About Mandolin Handbags

Founded and designed by Haley R Black, Mandolin Handbags is an accessories and home goods leather company focusing on handmade, high-quality pieces.  Each eye-catching design is developed, designed, and created in Saint Louis, Missouri. We want you to cherish our pieces and celebrate life with them.

Meet Haley

I grew up on my father’s saddle-making bench watching him create beauty with his hands. I saw the blood, sweat, and soul that went into making each saddle and learned that through craftsmanship, we have the ability to share a piece of ourselves with others.


I’ve carried the lessons from my father’s bench throughout my life and now craft leather goods from my lovely city of St. Louis. I feel so fortunate that I get to wake up every day and work with such a beautiful material in an art form that I so deeply respect.

My hope is that when you carry one of my bags, you are filled with the same sense of pride and presence that I feel when I’m making them. And, I hope that in some small way, my work reminds you that you too have beautiful gifts to share.

A “Mandolin Love Note” accompanies each piece I create. It’s a handwritten, small piece of happiness and support that I wish there was more of in the world. Enjoy it. It’s for you. Then, please spread it along.


Haley R. Black

Owner, Mandolin Handbags


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