morelle

Creating unique bags & accessories

Vovousa, Greece · 3839 Sales

morelle

Creating unique bags & accessories

Vovousa, Greece 3839 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(2012)
Katie Grigoratou

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Katie Grigoratou

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After multiple requests we have created a Shopper with a crossbody strap! The design is a tad smaller than the Shopper, but will still fit a laptop and all your necessities ;)
We now have Sales on selected items including this gorgeous Shopper in Sienna Brown. Limited pieces left so don't miss out ;)
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About

Morelle: Twin sisters dream

Morelle is owned by twin sisters Jenny and Katie Grigoratou. It was founded in 2007 by Katie in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Katie is a self-taught designer with nothing but pure creative power and resolve. She started morelle completely as a hobby on the side of her full time job, learning as she went along. In less than a year after she started, she had quit her full time job and Etsy even invited her to be a featured seller.

After a couple of years of success and a break due to personal circumstances Katie was back to the sewing table and this time her sister Jenny followed.

While Katie is the creative one, Jenny is the analytical genius. They both knew that to run a label you need both creativity and to be business savvy and that together they would have the perfect match.

Morelle-designs combine feminine style with practicality. The basic style of the bags is chic, stylish and a little bit playful. At the same time they are all functional and built to resist the everyday wear and tear. Katie's unconventional introduction to design has resulted in unusual and maybe a little bit quirky design style.

Morelle bags are made with genuine Italian cowhide leather. We try to use the best materials available so our bags will be sturdy and last forever.

If you'd like to learn more about the beginning of morelle you can read the featured seller interview: http://www.etsy.com/featured_seller.php?featured_user_id=5531346

If you want to be part of our mailinglist to receive updates and special offers send us a message or email to (info@morellehandbags.com) so we can subscribe you!

PRESS FEATURES:
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**https://blog.etsy.com/en/our-favorite-leather-bag-designers/

** http://simplystated.realsimple.com/2010/04/14/fabulous-fashion-find-morelle-handbags-and-get-20-off-your-purchase/

** http://thedailyobsession.net/2010/04/color-with-morelle/

** The Fashion manuscript - Full feature on morelle

** Brides May 2010 - The Pochette

** http://www.pursepage.com/other-designer-handbags/purse-page-easter-pick-morelle-mini-truffles.html

** New York Post - The Truffle

** MyItThings.com. - Morelle feature

** http://lifelovecouture.com/?p=1261

** http://thedailyobsession.net/2010/02/obsession-of-the-moment-morelle-morchella-bag/

** http://www.timeout.com/newyork/shopping/best-bows - The Morchella

** http://stainedcouture.com/wordpress/?p=566

Shop members

  • Katie Grigoratou

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    My name is Katie and I'm the designer for morelle. I am a self-taught designer driven entirely by my passion for creating. I design and create all of morelle's designs. I also do photoshoots, photo-editing, customer service and purchasing.

  • Jenny Grigoratou

    Owner, Marketer

    My name is Jenny Grigoratou and I co-own morelle. While my sister is the creative one, I am the analytical one. My strength lies in analyzing data and managing morelle's branding. My main tasks are marketing, social media, analytics and finances.

  • Stefanos Stagkogiannis

    Owner, Assistant

    My name is Stefanos and I am Katie's husband. I am a lumberjack by profession and also have a passion for land rovers. Since Katie's business has taken off I have taken over in cutting leather, glueing leather and packing and shipping.

  • Vasiliki Karatziou

    Assistant

    My name is Vasiliki and I'm from Vovousa. I am a hobby crafter and have been sewing and knitting my entire life. I love to cook and knit sweaters for both adults and babies. For morelle I cut leather and glue it, but I have also made dustbags.

  • Barbara Hollands-Grigoratou

    Assistant

    I'm Barbara, Jenny and Katie's mom. I'm Canadian, and I teach English as well as proofread and translate. I also enjoy knitting and sewing. I help the girls by making dust bags, assisting with writing texts and whatever I can lend a hand with.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on May 29, 2018
Frequently asked questions

Are the bags made out of real leather?

Yes, we use pure high quality Italian leather on our bags. We have strict technical specifications in choosing the appropriate suppliers, that’s why our leather bags retain their quality for years. Some of our leathers are custom made for optimal endurance and strength. Our vegetable tanned leather is sourced from a certified Tuscan Tannery specialized in vegetable tanning. If you want to know more about our leathers or leather quality itself you can take a look at our blog post on the following url:
https://bit.ly/2ktsKlj

What kind of leather is used to make the bag?

We use several kinds of leather types to meet different tastes and needs. We use full grain aniline, vegetable tanned, full grain semi-aniline and top grain chrome leather and even buffalo leather. Each listing refers to the leather type it’s made of. You can find further information on the difference between these leathers and the importance of choosing the right type for you on our blog post here:
https://bit.ly/2ktsKlj

Is this leather soft or stiff?

It depends on the leather each bag is made of. For the vegetable tanned leather the leather is semi-stiff. It's made from shoulder leather which is the toughest part of the hide. The chrome tanned leathers are generally softer. The leather has structure but is bendable and will also soften a bit over time. The chrome tanned leathers are suppler and will bend more.

Do you take custom orders? Do you sell Wholesale?

Due to a high volume of orders we do not take custom orders.

For wholesale orders please contact us for more info. -

Does this bag fit a laptop?

Most of our bags will fit a 13-inch laptop. You should check the measurements of the bag against the size of your laptop or contact us to be sure.

Care instructions

Your bag comes with care instructions. Other than that, each country has its own brands for leather care products which we don’t know and can’t recommend. We suggest you ask a local store specialized for leather care products to recommend a product for your bag.

I want to return or exchange a bag

You can return your bag provided you return it within the dates specified above. We will refund you the amount of the bag minus the shipping cost. Please contact us for instructions. Refunds will NOT be given if:
- A bag does not get back to us because of fault of the buyer.
- The bag has been used and/or has signs of wear & tear

Make sure you read the bag specifications so you don't receive a bag that is not the size you expected. We try to display the colors as accurately as possible. Colors appear different from screen to screen.
We accept exchanges on the same terms as the refund. As soon as we make sure that the bag is in top condition then we can send you your other selected bag. You will have to pay shipping cost of both bags.

When will I receive my bag?

We ship by DHL Express. You will be able to track your package from door to door on the DHL website (we will provide the link to you). We will need your phone number to provide to the courier so please provide that upon checkout. Delivery times are specified above.
Please contact us for delivery times to other destinations. We always ship to your ETSY address. Please make sure that this address is correct and updated. If you want us to ship your bag to another address send us a message. PLEASE NOTE: DHL does not deliver to PO Boxes. - INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMS - Packages may be held in customs (although very rare) and therefore be delayed. You will be able to see if your package is held in customs via the tracking information.