ChrisLaPreeDesigns

Chris LaPree Designs

Michigan, United States · 19 Sales

ChrisLaPreeDesigns

Chris LaPree Designs

Michigan, United States 19 Sales On Etsy since 2009

0 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   Welcome to my shop!

I create unique handbags.

Each one is an original Chris LaPree purse. The concept, design and construction of each purse is a representation of my artistic expression as a fiber artist. Every handbag is labor intensive and individually made with great care in a 100% smoke-free environment.

All my purses are made of fabric, which has been cut into strips, then hand knitted. The fabric content of each purse may be 100% silk I hand dye myself, cotton batik, the ever versatile denim, wool, or other specialty fabrics. Sometimes decorative yarn is also knitted with the fabric. The material is then hand knitted, lined with pockets, completely stabilized to retain the original shape throughout the life of the purse, then edge-finished with tied fabric strips. The next step to each creation is either sewn self-fabric shoulder straps, or carefully chosen decorative handles. Each purse has a magnetic snap inside the handbag for convenience and security. The purse is completed when one or more decorative buttons are used with a loop closure for adornment and added security. The buttons may be vintage, hand made by me using techniques such as crocheted wire, or shaped and polished stained glass. Other types of buttons and beads are also used.

One of the most important features of my purses that distinguish them from the others is that they are washable, either to hand wash gently, dry clean, or spot clean. Each purse selection has information on care instructions.

Does this sound like a lot of work? You bet it is! Do I love creating these purses? You bet I do!

Be prepared for compliments when you are in public with your Chris LaPree purse!

Check back regularly to see my most recent creations.

Thanks for being here!

Announcement

Welcome to my shop!

I create unique handbags.

Each one is an original Chris LaPree purse. The concept, design and construction of each purse is a representation of my artistic expression as a fiber artist. Every handbag is labor intensive and individually made with great care in a 100% smoke-free environment.

All my purses are made of fabric, which has been cut into strips, then hand knitted. The fabric content of each purse may be 100% silk I hand dye myself, cotton batik, the ever versatile denim, wool, or other specialty fabrics. Sometimes decorative yarn is also knitted with the fabric. The material is then hand knitted, lined with pockets, completely stabilized to retain the original shape throughout the life of the purse, then edge-finished with tied fabric strips. The next step to each creation is either sewn self-fabric shoulder straps, or carefully chosen decorative handles. Each purse has a magnetic snap inside the handbag for convenience and security. The purse is completed when one or more decorative buttons are used with a loop closure for adornment and added security. The buttons may be vintage, hand made by me using techniques such as crocheted wire, or shaped and polished stained glass. Other types of buttons and beads are also used.

One of the most important features of my purses that distinguish them from the others is that they are washable, either to hand wash gently, dry clean, or spot clean. Each purse selection has information on care instructions.

Does this sound like a lot of work? You bet it is! Do I love creating these purses? You bet I do!

Be prepared for compliments when you are in public with your Chris LaPree purse!

Check back regularly to see my most recent creations.

Thanks for being here!

ChrisLaPreeDesigns

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Anonymous on Nov 28, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

The purse arrived at lightening speed and it looks more fabulous in person than in the photo! Awesome purchase!

Anonymous on Jul 1, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

WOW! This is an adorable purse - I just love it!! And the shipping was so lightening fast!! I'm smitten with your purses so I'll be back! Thanks you so much!

Anonymous on Sep 18, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for the extra effort Chris!

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Shop policies

Last updated on February 6, 2011
Welcome!

By hand knitting fabric strips using a wide variety of fabrics, I create unique handbags. Each of my purses is an original Chris LaPree design. Each handbag is individually made with great care, including the complete lining and stabilization of each purse interior. Pockets and a magnetic snap are included for convenience and security.

Be prepared for compliments when you are up and about with your Chris LaPree Designs purse!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
I accept PayPal, money order, and personal check. The shipping charges are for any U.S. location. If you are in another country, contact me for shipping prices. I will only charge you what it cost to mail.
Shipping
Your order will be shipped to you through USPS. There will be insurance on it to cover loss or damage in transit. Please let me know when you receive it. I want to know how you like it!
Refunds and Exchanges
My goal is to make you happy with your purchase. If you are not, you may request a full refund, less shipping charges, within 30 days.
Additional policies and FAQs
My purses are created in a 100% smoke free environment.