gracecox981 on Jan 19, 2016
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 on Nov 10, 2015
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.
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.
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Blondies Bags & Vintage Throwbacks
MIlitary spouse turning a hobby into a small business.
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.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
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
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
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.