PurseKing

Handbags. Cross Body Bags. Mini Bags. Waist Packs.

Chandler, Arizona | 556 Sales

PurseKing

Handbags. Cross Body Bags. Mini Bags. Waist Packs.

Chandler, Arizona 556 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars (128)
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Announcement    We are Animal Friendly Handbags. Sustainable Manufacturing Practices. All Bags and Fashion Accessories are designed with Vegan Leather or All-Natural Cotton Blue Jean Material. Simple, functional designs. Southwestern flair. Dazzling, vibrant colors and an adoration for all handbags, purses, clutches, and wristlets. All-American Designs. We Support the ETSY Community.

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Last updated on Jun 29, 2018

We are Animal Friendly Handbags. Sustainable Manufacturing Practices. All Bags and Fashion Accessories are designed with Vegan Leather or All-Natural Cotton Blue Jean Material. Simple, functional designs. Southwestern flair. Dazzling, vibrant colors and an adoration for all handbags, purses, clutches, and wristlets. All-American Designs. We Support the ETSY Community.

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Our Story

Our family-business has been around for 20 years. Mike, over the years, has run handbag stands at the Mesa Marketplace, Arizona’s largest and oldest open-air market. Mike's son (Matt) would come out on weekends to work the booths and help with the family-business. In addition, Mike spends summers attending and vending at fairs and festivals across Arizona. You can find him traveling on weekend to events, like the Flagstaff Arts & Crafts Fair, Show Low Days, and the Payson Arts Festival. You would never think at 62, that Mike has lost any of his spirit or spunk for handbags. He is up at 5 am setting up the tents and lugging out all the product. And he is the last one home, closing up the stand and chatting with the last customers of the day.

In 2014, Matt came up with the idea for “Purse King”. Mike had been in the handbag business a long time and spent years designing for other companies. Together they wanted to take their animal-friendly, sustainable, down-to-earth, shop-local-mentality to the world-wide-web. Purse King is a sustainability idea from a university group project that developed into a small-business. Mike designs all our bags. We create the Purse King emblem, logo, and labeling for each bag. And we select our vegan leather material to construct the bags. We have a friend hand-dye the material and stitch the bags. We then assemble the bags and share them with the world. We do practically everything in-house but general manufacturing. We create our graphics, we sketch all our designs, we do all our product photography, we make our tags, we run our social media, we build and develop our website, we make our samples, and we assemble our emblem, straps, and pulls on our bags.

Jump to today, we have our first collection of handbags developed and we are selling our brand locally at festivals and shows . We have launched PurseKing.com and are growing our small, family-business by designing, constructing, partnering with seamstresses, and selling our handbags at the retail markets, online, and at summer festivals in Arizona. We have a manufacturing partnership with a small-batch artisan group in Baldwin Park, California. The artisans we work with are skilled craftspeople who we have a close-working relationship with. Our partnership is built on integrity, ethics, and human/animal rights. As an Arizona local, family-owned business, we are thrilled to become a part of Etsy.

So here we are today ecstatic to bring the Etsy shopper our simple, organizer bags. We are a vegan leather, sustainable family-shop of Etsy. Our mission for our shop is to spread the word about animal-friendly products. In manufacturing our product we partner with shops, artisans, and suppliers that adhere to ethical business practices, emphasize workplace rights, and are knowledgeable about sustainability. We are excited to be a part of this community and spread the love for sustainability and vegan products.

Shop members

  • Matt

    Owner, Business Operations, Research & Development

  • Jess

    Marketer, Photographer, Customer Service

Production partners

  • A.I. Fashion

    Baldwin Park, CA

    Partnering with Eric Chen and his family, at A.I. Fashion, combines responsibility, fair wages practices, education, security, safety, and mentorship. Our relationship is built on trust, honesty, and an equal passion for eco-friendly design.

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Last updated on Apr 19, 2017
Frequently asked questions
What is Vegan Leather?

Our Purse King Handbags are designed with a synthetic leather made from organic (plant-based) materials. It has the feel and durability of leather but is both animal and eco-friendly. The material also has a stonewashed, slightly textured appearance to give our bags that classic leather look. Vegan Leather is simply a sustainable product that has the same look and wear as leather but is stain-resistant and made without harming animals. Please feel free to contact us with further questions or inquiries.

How adjustable is the strap on our handbags?

We have designed our straps to allow our handbags to function as shoulder bags and cross body bags. The strap length is approximately 54" total (from attachment point to attachment point on the purse). The strap drop length, on average, is 13"-30". This allows the wearer to choose the perfect length that fits her or his style and figure. The strap is always made from our vegan leather, a lightweight material, and matches the color of the handbag.

Wholesale availability

We welcome wholesale interest. For more information please contact our team through the ETSY contact forum. Thank you.

What is Small Batch Production?

We craft each product in small batches. Each batch is less than 100 bags. All our handbags are built by hand and small handheld machines. We specialize in custom dyed handbags. For each batch we source new materials and fabric - this means our bags may slightly vary in color (between batches) but will always match the shade (color) ordered. We tool and re-tool each product to develop the best handbags possible. It is our goal to make every handbag a celebration of care and quality.