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Handmade Bags. Upcycled Leather and Materials.

Denver, Colorado · 158 Sales


Handmade Bags. Upcycled Leather and Materials.

Denver, Colorado 158 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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LoHiBags is taking a short break


Note from shop owner LoHi Bags will be closed for a bit as I work on new inventory. If you have questions or would like to contact me, feel free to use the messaging system through Etsy, or email lohibags [!at]

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Last updated on Jan 22, 2016

LoHi Bags will be closed for a bit as I work on new inventory. If you have questions or would like to contact me, feel free to use the messaging system through Etsy, or email lohibags [!at]


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Michelle Mcnair-Davis

Michelle Mcnair-Davis on Aug 4, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

I love the amount of inside pockets, the lighter lining color, the wider strap, the soft leather, the durable zipper! Like, what's not to like? It could perhaps be a tad bigger, but it is not really a big problem and suits my needs very well. I love it. Well done! MMD Alaska


lunamama223 on May 1, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

I am thrilled with my bag. I have been a fan of LoHi for years and could not let this one get away. Beatiful materials, incredible craftsmanship and funky style was just what I was looking for. Total core.

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Design with a (re)Purpose.

I started LoHi Bags back in 2009 while I was living in the Lower Highlands neighborhood of Denver, a diverse urban community, right near downtown. Products are made with as much upcycled or repurposed material as possible. This includes leather jackets, belts, upholstery scraps, vintage zippers, belt buckles, etc.

I'm a big fan of sourcing materials from local thrift shops that support social good, such as Arc and Goodwill. Ralph's Power Sewing in Jefferson Park is my favorite neighborhood supply shop. The leather I use is stylish and weathered with a few blemishes here or there, but that is the beauty of it. Each bag has a history.

My design aesthetic is pretty simple. I like pretty basic designs with a couple pockets or a zipper but nothing too fussy. I would carry and use every bag that I make because it's my style! I like to mix neutral fabric - browns, greys, tans - with little pops of color, like a bright green zipper or hot pink stripe. I don't use any patterns, so the design and construction process is pretty organic. The bags have an urban/bohemian vibe that fit the neighborhood and are truly one of a kind.

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Shop policies

Last updated on November 1, 2014
The place for a bag as unique as you!

My philosophy is to produce one of kind bags - both to give customers the feeling of uniqueness and to keep me on my toes! I sincerely hope all my customers enjoy carrying their new bag as much as I enjoyed making it.

Much of the fabric I use is repurposed, upcycled or recycled. For example, if I am using an old leather coat and turning it into a bag, I do my best to cut the fabric pieces that are most in tact. Because it is repurposed fabric, it may appear a little weathered or worn, or may contain a couple of nicks or scratches. I do my best to note these in the item description. The leather is cleaned with leather conditioner.

If you have ANY questions whatsoever about the item (size, color, fabric, etc.) please do not hesitate to contact me. I am happy to send along additional photos if that helps in your decision. If I answer a question and you change your mind about the item, no problem! I appreciate the time you spent viewing my shop.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
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I accept Direct Check Out and Pay Pal. All sales subject to shipping and handling fees, as well as sales tax.
Products are shipped within 3 business days vias USPS when payment has been confirmed and received.

If you need faster shipping, let me know in advance of purchase and it can be arranged!

If you wish to cancel an order that has already shipped, I will refund the full purchase amount minus shipping costs as soon as the product is returned to me.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are unhappy with an item for any reason, please let me know! You may return it in its original condition within three days of its delivery for a refund of the listing price.

Shipping charges are covered both ways by customer. If the bag is found to be used and/or not in resellable condition, it will be re-sent to to the customer (at customer's expense) and a refund will not be issued.

Full refunds will be given for damaged/defective items. Refunds will not be given for items lost in the mail.

Please read product descriptions and dimensions carefully before purchase to ensure that the product works for you.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders begin at $100. Final price is determined after scope and timeline of the work is defined through a discussion with the customer.

I require a 50% non-refundable down payment to begin customer work. Once the product is produced and reviewed by the customer, final payment is due. Once received, the custom item will ship out.