At P.MAI, we believe women should be comfortable and confident—without sacrificing style. Carrying a stylish purse should be effortless, not limiting. In a world that’s increasingly complicated by the minute, women need a versatile bag that moves them from desk to dinner.
That’s why we’ve designed the perfect backpack that’s tailored for women, with an aesthetic that’s ready for the runway. We combine luxury and utility into one carryall that inspires women to look and feel their best. By taking a critical look at women’s bags, we’ve created a smarter, more tailored solution that redefines backpacks.
STYLE MEETS COMFORT
Our sleek structure and padded contoured straps offer the support a modern woman needs to tackle her day. Its sleek and strong structure also minimizes item shuffling for better weight distribution and healthier posture. A command-center for our valuables, P.MAI backpacks are thoughtfully made with luxurious details, like calf leather and ultra-luxe nylon. They feature a laptop pocket (fits 15”), multiple interior organizer pockets, key hook, and a convenient new trolley strap to easily slip over your luggage. Plus, the water bottle holder also fits a wine bottle because #winenot. All bags also include a matching wristlet help you stay organized and keep your phone, keys and wallet safe.
DESIGNED FOR THE BOLD AND CLASSY
P.MAI bags also make the perfect gift for modern women on the go—whether for graduation, birthdays, holidays, and professional appreciation. Our bags are both polished and practical—making them a thoughtful gift for someone who will love using it everyday. The bags come in two sleek colors: black and navy.
Join others who’ve fallen in love with P.MAI, including lawyers, business executives, entrepreneurs, scientists, students, athletes, and moms. P.MAI will help you carry on, beautifully.
From the Manufacturer
Tired of the pain from handbags? Float like the goddess you were meant to be with the P.MAI backpack because two straps are better than one. Plus, our structured bags are designed to stay upright for better balance, weight distribution and posture. Trust us, we’ve got your back.
From the shoulder straps to the volume size, every detail was designed with women in mind. We are made for women, by women. Our backpacks feature padded straps with a breathable airmesh material so you can move comfortably. Easily adjust the strap length with our golden buckle and webbing sliders.
Laptop sleeve? Check. Water bottle holder? Check. Pockets on pockets? You betcha. Our zippered pockets feature a soft, micro-fiber lining to keep your most precious items scratch-free.
Slip the Valletta backpack right over your trolley so you can breeze by transit, no matter where you’re heading. Say hello to your hands-free work and play carryall.
Your valuables are kept securely behind two durable zippers and a top magnet closure for maximum security. No dinky drawstring here. Just classy hardware to keep your items safe.
P.MAI celebrates the spirit of today’s modern woman—a sense of power and grace. We believe looking polished should not come at the sacrifice of comfort. That’s why we have designed the perfect bag that combines luxury and utility. We represent a sensible approach to fashion and focus on simple, classy touches—from the sleek silhouette to the hand-waxed zippers. We take a critical look to determine what to add or subtract from our designs to bring you the best of form and function. Carry on, beautifully.
Describe your product in 3 words.
Luxury meets utility.
How did you come up with the idea for this product?
Like any city gal, I wanted to feel polished yet comfortable while out and about—whether on my commute or on my way to dinner. However, I dreaded carrying my heavy tote and clunky laptop bag. The weight on one shoulder led to regrettable injuries and my doctor told me I should switch to a backpack. I knew a backpack would be a smarter option, but grew frustrated when I couldn’t find one that truly combined form and function—they were either sporty or casual, or fashionable but impractical. In 2014, I decided quit my corporate job and launch my own brand with a simple philosophy: combine luxury and utility into products that inspire women to look and feel their best. I wanted to reinvent backpacks that were tailored for women. Our products are beautifully classic, with feminine details and an elusive quality to help you live up to your full potential. Thank you so much for visiting us. We hope to hear from you soon! — PHUONG MAI, FOUNDER
What makes your product special?
This is a story about celebrating working women. About seeking wellness. And about mindful design. We’re not trying to be the fit-the-kitchen-sink bag. It’s about creating smarter options. Here are our burning reasons for starting this company: 1) Handbags are a pain—literally. Many women carry an excessive load, unknowing of the health risks. We believe two straps are better than one. 2) We hated the backpack options out there. Too masculine. Too sporty. Too casual. Or not functional enough! We decided to make something better, more tailored for women. 3) We’re design-drive and believe products should be simple, beautiful, and useful. We won’t settle for anything less. 4) We celebrate women’s empowerment by sharing the stories of strong women we admire. We never use fashion models, but rather role models in all of our campaigns.
What has been the best part of your startup experience?
Without a doubt, the best experience has been delighting customers, who’ve been searching for a solution to the exact same problem we faced. From a space toxicologist (think NASA) and Amazing Race winner, to a corporate lawyer and world travel writer—our customers have come from such rich and diverse backgrounds. And yet we are all united by our desire to be look smart and feel great.
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STYLISH DESIGN: Our business backpack is the ultimate carryall—combining the luxury of a handbag with the utility of a backpack. This designer bag is ready to move you from morning to midnight.
SLEEK YET SPACIOUS: Don’t be fooled by the minimalist design. This backpack features a laptop compartment (fits up to 15″ inch), water bottle holder, 4 insert pockets, key hook, and zipper pocket.
SUPERIOR COMFORT: Goodbye back pain. P.MAI backpacks have padded straps, adjustable webbing, and a convenient luggage strap so you can be hands-free. Perfect for executives, students or travelers.
HIGH QUALITY: All bags are made of premium Nappa calf leather that’s baby-bottom soft as well as an water-resistant, ultra durable 2520D nylon. Made in the same family-owned factory as major national brands.
MATCHING WRISTLET & DUSTBAG: Consider this our gift to you—all backpacks include a free everyday essential wristlet ($49 value) and dust bag for storage. Carrying your stuff is now easier than ever.