Dedicated to minimalist design philosophy, using restrained design elements and hardware, B.MAY offers a unique point of view in the accessories market.

Each piece is crafted from exceptional materials, including hand-painted embossed cowhide, Italian leathers, python, and other exotic skins, and each is an ideal balance of structure, material and color.


Over the last 25 years we have developed long term relationships with tanneries both domestic and abroad. We still work with the family-owned and run company that I bought my first hand-colored embossed leather hide from back in 1998 in the leather district of New York City(which no longer exists as it did then).

As the Creative Director, I am constantly looking for inspiration to bring our customer the highest quality and most beautiful hides available and these close relationships allow us to bring our customers many options that other handbag manufacturers are unable to.

-Barbara May


Our design philosophy centers on simplicity, proportion, and the natural beauty of the materials. We create clean and balanced shapes that suit a wide variety of clientele. By taking an unstructured approach and minimizing hardware, we emphasize the intrinsic allure of skins and materials, with the added bonus of less weight on the shoulder.


Color trends come and go like everything else in fashion. We delight and indulge in them, at the same time we believe staying true to our own sensibility is key. Classic colors provide a chic and timeless foundation. Mixing it up with the new and now creates a style that reflects our unique point of view and offers our customers a richly diverse selection to choose from.


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