What started as a passion project on Nicole’s dining room table in 2016, grew into a full time career shift and dream chasing. Originally, the label started out as Cay + Col named after Nicole’s two oldest kids. When her family welcomed their third and final baby, the business name change was high on the to-do list! Rebranding in 2021 as Nicole Malia ushered in more clarity on what the label represents.


Her name is Nicole. She is a mom of 3, wife, and a multifaceted creative. She designs and handcrafts luxury handbags that bring fashion, sustainability, and practicality under one roof.

On a mission to redefine luxury amongst mothers, professionals, and trend-setters, Nicole’s designs are filled with purpose.

The Mission

Designer Nicole Malia's latest project aims to change how people think about luxury - not just in regards to its aesthetic value but also through sustainability practices which are integrated into every aspect of production from start to finish.

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