LaurelDassoLeathers

Luxury Hand Crafted Leather Bags

Sacramento, California
3,140 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    Thank you for visiting my shop! I'm glad you're here, and I sincerely hope I can make the bag of your dreams for you.
** I'm in the process of changing zipper manufacturers~~ My regular clients know I have used Riri zippers for years and years, but am in the process of switching over to UCAN G2 zippers, a beautiful, VERY smooth, USA made zipper with a wide choice of chain finishes, tape colors, and pull types. Currently I'm working on that changeover, so for awhile I'll be offering both UCAN and Riri.

Until further notice, I'll be shipping out finished orders 2 days per week, in an attempt to reduce work load for my mail carrier. When your order is ready I'll print your label, but pickup will be either Tuesday or Friday. Thank you all SO much for your patience during this time!

~ Follow me on Instagram @LaurelDasso for postings of what I'm currently shipping out, photos of custom orders and for inspiration for your next bag!

~ I never shop out my production and have no assistants... Each and every bag is hand cut and sewn by me from your chosen leather and lining. In this way I can make any adjustments needed to make your bag one of a kind, specifically for you.

~ Please read my Production Time and Shipping here or in my shop policies before ordering, thank you!

~ Bags in the queue as of July 29th - 143

*** If you want Signature Required or additional insurance on your package, you MUST tell me at the time of order. Otherwise, I ship Priority, no signature required.

*** I'm sad to have to say this, but I'm finding websites out there with my photos and name being used. THIS site and LaurelDassoLeathers.com are currently the only places where you will find my bags, handcrafted by me. I do post them on my Instagram and occasionally on my Facebook page, which link back to my shop here. So if you see my bags being sold elsewhere, rest assured it is not the genuine article. (gosh, how frustrating!) ****

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PRODUCTION TIME and SHIPPING
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~ Currently please allow approximately 24-26 weeks or so after your purchase is paid in full before your order ships. This time frame does not apply to Pouches, Key Chains, or Bag Charms, these items generally ship within a week. (COVID-19 update, some supplies are taking longer to arrive than usual, so please be extra patient right now, thank you so much!)

*** A WORD ABOUT ESTIMATED TIME FRAMES. Currently my queue of orders is VERY long (Thank You so much for your orders!). Sometimes it is more manageable. I try to estimate the time that each bag will take to make, and I update this shop announcement regularly with the number of bags in the queue... this is the number of bags ahead of your order when you order. Sometimes my time estimate is off, and I completely don't mind inquiries about how your bag is coming along but PLEASE remember... this timeline is not because your bag will take X number of weeks to make; rather it is because I am creating the bags that were ordered prior to yours (this especially applies to full custom orders that need to be designed for you). Thank you for your patience while I hand make each bag, I make every effort to make sure it will be worth the wait!

~ I ship to your ETSY address, unless you message me that it needs to be shipped elsewhere. Please make sure your Etsy address is correct. ** I do ship to the E.U... HOWEVER, made to order bags are custom bags made to your specifications and are not covered under the EU returns policy, if you have any questions about this, do not hesitate to contact me before you place your order. **

*** If you want Signature Required or additional insurance on your package, you MUST tell me at the time of order. Otherwise, I ship Priority, no signature required.

~ If you need your bag by a certain date, please contact me prior to your purchase so we can arrange a Rush order if its possible .... a simple inquiry regarding rush orders will not make yours a rush, as there is no order to attach that to. Once we have agreed on a time frame, please remind me in the notes to seller at checkout that your bag is a Rush, and the date you need it by. Thank you so much, this really helps me.

~ Please be courteous to your fellow Etsy shoppers.. Unless we have discussed a Rush order PRIOR to your purchase, your bag will be constructed in the order that your order was received. The only way I can ensure that your bag is as perfect as I can make it is not to rush through its construction.

~ Anything marked "READY TO SHIP" will ship out in one business day.

~ Once your bag is finished, it will ship via your chosen USPS method. PLEASE NOTE: choosing Express shipping only makes your shipping faster once the bag is finished, it doesn't move your order ahead in the queue.

