The story behind byJAMES

A curated collection of leather essentials handmade in Yucatán, Mexico. Est. in 2015, byJAMES was curated for the simple yet chic and modern woman. The perfect blend of modern design, comfort and classic.

Artisanal work from start to finish

Established in 2015, byJAMES was created with the stylish and modern woman in mind. Our mission is to provide the perfect balance of simplicity and chicness, allowing her to effortlessly navigate the cobblestone streets of quaint towns without compromising her sense of style.

Crafted with care in Valladolid, Mexico, our leather sandals and bags are meticulously handmade with a timeless design. Every step of the process, from cutting the soles to shaping the straps and assembling the pieces, involves the skilled hands of our artisans and they dedicate their expertise at every step of the process. They proudly carry forward the ancient traditions that have been passed down through generations, infusing each pair of shoes with a unique touch of heritage.

Drawing inspiration from the surrounding area, our brand embraces an earth tone palette, capturing the essence of natural beauty.

For byJAMES, the true beauty lies in celebrating the essence of the classic, modern, and simple woman.


Experience the difference of our handmade shoes, where attention to detail meets timeless style.

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Custom Orders

If we don't have them in stock, our skilled artisans will make them specially for you!


If your shoes don't fit, we can exchange them for any other style!

Opening our Flagship Boutique in Tulum

Come and visit us to experience the byJAMES lifestyle!

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Travel with style

Elevate your travel essentials with our collection of handmade suede or leather bags and clutches. Travel in style without compromising on comfort. Whether you're jetting off or exploring a new destination, our bags and clutches are designed to enhance your look, even at the airport.

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Love my Shoes....

"I absolutely adore my shoes! They are incredibly versatile and elegant. I find myself reaching for them for any occasion, whether it's a casual outing or a formal event. Not only do they perfectly complement my outfits, but I also receive compliments every time I wear them...."

Monica S.

Last forever...

"I have worn my sandals for many years and they seem to last forever! These sandals have been my loyal companions throughout countless adventures and have never let me down. I can confidently say that they are not only durable but also incredibly comfortable..."

Anna M.

great customer service

"Sara's assistance throughout my byJAMES shoe purchase was invaluable. She provided excellent customer service, answering all of my questions and helping me make the right choice. I couldn't be more satisfied with my byJAMES shoes. They are not only fashionable but also extremely comfortable..."

Anabel T.