karenkalashnik

Leather Handbags - Handmade in Canada

Toronto, Canada · 1097 Sales

karenkalashnik

Leather Handbags - Handmade in Canada

Toronto, Canada 1097 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(383)
Karen Kalashnik

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Karen Kalashnik

Dark Gray Leather Fringe Bag
$109.00
Dark Brown Leather Messenger Bag
$200.00
Dark Brown Leather Messenger Bag
$200.00
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(383)
pixelpixieprincess

pixelpixieprincess on Apr 27, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I can't even begin to describe how happy I am with this bag. The quality is amazing. I absolutely love it. Worth every penny. The only bad thing is the quality is so high that I will never need another bag. The shipping was really quick to AUS and seller communication is too notch. Thank you thank you thank you.

Tiffanycheriarnold

Tiffanycheriarnold on Apr 15, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Karen was incredibly helpful and responsive as I asked a million questions before placing my order to determine exactly how I wanted to customize the Veronica Mars bag. The whole experience, from first question to receiving the expertly-made bag, was well worth the cost. The leather is beautiful and soft but feels durable. I highly recommend the detailed stitching on the front and back; I think it adds value and makes the bag look even more luxurious. Karen went out of her way to get me the lining color I wanted, and it's gorgeous. Karen’s craftsmanship and concern for meeting her customer’s needs is unparalleled. It’s hard to imagine ever wanting to carry a bag other than this one—that’s how much I love it. But if I ever do, I’ll be asking Karen to make it.

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Updates

My newest creation! Leather cuff bracelets with chain laced into them. They will be available with gold, silver, gunmetal, or antique brass chain. Custom sizes available too if your size is not available.

About

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!

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  • Karen Kalashnik

    Owner, Creator, Designer

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

Shop policies

Last updated on April 15, 2016
Thanks for coming to see my shop. I hope you love my bags as much as I love making them.

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

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
Payment
PAYMENT

Karen Kalashnik accepts credit card payments via PayPal or Etsy. Bags will be shipped to the address on file with PayPal or Etsy. Message me if you need me to ship it to another address that is not on file.

SALES TAX

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.

PRICING

All bags are made with the best materials and leather that are handpicked by Karen Kalashnik herself. Prices displayed do not include shipping or taxes (where applicable). If you have any questions about the prices of my bags please send me a convo.

DISCOUNTS

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 :)

CANCELLATIONS

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.
Shipping
SHIPPING COSTS

All bags are shipped with a tracking number to insure they arrive in good condition and so they can be tracked along the way. The shipping cost also includes insurance in case your bag gets lost in the mail.

SHIPPING METHOD

Bags are shipped via Canada Post only.

STANDARD DELIVERY TIMES

Standard delivery times for Canada: 2-3 business days
Standard delivery times for the US: 4-5 business days
Standard delivery times for all other international orders: 10-21 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.

TRACKING

All bags are sent with a tracking number. Canadian and US orders may be tracked at www.canadapost.ca

For all other international orders you can track them on the Canada Post website until they leave Canada and then after that they can be tracked on your national postal system's website. If the item is held up in customs there may be blank information for the tracking information until it is released from customs.

CUSTOMS FEES

Customs fees differ by country. Please reseach 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.
Refunds and Exchanges
REFUNDS

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

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.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders and wholesale orders are welcome.