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Win a Melinda Mae clutch with Philanthro Productions!

Philanthro Productions is an organization that was established in 2007 with a mission is to get more young adults involved in charity by hosting first-rate parties in partnership with leading non-profits. This is a great organization that combines fun, food and socializing with philanthropy! Philanthro has organized swanky fundraising events in San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego.

On Saturday, May 22nd, Philanthro Productions is hosting TRAFFIC, a benefit for the Somaly Mam Foundation featuring the band, Cold Shot, at the Elbo Room in San Francisco. The Somaly Mam Foundation is an organization focused on rescuing and rehabilitating victims of sex-trafficking. Tickets for the event can be purchased online at http://trafficphilanthro.eventbrite.com/ for $18 or at the door for $25. For every $5 donation, you will be entered to win a Melinda Mae Koi-tastic clutch or Melinda Mae Sassy clutch!

Melinda Mae Koi-tastic Clutch

Melinda Mae Sassy Clutch

By donating, you can also be entered to win a bottle of Simi Sonoma County Zinfandel or a Marie Louise Vital Nanoemulsion Skincare Set!

I’ve attended a Philanthro event before and it was well-organized, classy, fun and all for a good cause! I hope you will be able to make it to this event on Saturday. If not, I’ll let you know when the next Philanthro event will be.

@ the Philanthro event this past December!

Philanthro Productions is also applying for funding through the Pepsi Refresh grants for $25K. You can help support Philanthro by voting EVERY day at http://www.refresheverything.com/philanthro. The top 10 proposals will receive the requested funding. Right now, Philanthro is in 66th place so keep voting so they make it to the Top Ten by the end of the month!

Thank you to Philanthro Productions for including Melinda Mae Handbags in this upcoming event! I am very excited to be a part of this great fundraising event for the Somaly Mam Foundation!

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New Products added to Melinda Mae website!

There are new products on the Melinda Mae website! Check out http://www.melinda-mae.com to see new fabrics and check out the 2010 collection! And there’s so much more to come! Here’s a preview of what you will find on Melinda Mae Handbags website!

Melinda Mae GEOMETRY Medium Handbag

Melinda Mae KOI-TASTIC Clutch

Melinda Mae JUNGLE Large Bag

Melinda Mae MANDARIN Small Bag

Melinda Mae EDAMAME Clutch

Special THANKS to my website designer, Jonathan! =)

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Edamame Clutch @ Modern Mouse!

Today, I took another lovely trip out to Modern Mouse in Alameda. It was such a beautiful sunny day today so I didn’t mind the drive at all. I dropped off 3 Melinda Mae Edamame clutches to be sold at Modern Mouse to add to the other wristlets and clutches currently being sold there. I love this fabric with its vibrant colors and amazing Japanese pattern. Each clutch is uniquely created because of the beautifully varied pattern of flowers and lined with rich black corduroy. Inside each clutch is a pocket specifically for your ID, chapstick, credit cards or other small items. Each clutch is secured with a magnetic snap.

Melinda Mae Edamame Clutch

If you love this clutch, stop by Modern Mouse or go to www.melinda-mae.com to purchase the Edamame clutch online now! And if you haven’t stopped by Modern Mouse yet, you’re missing out! While I was in the store, a few people came in to shop and as I walked around the shopping center, I saw that those folks left holding their Modern Mouse purchases! Every week, Eleen, owner of Modern Mouse, continues to add new and creative products from local independent designers. Want more info on Modern Mouse and to see photos of Modern Mouse? Visit my past post: Melinda Mae at a retail store!

Edamame Clutch

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Melinda Mae in a retail store!

I am elated to announce that Melinda Mae Handbags are now available at a wonderful retail store in Alameda called Modern Mouse! So for those of you who have asked when I was going to be in a retail store, the time has finally come!

Modern Mouse in Alameda!


Modern Mouse
is located at (2228 South Shore Center, Unit A, Alameda, CA 94501-5740) in the Alameda Towne Centre in Alameda. The store is near the restaurant, Sushi House, and is directly across from the Nine West store and behind the Beverly’s Craft Store.

Modern Mouse entrance

Inside Modern Mouse, you will find a plethora of wonderfully handmade products from over 80 designers. When you walk into the store, you will be greeted by the store owner, Eleen, who is very friendly and welcoming. Tell her I said hi when you visit the store!

Inside Modern Mouse...

Browsing around Modern Mouse is exactly like attending an independent designer vendor fair but without the crowds and without having to make a quick decision about a purchase because the fair only lasts for a few hours.  It is very relaxed inside Modern Mouse and you will find jewelry, handbags, apparel, stationery, hair accessories and much much more, including Melinda Mae handbags! Here are some of the great products you will find at Modern Mouse.

Currently, Modern Mouse carries Melinda Mae clutches and wristlets. A select collection of Melinda Mae handbags are sold there including the Florigami wristlet, Mocha clutch, Lil’ Turtles wristlet, Aquarius wristlet, Umbrella clutch and Ekahi clutch.

Melinda Mae Handbags available at Modern Mouse (Umbrella clutch, Ekahi clutch, Mocha clutch, Aquarius wristlet, Lil' Turtles wristlet, Florigami wristlet)

The Melinda Mae Umbrella clutch is currently being featured in the Modern Mouse window!

