Seymour Mondshein Leather
Side Entry Backpacks
Leather (4 pictured)
Legal size, book size, purse size,
small purse size
$220 – $160

Messenger Bag and Tote
Ballistic Nylon with tapestry accents
$82 and $88

Mini Totes
Tapestry Fabric Panels and Nylon
12″ x 7″ x 2.5″

Seymour Mondshein
Lisa Martin

Innovative Bags in Contemporary Tapestry & Leather

Maple Leather / GreatBags
PO Box 319
Rosemont, NJ 08556-0319

800 826-1199

It’s All about the Bags… It’s what musicians say about their passion for music, and it’s how Seymour Mondshein and Lisa Martin feel about their backpacks, purses, and hip bags created in leather and tapestry. Even after celebrating over 20 years working together, these are two people who can still get excited about a new pocket for a cell phone or ipod.

A Tradition… The origins of Maple Leather Company and GreatBags can be found in craftsmanship and skills passed down from generation to generation. Seymour Mondshein started making bags at the age of eleven in the back of his father’s Maple Fur Shop in Newark, New Jersey. Abraham Mondshein was a European-trained furrier and Holocaust survivor who loved to have his son in his workshop after school. Through trial and error, plus coursework at both F.I.T. and Parsons School of Design in New York City, Seymour’s designs have evolved to the many different styles and collections that you can see today. The couple met when Lisa came to New Jersey to be the Textiles artist-in-residence at Peters Valley Craft Center, and the rest is history.

The Design Philosophy… “We strive to create work of lasting beauty, designs which are both durable and functional. Every bag we make is designed to provide the user with maximum convenience, comfort, and style. In that process, we use only the finest materials available and the highest levels of craftsmanship. We search the international market for the finest leathers and textiles available and are proud of the high quality we select. All our bags are proudly made in the U.S.A.”

Paradise City Northampton, May, 2020 Booth: 313
Paradise City Northampton, October, 2019 Booth: 313

See the work in these galleries:
National Gallery of Art • Washington, DC
Skera • Northampton, MA
Wild Goose Chase • Brookline, MA
Evergreen • Great Barrington, MA
Jubilation • Newton, MA

• Wholesale Orders Accepted
• Rush Delivery Possible
• Gift Wrapping Available
• Credit Cards Accepted