ACO on Apr 16, 2016
Thank you again!! The crossbody bag turned out great and I love it is a one of a kind and very well made.
ACO on Mar 19, 2016
I love my new bag!!! It is unique, quality is excellent and the color combination is my favorite. I ordered a wristlet that matches as well and it came out perfect!! Great shop!!!
Renovating Style One Bag at a Time, Dahling!
After graduating with a degree in Fashion Design from Philadelphia University, I began designing and sewing handbags with my best friend. The brand was built on the premise of making well-made, vintage inspired, affordable wristlets & clutches. The name, Dahling, is a tribute to one of our high school teachers who ended everyone's name in "dahling" (pronounced "daaahling") for an extra fabulous, dramatic touch. During our time together we were featured in publications including Teen Vogue and Lucky Magazine. In 2010 I took the line over as head designer and owner of Dahling Accessories.
I have always felt like I missed my era- I love the elegance of the 1940s & 1950s, the mod looks of the British invasion in the mid 1960s, the bohemian styles of the late 1960s to early 1970s, and beyond. I'm inspired by beautiful fabrics, eye-catching colors, vintage trims and details. I love life and I love to create something from nothing.
All Dahling bags are limited edition. Many of the fabrics I use are vintage or vintage inspired. Every bag has a cute lining or special detail that makes it unique. I love sewing and creating bags from scratch. I hope you love wearing them as much as I love designing and making them.
-Gretchen Seel- Designer & Owner
Owner, Maker, Designer
After graduating with a degree in Fashion Design, I have been working in the fashion industry for the past decade. Beautiful fabrics, eye catching colors, vintage trims and details inspire me. I love life and I love creating something from nothing.
In this section, I have tried to cover most questions that you might have but if there are any other questions please feel free to convo me or email me. I am happy to help you!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express), Paypal, Etsy Gift Card or Money Orders.
•Domestic US Orders- USPS 1st Class or UPS Ground. Included in the cost is a shipping confirmation / tracking # which I will email to you after I send the package.
•Canada / International Orders- USPS 1st Class International mail
•When can I expect my order to arrive? For domestic US orders, Priority mail is usually 2-3 days and First Class USPS is usually 7-10 days from shipment. For international orders typically your order will arrive within 15-20 days from shipment but varies. For both domestic and international orders, the estimated time is only an estimate and your order may arrive sooner or slightly later depending on the US Postal Service. If you would like to use an expedited option to ship via UPS 2-day, USPS Priority or USPS Express, please convo me and I will invoice the price difference of shipping via PayPal or etsy.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you have an issue with something breaking- please contact me and I will check out the issue and either repair or send you a new bag.
Additional policies and FAQs
•How do you care for the bags? I suggest spot cleaning with a damp cloth and mild cleanser, but do not dry clean. There is a special inner stabilizer in the fabric bags that will not do well if dry cleaned. For leather bags- use a mild cleanser with a damp cloth and wipe clean with another damp cloth. Let air dry. Do not immerse in water. For both fabric and leather bags I would also recommend treating with a fabric or leather spray protectant- do a small test area first though.