moxieandoliver

Artfully Distinguished Leather Goods

Washington, United States · 9308 Sales

moxieandoliver

Artfully Distinguished Leather Goods

Washington, United States 9308 Sales On Etsy since 2006

5 out of 5 stars
(2990)

Announcement   Most items take 1-2 weeks to make - if you need your piece sooner, please send me a convo and let me know the date you need it by, the piece you want, and where we are shipping to and I will let you know if it is possible!

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Welcome to Moxie and Oliver's Etsy shop! My work is an incorporation of traditional leather techniques, and some of my own modern twists. The leather that I use is a thick, tooling, leather. It is stiff on the first wear but softens up nicely. The thickness and strength of the leather means that, unlike most leather accessories, it will last a lifetime. My products are meant to be fashionable, but not "trendy", so if you're in the market to purchase a belt, wallet, purse, or another item that you would like to be able to use for the next ten to fifty years, you've come to the right place.
My sizing info and answers to many questions can now be found in my Policy section.

Previous Work: http://www.flickr.com/photos/moxieandoliver/sets or google me!

Announcement
Last updated on Jun 13, 2016

Most items take 1-2 weeks to make - if you need your piece sooner, please send me a convo and let me know the date you need it by, the piece you want, and where we are shipping to and I will let you know if it is possible!

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Welcome to Moxie and Oliver's Etsy shop! My work is an incorporation of traditional leather techniques, and some of my own modern twists. The leather that I use is a thick, tooling, leather. It is stiff on the first wear but softens up nicely. The thickness and strength of the leather means that, unlike most leather accessories, it will last a lifetime. My products are meant to be fashionable, but not "trendy", so if you're in the market to purchase a belt, wallet, purse, or another item that you would like to be able to use for the next ten to fifty years, you've come to the right place.
My sizing info and answers to many questions can now be found in my Policy section.

Previous Work: http://www.flickr.com/photos/moxieandoliver/sets or google me!

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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(2990)
Maayan Giffen

Maayan Giffen on Aug 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Love my journal cover. Looks just like the picture. I love the colors and I love that the cover is light so it's not heavy already without the journal. Very happy.

Songbird

Songbird on Aug 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I have asked Caitlin to make a Belle pattern on a 1.5" cuff watch. I was afraid the 2"cuff would look too big on my small wrist. The cuff turned out beautifully!!! I love love love my new watch. The design is very delicate, elegant, and so comfortable to wear!!!! I am so happy with my order! Thanks a million Caitlin!!

Abbey

Abbey on Aug 18, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous. Thank you so much.

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Updates

Finishing up a custom wedding guest book and a belt buckle today - for an anniversary gift (third anniversary is the leather anniversary!) - both with trees on them. Is you love like an old oak tree? ;)
I am always grateful to my customers who help expand the limits of my creativity by asking me to do things like make a guitar strap with a banjo playing honey badger on it, with a trail of music notes and bees! What is your dream custom piece?
All set up and sweating my butt off at the @bellevuefest today. Come say hi if you are in the area - I'm in booth 10! And if you happen to bring a bucket of ice I can swim in I will be forever grateful. Seattle natives don't do heat well ;)
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About

Handmade & Custom Leather Goods

I started Moxie and Oliver in 2004 when I was working as a paralegal at a law firm. Always one to push the limits of what is possible, I kept being called into my supervisor's office on dress code violations. I needed a leather belt that would be durable, but also one that refelected my unique style. So, I reached back into my childhood experience tooling leather in the Rockies during family reunions, and I made one.

The rest, of course, is history. The first belt turned into a line of belts, and since I was unable to find a good, sturdy, messenger bag I decided to make one of those as well (and I'm glad to say, the original one I made is still in use and holding up splendidly!).

Today my line includes whatever you can dream up in leather. I'm always happy to do custom orders, too - just ask!

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  • Caitlin

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I'm the proud mom of now TWO little munchkins - one who is my studio assistant. or at least companion - two cats, and two dogs. We live in the suburbs of Seattle and when I'm not making leather goods, I'm running after kids, painting, or gardening.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 12, 2016
Thank you for stopping by my Etsy shop, the home for Moxie and Oliver's internet shop. Though in name we are two, it's just me, Caitlin, here making, selling, answering convos, and writing my shop policies. I've been making leather goods since I was a wee child, but began doing it as more than a hobby in 2005. I realized that I needed a black belt, and couldn't find one that I liked. So, I made one myself. Then, a few violations of the dress-code later, I began making fashionable accessories that were unique, timeless, and fully office-appropriate. There's no reason that your accessories can't be interesting, even if your apparel can't be. Since I started Moxie and Oliver, I've worked on refining my techniques and designs. Where my work is rooted in traditional leather techniques, it's taken a very modern twist and direction. I use the same durable full-grain tooling hides that traditional leather crafters do, but give them my own unique spin. Most of my items are lovingly made-to-order, and since each one is individually handmade, no two are exactly the same. I hope you enjoy my work, and if you have any questions about it, don't hesitate to ask.

SIZING

Anything in my shop that comes in sizes will be made to order (this mostly includes belts and watches) and the very best way to get the very best fit is to provide me with your exact measurement when ordering, or shortly thereafter.

WATCH MEASUREMENTS: I need your tight wrist measurement, so please make sure that whatever method you use, it's snug, and don't add anything to it (please!!). The best method is to use a cloth tape measure, like a seamstress would use. If you cannot find one, the next best thing is to grab a friend and a strip of paper and a ruler. Wrap the paper tightly around your wrist, and mark where the paper meets. Measure this distance, and that should be your tight wrist measurement.