~ Regarding the EU return policy... I do ship to the E.U... HOWEVER... made to order bags are custom bags made to your specifications and are not covered under the EU returns policy, if you have any questions about this, do not hesitate to contact me before you place your order

*** If you want Signature Required or additional insurance on your package, you MUST tell me at the time of order. Otherwise, I ship Priority, no signature required.

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CUSTOM ORDERS
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~ COMPLETELY CUSTOM bags, on the other hand, are a different story altogether. Again, I try very hard to estimate how long your custom bag will take me to draft, sew, redraft, etc once your order comes up in my queue... but because it isn't a bag I've made before this is something that is difficult to estimate and if you choose to order a completely custom design based on a drawing or photographs you have provided to me it must be with the understanding that this process cannot be rushed, under ANY circumstance. Sometimes the first, second or third versions I make of your bag don't work as I envision and I have to set it aside to rethink how I can realize the vision you have. Keep this in mind.... you don't want a rushed, inferior bag and I honestly won't send you one. Bottom line: its a process. It will require patience on your part, but I'll do everything I can to make it worth the wait, I promise.
"CUSTOM" is a bag that you have dreamed up and I have not made before. One of my listed bags made in an alternate (in stock) leather or with a different strap configuration is considered "Made to order" and does not fall into the Custom category.


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EVERYTHING ELSE
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~ Everything in my shop is cut, stitched, wrapped, and shipped by me. I personally choose and purchase every leather, lining, and hardware. Thank you for your patience while I create your beautiful new bag.

I use only the finest materials available ~ SOLID hardware (whether you choose solid brass or solid silver nickel), Riri or occasionally Lampo zippers, and each handbag is meticulously constructed and double stitched everywhere with Bonded Poly T90 thread, which is 100% polyester, super thick, strong, durable and rot-proof..... My hope is that you'll want to carry your bag forever; and I really do strive to make sure that it will survive anything that you can put it through.

~ Because the leathers I use are full or top grain (versus inferior secondary cuts from the hide) some natural markings including brands, finished scratches / bites may or may not be present. Typically, these markings are very subtle and are considered by most as the "signature" of fine, authentic leather

~ If I have allowed you to make payments on your purchase, payments are not refundable. Please keep this in mind, as in the normal course of business I do not allow payments, unless you are a regular, trusted customer. Thank you for your understanding

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 29, 2021

Thank you for visiting my shop! I'm glad you're here, and I sincerely hope I can make the bag of your dreams for you.
** I'm in the process of changing zipper manufacturers~~ My regular clients know I have used Riri zippers for years and years, but am in the process of switching over to UCAN G2 zippers, a beautiful, VERY smooth, USA made zipper with a wide choice of chain finishes, tape colors, and pull types. Currently I'm working on that changeover, so for awhile I'll be offering both UCAN and Riri.

Until further notice, I'll be shipping out finished orders 2 days per week, in an attempt to reduce work load for my mail carrier. When your order is ready I'll print your label, but pickup will be either Tuesday or Friday. Thank you all SO much for your patience during this time!

~ Follow me on Instagram @LaurelDasso for postings of what I'm currently shipping out, photos of custom orders and for inspiration for your next bag!

~ I never shop out my production and have no assistants... Each and every bag is hand cut and sewn by me from your chosen leather and lining. In this way I can make any adjustments needed to make your bag one of a kind, specifically for you.

~ Please read my Production Time and Shipping here or in my shop policies before ordering, thank you!

~ Bags in the queue as of July 29th - 143

*** If you want Signature Required or additional insurance on your package, you MUST tell me at the time of order. Otherwise, I ship Priority, no signature required.

*** I'm sad to have to say this, but I'm finding websites out there with my photos and name being used. THIS site and LaurelDassoLeathers.com are currently the only places where you will find my bags, handcrafted by me. I do post them on my Instagram and occasionally on my Facebook page, which link back to my shop here. So if you see my bags being sold elsewhere, rest assured it is not the genuine article. (gosh, how frustrating!) ****

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PRODUCTION TIME and SHIPPING
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

~ Currently please allow approximately 24-26 weeks or so after your purchase is paid in full before your order ships. This time frame does not apply to Pouches, Key Chains, or Bag Charms, these items generally ship within a week. (COVID-19 update, some supplies are taking longer to arrive than usual, so please be extra patient right now, thank you so much!)

