Patrick Michael Accessories is committed to saving the environment, one accessory at a time; the fabrics used to create his handcrafted, one-of-a-kind items come directly from upscale design houses and decorating firms. These donors allow Patrick to turn surplus and discontinued materials into wearable art, therefore eliminating considerable waste in landfills.
"As I was folding and stacking my collection of upholstery fabrics, I saw a beautiful harmony of print, color and texture. It occurred to me that this could be a fantastic interior for a woman’s wallet." This initial idea grew into a prototype, then a reality. Early support from colleagues and personal associates furthered his vision, and as demand grew, a business was born.
His company has significantly expanded from a few wallets in 2009 to an inventory boasting handbags, clutches, credit card holders, coin purses, make-up pouches, tissue holders, and wine carriers. Patrick introduced a jewelry line in 2016 at Nutz and Boltz Clothing store at Center City, Philadelphia. Top Philadelphia boutiques such as BUS STOP Boutique and Linda Golden Boutique on the Main Line have proudly carried Patrick Michael Accessories. Additionally, his pieces appeal to consumers outside his home city. Boutiques in Provincetown, San Francisco, Fort Lauderdale and Lyon, France have offered his pieces in their showrooms. The Germantown Friends School 2014 Juried Craft Show honored Patrick the “Local Emerging Artist” award along with the “Artist Recognition” ribbon at the 2018 Manayunk Art Festival. During the 2014 spring and summer season, Patrick’s products were found at juried craft shows throughout PA, DE, NJ and NY. Patrick Michael Accessories also participated at Christmas Village LOVE Park for the 2012 and 2013 season as well as Winter Wonderland at Congress Hall in Cape May, NJ. His latest endeavor was a temporary independent boutique located inside The Shops at Liberty Place during the 2014-2016 holiday season. He’s been a member of the PA Crafters Guild since 2014 and the Haverford Crafters Guild since 2016. You can currently find his work at Paper Dolls in Ambler, Jedidiah Gallery in King of Prussia Mall, and Silver Legends in Center City Philly.
From a tiny Philadelphia studio, the product of a clever eye, delicate yet sharp hand and insatiable imagination became a formidable creative enterprise. This same level of passion remains in every Patrick Michael Accessories design.