Why We ♥ Molly G Handbags
Remember the days of Made in America? Molly G Handbags are designed in the OC and made with love in LA-WE LOVE THAT! Local and talented, Molly of Molly G Handbags puts her heart and soul into each design. Each of her handbag designs are named after someone influential in her life.
I first came across Molly G. Handbags on Instagram via our friends at Red Fox. I did a little further investigating and I fell in love with what I saw. But to be honest, I never fully trust what I see online… So I had to see the bags in person. I was AMAZED by the quality of leather and the attention to detail. I knew it was time to add a Molly G Handbag to my collection but which one? OMG I was so excited when I was looking at the amazing leather and color choices I wanted them all. But I have to say the Wanderer won out! The first bag featured in this spotlight is amazing, it’s both an adjustable cross body and can be worn as a back pack-HOW RAD! LOVE IT. It’s time for you to get your very own Molly G Handbag.
How long have you been designing handbags and at what point did you decide to make it your career?
I’ve been obsessed with design since I was a teenager, but I’ve never been a big fan of labels- it’s always been a focus on design. I had a professional career as a graphic designer before deciding to cultivate the Molly G. brand and bring it to life last year.
What is the inspiration behind your designs?/What inspired your most recent collection?
This first collection is one that really has represented my journey, every piece from the messy stitching to the supple buttery leather represents the crazy journey I have been on. With this initial collection it was imperative that I wholly represented the importance in details while balancing an edgy, yet chic simplicity.
The thought behind the random stitching design is based on the struggles that I had in communicating and learning growing up, once I discovered that my designs were the easiest means to communicate the whole seemed to change.
How did you decide on Molly G. as the name of the brand?
This brand is really an expression of my deepest vulnerabilities, it only seemed fitting that I would stay true to the design source that I was uncovering.
How would you describe your personal style?
Molly G. as a brand is pretty representative of my personal style, one variation would be that I’m a little more rugged and I’ve got a secret affinity for a messy motorcycle vintage that you would find at Sturgis. I make a lot of my own jewelry and accessories as well, which will likely be my next adventure with the Molly G line.
What Molly G. do you find yourself wearing the most?
I’m a sucker for the Wildchild, it was the first one I designed and it has a special place in my heart. I’m currently obsessed with the olive, it just feels like fall.
What’s next for Molly G.?
I’ve got a spring line in preparation that I’m currently spinning on, but it will be a fresh look for the new year. I am also planning on bringing out some pieces to pair with the bags, like leathery key chains, wallets and maybe a touch of my handmade jewelry.
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All Photos Provided by Molly G Handbags// Photos by Gabe Sullivan