Lovely bags by marilyn cardinal

Ballarat, Australia · 414 Sales


Lovely bags by marilyn cardinal

Ballarat, Australia 414 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Welcome to Missy Mao Mao. Our bags are all handcrafted and made with care. Each bag is limited in production so you get something really special.


Last updated on Feb 1, 2016

Welcome to Missy Mao Mao. Our bags are all handcrafted and made with care. Each bag is limited in production so you get something really special.

Marilyn Cardinal

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Marilyn Cardinal

Double Zipper Sue bag in grey geometric fabric
Geometric Zipper Cross Body Vegan Friendly Bag -
Cross body zipper vegan bag in yellow and grey.
Tree Buttons in Autumn shades for craft
Tree Buttons in green shades for craft
Russian doll decorative wooden buttons.
Big Dot Zipper Cross Body Vegan Friendly Bag -
Clouds Zipper Cross Body Vegan Friendly Bag -
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

siobhanegrady on Apr 8, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Love love love my new bag! Thank you so much❤ I have looked far and wide for a new bag and saw this design and loved it. Marilyn was fantastic, very helpful. Once I chose from a selection of beautiful fabrics Marilyn made my bag and it was at my door within a few days! It is beautifully made and I can tell that a whole lot of love clearly goes into these gorgeous pieces. And made in Australia...doesn't get better than that!

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A big old house,me, a man, a cat and solar power = Missy Mao Mao 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. The move was easy and exciting as I had fallen in love with a local man. Together we set out to renovate the old house and turn an area into a studio. Today the studio is run on solar power. All the bags are designed and made here under the supervision of the cat whose nick name is Missy Mao Mao.


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  • Marilyn Cardinal

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

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

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Shop policies

Last updated on May 16, 2014
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

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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.
All items are shipped via Australia Post.

Unless specified your bag purchase will be posted within 7 days of payment.

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.
Refunds and Exchanges
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.

After 48 hours all items become non-refundable unless faulty but I check all bags for quality. If you have a problem with a bag please contact me.
Additional policies and FAQs
Yes, I do sell wholesale. Please contact me with your business details.