margeandrudy

Marge & Rudy ~ Leather Bags & Goods - Handmade in NC

Charlotte, North Carolina

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Announcement    Welcome to Marge & Rudy! ❤
Let's stay connected:

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

Hi! My name is Rachel and each bag is made by me in my smoke-free studio, handcrafted one at a time from the first cut to the final rivet. 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 made from locally sourced fabrics and leathers. Additionally, I find uses for even the smallest scraps in an effort to eliminate waste and minimize my carbon footprint.

Many of my bags are limited edition or one-of-a-kind, 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. I love them. I 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!"

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

HAPPY SHOPPING!

Best,
Rachel

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 1, 2021

Welcome to Marge & Rudy! ❤
Let's stay connected:

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

Hi! My name is Rachel and each bag is made by me in my smoke-free studio, handcrafted one at a time from the first cut to the final rivet. 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 made from locally sourced fabrics and leathers. Additionally, I find uses for even the smallest scraps in an effort to eliminate waste and minimize my carbon footprint.

Many of my bags are limited edition or one-of-a-kind, 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. I love them. I 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

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About margeandrudy

Sales 1,038
On Etsy since 2009

Handcrafted • One at a Time • In Charlotte NC

Marge & Rudy handmade is an artisan design studio handcrafting limited edition and one of a kind leather handbags, clutches and accessories. Founded in 2011 and named in honor of her parents, Marge and Rudy, Rachel Dortch, the artist + maker behind the brand, focuses on detail and craftsmanship, incorporating the slow design principle to create high quality, enduring designs that enhance one’s individuality. Handcrafted one at a time from the first cut to the final rivet, each Marge & Rudy handbag is as unique as the woman who carries it.

Born and raised in Nashville TN, Rachel feels most at home in jeans, a tee, and a well worn pair of Frye boots. “My roots influence my style and my bags have a laid back southern indie feel to them. My design reflects that lifestyle, and I choose leathers that embody that feel as well: strong but supple, and with the natural markings that show the unique character and beauty of the leather.” Extremely eco conscious, Rachel sources local materials and remnants whenever possible and finds uses for even the smallest scraps in an effort to eliminate waste and minimize her carbon footprint.

Rachel lives in Charlotte, NC, is married to her high school sweetheart and has three beautiful, creative children. She prefers jeans to dresses, dessert to dinner, and believes little things make a big difference. “Attention to the smallest detail is what gives Marge & Rudy leather handbags the edge.”

Where to Find me?

https://facebook.com/margeandrudy
https://instagram.com/margeandrudy
https://www.margeandrudy.com

Contact Rachel:

https://www.margeandrudy.com
margeandrudy [!at] gmail.com

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 December 11, 2017
Thank you for visiting my shop.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept 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
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
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. Item must be returned within 7 days of receipt in its original/unused condition to be eligible for a refund/exchange. (Shipping costs are not refundable.)

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
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.
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!