Grace - Boho Bags, Backpacks & Handbags for Women

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Last updated on Apr 20, 2021

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About gracedesign

Sales 4,153
On Etsy since 2007

Storytelling Through Textiles

When I was young I saw a woman selling dresses made from Indian sari silks at a market in my hometown in the Pacific Northwest. I thought this fabric was one of the most beautiful things I had ever seen and it conjured in my mind some pretty fantastic images of palaces and maharaj, smoky winding markets, exotic scents and haunting music that stayed with me for a long time. Then and there I pledged to myself that when I was old enough, I would travel to India. A few years later, I did and later returned to Canada with a backpack full of sari silk. I promptly started sewing clothing, pillows and bags and selling them in local consignment shops and markets. Since that time I have continued to search far and wide in search of beautiful and unique materials to use in my designs, from Jaipur to Tokyo, Marrakech to Oaxaca.

Grace is a collection of accessories made from found, limited edition textiles and one-of-a-kind embellishments that have been sourced through my travels. The fabrics I seek are storytellers, they speak of their history and traditions of craft, of adventures abroad, foreign marketplaces, heritage and imagination. My work is rooted in a core ethos that values the preservation and diversity of culture and creativity and thus, it is with reverence and respect for these cultures and their traditions that I sample from such a diverse array of textiles from around the world.

Every GRACE product is made by hand in Toronto, Canada.

My work has been featured seen in many publications including The Huffington Post, MSN, Oh Joy, CBC, Global TV, The Toronto Star, Miss Moss, Creature Comforts and Canada's Financial Post. In 2013 I was selected by Toronto Life magazine as a Toronto designer to watch out for and in 2012 I was chosen by Etsy to be a featured artist at their first ever pop up event in New York City. You can read more about my work in my Etsy featured seller interview here:

GRACE products are also available in more than sixty stores internationally.
Please contact us directly to find a shop near you.

Shop members

  • Alison Gledhill

    Owner, Maker, Designer

Shop policies

Last updated on December 15, 2019

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
I make each item by hand and most pieces are carefully made to order, (meaning I make each item especially just for you - AFTER you place your order). I want you to love your item as much as I love making it for you so please ensure that you read the item description carefully and check all of the measurements as ALL SALES ARE FINAL. I put a lot of time and care into crafting each order so I thank you in advance for your understanding and respect of my policies.

If you have any questions that are not covered in the item descriptions please feel free to email me directly - I want you to feel confident BEFORE you make your purchase so you can enjoy your purchase for years to come.

Items deemed defective will be assessed on a per case basis. Please email me as soon as you receive your order and let me know so I can help resolve your issue.

My bags are guaranteed against breakage or defects for three months from time of purchase. Returns on defective items will be judged on a per case basis.
Grace Design accepts payment via Paypal or Direct Checkout only.
For current orders:

I aim to get all orders out within one week but sometimes can take up to three weeks to ship. If you need your order by a certain date please notify me at the time of purchase.

Most orders are shipped with Canada Post Trackable and usually arrive with 10 days in North America. I cannot take responsibility for any duties or charges incurred by your country of residence.

Many of my international orders and smaller items are sent with Canada Post Small Packet Air which is not a trackable service but is still very reliable. The cost to ship with tracking internationally is quite high and can be more than the item you are purchasing. Please contact directly if you want to ensure that your order is fully insured and trackable when headed to an international destination.

Please note that in an effort to remain environmentally sustainable, I generally do not include a tracking slip or paper invoice in our shipments.
Additional policies and FAQs
As the fabrics I work with are often vintage, gently used and imported from faraway places, from time to time small defects sometimes do appear. Small pin marks, pilling, deterioration and age spots are a reality when working with vintage textiles and something you should be aware of when you place your order. While I try to avoid this, it is my belief that the beauty and one of a kind quality in these fabrics far outweighs these discrepancies.

As noted in most descriptions, your bag may look slightly different from the photo. Each piece is truly one of a kind - the placement of the pattern varies from item to item and usually will not look exactly like the photo.