Lovely bags by marilyn cardinal

Ballarat, Australia · 378 Sales


Lovely bags by marilyn cardinal

Ballarat, Australia 378 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

Big Dot Zipper Cross Body Vegan Friendly Bag -
Clouds Zipper Cross Body Vegan Friendly Bag -
Double Zipper Sue bag in blue little birdy.
Double Zipper Sue bag in green little birdy.
Blue Bird Messenger Bag
Emerald Bike Satchel
Apple Zipper Cross Body Vegan Friendly Bag -
Yellow swallow cross body bag
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

Tess on Jul 14, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This bag is so beautiful and amazing! I love the fabric, the style. Oh, and the workmanship - superb! It came slendiferously wrapped. What a joy to unwrap. Such an amazing seller. Thanks so much : )

Mitzi G Burger

Mitzi G Burger on Jul 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Enjoying my new bag. Well-designed, practical and extremely pretty.

Briony Davis

Briony Davis on Jun 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This bag is fantastic! Really well designed - it's slim but capacious, very secure, and made with beautiful materials. It handles everything I need for an everyday bag, and then a little extra. I had this on special order and Missy Mao Mao deserves a special mention for her friendliness, good communication, and speed in getting the bag out to me. Thank you very much!

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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.

  • Missy Mao Mao


  • Mr Missy Mao Mao also known as Allen

    IT Support, General Helper


Find missymaomao at the following upcoming market!

  • Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Makers Market

    Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St. Kilda Rd.

    Melbourne, VIC

    Sep 20–Aug 21, 2016

    A weekly market which showcases some of the best makers from Victoria. Set in Melbourne's art precinct with plenty to see and do in the area. Enjoy lunch on the lovely lawn area after strolling though the market.

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

  • 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.