alexbender

handmade leather goods from berlin

Berlin, Germany | 3607 Sales on Etsy

5 out of 5 stars
(1675 reviews including ratings from DaWanda)
Alexandra Bender

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Alexandra Bender

Announcement    !!!!!!!!!!!! alexbender is taking a break from august 16- september 5 !!!!!!!!!!!
Within that time it will take around 3 weeks for your order to be ready for shipping.
Thanks for your patience!!

Welcome to alexbender here you'll find unique leather bags and accessories.
I own the entire creative process, from the design and patterning to pictures of the finished products. All my high-quality creations are handmade in Berlin with love and care. My pieces are made to last.

Like to know more? Then please visit my blog: www.alexbender.de
If you have any questions or see something you love, but wish it were a different size or color, just write to me – I happily tailor designs to match individual needs.

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 12, 2019

!!!!!!!!!!!! alexbender is taking a break from august 16- september 5 !!!!!!!!!!!
Within that time it will take around 3 weeks for your order to be ready for shipping.
Thanks for your patience!!

Welcome to alexbender here you'll find unique leather bags and accessories.
I own the entire creative process, from the design and patterning to pictures of the finished products. All my high-quality creations are handmade in Berlin with love and care. My pieces are made to last.

Like to know more? Then please visit my blog: www.alexbender.de
If you have any questions or see something you love, but wish it were a different size or color, just write to me – I happily tailor designs to match individual needs.

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Updates

alexbender is on summer break till 5th September. You can still place an order with a shipping time of 3 weeks. Thanks for your patience.
great news my colorful striped tote is nominated for the etsy award the winners will be announced september
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About

My passion is to work with leather

Welcome to my shop! I'd like to tell you a little bit about myself.

I grew up in Bavaria in a small town called Weisenbourg. After high school, I left home and spent two years training to be a seamstress in the middle of the countryside. After that, I studied fashion design for four years (also in the countryside).

During that time, I never much enjoyed sewing. I always assumed that after university I would go to work as a designer for a big company.

But then I left everything behind and moved to Australia for a year, where I discovered the "no worries" way of life and began to imagine new possibilities.

Back in Germany, I started assisting at a small, high-quality label in Berlin. Working there I discovered a love for sewing I never knew I had.

One day I passed by a shop with beautiful hand-made leather bags in the window. In my studies, I'd always loved leather, and like all girls, I loved bags. I went inside and asked the owner if she needed any help. I told her I wanted to learn everything there was to know about working with leather. She said yes and took me on as an apprentice...

Now, more than ten years later, I'm lucky enough to get up every morning, have some breakfast, and walk across the apartment into my studio to do what I love. I enjoy the solitude and the voice of my sewing machine. It is such a great feeling to make a living with things I create.

If you visit my blog, you'll see that I also love gardening, photography, nature, electronic music, and second-hand shopping. Whenever I see something beautiful, I like to take a picture and share it with the world.

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  • Alexandra Bender,

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I'm Alex, the creative mind and hands behind the one-woman accessories label alexbender. My passion is to work with leather and fabric to create unique bags and accessories.

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