RebellionBags

Handmade Leather Handbags Made with Love in Chicago

Illinois, United States · 100 Sales

RebellionBags

Handmade Leather Handbags Made with Love in Chicago

Illinois, United States 100 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(42)

Announcement   Follow us on Instagram @
https://www.instagram.com/rebellionbags/
& "Like" us on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/RebellionbyStephanieWheat/

Our new page encompasses our new brand name, Rebellion Bags, and what we stand for!
Making things by hand, locally and selling direct when possible. We take pride in our ability to create something beautiful with our hands that can be held in yours.
Our mission is to create handbags that are meant to be Held, not simply carried...Xo

Love...Hardwork...and an Idea.

In a dream I had 6 years ago, I took a pair of scissors to a tomato red leather sofa and made a handbag. I woke up and did just that. Well, I didn't have a tomato red sofa, but found that upholstery leather is the best made leather and makes wonderful handbags. I didn't know how to sew, and instead riveted the bag together, strung a belt I'd made through two holes and went to a trunk show. I pre-sold 7 at $400 each and decided that I'd better figure out how to make a handbag, for real!

What is it about a handbag that you like?
For me, it is the way it feels under my arm.
The way it makes whatever I'm wearing look better.
It all begins with the way it's made.

I believe that there is a hidden intelligence in the materials I gravitate towards. Leather; crystals; silk: all have a living nature inherent in their beauty. I work with these materials with honest admiration. It seems they are fully, absolutely and exactly what they are supposed to be. Isn't it me that needs work?

So my only rule is, I have to be in a good mood (usually am) before I make something. I believe that a great finished product is a combination of using the best materials (often the most expensive), and then enjoying the process of creating something from them.
If you will, connecting with the energy that exists in a potential state to bring an idea into something tangible.

So there it is! A little bit about what I make, why, and the me that seems to go with it.
Xoxo

Announcement
Last updated on May 24, 2016

Follow us on Instagram @
https://www.instagram.com/rebellionbags/
& "Like" us on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/RebellionbyStephanieWheat/

Our new page encompasses our new brand name, Rebellion Bags, and what we stand for!
Making things by hand, locally and selling direct when possible. We take pride in our ability to create something beautiful with our hands that can be held in yours.
Our mission is to create handbags that are meant to be Held, not simply carried...Xo

Love...Hardwork...and an Idea.

In a dream I had 6 years ago, I took a pair of scissors to a tomato red leather sofa and made a handbag. I woke up and did just that. Well, I didn't have a tomato red sofa, but found that upholstery leather is the best made leather and makes wonderful handbags. I didn't know how to sew, and instead riveted the bag together, strung a belt I'd made through two holes and went to a trunk show. I pre-sold 7 at $400 each and decided that I'd better figure out how to make a handbag, for real!

What is it about a handbag that you like?
For me, it is the way it feels under my arm.
The way it makes whatever I'm wearing look better.
It all begins with the way it's made.

I believe that there is a hidden intelligence in the materials I gravitate towards. Leather; crystals; silk: all have a living nature inherent in their beauty. I work with these materials with honest admiration. It seems they are fully, absolutely and exactly what they are supposed to be. Isn't it me that needs work?

So my only rule is, I have to be in a good mood (usually am) before I make something. I believe that a great finished product is a combination of using the best materials (often the most expensive), and then enjoying the process of creating something from them.
If you will, connecting with the energy that exists in a potential state to bring an idea into something tangible.

So there it is! A little bit about what I make, why, and the me that seems to go with it.
Xoxo

stephanie wheat

Contact shop owner

stephanie wheat

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(42)
sherryflash

sherryflash on Jun 13, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

My bag is just as I expected... beautiful, unique and fun! It's very versatile and is fast becoming my go to. I get tons of comments and am so glad I got a stack of business cards to hand out! I think everyone should be as happy about something they use everyday as I am about this bag. :)

megan franzen

megan franzen on Mar 17, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

I love the style of the bag. I'm a little concerned that it won't hold up well. I also wish that it had some inside pockets and a bigger opening. But I realize all of this info was known to me when I bought it. So that is on me. As I said I love the style and I love your ethos Stephanie. Thanks! Megan

khttk98

khttk98 on Mar 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is hands down the coolest bag ever. One side is so soft and so lightweight. I love it so much made just for me. Strap is just my size. Gorgeous!!!

