About CMD

About CMD

Welcome to our colourful site!

Catherine Manuell Design is a Melbourne based business. Catherine began her business originally creating Millinery over 20 years ago with lessons from her grandmother. She now creates a wonderful collection of limited edition handbags, luggage, folios, wallets, purses, scarves and more - seasonally.

Catherine loves hunting and gathering fabrics from around the world each season and with our small team we create a range of colourful, practical designs for Australian women, although we do have a few great offerings for men too and often send our products off around the world!

Look out each season for our limited edition fabrics, many designs are only made in small quanitites creating something really very special for our customers. You can find many of these collector editions in our handbags, luggage and wallets designs.

One of the areas on our site for you to also enjoy is our Aboriginal women artist range. After receiving a postcard showing the art of Ngukurr artist, Catherine set about contacting artists to create an artist collaboration with a group of Australian Aboriginal women; all from very remote areas in Australia. Creating the collection and being involved with the artists  has been a wonderfully enjoyable experience for us all; the artists receive a percentage of the sales and all of the women have some great luggage!

We have also set up our very popular artist collaboration with Eltham printmaker Kate Hudson which includes a range of handbags, and purses from Kate's prints including Gum Leaves and Wattle among others, we're sure that there is a print for everyone to enjoy in this collection!

There are many other designs/collections to keep us all looking good, we love the Liberty Art Fabric designs we have this season and we are offering a new and vibrant range of scarves, all handmade in Melbourne by local women – and there’s so much more!

We  have many colourful stockists around Australia, surf our stockist list for those closest to you!

We hope you enjoy our collection and please feel free to contact us on 03 9486 4066 with any questions, or just for a little more personal service!

Catherine Manuell and the team

Conference product enquiries also welcome!


Ordering costs within Australia and from overseas?

Flat shipping cost within Australia is $9.95

For Overseas: handbags wallets etc, $39.95. for overseas, travel luggage and other larger items $79.95