kailochic

Kailo Chic Handbags, Jewelry, and Accessories

Texas, United States · 9913 Sales

kailochic

Kailo Chic Handbags, Jewelry, and Accessories

Texas, United States 9913 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   All items featured in my shop are handmade or designed by me in Austin, Texas. Please feel free to convo me about special requests.

Visit my blog for crafts, recipes, and home decor projects and DIYs

www.AKailoChicLife.com

For sneak peeks into my studio, works in progress, and life:

On Instagram as @kailochic
Or on Twitter as @kailochic

Announcement
Last updated on Jun 26, 2016

All items featured in my shop are handmade or designed by me in Austin, Texas. Please feel free to convo me about special requests.

Visit my blog for crafts, recipes, and home decor projects and DIYs

www.AKailoChicLife.com

For sneak peeks into my studio, works in progress, and life:

On Instagram as @kailochic
Or on Twitter as @kailochic

Kara Whitten

Contact shop owner

Kara Whitten

Dark Blue Pods Silver Frame Sunglass Case
US$30.00
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About

Handbags and Accessories with Bold Bright Colors - The Kailo Chic Story

Kailo Chic started in February 2005. I had just graduated from UT with a degree in Chemical Engineering and was ready to start working. After the first week at my new post college job, I freaked out and quit. Not the smartest thing to do, but I was scared and couldn't imagine myself working in a lab for the next 40 years.

So, there I was fresh out of college, without a job, and without money. As luck would have it, I was also planning my wedding. Why luck you ask? Well, the day I went to the fabric store to find the pattern for my wedding dress (my grandmother was making my dress for me), I ended up finding a cool handbag pattern! So with the few bucks I had left, I purchased the pattern along with a little bit of fabric and went home to sew up some new bags.

Now, I was actively searching for a new job, but in the meantime, I was home all day with no money and needed some hobby to occupy my time. That is were the sewing began. With my little sewing machine I got as a high school graduation present, some scrap fabric, and that little handbag pattern, I started what would eventually become Kailo Chic.

Cut to almost 9 years later... Kailo Chic is a nation wide brand and I get to do what I love! I work for myself fulltime (6+ years); my husband works with me (5+ years); and we get to spend all day with our children (Madeline, 4 and Parker, 8 months). Life is great! And to think it all started when I quit my first real job on a whim with no idea what I was going to do for a living.

For more details about how I grew to were I am today, check out my blog post here:
http://kailochic.blogspot.com/2010/06/growing.html

I am currently still handmaking almost everything you see for sale in my shop. The exception being my line of laptop bags and a few of my ipad cases that I designed (including the fabric designs!) and have made for me by my manufacturer.

In addition to the manufacturer helping me bring my designs into fruition, I also have my husband help pack up orders. I used to do it all myself, but as we added kids to the family and business grew, it is really all I can do to keep up with the sewing!

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  • Kara Whitten

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Hi! I am Kara Whitten, owner, designer, and maker for Kailo Chic. I started this company a few months after graduating from college. I got a degree in Chemical Engineering from UT Austin, got a job, then quit after a week and started Kailo Chic.

Manufacturers
  • Handbag Manufacturer

    China

    My laptop bags are manufactured with help from a wonderful factory in China that helps put my designs into fruition and create unique and quality laptop bags with an emphasis on detail and workmanship.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 30, 2014
Hello, and welcome to the Kailo Chic etsy page. Please look around and see what you like. I hand-make or design all items in my Austin, Texas studio.



See something you like, but not in the fabric you like? I am open to custom orders. Just convo me or create an alchemy request. I will let you know if what you want is possible.

Please see below for more of my shop policies. Happy shopping!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payments accepted via paypal or credit card. Texas residents will incur a 8.25% sales tax.
Shipping
Free domestic shipping is offered on most bags. Depending on the weight of the items purchased, your order will ship out either USPS first class mail for small items (earrings, mirrors, etc...) or via USPS priority mail for larger items.

International shipping is different for each item. Please check the individual items to find the international shipping rate. They are sent out via USPS first class mail international (14-21 days to arrive).

Please note that we are not responsible for lost packages. We provide tracking on all packages. If an item shows it was delivered, there is nothing more that we can do. Once an item ships it is out of our hands.
Refunds and Exchanges
If items are damaged or defective upon recipt, please contact me to return them for a full refund plus the return shipping (US only, international orders can only be refunded the original purchase price). If you just changed your mind about the item, you may return them to me for credit towards a new purchase, or for a refund minus a 10% restocking fee.

Please contact me first for return address and authorization.
Additional policies and FAQs
Don't see the answer you are looking for? Feel free to convo me and ask.

Please note that all custom orders are final sale.