Biomedical Engineer turned Designer

Dallas, Texas

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Last updated on Mar 11, 2022

Bags are made to order and ship in ~4 weeks. Leather Scraps ship in ~3 days.


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Jenny Nemlekar

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Jenny Nemlekar


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About JennyNDesign

Sales 4,658
On Etsy since 2008

Bag Engineer

Check out my live interview on WFAA's Good Morning Texas:

And my feature in Texas Monthly Magazine:


I’ve always loved making things. When I was six, my grandmother visited us from Vietnam. She didn’t understand English and I couldn’t speak Vietnamese, so her visit turned out to be an extended game of charades. I would say we were pretty successful because she ended up teaching me how to knit. I made a small magenta rectangle that I folded in half and made into a pouch. Wanting to strengthen the design, I asked my mom for help. My mom took out a vintage Singer sewing machine, some scrap fabric, and taught me to sew a simple bag lining and a strap to turn my pouch into a bag.

It didn’t surprise anyone that I started Jenny N. while studying Biomedical Engineering at UT Austin as an outlet for the pent up creativity. In April 2008, I used all of the money I had saved up to buy a Singer sewing machine, some fabric, and a camera. Soon, I was building handbag prototypes and posting them online to sell. What started as an exciting distraction from my studies soon became a business. Jenny N. was then, and still is my labor of love.

14 years in, I take great pride in operating my entire business out of a small office in our home, where I still make every bag meticulously from start to finish and give it a goodbye hug before shipping it to its loving owner. Jenny N. might not fit the prevailing narrative of our mass-produced world, but that’s several thousand bag-hugs ya’ll!

I’m a one-woman operation, where I design, sew, “manufacture”, package, and ship my handmade bags. I also photograph/model most of my products, answer all emails and inquiries, and everything else associated with running a business. Talk about “small business”!

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  • Jenny Nemlekar

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Photographer, Model

    I design and hand make each bag in my home studio just outside Dallas, TX. I earned my BS in Biomedical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. Clearly, I like designing fashion accessories more than medical devices. ;)

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Last updated on May 9, 2022
Hi, I'm Jenny Nemlekar, and I design and hand make every bag that comes out of my studio in Dallas, TX. I make each bag with great care, attention to detail, and love.

You can follow my shop on Instagram and Facebook:

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Face Masks are FINAL sales and cannot be returned or exchanged.

Customized and/or Discounted items are FINAL sales and not eligible for return or exchange!

Made to Order bags can be returned or exchanged within THREE (3) days of its delivery for refund less shipping fees I paid to ship the bag to you. See below for details for return.

Shipping charges are covered both ways by customer. Item must be shipped in a hard box (preferably the original box and packaging) with insurance and delivery confirmation to ensure a safe delivery. The delivery confirmation number must be sent to me within THREE (3) days of its delivery date, and be in the exact condition it was received in order for me to accept the return and proceed with a refund. If the bag is found to be used and not resalable, it will be returned to the customer upon the customer's expense.

All bags are meticulously inspected while I make them and before shipment; please message me the day of delivery if you find any issues when you receive the bag so that I may make things right for you.


- Dimensions:
Read dimensions carefully to ensure the product works for you.

- Color:
Note that colors vary from monitor to monitor settings and this is the nature of buying from an online business. If you would like a leather or fabric swatch, message me for details.

- Leather Types:
All my leather bags are made with premium full-grain (aniline and semi-aniline) and some top-grain genuine cowskin leather, typically used in high-end upholstery. Do note that because these leathers are minimally processed leathers (they are not corrected), they retain the beautiful natural markings in the cow hide before tanning like branding, scars, bite marks, fat wrinkles, etc. While I try to place these natural markings on the back, bottom, and discrete places around the bag, I do not throw away all of these parts unless they compromise the structural integrity of the bag because I believe in minimizing waste and using the entire animal. These "blemishes" add character to each bag and also is the signature to a leather lover that it's high-quality genuine leather!
Payment is due in full at time of order. Order cancellations are accepted within 48 hours of purchase unless order has been shipped. If order has been fulfilled and shipped, please see REFUND POLICY below.

Texas residents will be charged 8.25% sales tax.
Made-to-order items ship within 3 weeks (sometimes earlier!). Please see shipping delivery times for total time before the bag reaches you.

Items are shipped to your Etsy address.

All bags ship INSURED via USPS Priority with delivery confirmation. Delivery time takes 1-3 business days.

All bags ship INSURED via USPS Priority International with delivery confirmation. Delivery time takes 7-14 business days.

I am not responsible for import taxes and duties that may incur for international orders. All international orders are marked "Merchandise" and will not be marked as "Gift" as this is illegal for my business.

Please check your customs policies to ensure safe delivery.
Additional policies and FAQs
I do not place holds on any of my items.

Because I do not have a storefront, I do not offer local pickup. However, I do ship FREE!

I do not wholesale or consign.

Please message me with any questions or concerns. I'll be happy to answer them!