Nikolette Bags

Portland, Oregon · 389 Sales


Nikolette Bags

Portland, Oregon 389 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement   Welcome to Nikolette Bags, thanks for stopping by!
We are currently only offering the bags listed in our shop. We are slowing production for a while and won't be taking requests or custom orders. Thank you for your understanding!


Last updated on Jun 30, 2016

Welcome to Nikolette Bags, thanks for stopping by!
We are currently only offering the bags listed in our shop. We are slowing production for a while and won't be taking requests or custom orders. Thank you for your understanding!


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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

txgret on Jan 6, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Just-right everyday work bag. I especially like that it's deep enough to hold a file folder. Many thanks!

Becky McKenna

Becky McKenna on Jan 6, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This bag is exactly what I've been looking for! Excellent craftsmanship and materials, a great size, comfortable to wear and super cute. The seller was responsive to questions as well. I would definitely recommend this shop.


MatthewCJoly on Dec 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Well made. Prompt and secure shipping.

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From Couches to Bags

In 2007, Courtney was working as a decorator for a furniture store in New Orleans, LA. She was the proud new owner of a giant bag of discontinued upholstery swatches and decided to sew a bag or two. This lead to craft fairs and this here Etsy shop.
In January of 2010, Courtney and Dan packed up and moved to Portland, OR where it is quite wet for many months of the year. This is where Courtney decided to start making water resistant canvas bags.
Today we make many styles of bags for everyday wear (and tear). We hand cut all our fabric and sew them together in our small workshop right outside Portland.
We love what we do!

Shop members

  • Courtney

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Courtney began designing various goodies and sewing them together in her childhood years. She now sews waxed canvas bags from her workshop right outside Portland, OR. She lives with a dog, two cats, a turtle, and her husband Dan.

  • Dan

    Web Man

    Dan is a New Orleans transplant to the NorthWest w/ a degree and many years experience in computer/web related goings on. He is a very fast runner and an excellent cook. He too shares his home w/ a dog, 2 cats, a turtle and his wife Courtney.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 14, 2013
Welcome to Nikolette! Please have a look, and message us if you have any questions or comments!

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
  • Money Order
At this time, we accept payments, including credit card payments, through Paypal and Direct Etsy Checkout. Orders will be held until payments have cleared if paid for by eCheck through Paypal.
Pricing is based on material and labor-costs and is non-negotiable.
Domestic (US) shipments and international shipments are shipped via USPS Priority Mail or USPS International Priority Mail respectively. If your country is not listed as a destination during the checkout process, or if you would like to make arrangements to use another carrier, please contact us and we will make every effort to arrange to ship to your destination or via your preferred carrier.
Refunds and Exchanges
Your satisfaction is our most important goal. If for any reason you are unsatisfied with your purchase, please contact us regarding the return of your bag. We will happily accept any returns within 30 days of delivery so long as the bag is in new condition for a full refund. We will provide a return address to you and have you simply mail the bag back to us.
If you receive your bag with any defects, please let us know right away! We will provide a prepaid return label to send the bag back and will repair at our expense, or exchange for another bag.
All discounted items are final sale. No returns or refunds will be accepted. Custom or modified bags are final sale.

More information

Last updated on Mar 16, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

All of our patterns are finely tuned and we go through a long prototype phase before we introduce a style into our permanent collection. Because of this, it can be quite difficult to facilitate custom orders.
We formerly tried to facilitate most requests, but it is very difficult to make a perfect bag the first go-around, and it can be quite costly to make a pattern a few times for a single order.
For these reasons we are no longer accepting custom orders.
We appreciate your understanding and encourage you to get in touch with any questions. We're here to help!

Care instructions

For waxed canvas bags:
Do not use soap or dry clean. Remove any dried on stains with a nubby cloth - dry scrub until spot removed. Damp scrub if needed.
For any bare spots, rewax with Martexin Original refinishing wax. Available via several online retailers.