missymaomao

handcrafted vegan faux leather bags and more

| Ballarat, Australia

Star Seller.

This seller has a history of 5-star reviews, shipping on time, and replying quickly when they got any messages.

Announcement    Hello! Welcome to my shop. Firstly I would like to thank those of you that pop back here often and have supported me during the pandemic. In Australia we have been fortunate and thanks to all the Aussies that worked hard at doing the right thing. Please continue to support small businesses like mine as we cannot survive without you. I am now posting on a daily basis so you can expect your orders sooner. Yay! Some bags still have to be made and I will keep you informed on the progress if you order one of those bags, but remember, I am pretty fast at production these days, having over 20 years of experience in bag making. Enjoy my shop and thank you for visiting.

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 8, 2021

Hello! Welcome to my shop. Firstly I would like to thank those of you that pop back here often and have supported me during the pandemic. In Australia we have been fortunate and thanks to all the Aussies that worked hard at doing the right thing. Please continue to support small businesses like mine as we cannot survive without you. I am now posting on a daily basis so you can expect your orders sooner. Yay! Some bags still have to be made and I will keep you informed on the progress if you order one of those bags, but remember, I am pretty fast at production these days, having over 20 years of experience in bag making. Enjoy my shop and thank you for visiting.

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Marilyn Cardinal

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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
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About missymaomao

Sales 755
On Etsy since 2008

A tree change, a lifestyle change and a love of creativity = MissyMaoMao Vegan bags

I always wanted to make everything I owned. I imagined that I could learn how everything was made. I could learn how everything came about and I could surround myself with the things I have made or designed or collected. There are simply not enough hours, days or weeks in ones life time to make everything. I had to settle on something. After some experiments I settled on making bags. I dabbled in a real shop and then I set up in my city home, designing, making and selling wholesale. Eventually my Melbourne home, a little two bedroom Victorian cottage became too small, so I made a tree change. I found a big old house that needed renovation in country Ballarat. That was just over ten years ago now. The house is sort of grump and crocked in parts and spick span new in others. When I first moved in I set aside one room as the studio. Now MissyMaoMao was expanded to the front half of the house and I live in the back. My lovely cat, Lucinda whose nickname Missy Mao Mao became the inspiration for the brand, passed away last year. She is buried in the front garden next to her dog Edith. We now have a new team here. The two little black toy poodles are security and a little grey pussy cat pops into the studio daily to inspect the going ons.
The MissyMaoMao brand has expanded to include Mr Mao Vegan which will be new to the Etsy shop in 2018

Shop members

  • Marilyn Cardinal

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Missy Mao Mao bags are all made by Marilyn Cardinal in her studio in Wadawurrung Country, Ballarat, Australia. Marilyn studied fine arts majoring in printmaking. Her love of textiles started when she was a child.

  • Missy Mao Mao

    Inspurrrator, Supervisor

    Missy Mao Mao spent many days supervising the production of the bag range she inspired. Sadly Missy has now passed over the rainbow bridge.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 25, 2020
My aim is to provide you with top quality limited edition handmade bags.

Each bag is made from quality materials. No second hand materials used unless specified.

Each bag is interfaced internally to provide structure. Exposed fabrics are coated with uv protection and waterproofed. Each bag comes with cleaning instructions.

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: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
I make every effort through photos and listing information to describe the items and I am happy to answer any queries.

All bags unless stated are made to order and usually orders are commenced within 24 hours. If you wish to cancel an order you would need to do so with in 48 hours of placing the order.
Payment
I accept credit cards and pay pal as well as etsy gift cards. Payment should be made at the time of purchase. Payments must be received within 6 days of purchase or the item will be re listed.
Shipping
All items are shipped via Australia Post.

Unless specified your bag purchase will be posted within 7 days of payment, I will contact you if this is not possible.

I always register parcels sent within Australia.

International parcels are not insured unless requested and a fee for insurance is paid. Some parcels, depending on size, are sent to international destinations such as the US and UK are registered. Please contact me if you want clarification of your parcels registration status.

Once a parcel has been posted I do not take responsibility for delivery. Some countries have better and safer services than others. If you feel your postal service is not reliable please do not purchase bags from me as I cannot take responsibility for lost parcels.
Additional policies and FAQs
Yes, I do sell wholesale. Please contact me with your business details.
Privacy
MissyMaoMao will never use your private information in any way other than to complete your order.