Do you see Melinda Mae clutch in the window? =)

Melinda Mae Umbrella and Mocha clutches

Melinda Mae Aquarius, Lil' Turtles and Florigami wristlets

The Alameda Towne Centre also has other great shopping spots including Old Navy, Trader Joe’s, Bed, Bath & Beyond and is very close to downtown Alameda. So stop by Modern Mouse soon and make a great shopping day of it! You’ll have a wonderful time browsing all of the one of kind products and let me know what you end up purchasing! I know I’ll be buying lots of items from Modern Mouse!  Thank you to Modern Mouse and everyone for supporting Melinda Mae handbags! I am so excited to share this announcement with all of you!

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Fabric Clearance: 20% off – Week 4!

It’s Week 4 of the Fabric Clearance and it’s getting closer and closer to Christmas! Around this time, I always get nervous about all the gifts I need to purchase and I feel like I’m running out of time! So if you’re feeling that way, hopefully you can take advantage of the Fabric Clearance, which continues until next Monday, and the Holiday 10% Discount (Code: HOLIDAY09) on all Melinda Mae products on www.melinda-mae.com.

Here is the Featured Fabric for Week 4 of the Fabric Clearance!

Fabric Clearance - Week 4

This is the 2nd to last Featured Fabric for the Fabric Clearance! If you order ANY Melinda Mae handbag in this featured fabric, you will get a 20% discount! Each fabric featured will be discounted for that week (Mon – Sun) only and while supplies last!  To order a wristlet, clutch, small, medium or large handbag for the specific fabric featured this week, just send me an email at info@melinda-mae.com and I will send you instructions on how to make your purchase with the 20% off discount code!

Hope everyone has a good week this week! I know it will be hard after the holiday…sigh… =P

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Discounts for the Holidays!

The holidays are coming quickly and it is my favorite time of the year! Everyone seems to be kinder during the holiday season…maybe it’s the over abundance of delicious food or the excitement of receiving gifts. Whatever it is, I love it! =)

So as a gift to my customers, I want to offer a Holiday Discount on ALL Melinda Mae handbags! Simply go to the Melinda Mae website at http://www.melinda-mae.com and browse all the wristlets, clutches, small, medium and large bags! Once you’ve made your decision, enter the code “HOLIDAY09” when you make your purchase and you’ll receive 10% off your entire order!

Also, I do custom orders so just email me if you have any special requests or would like a bag in a different size!

Here are some new Melinda Mae bags that I haven’t put up on the website yet but you can also order these! Just send me an email at info@melinda-mae.com. Happy Shopping!

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Edamame clutch

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Jungle wristlet

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Grey Area Large Tote

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Tokyo Small Bag

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Mandarin Small Bag

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NEW Melinda Mae Products up!

Umbrella...ella...ella Large Bag

Umbrella...ella...ella Large Bag

I am so excited to announce that new Melinda Mae products are up on the Melinda Mae website! Please visit the Melinda Mae site and find new fabrics for large bags, medium bags, small bags, clutches and wristlets! Here is just a preview of some of the new bags you will find on the site!

Kimono Medium Bag

Kimono Medium Bag

Sexy clutch

Sexy clutch

Aquarius Wristlet

Aquarius Wristlet

Not only will you find new products, but you will also notice the shots that I took at Bryant Park as the new background shots on many of the pages. Have fun browsing the Melinda Mae site and let me know what you think of the new products!

Also, I will be selling my Melinda Mae handbags at the Spirit of Japantown Festival in Japantown San Jose on Saturday, September 26th from 10am – 5pm. I will be showcasing even more new products and many handbags that are made of vintage fabrics and are one of a kind. I’ll also have handbags of fabrics that I only have a few yards left of. So please come by and see if you can get your hands on one of these rare handbags! There will also be lots of good food and many other vendors….mmm…spam musubi…I can’t wait! For more information, please go to the Spirit of Japantown Festival website.

Check back soon for the next Name That Bag contest! =)

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Good people, great food and a new model!

I was invited to attend a networking event a couple nights ago that was hosted by an esthetician, Anita, who offers facials in San Francisco. I am so glad that I went! Everyone was really friendly, the food was amazing and I really enjoyed meeting new friends. The event was held at 5A5 Steak Lounge in San Francisco, which had a very hip and modern circular eating area and very friendly bartenders and wait staff.

5A5 Steak Lounge SF

5A5 Steak Lounge SF

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A great crowd of young professionals were in attendance.  Anita let me pass out my Melinda Mae business cards and even raffled off one of my clutches. =) My friend, Lillian, of Marie Louise cosmetics was also there to host the event and gave me some more Marie Louise samples for my customers. Thanks Lillian! Please check out her website for some great cosmetic products imported from Japan: www.marielouisecosmetics.com

Lillian, Anita, me and Tim

Lillian, Anita, me and Tim

The night was a lot of fun thanks to all of the great people I met, but also the yummy appetizers! There was edamame, fries, hamachi shots, chicken skewers and sliders…mmmmmmm If you ever get a chance to go to 5A5 Steak Lounge, I would definitely recommend the french fries and hamachi shots.  I love appetizers!

sliders are delicious!

sliders are delicious!

new Melinda Mae clutch

new Melinda Mae clutch

I was also able to use my new Melinda Mae clutch and take some great model shots of my friend Tim. I think he may just be the next Melinda Mae Top Model?

watch out!

watch out!

so dramatic with those flames in the background

so dramatic with those flames in the background

hahah Good times! Thanks Anita and Lillian! Hope to do it again real soon! Happy 4th of July everyone!

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