Martine

Martine Satchels is a leather accessory line created to make something special for you. They are handmade by designer Sarah Atkins. every piece is individual, like the people that wear them.

Renegade Austin Summer 2013

This weekend in Austin marked the first of the many Renegade Craft Fairs that are held all over the country and abroad.  Martine was able to participate along with 130 other vendors, all artists, makers, and small business owners.    

Having never been to Austin, I was excited to see what this city had to offer.  My expectations were exceeded with the hot, sunny weather, really friendly people, great food and perfectly made margaritas.  

The Austin Renegade is one of the younger shows (the Renegade Chicago has been going on for 15 years) and despite the smaller turn out, I really got a sense that people here are interested in supporting small businesses and indie designers.  All in all a great experience.  

After the show a few folks of Renegade decided to float the Guadalupe River, and do some dancing at the Gruene Hall.  For more on Renegade Craft check it here http://www.renegadecraft.com/about

Holiday 2012

This year we participated in some holiday craft shows. Crafty Wonderland Portland and Renegade San Francisco. Martine was more than well received at both venues, and we sold out of our inventory! People can also now find Martine goods in the bay area at Voyager. Looking now on producing our new 2013 line, which will be available at martinesatchels.com in January! Happy Holidays!

You can check out Voyager here http://thevoyagershop.com/

So there have been many things happening in the Martine shop this year.
To catch up first and foremost we moved from a very quaint and rustic shed (which was awesome!) into a real working shop with a retail front.  If you live in the Portland Oregon area, we are located at 2716 SE 23rd Ave @ Clinton St. and are happy to give tours or meet for custom orders.  martinesatchels@gmail.com for appointments.  
Secondly the first Martine lookbook and editorial photo shoot took place in March.  Photos to be published shortly.  The shoot was at the beautiful School House Electric, a fine vintage and remade item store located in the NW industrial part of Portland.  We were lucky enough to shoot on the 4th floor of this amazing building. Big thanks to Brian Faherty (owner) who opened up the space for our crew.  
Christine Taylor of Happy Playground was the photographer and put together not only the great location, but a great group including the beautiful Sarah Schroeder who modeled, Danielle Delceppo on makeup and wall paper design that you see in the background, Dawn Sharp clothing, Laura Kinsinger and Aaron Montaigne on wardrobe and photography assistance.  Another big thanks to Ritche Young and Seth Mankoski for production assistance.  The whole thing could not have happened without all of these wonderful people there.  

So there have been many things happening in the Martine shop this year.

To catch up first and foremost we moved from a very quaint and rustic shed (which was awesome!) into a real working shop with a retail front.  If you live in the Portland Oregon area, we are located at 2716 SE 23rd Ave @ Clinton St. and are happy to give tours or meet for custom orders.  martinesatchels@gmail.com for appointments.  

Secondly the first Martine lookbook and editorial photo shoot took place in March.  Photos to be published shortly.  The shoot was at the beautiful School House Electric, a fine vintage and remade item store located in the NW industrial part of Portland.  We were lucky enough to shoot on the 4th floor of this amazing building. Big thanks to Brian Faherty (owner) who opened up the space for our crew.  

Christine Taylor of Happy Playground was the photographer and put together not only the great location, but a great group including the beautiful Sarah Schroeder who modeled, Danielle Delceppo on makeup and wall paper design that you see in the background, Dawn Sharp clothing, Laura Kinsinger and Aaron Montaigne on wardrobe and photography assistance.  Another big thanks to Ritche Young and Seth Mankoski for production assistance.  The whole thing could not have happened without all of these wonderful people there.  

Oh wow it is already November.  But what a beautiful fall it has been in the Pacific Northwest.  At the Martine shop, some changes to the design and look of the bags have been happening.  Web site work has also been in the works, super excited to show all of the line!  Here is a a piece I really love, the Anna Clutch.

Oh wow it is already November.  But what a beautiful fall it has been in the Pacific Northwest.  At the Martine shop, some changes to the design and look of the bags have been happening.  Web site work has also been in the works, super excited to show all of the line!  Here is a a piece I really love, the Anna Clutch.

Part of the Isaac Hers “Con el Sol” runway show, this model is also wearing the Minka Belt and Wallet made by Martine Satchels! 

Part of the Isaac Hers “Con el Sol” runway show, this model is also wearing the Minka Belt and Wallet made by Martine Satchels! 

Martine and Isaac Hers

Portland designer label Isaac Hers revealed the spring 2012 collection in a runway show last night.  Entitled “Con el Sol”  it evokes the feeling of being on the beach in Baja California.  With bright colors mixed with black, beautiful cut outs to flatter figures, and a combination of cloth and leather, this line was stunning.  Can I mention the Frida Kalho dress enough?  I have to have one for sure.

Among these beautiful clothes, Martine products and creations accessorized.  The Mileu Satchel was first, along with the Minka Belt and Wallet featured in the Fall Collection.

In the Spring Collection, we collaborated to make exclusive private label belts that were featured among many of the looks on the runway. 

All in all the show was a giant success and we were very, very proud to see Martine creations (whether under our label or not) displayed so wonderfully on the runway!

These little buddies are the newest from Martine.  The Birdie handbag is a medium sized round handbag.  It holds everything you need, but not bulky.  Simple, stylish and unique…these are one of a kind.  They are for sale at Radish Underground in downtown Portland Oregon, and will be available on the website soon!

These little buddies are the newest from Martine.  The Birdie handbag is a medium sized round handbag.  It holds everything you need, but not bulky.  Simple, stylish and unique…these are one of a kind.  They are for sale at Radish Underground in downtown Portland Oregon, and will be available on the website soon!

This commercial is awesome.