Introducing our recent collaboration with photographer Alessandro Furchino Capria, a visual series personifying the Yu Mei hardworking handbags and Autumn / Winter '23 collection. Yu Mei pieces are witnessed going about their daily lives at home and on the streets of London.
Through Alessandro’s lens, the city's slate-grey plays the role of urban backdrop, complimenting the bold Yu Mei colours and highlighting the Autumn / Winter ‘23 colourway additions of Dahlia, Aubergine and Spice.
Alessandro’s signature natural lighting and vernacular compositions uniquely examine the collection, intimately documenting each bag’s versatility and contribution to our daily routines.
The Art of Packing
A system to streamline daily life. Informed by our own experiences of living, working and traveling, we’ve created a collection of leather goods that work together to simplify everything you pack and carry in a day. Think of it like a capsule wardrobe for carrying.
Choose your Large Bag
The big bag, the main course, the keeper of all the things. Things to think about when selecting yours: what do you carry in a day? Do you like to throw everything in, or prefer to keep organised with separate pockets and compartments? Do you want something more casual and relaxed, with a draped shape? Or something more structured for your professional self?
Choose your Medium Bag
‘Medium bags’ are not only great tools to keep the contents of your large bag organised, they’re also practical ways to make your daily life easier. Put your essentials in one in order to have an easy, smaller bag to pop out to lunch with, or fill a pouch with your essential documents to take into meetings. We also have a make up bag to ensure your lipstick is always to hand, or a laptop folio that doubles as a laptop bag when you attach the included strap—making quick trips down to the cafe-office a breeze. Our medium sized bags have all been designed to fit into our larger styles
Choose your Small Leather Goods
Small leather goods keep your small items safe and easily to hand. The range includes wallets of varying sizes—from slimline cardholders for the most minimal among us, to larger wallets that can carry an abundance of cash, cards and coins. We also have a cushioned eyeglass case to keep your frames safe, and a key fob and clippable clutch that attach to the D-links in our larger styles—meaning you never have to scramble for the essentials again.
Yu Mei is founded on the pillars of Regenerative Utility. Each design begins with a genuine need, that informs a base level of utility, made with regenerative materials from the land.
Each leather skin used in a Yu Mei bag passes through 35 sets of hands to get to it's final state. We proudly hold close relationships throughout our supply chain, and consider our partners part of our team.
We have partnered with a manufacturer in Dongguan that upholds the highest level of craftsmanship and social responsibility.
Born out of our commitment to circularity, the Buyback initiative works to extend a product’s useful life through mending and refurbishing, and our annual Archive Event is a crucial mechanism in our efforts to reduce waste.
In 2020, we raised $51,590 for the Wellington City Mission through our innovative Bags For All campaign.
Measurability and accountability are important to us in order to formalise the sustainable, regenerative and circular practices that inherently exist at Yu Mei.
Yu Mei’s vision is to create a considered existence and cultivate responsible stewardship within our global community. Through regenerative processes and utilitarian design, we champion a circular model of production and consumption, from minimising waste to maximising use at every stage of our products’ life cycle.
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New Zealand and Australia
Taxes and duties are included within the purchase price.
Rest of World
As orders are shipped from our New Zealand warehouse you may incur duties, clearance fees or local taxes. 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. For more information, we advise you to check with your local customs agent.
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