Modern Made bags + rustic natural style boho

Portland, Maine · 1591 Sales


Modern Made bags + rustic natural style boho

Portland, Maine 1591 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars

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Note from shop owner Working on a new collection. Click the button to be notified when I return with fresh goods. Wanted something you saw? Message me and we'll see if we can get you what you wish.

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Last updated on Jul 5, 2017

Working on a new collection. Click the button to be notified when I return with fresh goods. Wanted something you saw? Message me and we'll see if we can get you what you wish.


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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

Bunny0110 on Aug 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Outstanding! The workmanship is superb! Timing was better than I expected. If I could give 10 stars, it would not be enough!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Beautiful work!

Jessie Lissenden

Jessie Lissenden on Jul 15, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

She was very willing to work with specifications of a custom order, and made sure I was aware of all the details before settling. My drum case turned out great--very high quality, attractive materials and assembly.

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Two new ready to ship for Christmas in the shop now.


Practical minimal style for travels to next door or overseas

Welcome to Gather + Bind. Each handbag is one of a kind and different from the next. Making each one is an art, built from scratch. Totally unique. I build each one one at a time, sell and ship. My aesthetic is that I use modern standards to create a timeless functional bag that stays in style for today, tomorrow and into each season. This measure of certainty on how I create with fabric came from my own need for a strong bag. To sum up the style of may.tree.ark is a taste of the olden days with classic, sophisticated fabrics that can be packed up like a mule. We lived in LA for a bit going in on local shops and farmers Market (Hillcrest in San Diego being my favorite) Since opening in 2007 I've moved back to New England and continue to perfect the line I love so much. I hope that they will impress you and yours. I hope you love them just as much.

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Shop members

  • Cathy

    Owner, Designer

    I love aesthetic of the olden days and that way of life. New Englander. Married to my high school sweetheart and mama to a baby girl. Have a wonderful shopping experience.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 16, 2016
Each handmde is developed for or has a unique function. There will be new and vintage fabrics used in each of these beauties. My handiwork should give you a feeling of genuine intricacy and with a impression of subtle simplicity

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 and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment is due upon checkout.
Accepted payments methods are:
Paypal , credit cards and Etsy Gift cards.
Gather + Bind does not see any financial information, it is all handled through Etsy.
All items are ready to mail. But in the event made to order items are offered, please allow 10-14 days for construction and shipment.

all shipping fees are straightforward. No mark up. I will refund you if it goes over.

USA is priority shipping.


Please make sure that your Etsy address is correct I DON'T check your paypal address. If there is a different address you'd like me to use you can tell me in the check out notes or send me a note.

Gather + Bind is not responsible for any lost or stolen mail...THIS IS WHY WE USE DELIVERY CONFIRMATION AND TRACKING which will be emailed to you...
If you wish to insurance your package please contact us.

International friends...your packages are not trackable. Please make sure your address is a secure location and expect a waiting period for it to cross over custom ports. All packages are marked with accurate information, we are not responsible for lost, stolen or fees accrued.
Refunds and Exchanges
Here at Gather + BInd we wish you a great life, we know you will be happy with your new handbag but if it doesn't 100% brighten your life you may send it back for an exchange / or shop credit within 5 days after delivery confirmation.

Thank you for understanding that there are no cash refunds.

exchanges must be in the original, unused and unwashed state. Please contact me first so that we may work together to regard the situation.

The buyer, is responsible for return shipping, delivery confirmation is suggested for your peace of mind.

Please do not leave negative feedback or neutral feedback. This is a small small shop with just one very hardworking girl behind it. If you are unhappy or a simple blimp in design made you unhappy, please be aware of how you word your feedback, it can be interpreted interestingly.

Custom orders may otherwise pre-proposed.

More information

Last updated on Aug 31, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Sizing details

Does the Hipshack fit keys. Yes it does, just not ones with lanyards, teddy bears and lots of bling.

Custom and personalized orders

Can the Hipshack be made with a zipper. Yes it can.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Do you gift wrap? Every single order is gift wrapped automatically.

Custom and personalized orders

Can any of the made to order Fanny Pack Hipshack be made Vegan? YES. type in the check out notes .. to make it Vegan with no leather this includes no use of bees waxed canvas. The canvas I use is commercial wax. Sometimes I use a Texas bees wax.