We are so sorry to announce that Portmanteau has closed due to the pandemic. As we approached the summer season after almost 3 months of forced closure, we could see no way of keeping safe in that sweet small shop. We will continue to sell the remainder of our inventory online. We have no plan to begin producing goods again in the immediate future.
Portmanteau is a small artisan shop tucked down a cobblestone street just a stone's throw from the waterfront in Portland, Maine.
We specialize in handmade bags that are designed and sewn right here on Wharf Street.
Choosing the most beautiful and durable fabrics is our passion. We use marine canvas, jacquard woven tapestry, buttery soft leather, hemp and waxed cotton. Our designs have become classics of function and comfort, and we rest our reputation on the durability of our construction.
Portmanteau started on this block in 1979 just as the Old Port district was being renovated. We've had a few locations in the neighborhood over the years, and are now located in an historic 1866 building that is one of the very few structures that survived the "Great Fire" of that year. If you are nearby you can visit the shop year round or stay in touch with Facebook, and shop the collection on this site. Our seasonal hours and any weather delays are posted on our fb page.