JennyNDesign

Handmade Bags from Dallas, TX

Texas, United States · 2465 Sales

JennyNDesign

Handmade Bags from Dallas, TX

Texas, United States 2465 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Current Turnaround Time for Made to Order bags: ~2 Weeks
Check out Custom Bags I've made: instagram.com/jennyndesign

Unsure about a leather/canvas color? Order a swatch before you commit! http://etsy.me/1RSo1RF

All my leather bags are made with premium full-grain (aniline and semi-aniline) genuine cowskin leather, typically used in high-end upholstery. Do note that because these leathers are minimally processed leathers (they are not corrected), they retain the beautiful natural markings in the cow hide before tanning like branding, scars, bite marks, fat wrinkles, etc. While I try to place these natural markings on the back, bottom, and discrete places around the bag, I do not throw away all of these parts of the hide unless they compromise the structural integrity of the bag because I believe in minimizing waste and using the entire animal. These "blemishes" that add character to each bag and also is the signature to a leather lover that it's high-quality genuine leather!

Announcement
Last updated on May 10, 2016

Current Turnaround Time for Made to Order bags: ~2 Weeks
Check out Custom Bags I've made: instagram.com/jennyndesign

Unsure about a leather/canvas color? Order a swatch before you commit! http://etsy.me/1RSo1RF

All my leather bags are made with premium full-grain (aniline and semi-aniline) genuine cowskin leather, typically used in high-end upholstery. Do note that because these leathers are minimally processed leathers (they are not corrected), they retain the beautiful natural markings in the cow hide before tanning like branding, scars, bite marks, fat wrinkles, etc. While I try to place these natural markings on the back, bottom, and discrete places around the bag, I do not throw away all of these parts of the hide unless they compromise the structural integrity of the bag because I believe in minimizing waste and using the entire animal. These "blemishes" that add character to each bag and also is the signature to a leather lover that it's high-quality genuine leather!

Jenny Nemlekar

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Jenny Nemlekar

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Updates

Custom Wristlets in Pearl and Ocean Mint with beige trim and brass hardware. I hope these bridesmaids love their monogrammed bags!
Custom Archive in Burgundy with briefcase-length handles, navy trim, brass hardware, monogram, and an additional Navy strap for an alternative look.
Get a separate strap in my shop and customize the leather color, thread, and hardware colors!
Backpack Mini in Storm waxed denim, Onyx leather accents and black canvas straps.
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About

Bag Engineer

You can view my entire collection at my shop website (www.jennyndesign.com); if you like something there and don't see it in my Etsy shop, send me a message and I'll list it here on Etsy for you to purchase!

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Thank you Etsy for making me a Featured Shop!

Read my interview (and see more behind-the-scenes photos) here:
http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2013/featured-shop-jenny-n-design/

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I have always dreamed of being an artist, but my parents gave me two options for my career: become an engineer or a doctor (and do the artsy stuff on the side). I chose to be the ultimate parent-pleaser, a biomedical engineer.

Then, I rebelled and did my artsy thing during lecture -- sketching designs and reverse engineering them to make templates (hey, the schooling came in handy).

I started my business on Etsy in 2008, out of my dorm on a simple sewing machine, sewing simple fabric totes.

May 2009, I graduated with a bachelors of science in Biomedical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, then promptly stashed away the diploma and invested my entire savings (from working 3 jobs during college; yoga/pilates group fitness instructor, freelance graphic designer, and BME internships if you're curious) into awesome tools and materials, then went full-time designing and hand making bags. It has been a exciting ride ever since designing and making every single bag you see here in my shop! :)

I couldn't have done this without the help of my husband, Shay, who is also my unpaid manager, analytics guy, and male model (if I nag him enough). He is my steady source of sanity and is always there when I need help making big business decisions.

Oh, and Hubert, too. He's our goofy pug who keeps me company with his steady snoring cadence around the studio.

For the record, my parents (and in-laws) are really proud of me. I win!

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You can also watch a video of an interview I had with Etsy Admin on how I prepare for a busy holiday season here:
http://jennyndesign.blogspot.com/2013/10/etsy-holiday-bootcamp-my-interview.html

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  • Jenny Nemlekar

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Photographer, Model

    I design and hand make each bag in my studio in Dallas, TX. I earned my BS in Biomedical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. Clearly, I like designing fashion accessories more than medical devices. ;)

  • Shay

    Operations, Strategy, Model

    Shay is my steady source of sanity and operations/strategy guy. He also models if I nag him enough. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business.

