that! And let’s face it… a girl can never have too many bags!

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Shop members

  • Rachel Dortch

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    My name is Rachel. I am married to my high school sweetheart and I am the mother of 3 beautiful, creative children. I prefer jeans to dresses, dessert to dinner, and believe little things make a big difference.

  • Marge & Rudy

    Inspiration

    My parents, Marge and Rudy, had such a great sense of style! I named my shop in honor of them.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 16, 2016
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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept paypal and all major credit cards through direct checkout.
Shipping
Once payment is received, ready to ship items will be shipped within 1-3 business days. My goal is to have your made to order bag shipped within 2-3 weeks. If you need it sooner, please email me and I will do my best to expedite your order.

Items are shipped to your Etsy address. Please make sure your address is correct before ordering.

Orders are packed carefully to assure a safe delivery. I ship USPS First Class or Priority Mail.

Insurance is NOT included except where noted. If you would like to add insurance please email before purchase or write in the comment section at checkout and I will e-mail you with a revised invoice. Seller will not be responsible for damages or lost items during the delivery process.

Customs Fees

PLEASE NOTE that any customs taxes, duties or fees imposed are the buyer's responsibility. These fees are imposed by the buyer's country and are out of my control. All packages are marked "merchandise" and can not be marked as "gift". If you are unsure of your country's import duties, you can check at www.dutycalculator.com.
Refunds and Exchanges
I take great care and pride in every item I make. If you are unhappy with your purchase, please email me within 3 days to discuss. (Shipping costs are not refundable.)
Additional policies and FAQs
(Custom orders?)
Yes, please contact me to make arrangements.

All orders are beautifully wrapped... ready to gift yourself or someone special at no extra charge. If you would like to enclose a note with your gift purchase, simply request in buyer's comments or email me. I am happy to oblige!