alexbender

handmade leather goods

Berlin, Germany · 2223 Sales

alexbender

handmade leather goods

Berlin, Germany 2223 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(588)

Announcement   For more updates please follow me on instagram @alexbender_berlin

My quit your day job interview for etsy:
https://www.etsy.com/seller-handbook/article/quit-your-day-job-alex-bender/25948490859

Welcome to alexbender here you'll find unique bags and accessories made from leather and fabric. 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 visit my blog: www.alexbender.de or become a fan on facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Alexbender/152348158167402

If you have any questions or see something you love, but wish it were a different size or color, just write me – I happily tailor designs to match individual needs.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 21, 2017

For more updates please follow me on instagram @alexbender_berlin

My quit your day job interview for etsy:
https://www.etsy.com/seller-handbook/article/quit-your-day-job-alex-bender/25948490859

Welcome to alexbender here you'll find unique bags and accessories made from leather and fabric. 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 visit my blog: www.alexbender.de or become a fan on facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Alexbender/152348158167402

If you have any questions or see something you love, but wish it were a different size or color, just write me – I happily tailor designs to match individual needs.

Alexandra Bender

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Alexandra Bender

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(588)
Sylke Antar

Sylke Antar on Aug 11, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Klein, aber fein. Lieben Dank!

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BellePixelle

BellePixelle on Aug 11, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

It took a while between ordering annd shipping, but this was exactly as communicated by Alex (and quite frankly is normal for a handmade item!). Shipping to Belgium was speedy. The bag itself is amazing, super handy, beautiful, and the perfect size for when you need to take some stuff but not too much (I can perfectly fit an A5 notebook). Only downside is the little metal thing from the front closing. When digging inside my bag I sometimes get caught on it. Other than that no remarks whatsoever!

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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 possibilites.

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, five 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.

I recently got interviewed for the etsy quit your day job series:
https://www.etsy.com/seller-handbook/article/quit-your-day-job-alex-bender/25948490859

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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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