ReclamationDept

Renewing Gear from Yesteryear

California, United States · 572 Sales

ReclamationDept

Renewing Gear from Yesteryear

California, United States 572 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(121)

Announcement   The Vintage Vinyl Messenger bag is on Sale! Get em' while we got em'!

Announcement
Last updated on Jul 31, 2016

The Vintage Vinyl Messenger bag is on Sale! Get em' while we got em'!

Heather and Casey

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Heather and Casey

Set of 2 Vintage Swiss Army Breadbag Panniers
US$165.00
Vintage East German Bike and Belt Pouch
US$34.00
SALE!! Vintage Vinyl Messenger Bag
US$30.00
Vintage Swiss Army Breadbag Pannier (single)
US$90.00
Vintage Swiss Army Handlebar Bag
US$42.00
Vintage Vinyl Swiss Army Messenger Bag Pannier
US$80.00
Vintage Swiss Army Map Handlebar Bag
US$78.00
Vintage Swiss Army Breadbag
US$76.00
Vintage German Raindrop Camo Pannier
US$80.00

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(121)
desirea marschke

desirea marschke on Aug 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I LOVE THIS!!!! its made even better than i expected also!!!! Thank u so much!!!! U guys did a fantastic job

Frances Medina

Frances Medina on Aug 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Very cool hip bag. It arrived super quick and I got a nice little personalized note from Heather and Casey thanking me so much for my purchase. A big thumbs up for being awesome guys! Thank you so much and I will tell all my friends about your awesome Etsy store. Cheers! -Fran

Christine

Christine on Aug 10, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

So cute! Very fast shipping! Thank you so much!

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About

Sister Duo repurposing vintage military bags for your shoulder, hip and bike!

Two of our dear friends, Mychele Wooley-Fly and Ben Pitts started the Reclamation Dept Etsy shop. Casey was an intern for them, helping with tedious production tasks and manning the booth at local craft fairs. Ben built a gorgeous vending cart from a vintage bicycle with a box train attached to the back made from antique wood salvaged from the old Long Beach Pike. When the two of them decided to travel the world and pursue different creative ventures they sold us the vending cart and handed over the reigns. In the beginning, we followed closely in their creative footsteps but have since found our own direction, focusing mainly on making bicycle compatible shoulder and hip bags. Long Beach has a very vibrant cycling scene and a strong entrepreneurial spirit so we are always finding inspiration within our community.
There are so many things we love about this venture! We are sisters, best friends and soul mates in business so working together is an absolute joy. It is also really fascinating working with antique military gear. We are constantly researching the items we work with, from their country of origin, to their military use and what was happening in that area at that time in history. We are both history buffs so it is like total mind candy for us. In addition, we feel really good about the ecological implications of using salvaged materials and promoting bicycle commuting.
Our goal is to make this a full time job for both of us. We are learning how to run a small business as we go and we are constantly striving to improve our products and systems. Taking on this project has been truly challenging! We are a two woman show with a steady stream of mounting tasks, from the craft shows to production, admin, customer service etc. We've both been working our butts off in high volume restaurants for years and we can honestly say that Reclamation Dept has us working harder than we ever have before, but we've also never been happier! Like Confucius said, "choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life." Being in our workshop together feels like creative play time and we are so grateful that we are able to share what we love doing with the world.

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  • Heather & Casey Filbey

    Owner

    Heather and Casey Filbey are sisters and best friends who share a passion for bringing new life to old and forgotten items. They both live and work in their native Long Beach CA, the biggest small town in the world!

Shop policies

Last updated on October 11, 2014
Reclamation Dept is committed to providing sustainable handmade goods and unique vintage finds for the eco-conscious consumer. We use mostly vintage military stock and salvaged leather but we are always looking for new creative ways to upcycle!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
We accept paypal and all major credit cards.

You do not need a PayPal Account to pay for your items through PayPal:

You can choose the PayPal Option during checkout. After you submit your order click the “Pay Now” button. Scroll Down and you will see the option to pay with a Credit or Debit Card WITHOUT having to sign up for a PayPal account.
Shipping
We ship via USPS utilizing recycled packaging whenever possible.

Delivery confirmation is included in the shipping cost. Tracking information will be emailed to you as soon as the item is shipped.

We ship all over the world.

All of our items will be shipped out within 2 weeks of the purchase date. Express shipping is available at an additional cost.
Refunds and Exchanges
Returns are accepted within 30 days of the shipping date and before feedback is left for the item. Send us a direct message with your reason for the return before sending the item to:

550 Orange Ave Unit #109
Long Beach CA 90802

Once the item is received, your will immediately be refunded via PayPal.

Clothing items must be unworn/unwashed.

Buyer pays shipping both ways.
Additional policies and FAQs
We offer minor customization of the items we currently carry. Send us a message and we'll do our best to accommodate.