HoakonHelga

Handmade Leather Bags

Calgary, Canada · 1597 Sales

HoakonHelga

Handmade Leather Bags

Calgary, Canada 1597 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(887)

Shop owner

Andi

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Announcement   PLEASE NOTE: We are currently moving and all orders placed between Aug 13 - Aug 21 will be shipped on Tuesday August 22nd. You can still reach us through email during this time if you have any questions. Thank you for your patience and understanding :)

HOAKON + HELGA: Bags made from vintage leather jackets
▲Join the Mailing List to know when new bags are added: http://eepurl.com/cfp4hj
▲Follow us on instagram: @madebyandi
▲ Read our Etsy Featured Seller Interview: https://blog.etsy.com/en/featured-seller-hoakonhelga/
>> Please View Our Shop Policies Before Purchasing: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/louandbear#policies

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 13, 2017

PLEASE NOTE: We are currently moving and all orders placed between Aug 13 - Aug 21 will be shipped on Tuesday August 22nd. You can still reach us through email during this time if you have any questions. Thank you for your patience and understanding :)

HOAKON + HELGA: Bags made from vintage leather jackets
▲Join the Mailing List to know when new bags are added: http://eepurl.com/cfp4hj
▲Follow us on instagram: @madebyandi
▲ Read our Etsy Featured Seller Interview: https://blog.etsy.com/en/featured-seller-hoakonhelga/
>> Please View Our Shop Policies Before Purchasing: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/louandbear#policies

Andi

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Andi

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About

Hoakon + Helga is a handbag company carefully constructing bags out of vintage leather jackets. We are based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

We spend a lot of time scouring near and far for the perfect leather jacket. Our goal is to find pieces that have unique colors, shapes and pockets. When we find them, we get a little giddy because we just know how cool of a bag they will turn out to be.

Because we work with vintage jackets, no two bags are ever the same. We love that each and every piece is unique and something that the owner can truly call their own.

We work in small batches and are well known for selling out almost immediately after listing our pieces. If you want to be the first to know when we add new bags, please sign up for our mailing list: http://eepurl.com/cfp4hj

About the Designer: The company was founded in 2007 by Andi Strand. Andi has a Fine Arts Degree, from the Alberta College of Art and Design, where she majored in Textiles. Andi is married to a landscape artist who creates large scale pieces inspired by the Canadian Rocky Mountains (vancharlesart.com). When she's not sewing in her studio, she spends most of her time enjoying the little things with her husband and 18 month old daughter, Lou.

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Shop members

  • Andi

    Owner, Maker, Designer

Shop policies

Last updated on July 13, 2017

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
All Canadian citizens will be charged GST during paypal checkout.
Shipping
:: REGULAR SHIPPING POLICY::
All purchases are sent out within 4 days of order.

All shipping is done through Canada Post with a standard delivery. This means that it will take approximately 6 -18 business days within North America (depending on where you are from) but can sometimes take longer getting stuck in customs. I tend to get lots of emails saying that the parcel is taking longer than the 12 days... so expect it to take an extra week or two.

All bag purchases to Canada and the USA are sent with a tracking number which can be tracked through canadapost.ca. But sadly, the tracking information doesn't always show up after it crosses the border. From my experience, this is totally normal, so please don't panic! :)

Parcels sent to anywhere else (INTERNATIONALLY) do not have a tracking number can take 4-6 weeks to arrive.

Please note we only consider a package lost after 6 weeks (which is Canada Post guidelines) and will resolve the problem at that time.

Hoakon/Helga is not responsible for any lost or damaged items in the mail.
Refunds and Exchanges
EXCHANGE POLICY:
Please note that we offer exchanges oIf you are unhappy with your purchase, please send me a note within 1 day of receiving your item. All items must be unused and in original condition. Once I receive the item that you are exchanging, I will send out the new item to you. Please note that all shipping fees are to be covered by the buyer.

I do my best to make everything clear on our shop with descriptive details and photographs. However, I get that this isn't always perfect. And I want you to be happy with your purchase! So let's make that happen...

If you are unhappy with your order, I will gladly EXCHANGE your items (minus shipping costs) within 4 days of receiving your order. All items must be in their original condition, which means unused and unworn. Just send me an email with your order info and we'll fix the problem. Please note, the buyer is responsible for all shipping costs on all return items.


WEAR AND TEAR INFORMATION:
I do my absolute best to reinforce all seams and make each bag durable as possible for it's style. But because each bag is made from vintage leather and some details are not sewn by myself, things can happen. If you have any rips or tears occur within 30 days of receiving your item, I consider this a manufactures defect and will repair your item for you at no extra cost. Simply ship the item back to me for a repair. Anything after 30 days is considered normal wear and tear that is not under my control and I am not responsible for. At this point I encourage you to take your bag to a local seamstress for any repairs.
Additional policies and FAQs
CARE INSTRUCTIONS:

All Hoakon/Helga bags are made from vintage leather... sometimes they have a bit of a "vintage" smell to them. This will wear off in time, but if you want you can also air it outside for a bit, or wipe it with a leather conditioner (if it's leather not suede).

To care for your item, use a leather conditioner and wipe with a cloth. You can also spray it with leather spray that you would use to protect leather jackets and shoes to help protect the material. Make sure to not spray the inside though. AND DO NOT wash your bag! This will dry out the leather... also avoid rain showers and putting your bag on grimey grounds to increase the bags longevity. If you have suede, you can buy a suede spray and a suede brush to help clean the bag. You can buy these products at a shoe store, and follow the directions on the cleaning bottle.


EXTRA INFO:

** I am currently not accepting orders using your own personal leather jackets at this time.

** All computer monitors are different and I do my best to present the colors of bags to the best of my ability but please be aware that it may appear slightly different on your screen.