Announcement Handmade purses, clutches, wallets and accessories crafted from vintage and contemporary fabrics and vintage buttons. FREE postage within Australia on items over $50
Handmade purses, clutches, wallets and accessories crafted from vintage and contemporary fabrics and vintage buttons. FREE postage within Australia on items over $50
Kitty: handmade at home
We make Kitty from our home in Goolwa, a seaside town just south of Adelaide in South Australia. We love working together, designing and making, and we're proud to be able to produce something good that puts so many smiles on the faces of our customers.
American Secretary of State Hilary Clinton said, 'Adelaide is one of the great, critical industrial centers in the world', and Team Kitty likes to think, if somewhat tongue in cheek, that Hilary means us, faffing about on our two industrial Pfaff sewing machines! Hey, it's great that something still gets made in Australia!
We make pretty purses (and wallets and sleeves and journals and more) and pretty is critically important, if it puts a smile on your face.
And we love good design, which means we design for functionality and durability too.
Most important is that each item is unique. That's the joy of being truly handmade - no two fabric items are ever identical, yours is 'yours' to express yourself with and to enjoy!
And yes, 'caveat emptor' (buyer beware): you're going to get lots of comments on your Kitty purchase from admiring folks ;)
Team Kitty: fabric, fur and purrs!
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photographer
Farley's 'femme fatale' and the muse of Kitty Came Home design. Able to sew and iron straight lines like a CERN physicist, Katrina has a passion for her vintage fabrics, making and a tasty bit of baking.
Owner, Sorter Of Buttons And Tangler Of Thread
You'd have no pretty purses if I didn't get Katrina and Farley out of bed at 5am! You're welcome. And then they wouldn't stop at night if I didn't jump up and sit on them to be patted. They're well behaved staff but it would be chaos without me!
Owner, Maker, Designer, Words
Katrina's partner in purses, productivity and the pursuit of purring prettiness. A practical lad, I help make the purses, do the books, make the market stalls, muck out the stables, etc., as well as helping work out the trickeries of design.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Other Method
Standard delivery within Australia usually takes a further 2-5 working days; international delivery can take a further 7-10 working days (customs delays can cause longer delivery times for international orders).
Unless otherwise agreed, we use standard Australia Post within Australia, and Australia Post airmail for overseas purchases.
Express post (within Australia) is an option upon request.
If your item has not arrived after 14 days from dispatch, please notify us.
Ultimately, once we have posted your goods we cannot be held responsible for any items that go missing. If you require insurance and/or tracking please let us know before you make your payment so that we can tell you how much extra it will cost.
Re INTERNATIONAL PURCHASES: please note that we have no control over and cannot be held responsible for any customs fees or other duties which may be applied to your order by officials in your country. If you have any questions, please check with your local customs organisation prior to finalising your purchase.
Re CUSTOMS FORMS: as required by government regulations, we cannot mark customs forms as "gifts" or misrepresent the actual amount paid for the item. We accurately describe the contents of international packages as, for example, either 'PVC and fabric', ‘handmade silver pendant and/or earrings’, and 'merchandise' on customs forms.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please understand that we can only provide a refund or exchange if we have made a mistake (i.e., packed the wrong item) or if we agree that the item received is not as described (i.e., contains a fault or a defect outside of the character consistent with being truly handmade, from recycled or vintage materials).