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Get Craft Happy on March 20th!

Another great announcement: My first vendor show of 2010! On Saturday, March 20th from 10am – 4pm, I will be selling my new Melinda Mae handbags at the Craft Happy Show in Fremont!

I will be selling wristlets, clutches, small, medium and large bags made of some of your favorite fabrics, along with some great fabrics that I purchased specifically for Spring/Summer 2010! Craft Happy will have over 30 vendors in an effort to bring indie crafts to the East Bay. Check out the website at www.getcrafthappy.com to see the other vendors that will be selling their fantastic crafts. There are also a few boutiques near the Niles Banquet Hall, so make sure you spend some time checking out the area. Hope to see some of you there! =) I’ll be busy getting ready for this show…can’t wait to share photos of my new Melinda Mae bags with you…coming soon!

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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!


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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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Melinda Mae Handbags on YELP!

Oooooohhh Melinda Mae Handbags has 5 stars on Yelp! Yep! Melinda Mae is on Yelp! Thanks Nam for creating a Melinda Mae Handbags Yelp page! http://www.yelp.com/biz/melinda-mae-handbags-san-francisco

Melinda Mae Mandarin Small Handbag

Yelp has always been my go-to place to find out if a restaurant is worth trying or to see what boutiques are great for bargain shopping at so I am super excited that Melinda Mae Handbags is also on Yelp! I know what you’re thinking…”Melinda Mae has 5 stars on Yelp because only one person reviewed it…psssshhh.” And you’re right, but I would love for more of you to put up a review on your Melinda Mae products and my customer service. It doesn’t matter if I have corresponded with you via email, met you at a vendor fair or created a custom order for you. I am very open to comments, suggestions and feedback so please do leave a review! Thanks again Nam for setting this up! =)

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Final Week Fabric Clearance!

This is the final week of the Fabric Clearance! This week I wanted to feature a fabric that I purchased in Tokyo in the Nippori district, which is the textile area of Tokyo. I really love this fabric because of the texture and design of the fabric.

Final Fabric Clearance!

Don’t forget! You can order any size bag in this fabric and you will receive a discount! Since this week is the FINAL week of the Fabric Clearance, I am offering 30% off any Melinda Mae products in this specific fabric! Please email me at info@melinda-mae.com or leave a comment on the blog if you would like to order a wristlet, clutch, small, medium or large Melinda Mae handbag in this week’s featured fabric. I will email you instructions on how to place your order and receive the 30% discount. I will also make sure that you receive your product in time for Christmas!

Please let me know if you have any questions and if you are interested in a custom order, I will definitely work with you to make sure you get the exact product you want. =)

Also, I am still have the Holiday Discount on ALL Melinda Mae products on my website: www.melinda-mae.com. Just enter the code “HOLIDAY09” to get the 10% discount on your entire order. Happy Shopping!

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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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Purse Party anyone?

Summer is here and this is the perfect time for me to try new designs, find new fabrics and do some research for Melinda Mae. It is also the perfect time for me to set up Melinda Mae Purse Parties!

What is a Melinda Mae Purse Party? A Melinda Mae Purse Party is where I come to your house and bring all of my purses/handbags/totes/clutches/wristlets to you and your friends! You can invite anyone you’d like and can be a great time for you to hang out and catch up with your friends. At the purse party, I can also bring swatches of all the fabrics that I have so your friends and family can place custom Melinda Mae handbag orders!

What makes a successful Melinda Mae Purse Party? 1) Be sure to invite your friends via evite/emails a few weeks in advance so they can make plans to be there. Make sure to send reminder emails so they don’t forget! 2) Provide light snacks/appetizers and refreshments. Who doesn’t love to eat and shop? 3) Have fun!

How much does it cost for me to host a Melinda Mae Purse Party? It is FREE! Who doesn’t love FREE? heheh Just set up a date and time with me and I will come to you!

Why would I want to host a Melinda Mae Purse Party? Not only will you be setting up a fun time for your friends and family to shop for Melinda Mae bags, you will also be providing a great networking and social setting for them. Also, as the host of a Melinda Mae party, you will receive a FREE Melinda Mae handbag of your choice!

How do I set up a Melinda Mae Purse Party? Simply contact me at info@melinda-mae.com and we can discuss the location, dates and times. If you have any more questions, feel free to contact me.

Please also visit my website at www.melinda-mae.com to see new products, upcoming shows and links to other independent small business owners!

Here are some photos of past Melinda Mae purse parties!

Melinda Mae Handbags on display

Melinda Mae Handbags on display

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Satisfied Melinda Mae customers!

Satisfied Melinda Mae customers!

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