Helping You Create Special Gifts for the Ones You Love

Houston, Texas · 986 Sales


Helping You Create Special Gifts for the Ones You Love

Houston, Texas 986 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

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AlexAndRiaGifts is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Hello - Due to my current health issues, Alex&Ria Boutique is temporarily closed. I am looking forward to re-opening in the Fall of 2018. Kat

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Apr 24, 2018

Hello - Due to my current health issues, Alex&Ria Boutique is temporarily closed. I am looking forward to re-opening in the Fall of 2018. Kat


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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

srattanasone on Apr 14, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I was looking for a travel bag with a trolley sleeve and side pockets - this is perfect for traveling esp with a toddler. Easy access to toys and drinks are a must. I reached out to Kat about fabric customization and while it was not available at the time, she responded the same day. Nonetheless, I received my order within 3 days and am happy with it. I would order from Kat again; she's great to work with.

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Preparing another order for shipping. It's not too early to start thinking about holiday shopping. #etsy #holidays #gifts


❖ Fabric is my passion. ❖

For some reason, fabric speaks to me - it always has. Ever since I was little, I have been fascinated, no, obsessed with fabric. In the fall of 2010 it screamed at me while I was attending the International Quilt Festival in Houston. I was working in the corporate world and hadn't been designing or creating for years. It told me that it was time to change my direction and get back to what I love - creating with fabric. So....Alex&Ria was born. ❖

The Alex&Ria online store opened its webpage on Etsy in February 2011 and is still a one woman operation. Me! I do everything related to the business and I love it. Well, I love the creative part more but I love being my own boss. Owning an Etsy shop has guided me to learn things I don't think I would have otherwise. Knowledge is power - right?

The Alex&Ria studio is located in North Houston in my home. It is so nice to work from home. However, I will admit it took me awhile to adjust to the concept.

My design process starts with the fabric. I love different and whimsical ideas. I could spend hours in a fabric store or online looking at fabrics. Once I choose a fabric, it doesn't always get transformed into a bag or garment right away. Sometimes it sits nicely on the shelf until an inspiration hits me or I get a special request. Then I know. Sometimes I buy fabric thinking it will be perfect for a certain design and end up creating something completely different. I just let the fabric guide me.

Each bag or garment that I create, I treat it as if I were creating it for my own children or grandchildren. I pay very close attention to all the details. When you purchase an Alex&Ria Design, you can be confident that you will receive a high quality, professionally finished item that you will be proud to give as a gift or keep for yourself.


Customer Comments:

"Fabulous Seller! Pleasure doing business with you - appreciate your excellent customer service! Thanks again!"

"So great to work with! The items were perfect and they shipped super fast. We love them."

"Exactly what I wanted. Fast shipping!"


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Shop members

  • Kat

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    Welcome! Thank you for taking a few minutes of your day to visit my shop. I try to add new items frequently so please visit often.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 13, 2017
Welcome to Alex&Ria Boutique. So glad you stopped by.

I am so excited for you to take a look at my personalized bags, gifts and apparel.

Unless otherwise stated, I use 100% cotton fabric or organic cotton fabric. Each item is designed and handcrafted by me in my smoke free studio. All fabrics are pre-washed and dried to remove any sizing and to let any shrinkage occur before cutting. Quality products are very important to me. To the best of my ability, I make sure that each item (fabric, trim,etc.) of a children's garment or accessory has been tested and is CPSIA compliant.

I do realize that you have a choice when shopping for gifts or for yourself. That is why I take great pride in my attention to detail. I like to take time when constructing an item so that when you receive it you will feel comfortable knowing that you have purchased a quality item.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, please contact me within 5 days of receipt of your merchandise. I will gladly accept your return of the merchandise and will exchange it or issue a refund. PLEASE NOTE: The item must be in it's original condition.

If an item is returned, please make sure to use a secure shipping method for tracking purposes. Lost items are the responsibility of the customer and a refund cannot be processed until the merchandise has been received.

Shipping fees are not refundable and return shipping fees are the responsibility of the buyer.

CUSTOM ORDERS that have been personalized with a name or 3 letter monogram, are non-returnable/non-refundable. However, if you believe there is a defect in workmanship, please contact me as soon as possible so that I may correct any issues.

Please be aware that my policies may change slightly as different situations arise. Check back often for updates. Thank you
Texas residents are subject to sales tax.

Custom orders not paid for within 48 hours will be cancelled.
Alex&Ria shipping costs include postage, packaging, handling, and tracking number. Once you purchase an item, shipping costs and methods cannot be changed. If you would like to request special handling and/or upgrade your shipping, please contact me prior to purchasing the item(s).

International Packages:
- Depending on destination, arrival times will vary from one (1) to seven (7) WEEKS.
- Custom forms will be filled out with accurate content and pricing; any and all customs taxes and fees are the responsibility of the buyer.

Any and all questions regarding the shipping of your item(s) are welcome. Please convo me prior to purchase so that we can confirm any details.
If you need your item by a certain date, please contact me prior to payment, to make sure we can meet your deadline.
Thank you
Additional policies and FAQs

PERSONALIZED BAGS: Effective 10/20/13, customization applies only to colors and/or fabrics. I can no longer customize the size of the bags listed in my shop. I am more than happy to switch around fabrics and colors of what I have in-stock. And I can send you photos of other fabrics that I have in-stock that might not be currently shown in my shop. However, shopping for new fabrics/colors according to your specifications, requires additional time to get it just right. If you would like for me to shop online or locally for fabrics that I do not have on hand, the price per item could be substantially higher. Thank you for your understanding with this policy and please contact me with any questions or comments.
I now have a Pinterest Board, "Fun Fabrics", with fabric choices that can be ordered. Just look for "Alex&Ria Boutique".

BULK PRICING: Not Available At This Time.

TIME FRAME: Please understand that custom handcrafted orders take time to complete. Especially if several items are requested. During busy times of the year, the wait time could be six weeks. I do my best to get the orders completed in a timely manner. Please be aware that one custom order could have as many as ten (10) items. It is best to contact me with your time frame to make sure I can meet your deadline. Thank you

For One (1) item, please allow a minimum of 2 weeks on all custom orders. This includes the creation of your custom item(s). Shipping will be an additional 3-5 days or 1-5 weeks depending on destination. Some items may take a bit longer depending on the time of year and the amount of detail work required. I want you to be completely satisfied with your order so I don't like to rush. Thank you for your understanding with this policy. Please convo me with any additional questions.

Large Orders of Four (4) or more Personalized Bags: Please allow a minimum of 4-6 weeks. This includes communication regarding color choices and details, the creation of your custom order and packaging for shipping. Shipping will be an additional 3-5 days or 1-5 weeks depending on destination. Busy times of the year may take longer.

RUSH ORDERS: At this time, I can not accept rush orders. Please contact me prior to purchasing to verify that I can complete your order by your delivery date. (Date you want the items in your hands.) If there has been no communication regarding your delivery date, then I will complete your order according to my quoted processing time. Thank you for your understanding.

Effective 10/20/13, all orders, including local, will be mailed to the buyer. I no longer accept local pick-up. Thank you for your understanding.