BattyKitten

Denim Wholesters Available Now

Oakland, California · 28 Sales

BattyKitten

Denim Wholesters Available Now

Oakland, California 28 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Cat

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Announcement   Wholester was inspired during outings to art and music festivals around Northern California. I really admired the hip bags that were seemingly ubiquitous at every gathering. I loved all the unique designs, but the pockets were usually tiny and most belts were made of leather — giving them a tribal feel. I wanted a hip pouch that would actually carry all of my stuff. “Hands free living so I can be my whole self” became a motto. I wanted something I could wear everyday that didn’t look like I just came from a rave in the desert. Simply put, I saw that there was a huge gap in the market and believed everyone could benefit from owning this kind of accessory. Since style and function were fundamentally key, I reworked the designs I’d seen — making custom renditions for friends and myself. Eventually, the Wholester was born. Also kwown as Hip Pouch , Fanny Pack , Hip Belt , Utility Belt

Wholester is handmade made in America.

* handmade in Oakland, CA.
* functional, durable, washable and comfortable.
* secure multiple pockets – everything has a place.
* light-weight and pack flat; perfect for travel.
* workmanship is guaranteed for the life of the Wholester.
* no neck and back pain
* look fantastic on your hips!


NEED HELP PLACING AN ORDER? PLEASE CALL CAT AT (415) 669-4228

And keep up with Wholester at
www.wholester.com
www.facebook.com/wholester

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Last updated on Sep 27, 2016

Wholester was inspired during outings to art and music festivals around Northern California. I really admired the hip bags that were seemingly ubiquitous at every gathering. I loved all the unique designs, but the pockets were usually tiny and most belts were made of leather — giving them a tribal feel. I wanted a hip pouch that would actually carry all of my stuff. “Hands free living so I can be my whole self” became a motto. I wanted something I could wear everyday that didn’t look like I just came from a rave in the desert. Simply put, I saw that there was a huge gap in the market and believed everyone could benefit from owning this kind of accessory. Since style and function were fundamentally key, I reworked the designs I’d seen — making custom renditions for friends and myself. Eventually, the Wholester was born. Also kwown as Hip Pouch , Fanny Pack , Hip Belt , Utility Belt

Wholester is handmade made in America.

* handmade in Oakland, CA.
* functional, durable, washable and comfortable.
* secure multiple pockets – everything has a place.
* light-weight and pack flat; perfect for travel.
* workmanship is guaranteed for the life of the Wholester.
* no neck and back pain
* look fantastic on your hips!


NEED HELP PLACING AN ORDER? PLEASE CALL CAT AT (415) 669-4228

And keep up with Wholester at
www.wholester.com
www.facebook.com/wholester

Cat

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Cat

Reviews

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Mark Siminoff

Mark Siminoff on Sep 2, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

My Wholester is the coolest accessory ever… Stylish, comfortable, extremely useful! Thank you BattyKitten ! ! !

Anonymous on Jun 19, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Three cheers for Wholester! This is very well made and so cute. She used a custom fabric I requested and the turn around time was insanely quick.

About

BattyKitten's Studio

Why did you open BattyKitten?

I opened Batty Kitten on Etsy so that I could create beautiful things in my sewing studio and share them with others. I've been sewing on and off my entire life. I'm finally at a place in my life where I can explore my creative passion from the sewing room. It feels better having a job when it's something you love to do. I wanted to sew and make some extra money, so I started Batty Kitten on Etsy to see how it would go.

Tell us a little about your workspace:
I have a small and cozy sewing studio with amazing natural light in our lovely Victorian home. I share the space with the love of my life, a dwarf hamster and our two dogs, Maisy and Scout.

My sewing machines, computer , fabrics and supplies are all easy to access. It's a great space but I will reward myself with a larger space when I TRULY need it.

Tell us a little about your creative process.
I love to costume. I make a lot of things for myself that I can use for costuming. Yes, I attend a lot of costume parties. What I have found is that when I wear something I have created, people usually want one. It's taken me a long time to get to this point, but I know now that what I create and make is useful to others.

My creative process generally starts from a notion of function. For instance, the Wholester collection; I attend Burning Man, music festivals and other events and DO NOT want to carry a purse or a backpack. So I made my first Wholester. I loved it, so I made another one in a different color. Soon lots and lots of people were asking me about them. I have actually sold more off of Etsy through word of mouth than I have on Etsy.

The flapper headbands are inspired by my love for headgear and the roaring 20's. Inspiration is everywhere, I just take note and one day that thing, that tid-bit will become a Batty Kitten design.

Inspiration is everywhere and as long as I keep myself open to it, the creativity flows. I hope that you enjoy my store. Hey, If you really like it, would you mind sharing it with some friends?

Namaste my friend


~Cat

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  • Cat

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photographer

    I'm a little bohemian, gypsy, klowny, creative, facilitator of awesome.

  • Tex

    Photographer

    The amazing man in my life who always lends me a hand. You can check out more of our photography at www.portrayou.com

Shop policies

Last updated on September 22, 2016
Announcing DENIM for Fall 2016! :-)

Wholesters are extra pockets worn around your hips or across your body.
Every product is made with quality and care for maximum lasting adventure

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
For your convenience you can pay with a credit card.

If you would like to pay with a credit card over the phone, please call me at (415) 669-4228, 9am to 5pm PST.

After 2 days of non-payment and no communication between this seller and buyer, the order may be cancelled and the item re-listed.

We will both be sad Pandas!
Shipping
Premade Wholesters are ready for shipping within 2-3 days of your order Monday - Friday. *No shipments will be made on the weekend. ( If you purchase something on Friday, It will go out the following Monday.)

For deliveries in North America and Canada, the bags are sent via USPS Priority Mail.

If you would like an order to be mailed to you via Express Mail, please contact me before you order so I can add the upgrade to a custom listing for you.

Questions or requests: call Cat (415) 669-4228, 9am to 5pm PST.

Is this a gift?
Send to another address: please include this address in "note to seller" while checking out. I can leave off the price on the packing list if told is a gift for US orders; for international orders I must include a packing slip with a price for customs.

Insurance is optional to the buyer at an additional charge.

Made-to-order items: Shipping depends on the length of time it takes to make the BattyKitten custom piece. I will give you a completion date when you order the Wholester. Please allow 2-3 weeks.

Thank you for your purchase.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to love your Wholester, wear it with pride and tell everyone how awesome it is. If you aren't delighted, I would be happy to exchange your product for a similar product of equal value. Simply return the item in BRAND NEW CONDITION and choose a new item. If the item you choose for exchange costs more, you will simply need to pay the difference and I will ship you a new product.

Keep in mind that most products are one of a kind and there most likely will not be an exact replacement.

There are NO REFUNDS for CUSTOM ORDERS.

A few things needed for a successful exchange:

1. Please email me immediately so that we can discuss the situation directly and resolve can be made quickly and satisfactory. I reserve the right to refuse exchange and refund based on each individual purchase.

2. Product purchased will need to be postmarked for return no later than 72 hours from receiving product.

3. Products will need to be returned in new, unused, undamaged condition for a full price exchange. Again, there are no refunds for custom orders, but let's see what we can work out.

With that said, if there are extenuating conditions, of no fault of either of us, please contact me via email before filing a complaint as I would love to make sure the RIGHT thing is done on both of our parts.
Additional policies and FAQs
I'm happy to talk about wholesale. Please inquire with questions and thoughts regarding wholesale on hand made items only. call Cat (415) 669-4228, 9am to 5pm PST.

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