BlondiesBags

Hand Sewn, Hand Knit & Retro Throwbacks

California, United States · 280 Sales

BlondiesBags

Hand Sewn, Hand Knit & Retro Throwbacks

California, United States 280 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(123)

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Note from shop owner Thank you for your interest in Blondies Bags. Currently away for my Dad's 100th birthday celebration!! Reopen November 2016

Have a wonderful day!
Pamela Park
Blondies Bags & Retro Throwbacks

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Sep 15, 2016

Thank you for your interest in Blondies Bags. Currently away for my Dad's 100th birthday celebration!! Reopen November 2016

Have a wonderful day!
Pamela Park
Blondies Bags & Retro Throwbacks

Pamela Park

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Pamela Park

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5 out of 5 stars
(123)
gracecox981

gracecox981 on Jan 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Great quality, velvet was really thick. Smaller than expected but managed to get it altered. Shipping was really good considering I live in the UK

marjean hormann

marjean hormann on Nov 10, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

It's beautiful, unfortunately for me my sister fell absolutely in love with it and I didn't have the heart to tell her no, so she is enjoying it immensely.

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About

Blondies Bags & Retro Throwbacks

I got the idea of hand sewing oversize totes from commuting in Washington D.C. on the metro and watching women travel with 3 bags; purse, computer and yoga bags. Family & friends love their hand sewn totes & encouraged me to sell them.

As a knitter & my knit bags also a hit with the family & friends & were being scooped up at my flea markets.

Established as Blondies Bags, vintage handbags came naturally & also quite popular at my flea markets.

Then comes Vintage Retros, a way to keep my love of junking in check with over flowing treasures at home.

Returning to my roots of sewing, I have added another line; hand sewn dresses.

Enjoy!
Pam Park

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Last updated on May 14, 2014
Welcome to Blondies Bags & Retro Throwbacks. The site for unique totes, and a new line of hand sewn dresses, all sewn by me. My mother taught me to knit and sew when I was young. I have many fond memories of her sitting at her sewing machine where I also learned.

My oversized totes, 17"x20, are coordinatd 3-5 medium to heavy weight fabrics, double and triple stitched, fully interfaced and lined with generous pockets made of fun fabric, resulting in a sturdy bag. Fabric is hand cut & hand sewn, bag measurements may vary. I spend lots of time choosing & fiddling with the fabric to determine pattern layouts, so each bag is made with love and care.

My hand sewn dresses are sewn from 1960 & 1970 vintage patterns.

My Retro Throwbacks are a result of the love of "junking" by my husband and I. One of our favorite pastimes. So if you're in the hunt for an item let me know and I'll be happy to keep an eye out for you.

And yes, I am a natural blonde.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Etsy Credit Cards Direct, Etsy Gift Cards and Paypal. Please be sure to email any questions before making your payment. As sales are final.
Shipping
I'm known as a same day shipper and make every effort to get your orders shipped quickly as I know you are excited to receive your purchases.

Postage or Insurance request that result in increase cost must be paid prior to shipping.

UNITED STATES: Handbags are generally shipped USPS. Lingerie ships First Class. Larger or heavier items may go parcel post and potentially may take 1 to 2 weeks to arrive. I am not responsible for lost or damaged packages but I do provide tracking numbers, well packed items and assistance where needed. If you would like insurance please notify me for quote before placing your order.

INTERNATIONAL: Please allow 2-3 weeks for arrival, varies by location. Allow shipping, any applicable customs time within destination country and postal service in your area. International buyers pay any applicable customs/import/export fees. No delivery confirmation or insurance is available outside the United States.
Refunds and Exchanges
HAND SEWN & HAND KNIT: I make every effort to produce quality hand sewn & hand knit items and take to heart quality feedback. If for some reason you are not satisfied with your hand sewn or hand knit item please convo me within 30 days and I will work out an exchange, you pay the return shipping unless I have misrepresented, then I pay return shipping. No refunds. I do not anticipate that you will not love your new Blondies Bags hand made items. Just ask the other 100+ owners of my hand sewn and hand knits.

VINTAGE items are sold "as is" with age appropriate wear. Every effort is made to accurately describe. In the off chance you are not satisfied, notification must be within 3 days of receiving per tracking delivery date. I will make every effort to be fair to both of us.
Additional policies and FAQs
Being vintage and previously used or worn, a certain amount of wear might be evidence. Occasionally an amazing find might have a minor flaw that won't affect wearability or usability. Each item is examine for authenticity, stains, cracks, chips, rips etc. Every effort is made to disclose such flaws in descriptions and pictures and items are priced accordingly. There are no returns on vintage items. Before leaving neutral or negative feedback, please get in touch with me on the off-chance I've missed a major flaw. This is the only circumstance where a return will be considered. Buyer must contact me within 3 days per tracking delivery date. Garment must not have been worn or damaged. Please refer to garment measurements, as sizes are quoted as stated on garment tag which are vintage sizing, may differ from modern sizing.

I truly want you to be happy with your purchases and will make every effort to be fair to both of us. So please email any questions. Please remember you are purchasing used items and item cannot be expected to be in new condition.

Thank you for visiting Blondies Bags & Retro Throwbacks.