  • Hubert

    Mascot

    Hubert is the studio pug. He snores next to my sewing station the entire time I'm working. His cuteness makes up for his uselessness. :)

Shop policies

Last updated on May 23, 2016
Hi, I'm Jenny Nemlekar, and I design and hand make every bag that comes out of my studio in Dallas, TX. I make each bag with great care, attention to detail, and love.

You can follow my shop on Instagram and Facebook:
instagram.com/jennyndesign
facebook.com/jennyndesign

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment is due in full at time of order. Order cancellations are accepted within 48 hours of purchase unless order has been shipped. If order has been fulfilled and shipped, please see REFUND POLICY below.

Texas residents will be charged 8.25% sales tax but receive free shipping! Shipping charges will be refunded after purchase.
Shipping
Ready to ship items are shipped within THREE (3) BUSINESS DAYS of cleared payment.

Made-to-order items ship in 2-4 WEEKS. Please see shipping delivery times for total time before the bag reaches you.

Items are shipped to your Etsy address.


US ORDERS
All bags ship INSURED via USPS Priority with delivery confirmation. Delivery time takes 1-3 business days.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS
All bags ship INSURED via USPS Priority International with delivery confirmation. Delivery time takes 7-14 business days.


NOTE:
I am not responsible for import taxes and duties that may incur for international orders. All international orders are marked "Merchandise" and will not be marked as "Gift" as this is illegal for my business.

Please check your customs policies to ensure safe delivery.
Refunds and Exchanges
Discounted, sale, and monogrammed items are FINAL sales and not eligible for return or exchange!

Custom orders (without monogram) are eligible for return or exchange within THREE (3) days of its delivery for refund of the listing price less 25% restocking fee. See below for details for return.

Full-priced classic bags (stock) bags can be returned or exchanged within THREE (3) days of its delivery for refund less shipping fees. See below for details for return.

Shipping charges are covered both ways by customer. Item must be shipped in a hard box (preferably the original box and packaging) with insurance and delivery confirmation to ensure a safe delivery. The delivery confirmation number must be sent to me within THREE (3) days of its delivery date, and be in the exact condition it was received in order for me to accept the return and proceed with a refund. If the bag is found to be used and not resalable, it will be returned to the customer upon the customer's expense.


All bags are meticulously inspected while I make them and before shipment; please message me the day of delivery if you find any issues when you receive the bag so that I may make things right for you.


PLEASE NOTE BEFORE PURCHASE:

- Dimensions:
Read dimensions carefully to ensure the product works for you.

- Color:
Note that colors vary from monitor to monitor settings and this is the nature of buying from an online business. If you would like a leather or fabric swatch, you can buy them here for $1 each! https://www.etsy.com/listing/222745904/sample-swatch

- Leather Types:
All my leather bags are made with premium full-grain (aniline and semi-aniline) and some top-grain genuine cowskin leather, typically used in high-end upholstery. Do note that because these leathers are minimally processed leathers (they are not corrected), they retain the beautiful natural markings in the cow hide before tanning like branding, scars, bite marks, fat wrinkles, etc. While I try to place these natural markings on the back, bottom, and discrete places around the bag, I do not throw away all of these parts unless they compromise the structural integrity of the bag because I believe in minimizing waste and using the entire animal. These "blemishes" add character to each bag and also is the signature to a leather lover that it's high-quality genuine leather!
Additional policies and FAQs
HOLDS
I do not place holds on any of my items/

CUSTOM ORDERS
If you like a bag style currently offered in my shop, but prefer the bag exterior in a different leather or canvas color that you see in the shop, check out my Custom Collection: https://www.etsy.com/shop/JennyNDesign?section_id=16807133

If you don't see the bag style you'd like to customize, let me know and I'll add the listing for it for you!

NOTE: I CANNOT accommodate requests to changes to the structure of my bags, meaning any modification that might compromise the structural integrity of the bag. Examples of modifications I cannot accommodate: dimensional changes, lining material, hardware type. I engineer my bags with particular specifications with tested materials, so I cannot guarantee the quality of the bag if there are changes to the structure of the bag. Thank you for understanding!

Please note that a custom bag has different return policies than a classic bag in my shop. See the RETURNS section for details.


LOCAL PICK-UP (Dallas, TX)
Because I do not have a store front, I do not arrange for local pick-up. However, I do ship FREE to customers in Texas! You will be refunded your shipping charges upon purchase. :)


WHOLESALE & CONSIGNMENT
I do not wholesale or consign.


QUESTIONS
Please message me with any questions or concerns. I'll be happy to answer them!


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