St Louis, Missouri · 42 Sales



St Louis, Missouri 42 Sales On Etsy since 2011

0 out of 5 stars

DessHandbags is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Dess needs some time to get caught up. Don't fret, if you contact me on facebook I'm happy to make custom orders. Returning in March was a opening SALE!

Don't miss me too much XOXO -Dess

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Mar 21, 2016

Dess needs some time to get caught up. Don't fret, if you contact me on facebook I'm happy to make custom orders. Returning in March was a opening SALE!

Don't miss me too much XOXO -Dess

Darcy Essmyer

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Darcy Essmyer


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latifahoparison on Aug 18, 2015

1 out of 5 stars

The seller initial customer service was initially excellent until I received the purpose, it's made of plain jacquard cloth and so water can easily get to items in the purse in case of rain or spill and it's very small in size; way smaller than pictured. Tried to contact the seller but she totally ignored me for over 2 weeks, I sent it back anyways; and I am hoping to get my money back.

Anonymous on Dec 1, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Darcy went above and beyond to get this to me on time for an event. And it looks great!

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Dess Handbags

Dabbling. That is how Dess was created. Today Dess is a family affair featuring handmade accessories by a mother-daughter duo. Clutches, make up bags, aprons, scarfs, and jewelry- all one of a kind. We rarely make the same item twice and in most cases only have enough unique material to make what you see advertised. As a once upon a time hippie and a former biologist, we are green friendly and often incorporate up-cycled material into our creations.

Interested in wholesale or consignment? Send us an email

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  • Darcy

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Hi, I'm Darcy Essmyer, Dess for short. I created Dess Handbags in 2011 as a creative outlet & years later it has turned into a booming small business. Don't let my 30+ sales fool you, my wholesale biz & consignment are where I'm known best.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 13, 2013

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
All payments are processed through PayPal or direct checkout. Please note that credit cards can be cleared through the PayPal service without opening up an account. The right to cancel a sale is reserved if payment is not received within 2 days.
All orders are packaged in boxes or poly mailers with delivery confirmation. Orders are sent to the buyers PayPal address unless otherwise specified.

Please contact me if you would like to discuss other shipping options, such as overnight or express.
Refunds and Exchanges
I strive to produce quality products and customer satisfaction is extremely important. If you are not pleased with your order or an error has been made, please contact me within 3 days of receipt of purchase. Unsolicited returns will not be accepted and returns must be made within 10 days of delivery with items returned unused & with original packaging. Shipping fees are non-refundable.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am happy to create custom orders for buyers to create exactly what they have in mind. It's important to note that some products are made from "upcycled" materials and can not be reproduced. Please contact me with these questions or any other inquiries regarding consignment policies.