Behind the Bag

I designed my first bag shortly after the birth of my second son in 2009. Inspired by motherhood, I called them Hot Mama Handbags. My original design included the 6 pockets (3 slip and 3 elastic) inside a stylish pleated bag that you’ve come to know as the Emma bag. Over the past 4 years, I have worked to perfect that design and the bag pattern to make the bags what they are today. But know that I am always working to make every item better and more functional, more durable and more beautiful!

Hand-crafted attention to detail

Every item is cut and sewn to order! This means that each and every bag, changing pad, clutch, accessory is cut by hand (not by machines) from my original patterns and sewn using the highest quality cotton and materials, using INDUSTRIAL sewing machines and threads giving you a professional looking and quality product. Using industrial machines allows me to create a more durable product. I have bags still being used from the early days of 2009!

Made in the USA!

When I’m not playing with my boys, you’ll find me contently working in my studio tucked into the mountains of Montana. Know that with your purchase you are receiving a hand-made quality bag and at the same time supporting our local economy helping another American family put food on the table. With that in mind, I work hard to source and buy my materials and supplies from other USA companies. While most fabric is created overseas, I diligently work with USA manufacturers and suppliers which keeps more of your dollars within the USA supporting other USA companies and families.

A face and name behind the company!

Hi, I’m Maranda, a mom and wife, designer and business owner. I have 2 amazing boys that inspired me to design bags and accessories for moms and women. I am married to the love of my life who happens to be my high school sweetheart. My goal is to create items that women will love to use. You can say that I bring the “fun” into functional bags! Putting your own name on a product sets a really high bar and I work hard every day to create the best possible item for each and every customer. I grew up in a family business and understand that a great product is only great when paired with fantastic customer service. My customers are my business and I strive to offer the BEST customer service at all times.

Contact me!

I am always here to answer your questions regarding an item. Feel free to email me at hotmamahandbags at gmail dot com. I try to respond to every inquiry within 24 hours. If you don’t hear from me, it means I didn’t get your communication so please try again or stop in my shop www.marandaleeshop.com and send me a conversation. Occasionally I am away from the computer as you could say this is a one-mom-shop and sometimes we’re off on a little adventure. However, I will always be in touch as soon as possible and also note any vacations in my shop and on my website.