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Melinda Mae featured on Modern Mouse website!

I hope that some of you had a chance to stop by the Modern Mouse store in Alameda! I had blogged before that Melinda Mae wristlets and clutches are currently available at this adorable retail store: “Melinda Mae in a Retail Store“. And now there will be even more Melinda Mae wristlets arriving very soon at Modern Mouse! Here is a sneak peak at the Melinda Mae wristlets heading to Modern Mouse.

Melinda Mae Umbrella Wristlet

Melinda Mae Edamame Wristlet

Melinda Mae Mocha Wristlet

Melinda Mae Lil' Turtles Wristlet

Also, Melinda Mae Handbags are currently featured on the Modern Mouse website! You can check out the Melinda Mae artist profile here and you can also see Melinda Mae’s story featured on the Modern Mouse homepage.

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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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Name That Bag #2 Winner!

Thank you to all of you who left comments and named my new wristlet! Congratulations to MARIA PARAY for winning the Name That Bag #2 Contest!  Her suggestion for the new wristlet was Autumn Blossom an I think this name definitely fits this fabric. Maria will be winning her very own Autumn Blossom for winning the Name That Bag #2 Contest!

Autumn Blossom wristlet

Autumn Blossom wristlet

Thank you again to everyone who commented! Check back for the next Name That Bag Contest #3!

Hopefully I’ll see all of you at the Spirit of Japantown Festival this Saturday in San Jose Japantown! Please stop by my booth and say HI! =)

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Name That Bag Contest #2!

Hey everyone! I told you it was coming soon…another Name That Bag contest! This is the 2nd contest and I hope you all can come with a great name for this new fabric! My friend, Reina, picked up this fabric for me in Japan and I absolutely love it! So please leave comments with your suggested name and why. I can’t wait to hear what you come up with!

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This contest will end on Friday, September 18th at 5pm….so hurry and leave your comments before then. The winner will win this wristlet and I will be using the suggested name on my Melinda Mae website!

Also…please save the date for Saturday, September 26th for the Spirit of Japantown Festival in San Jose Japantown from 10am – 5pm. There will be lots of good food, import car showcase, other vendors, entertainment and much more! Please stop by the Melinda Mae booth where I will belling my most recent designs. Hope to see you there!

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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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Photoshoot at Bryant Park

I love taking photos…of food, family, random funny things I see and of course, my Melinda Mae bags! =)  Usually, I have a difficult time finding places where I feel inspired to take photos of my Melinda Mae bags, but when I was in NY, I wanted to set up my bags everywhere! NY is filled of amazing backdrops, beautiful scenery, modern buildings and just enough business for exciting photos. Unfortunately, I couldn’t haul all of my Melinda Mae handbags to New York, but I did bring a few wristlets and clutches. I ended up at Central Park one day, but I didn’t have my handbags with me. =( Central Park is beautiful during the summer and it was wonderful to see so many people enjoying the weather. So the next day, I headed out to Bryant Park, which is near Times Square and where Fashion Week takes place every Fall. When I showed up at Bryant Park, there was a yoga in the park class going on. Look how many people were there!

Yoga in Bryant Park
Yoga in Bryant Park

Wandering around Bryant Park, I was inspired to take some great new product shots of my Melinda Mae clutches and wristlets.

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Little Hearts Wristlet
Shades of Brown Wristlet
Shades of Brown Wristlet
Retro Wristlet
Retro Wristlet
Lil' Turtles Wristlet
Lil’ Turtles Wristlet
Pastel Sakura clutch

Pastel Sakura clutch

Sassy Wristlet

Sassy Wristlet

I hope you like these new product shots. You can find more on my website at http://www.melinda-mae.com. Look out for some new products on the Melinda Mae website coming soon! And don’t forget to check out the Girls Night Out Blog on Friday, August 21st, at 7pm to find a 15% off discount code and learn how to win the Pastel Sakura clutch posted above! Come join us at Girls Night Out!

Friday, 8/21, at 7pm!

Friday, 8/21, at 7pm!

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Name that Bag CONTEST!

Hey all! I’ve decided to get some help from all of you to name some of my new Melinda Mae bags! And what’s even better than making it into a contest! So every once in a while, I will be posting some of my bags with new fabrics and I’ll be giving away that specific bag to the person who comes up with the most clever name for the bag! All you have to do is leave a comment with your suggested name by the deadline and I will announce the winner that night!

So since this is the very first contest, I am starting with a new wristlet that I made. This contest will go until 5pm on Monday, August 10th. I will announce the winner that night and send them their very own Melinda Mae wristlet!

Here you go! Start naming!

Name that Bag #1!

Name that Bag #1!

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JCYC Craft Fair & Island Jam

I have been busy these days getting ready for the Japantown Craft Fair & Island Jam, which will take place at the Japantown Cultural & Community Center in SF on June 20th.

upcoming_craftfair2009My room is a mess and there is fabric everywhere! I really want to make a good selection of bags to bring to the show and to show off my new wristlets. I’ve also purchased a ton of new fabric so I hope everyone will love the designs as much as I do. Here are swatches of some of my new fabrics:

umbrella...ella...ella

umbrella...ella...ella

Yuzu

Yuzu

orange sherbert

orange sherbert

jungle

jungle

I am excited to see what people have to say about the wristlets. I have been testing one out lately and found that it is perfect for my snacks, checkbook, make-up, feminine products (sorry guys) or pens. It is also fits a digital camera, cell phone and ID very nicely. =) I can make the wristlets in any fabrics that I have. So if you see a fabric you like on the Melinda Mae website, you can order it in any fabric you fancy.

2009 Melinda Mae Wristlets

2009 Melinda Mae Wristlets

Let me know if you have any comments or suggestions.  I would greatly appreciate the feedback.  Any other designs that you want to see?

Hope some of you can make it to the Craft Fair on June 20th. There will also be hula performances across the street. My friends from A Hui Hou Hawaiian Jewelry and Fat Rabbit Farm will be there too! Be sure to stop by their booths for beautiful Hawaiian jewelry and really cute chubby rabbit tshirts! =) And if you come for the fair, you have to go by and grab a crepe at Sophie’s crepes or ramen at Tanpopo…mmmm….now I’m hungry again!  =P

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