Yu Mei is a New Zealand-based leather goods label with a focus on utilitarian design, made for modern people seeking a new form of understated luxury. We aim to inspire and engage forward-thinking individuals who understand refined aesthetics and high-quality products that stand the test of time.
Yu Mei began life in 2015 in Dunedin, New Zealand, when founder Jessie Wong couldn’t find a design-conscious bag that fitted everything she needed for a day. So she set about creating one. A proud third-generation New Zealander — Yu Mei is quite literally Jessie’s middle name — the label encompasses Jessie’s desire to help people streamline their lives and look good doing it. Now based in Jessie’s hometown of Wellington, Yu Mei has grown exponentially since that very first bag, with the label now available in over 37 retailers across Australia, including our three flagship Yu Mei lounges in Wellington and Auckland, New Zealand.
Jessie Wong, Founder & Creative Director of Yu Mei.
Our bags are predominantly made from premium, buttery soft New Zealand-farmed deer nappa, with integrity at the core of our supply chain. Prized for its suppleness and strength, this leather is a byproduct of the venison industry that would otherwise be wasted. We’re proud to be using this homegrown regenerative material that has both a low ecological footprint and unparalleled softness.
Moving forward, we aim to continue growing Yu Mei internationally, without sacrificing the quality of our products or the responsibility of our supply chain. We are excited about the myriad opportunities to grow and translate our brand, vision and principles into high-quality product that stands the test of time.
We would love to hear from you, if you have any questions just get in touch.
Complimentary Shipping & Returns in New Zealand
Complimentary Worldwide Shipping over $300
|New Zealand||Complimentary Shipping & Returns|
|Australia||Complimentary Shipping over $300|
|Rest of World||Complimentary Worldwide Shipping over $300|
|New Zealand||1-3 working days via tracked Courier Post|
|Australia||1-4 days via tracked DHL|
|Rest of World||2-10 days via tracked DHL|
Please note that your order may incur duties or GST when shipped outside of NZ. Yu Mei Ltd does not cover these charges and is not liable for any fees incurred; although we will always do our very best to ensure a smooth delivery to you.
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