MAYENNE NELEN

THE STORY OF ... ABBY

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After 10 years of designing handbags I know which shape and volume work best for an everyday bag.

I have been designing around this volume for years and this size has proven to be the most practical and elegant shape that will fit all your necessities.

This size makes a comeback every season, she started as Fleur in 2011 got more geometrical and became Eva in 2016 now she is fine tuned and perfected more than ever.

Her name is ABBY.

This shoulder/cross over bag is designed and produced in a way that it will always keep its beautiful shape.

 

There is an extra zipper pocket inside to protect your phone/cards

the main pocket closes with strong invisible magnets.

 

the bag is lined with leather on the inside

THE STORY OF.. NO PLASTIC

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Life is all about choices, @ Mayenne Nelen we believe that 'we are what we leave behind' . Let's choose to leave smiles and sustainable products.

We chose not to use plastic packaging AND to reduce plastic packaging by suppliers to a bare minimum.

Many years ago Mayenne.shop invested in reusable shopping bags made out of unbleached organic cotton and will continue to do so.

THE STORY OF.. LA FEMME GARNITURE

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La Femme Garniture is a Belgian knitwear label selected by Mayenne from day one.

The designer Sabine has an eye for detail and is constantly searching for new textures, structures and patterns. Her ability to almost feel color lead to her beautiful scarves. All her work is knitted in Belgium out of top quality materials.

Treat them well and these scarves in timeless colors will outlive you.

THE STORY OF.. MAYENNE'S SHOP

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Mayenne visited Ghent many years ago and came back whenever she had the chance. She fell in love with the city, liked it even more in wintertime than summer and could sit by the water for hours, drawing and.. drawing.

 

So.. she moved and started her business. Leather accessories made out of leather dyed by European standards. Accessories made to last.

She opened her shop in her favourite area Oudburg and decided to top her own collection with other local brands defined by their beautiful products and sustainable production.

In Mayenne's shop you will find her own collection completed with her selection of scarves, jewelry and interior objects all ethically and fairly produced.

She sells items that love to grow old with you, while tipping her hat to the craftsmenthat made them.

 

THE STORY OF.. THE HOLSTER BAG

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This is my interpretation of a Holsterbag. I designed this many years ago after being very disappointed (again) when my man came home without his keys. yes yes.. he lost them, like he lost his phone 2 months earlier, and his other set of keys a couple of weeks prior to the other loss.. etcetera etcetera ;)  soooo i designed him a bag, 

a long story short: he loved it and never lost anything again. 

designed for men but also worn by woman

made in Belgium (will fit your iphone 6 , cardholder and car key)

THE STORY OF.. THE SUSPENDERS

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Sooo.. What is the story behind Mayenne's well-known suspenders in collaboration for Cafe Costume?

Christmas eve 2011.. The entire family all dressed up as should be on this evening. The evening evolved and I found myself finding it hard to relax, since I was focused on the sheer ugliness of my brother's suspenders.. So we had the talk, he claimed he could not find pretty suspenders and I promised him I would make him some before NY-eve and so I did.. 

They were spotted by Cafe Costume’s main man Bruno and so the collab began.

We found production in an experienced factory here in Belgium they deliver us top quality in great materials.

7 years later we make over a thousand of these per season. 100% sustainable and fair.

We ship them worldwide, they are worn in Dubai, Japan and Australia.

I don't think the sight of a man with nice suspenders will ever bore me. 

 

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