*** A WORD ABOUT ESTIMATED TIME FRAMES. Currently my queue of orders is VERY long (Thank You so much for your orders!). Sometimes it is more manageable. I try to estimate the time that each bag will take to make, and I update this shop announcement regularly with the number of bags in the queue... this is the number of bags ahead of your order when you order. Sometimes my time estimate is off, and I completely don't mind inquiries about how your bag is coming along but PLEASE remember... this timeline is not because your bag will take X number of weeks to make; rather it is because I am creating the bags that were ordered prior to yours (this especially applies to full custom orders that need to be designed for you). Thank you for your patience while I hand make each bag, I make every effort to make sure it will be worth the wait!

~ I ship to your ETSY address, unless you message me that it needs to be shipped elsewhere. Please make sure your Etsy address is correct. ** I do ship to the E.U... HOWEVER, made to order bags are custom bags made to your specifications and are not covered under the EU returns policy, if you have any questions about this, do not hesitate to contact me before you place your order. **

*** If you want Signature Required or additional insurance on your package, you MUST tell me at the time of order. Otherwise, I ship Priority, no signature required.

~ If you need your bag by a certain date, please contact me prior to your purchase so we can arrange a Rush order if its possible .... a simple inquiry regarding rush orders will not make yours a rush, as there is no order to attach that to. Once we have agreed on a time frame, please remind me in the notes to seller at checkout that your bag is a Rush, and the date you need it by. Thank you so much, this really helps me.

~ Please be courteous to your fellow Etsy shoppers.. Unless we have discussed a Rush order PRIOR to your purchase, your bag will be constructed in the order that your order was received. The only way I can ensure that your bag is as perfect as I can make it is not to rush through its construction.

~ Anything marked "READY TO SHIP" will ship out in one business day.

~ Once your bag is finished, it will ship via your chosen USPS method. PLEASE NOTE: choosing Express shipping only makes your shipping faster once the bag is finished, it doesn't move your order ahead in the queue.

~ Regarding the EU return policy... I do ship to the E.U... HOWEVER... made to order bags are custom bags made to your specifications and are not covered under the EU returns policy, if you have any questions about this, do not hesitate to contact me before you place your order

*** If you want Signature Required or additional insurance on your package, you MUST tell me at the time of order. Otherwise, I ship Priority, no signature required.

=== Please contact me here on Etsy, other E-mails get lost ===

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CUSTOM ORDERS
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~ COMPLETELY CUSTOM bags, on the other hand, are a different story altogether. Again, I try very hard to estimate how long your custom bag will take me to draft, sew, redraft, etc once your order comes up in my queue... but because it isn't a bag I've made before this is something that is difficult to estimate and if you choose to order a completely custom design based on a drawing or photographs you have provided to me it must be with the understanding that this process cannot be rushed, under ANY circumstance. Sometimes the first, second or third versions I make of your bag don't work as I envision and I have to set it aside to rethink how I can realize the vision you have. Keep this in mind.... you don't want a rushed, inferior bag and I honestly won't send you one. Bottom line: its a process. It will require patience on your part, but I'll do everything I can to make it worth the wait, I promise.
"CUSTOM" is a bag that you have dreamed up and I have not made before. One of my listed bags made in an alternate (in stock) leather or with a different strap configuration is considered "Made to order" and does not fall into the Custom category.


=== Please contact me here on Etsy, other E-mails get lost ===

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EVERYTHING ELSE
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~ Everything in my shop is cut, stitched, wrapped, and shipped by me. I personally choose and purchase every leather, lining, and hardware. Thank you for your patience while I create your beautiful new bag.

I use only the finest materials available ~ SOLID hardware (whether you choose solid brass or solid silver nickel), Riri or occasionally Lampo zippers, and each handbag is meticulously constructed and double stitched everywhere with Bonded Poly T90 thread, which is 100% polyester, super thick, strong, durable and rot-proof..... My hope is that you'll want to carry your bag forever; and I really do strive to make sure that it will survive anything that you can put it through.

