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Our Story

Lyssy May was officially launched in May 2003 and is currently based in Melbourne, Australia. The story behind the business began when the owner, Alyssa, was first taught embroidery by her Grandmother at a very young age. An interest in many forms of arts, crafts and textiles led Alyssa to selling her wares at local markets in South-East Queensland in the mid to late 90's.

After returning to Brisbane after 2 years living in London, Alyssa developed the concept of Lyssy May, having been inspired by the fashions, fabrics and traditional crafts of the UK and Europe.

Lyssy May is all about using gorgeous materials to create fresh and different handmade bags and accessories. The March 2005 opening of Lyssy May's first design studio and retail store was the realisation of Alyssa's dream to have a space to create handmade things and to share them with others.

In late 2008 Lyssy May moved to Melbourne and opened a new space in Kensington where the business thrives amongst other artists and designers in the creative hub of Ironside Studios.