Now celebrating our 35th Year!

Portmanteau is a small artisan shop making fine durable clothing and accessories now located at 3 Wharf Street in Portland's Old Port. Click here for a map and directions. A combination of the best materials and excellent craftsmanship make our canvas bags, tapestry bags, capes, cloaks, and jackets what they are.

Our workshop is open year round. When you're in Maine do stop in to see our own collection of coats and carry-alls in cotton canvas, sumptuous tapestries and fine leathers. In the meantime, explore our canvas bags, tapestry bags, and our collection of woolen capes, cloaks, and jackets. From simple tote bags to elegant accessories and rugged luggage, our designs are all made in our Portland Maine shop, and carried (or worn) around the world. We are open seven days a week on Wharf Street.

We're happy at Portmanteau that you can now view our collection here at We update the site with new fabrics and styles as we introduce them. We want to be able to serve our clientele at a distance as well as close by. To order from here, you will still need to call or write to us. Your call or letter will still be received by one of our artisans, sitting at a sewing machine and not behind a computer terminal. More information on ordering, including a downloadable order form is available here.

Partnering Old World materials with bags designed with a modern sensibility, juxtaposing traditional craftsmanship with high tech accessibility is a way for us to meet the needs of a contemporary life without sacrificing quality, artisanship, or the personal connections we all enjoy..

As always we end with a Thank You for your patronage. We love what we do and are grateful that you make it possible for us to continue making our beautiful and durable goods.