~ Because the leathers I use are full or top grain (versus inferior secondary cuts from the hide) some natural markings including brands, finished scratches / bites may or may not be present. Typically, these markings are very subtle and are considered by most as the "signature" of fine, authentic leather

~ If I have allowed you to make payments on your purchase, payments are not refundable. Please keep this in mind, as in the normal course of business I do not allow payments, unless you are a regular, trusted customer. Thank you for your understanding

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About LaurelDassoLeathers

Sales 3,140
On Etsy since 2010

Luxury hand crafted leather bags

Dalle mie mani ~ Italian for "From my hands"

I don't shop out my production.. each bag is hand cut and sewn by me, from your chosen leather and lining. In this way I can make any adjustments you need to make your bag one of a kind, specifically for you.

We're all looking for that perfect daily companion bag that will carry our necessities and is stylish, luxurious, but not overly done. A sturdy, beautiful piece that we won't see coming and going on the street; a true statement bag that makes us smile when we pick it up, slide it over the arm or shoulder, and dig into for keys, wallet or phone... Oh, and we'd like to not spend thousands of dollars on it, please. Trust me, I know how difficult it is to find.

Since you are not a cookie-cutter girl or guy, why should you carry the same mass produced bag that hundreds if not thousands of others are carrying as well?

I have hundreds of extremely happy customers, many of whom come back repeatedly when the need arises for a new bag. I look forward to working with you!

~ Everything in my shop is designed, cut, stitched, wrapped, and shipped by me in my Sacramento, CA studio. (I recently relocated here from NYC, and I'm thoroughly enjoying it!)
I personally choose and purchase every leather, lining, and each piece of hardware. I use only the finest materials available, and each handbag is meticulously constructed and double stitched everywhere.

~ I try to do my part to support small business by sourcing as many of my materials as possible from other small businesses in the US. I've built a fantastic network of suppliers in this way, and many of them have become good friends.

~ My hope is that you'll want to carry your bag forever; I really do strive to make sure that it will survive anything that you can put it through.

- Please read my shop announcement (click "read more" on my home page announcement) and/or shop policies when ordering, thank you!

Shop Website LaurelDasso.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DalleMieMani

Press
~ http://nwsidebar.wsba.org/2012/11/02/friday-5-great-locally-made-work-bags/
~ http://www.seattlemag.com/article/perfect-leather-tote

Shop members

  • Laurel

    Owner, Creator, Designer

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Aug 25, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

I'm HAPPY to take your custom order. Message me with your ideas, photos, or drawings and lets get started!
I can make any of my listed bags in your choice of leather. I keep a lot of leather choices on hand but if one of them isn't what you're looking for, I'll work with you to find the color and type of leather that you have in mind!

Sizing details

In general, I can absolutely size up or down any of my designs for you. Many times I have more than one size of any particular bag already listed, if you don't find what you're looking for, message me and I'll help, I'm almost always around.

Are these all your policies?

Most questions regarding my process are answered more fully in my Shop Announcement on my shop Home Page. If you have a question that isn't addressed, please message me.

Do you do Rush Orders?

Yes, at times I am able to accommodate your needs for a rush order. Please message me with your request and I'll check my current schedule.

Do you ship outside the U.S.?

I'm happy to ship Internationally. However, you are responsible for your country's customs charges, or any VAT charges. I do not collect, nor do I pay these taxes for you. Do not ask me to declare your purchase as a gift, or to show the purchase as a smaller dollar amount. This is illegal and the answer will be no.
Packages shipped outside the U.S. will only ship Priority, NO First Class. Additionally, you are responsible for putting the exact shipping address in the the shipping field at check out. Your package will be shipped to the address entered.

Do you ship to the E.U.?

I do ship to the E.U... HOWEVER... made to order bags are custom bags made to your specifications and are not covered under the EU returns policy; if you have any questions about this, do not hesitate to contact me before you place your order

Shipping!

*** If you want Signature Required or additional insurance on your package, you MUST tell me at the time of order. Otherwise, I ship Priority, no signature required. (or your choice of shipping method, no signature required).

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS - SHIPPING

International orders will only be shipped USPS PRIORITY INTERNATIONAL. First Class International cannot be tracked once having left the U.S., so unfortunately nothing will be shipped First Class International. You are responsible for putting the correct shipping address into the shipping field at checkout, your package will be shipped to the address entered at checkout.