consciously designed handbags
Shirley X Lies Mertens
Lies Mertens invites Shirley Villavicencio Pizango for an out-of-the-box collab
After two previous collaborations, we are excited to present you our third limited edition.
Shirley Villavicencio Pizango used Mariko bags for her artworks. The leather handbags became a canvas for the artist to play with, which resulted in a series of 10 unique self-portraits, moving at the intersection of design and art. Each bag is painted by hand and signed by the artist.
On Saturday the 19th of June Shirley will paint 2 bags in our flagship store in Antwerp. Stop by our store, Steenhouwersvest 6, and see this live performance from 2 p.m. onwards!
MEET THE PEOPLE BEHIND
Every design is inspired by & named after real people and friends that intrigue me.
A homage to their life, dreams, and ideals.
Discover their stories
A GLOWING GIFT IN JUNE - MAIWE skincare
Maiwe and Lies Mertens are teaming up for a ‘glowing’ gift in June. With every Lies Mertens handbag purchased you’ll receive a free Rosehip Serum from Maiwe.
Maiwe’s rosehip oil serum consist of a unique selection of organic rosehip extracts and oils, coming together in this youth-preserving serum rich in vitamin A and C and essential fatty acids that will boost collagen formation, moisturize and naturally exfoliate your skin while reducing sun damage, scars, fine lines and acne.
MAIWE’s skincare line is formulated in Antwerp, using only essential, raw ingredients like natural oils and validated natural actives are used. To protect the delicate balance of the sensitive skin, no fragrances or other inflammatory ingredients are used.
As a future-oriented brand, sustainablility is at the heart of our practice. We are very much aware of the environmental impact of our industry and commit ourselves to proving things can be done differently. A circular approach and continuous research regarding the next green solutions, are part of our daily scope.
"Handmade by female artisans in Portugal, you can rest assured that you’ll receive a quality product."
"A handbag you’ll want to carry with you everywhere."
"Lies Mertens focusses on transparent manufacturing processes, sustainable outputs, and attention to materials and pure form."
"The retail space features a palette of natural earth tones while minimizing its ecological footprint."
"Why consider anything else."
Visit our Flagship Store in the centre of Antwerp,
to discover & try out our entire collection.
Wednesday - Saturday from 11h - 18h
Every first Sunday of the month 13h - 18h
Steenhouwersvest 6 - 2000 Antwerp
Find all our other retail points in Belgium here.