It’s time for a Beach Bag showdown! We’ve been throwing a ton of new designers and 2015 bikinis your way, so why not make some room for the beach accessories? This year we are welcoming back a fabulous accessories brand known as Mar Y Sol. This delectably fun brand is the answer to all of our beach accessory needs. From beach bags and totes, to clutches, to hats, you can’t go wrong with all that this brand has to offer. The unique details, vibrant colors and must have silhouettes made this brand an easy match for the Orchid Boutique.

Orchid Boutique had originally eyed this brand for quite some time. There was something about these accessories that inspired us. Perhaps it was because of the attention to detail in each of their products, or the fact that every piece is handmade. Handmade in Madagascar! That’s like receiving a personally handcrafted item, straight to your door.

But not only did we enjoy the luxury quality of the product, but being a start-up company ourselves we were intrigued and inspired by the unique story Mar Y Sol had to share.

Mar y sol

Here’s a little recap….

In 2003, Laurel Brandstetter traveled to Madagascar to build on a community development effort initiated by a relative. She met with dozens of artisan groups who had a vision of making their products available in the global marketplace. Collaborating with designer Elizabeth Randlett, Laurel and the Mar Y Sol team have built an accessories brand recognized for its unique designs, exquisite craftsmanship and creative use of sustainable materials.

Her collaboration to create Mar Y Sol with Elizabeth Randlett is what makes us so proud of our products. We hand pick our brands because they are doing something great for their community. Mar Y Sol is incredibly committed to traditional craft, and use organically tanned leathers and responsibly sourced raw materials. We love their use of sustainable resources that promote environmental conservation. Best part, the sale of Mar Y Sol products enables families to gain economic independence, preserves traditional craft and promotes environmental conservation. What could be better than knowing your fabulous beach bag was made for a great cause?

Mar Y Sol has caught the attention of celebrities and other popular publications like Lucky Magazine, InStyle Magazine, Glamour, and O Magazine! This brand is on the rise and we are nothing but excited to sell these amazing products to our stylish customers.

We recently caught Olivia Palermo donning the Caracas Bag during a long walk in New York with her super cute pup!

mar y sol beach bag

The detail and craftsmanship put into each item is simply exquisite. We are just thrilled to carry their 2015 line so that you ladies can stay fashionable on or off the beach!

From floppy sun hats to new beach clutches, you can add an extra boost of style to any beach outing.

Here are some of our favorite Mar Y Sol items:


Collins Coral Tote

mar y sol beach bag

– Oversized two-tone handbag
– Woven sisal basket tote features pom pom detailing
– 100% raffia
– Features leather shoulder straps
– 15″h x 11″w x 7″d
– Handmade in Madagascar

Sienna Crochet Hat

Mar y sol beach hat

– Wide brim hat
– Open weave raffia sun hat with wire brim & cotton sweatband
– 6” Brim x 4” Crown x 23” Circumference
– Handmade in Madagascar

Ellise Floral Clutch


– Medium sized clutch bag
– Embroidered woven clutch features floral print design
– 100% raffia
– Clutch features a wooden trim with a cotton lining
– 12″h x 8″w
– Handmade in Madagascar

Mika Crochet Fedora

mar y sol beach hat

– Medium brim hat
– Trendy fedora style
– Features unique leather tie at base
– 100% raffia and leather
– 3.5″ brim, 5″ crown, 23″ circumference
– Handmade in Madagascar

Portland Carryall Tote

mar y sol beach bag

– Oversized coral colored handbag
– Tote features crochet raffia detailing
– Tote features leather handles, cotton lining, and a snap closure on the inside
– 100% raffia
– 20″h x 15″w x 6″d
– Handmade in Madagascar

Feel free to head on over to the site and peruse the rest of the Mar y Sol 2015 collection. Never disappoints.


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