Shop Leland gal: Hand-sewn purses, pillows and more inspired by Leland’s scenic surroundings

Despite teaching in Grand Rapids during the school year, Maggie Revel Mielczarek confesses that the lakeside town of Leland holds a special place in her heart. “No matter where I have lived or what I have done, Leland has always resonated as ‘home’ to me.”  It’s that passion for Leland that Mielczarek captures in her brand, Leland gal.

Leland gal’s collection of pillows, bags, clothing and other textiles feature graphics inspired by the natural beauty of Northern Michigan: stately farmhouses overlooking expansive fields, sailboats cruising across a serene lake, the quiet main street of a small, Northern Michigan town.  With experience in both fine art and graphic design, Mielczarek’s sharp designs are colorful and classic.

As a summer resident of Leland, Mielczarek wants her products to, “remind you of your time in Leland, whether it is your first trip or you are a permanent resident.”  Her work celebrates Leland’s timelessness: a fleet of tessellated fishing tugs adorns a quaint lumbar pillow, while a throw pillow features an illustrated lakeside vista that fluidly transforms into a chevron pattern. Pillow designs are made from twill fabric, often with a welting and backing of sunbrella fabric for extra durability.

And Leland gal’s diverse handbags—from wristlets that are ideal for your keys and cards to larger purses perfect for longer outings—display Mielczarek’s original paintings of Leland’s surrounding waters and landscapes.

Leland gal fabric is designed in Michigan combining graphic design with original paintings by the artist, Maggie Revel Mielczarek. All Leland gal products are designed and hand-sewn in Michigan.

Leland gal is based in Leland, and is a featured retailer at ShopMyNorth.

ShopMyNorth is an online marketplace that supports and promotes Northern Michigan businesses and craftsmen.  If you’re a merchant interested in placing your company’s products on ShopMyNorth, please contact Drew Warner (231)-941-3102.

Shop Leland gal here!