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About

Handmade Rebel

When I think about what my brand symbolizes I immediately see myself, a single mom with baby on hip and orders to fill at night. I like that vision and the picture I conjure.
In truth, there were a lot of sleepless nights just trying to keep the electricity on. But I did it and others can too!
That's what my Rebellion is about. Being true to who I am and sacrificing little where family is concerned. My main job is mom, designer is my bread and butter.
My style of handbag is what I need to be hands free and functional and a little attitude goes a long way;-)

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  • stephanie wheat

    Owner, Designer

    Mom, designer, poet, pilot, sailor, handmade enthusiast professional!

Shop policies

Last updated on July 22, 2016
Love...Hardwork...and an Idea.

In my dream I took a pair of scissors to a tomato red leather sofa and made a handbag. I woke up and did just that. Well, I didn't have a tomato red sofa, but found that upholstery leather is the best made leather and makes wonderful handbags. I didn't know how to sew, and instead riveted the bag together, strung a belt I'd made through two holes and went to a trunk show. I pre-sold 7 at $400 each and decided that I'd better figure out how to make a handbag, for real!

What is it about a handbag that you like?
For me, it is the way it feels under my arm.
The way it makes whatever I'm wearing look better.
It all begins with the way it's made.

I believe that there is a hidden intelligence in the materials I gravitate towards. Leather; crystals; silk: all have a living nature inherent in their beauty. I work with these materials with honest admiration. It seems they are fully, absolutely and exactly what they are supposed to be. Isn't it me that needs work?

So my only rule is, I have to be in a good mood (usually am) and feel happy before I make something. I believe that a great finished product is a combination of using the best materials (often the most expensive), and then enjoying the process of creating something from them.
If you will, connecting with the energy that exists in a potential state to bring an idea into something tangible.

So there is a little about what I make and why and the me that seems to go with it.
Xoxo's

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
Payment
My shop is set up to accept direct checkout, pay-pal & Etsy Gift Cards easily. Layaway is an option with 3 installments. Convo for details.
I can and will accept check or money order. If you convo me, I can give you the address to send payment to. Once payment clears, I will ship immediately.
Shipping
I ship USPS Priority Mail, so it gets to you as soon as possible. I drop packages mid-day and they get to you within 3-5 days. If you check feedback, you'll see that it's often faster.
I use delivery confirmation to track, but do not insure beyond $50 unless you request. Insurance is $3.00+ extra and can be added if you convo me first, I will add it before you go to cart.
I cannot be responsible for packages once they are confirmed delivered.
Refunds and Exchanges
No REFUNDS, No RETURNS. EXCHANGE ONLY as noted below, please read carefully.

REGARDING EXCHANGES
All orders can be exchanged within 7 days but no refunds. We have the right to refuse an item if not returned within 7 days. We do not do refunds and you cannot return an item. Exchange only with our permission, on a case by case basis. If an item is exchanged buyer is responsible for all shipping costs.

CUSTOM ORDERS
Custom orders cannot be exchanged. This means we created a product or a size that we do not normally sell, or made something in a color that we do not normally stock.

REGARDING EXCHANGES WITH COUPON CODE
Items bought with coupon codes are all final sale. No exchanges.

REGARDING SALE ITEMS
Items bought on sale or as a sample are final sales. No exchanges.

REGEARDING DEFECTS
Any item with a defect will always be repaired. Please note that only the highest quality leathers, furs and hardware are used.
Contact us immediately if a defect occurs so we can correct it.
We hope you enjoy your Rebellion Bags for years to come!
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom size bags, length of straps and colors are welcome!
I'm happy to customize within the realm of my design.
If you have something in mind, please convo me.
Xoxo's