Leather Handbags - Handmade in Canada

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Last updated on Jan 19, 2021

Welcome to my shop, let me know if you have any questions :)



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Karen Kalashnik

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Karen Kalashnik


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About karenkalashnik

Sales 2,910
On Etsy since 2011

Self-Made Leather Handbag Designer

From a very young age Karen Kalashnik always loved to create. From clothing, to cards, to gifts, you name it, she's handmade it. This passion for creating fueled her desire to eventually open her own business making leather handbags. In early 2011 Karen finally quit the corporate world and began designing leather handbags full time.

With little sewing training, Karen bought some leather, got a heavy duty sewing machine and went to work to create her first leather handbag. With little formal sewing training, Karen taught herself how to make handbags by looking at pictures of handbags, taking the handbag pieces apart in her mind, creating her own leather pattern pieces, then putting them together to recreate the same bag. This technique has taken a while to perfect and now Karen uses only the best techniques from previous experience to create her own unique handbags.

Karen buys most of her leather at a family run store in Toronto and one in New York City. These two stores carry enough leather selection for Karen to be able to make almost any colour handbag imaginable. Most of the hardware on Karen's bags come from a few trusted stores in Asia, Toronto, and even a few stores here on Etsy. Etsy has been a great success for Karen and she believes that giving back to other stores on Etsy means passing on her good fortune to them too.

Karen has taken her business from a dream and made it reality and has no plans to slow down!

Shop members

  • Karen Kalashnik

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Running the show on all levels! Designing, cutting, sewing, shipping, customer service ❤️

Shop policies

Last updated on January 19, 2021
Thanks for coming to see my shop. I hope you love my bags as much as I love making them.

Send me a message if you have any questions about my bags or my policies.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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:
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details

Regular items in my shop may be returned for a refund if you are not completely in love with your bag. Bags must be mailed back within 5 days of being received. I will refund the cost of the bag LESS any shipping cost, duties, or customs fees.


Custom orders may only be returned if I think they can be resold. Customs orders that aren't able to be resold may be returned for a store credit only.

HST will be applied to purchases being shipped to an address in Canada in the following provinces: Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland and Labrador. No sales tax will be added to any US or other international orders.


All bags are made with the best materials and leather that are handpicked by Karen Kalashnik herself. Taxes (if applicable) are calculated by Etsy upon checkout. If you have any questions about the prices of my bags please send me a message.


Discount coupon codes are given to all customers who buy a bag from my shop. This entitles returning customers to 15% off all future purchases from my store. I'm so happy when customers return to buy another bag so I want them to enjoy a discount for choosing me again :)


If you change your mind and want to have your money returned before I ship the bag please message me and I will send you a refund.

Bags will be shipped to the address on file with Etsy. Message me if you need me to ship it to another address that is not on file.


All bags are shipped with a tracking number to insure they arrive in good condition and so they can be tracked along the way. Shipping is always free too.


Bags are shipped via Canada Post only.


CANADA - 5-7 business days
US - 10-14 business days
Everywhere else - 10 - 30 business days

** Sometimes items may be held up in customs for longer than expected and this delays expected delivery. Unfortunately I have no control over this. If you have any questions about the customs in your country you must call your national postal system not Canada Post.


All bags are sent with a tracking number. All orders can be tracked at www.canadapost.ca

When the items arrives in your country you may use your national postal system's website to track your order more accurately.


Customs fees differ by country. Please research your country's customs, import, and duty fees before buying because you may be subject to paying those fees before you can receive your item(s). The customer is responsible for paying all customs fees, import fees, and duty associated with their purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders welcome