BELT MEASUREMENTS: You can measure your hips/waist with a cloth tape measure where you wear your jeans. That's the best way, or you can measure a belt (using a tape measure, or cloth tape measure) from the end of the belt to the hole you currently use. This is not such an exact science, because there are seven holes in the belts, spaced 1" apart. I will put your measurement on the middle hole, so if you've made a mistake in measuring, there are still six other holes to choose from.

If you're buying a belt for a gift, or have no tape measures, you can choose from standard sizes (below) or contact me with the recipient's pant size:

XS: Smallest hole at 27", largest at 33"
S: Smallest hole at 29", largest at 35"
M: Smallest hole at 31", largest at 37"
L: Smallest hole at 33", largest at 39"
XL: Smallest hole at 35", largest at 41"

Smaller and larger sizes also available.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment is made at time of purchase through Etsy checkout either by credit card or Paypal. We do not accept checks or money orders for payment.

I do require pre-payment in full on all custom orders. I ask that you please make sure that the description in your custom listing is correct prior to purchasing. In the event that you need to make a change in your order (pattern, colors, etc.) please contact me as soon as possible and I will do my best to accommodate.

Nearly all my items are made to order and I make every effort to start on your purchase as soon as your order comes through. Because of the custom nature of your purchase, orders, custom and non custom, cannot be cancelled once they are placed.

Sales tax charged to all purchases shipped to Washington State.

NON US ORDERS: You probably will be charged customs/duties when your item arrives. This is like paying tax on a purchase you make in person and it is not included int he item price or shipping cost. Each country handles these charges differently so if you are unfamiliar with it I recommend checking the import laws in your country.
Shipping
Unless otherwise specified, I will ship your purchase to your Etsy address, so be sure it is the one you would like your item shipped to. If you've made a mistake in your Etsy address, I realize it won't let you change it, so just contact me as soon as possible so I can change it manually in the shipping system.

I ship USPS First Class for items under 13oz, Priority for items up to 2lbs (or that fit in a flat-rate box), and USPS Parcel Post for items heavier than 2lbs, or larger than a flat-rate box. I ship internationally by USPS as well, using First Class for small items, Priority flat-rate boxes for small purses, and Parcel Post for larger items. I do not automatically insure shipments under $150. I will insure shipments automatically where the purchase price of the merchandise only (not including shipping or tax) is $150 or more, or if the item is a purse or messenger bag. If you would like to purchase insurance, please contact me so that I can calculate the cost with insurance of shipping your parcel.

International insured parcels start at $25 and go up from there. The post office only offers insurance on priority parcels, which is why they are so expensive to ship (but they get to you faster!).

I cannot be responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen items should you choose not to insure it. Please be aware that shipping timeframes are estimates and packages may be delayed in transit. No refunds will be given for delayed shipments.
Refunds and Exchanges
I stand behind the quality and construction of my work. I use only high quality full-grain tooling leather hides for the construction of the pieces, as well as a durable lining leather for the insides of the wallets (and some msc. hardware here and there, but that's too long of a list). This may not be the type of leather that you are accustomed to for handbags - it's thicker, stronger, and will last longer. Where a regular belt, wallet, or bag will last about two to four years, mine can last ten times that.

I lovingly make every item to order, and do my best to quality check each piece before it leaves my studio. Sometimes, however, I do miss something. If you receive a piece that is defective or if there is a mistake in a custom piece, please contact me within twenty-four hours so that I can arrange to repair or replace it. If there is a clear error in your piece (eg., you asked for initials ABC and received XYZ) I will pay for your return shipping costs (please email me to get a return label). If you are requesting an alteration to a piece that was made as specified in the listing (eg., you ordered an antique black piece but would like us to remove some of the color) you are responsible for return shipping.

Due to the individual nature of my business, I request that you carefully make your purchasing decisions. I want you to be happy with your purchase, and to get something that you will be happy with for years to come. I do my best to list all information that I find pertinent in my listings, but if you need additional information about a product in order to make your buying decision I am happy to answer any questions that you have. Please remember that unless the item is damaged or incorrect, all sales are final (damaged/incorrect items will be repaired or replaced at no charge). Regretfully, I cannot accept returns or exchanges for a change of mind or a change of heart.

And, also, since we make everything by hand and try to start on it as soon as your order comes through orders cannot be cancelled once placed. We will try to accommodate changes/additions if possible (sometimes we're far enough along in the process that no changes can be made).

PLEASE NOTE: ALL OF OUR ITEMS ARE DYED BY HAND and LEATHER IS A NATURAL MATERIAL. We use vegetable tanned leather because it allows us to permanently add color and pattern and it is easier on the environment than commercial garment leathers. However, since each piece is DYED BY HAND and every cow is different, the colors may look different on your piece than on the one in the listing. This is what makes your piece UNIQUE and BEAUTIFUL and how you know it is HANDMADE! If you have questions about this - shoot me a convo! I'm happy to answer any questions or address any concerns.
Additional policies and FAQs
GIFT CERTIFICATES

Want to give some M&O but don't know what? I am happy to provide gift certificates for any dollar value, either as a physical certificate or as an e-certificate. Just ask!


REGISTRY

Have a special day coming up? I am more than happy to create a registry for you with everything on your M&O wishlist. Just send me a convo to get started.


WHOLESALE/CONSIGNMENT

I am currently accepting a very limited number of wholesale accounts. Please contact caitlin [!at] moxieandoliver.com for information, or you can see my work on wholesale.etsy.com. I do not accept consignment accounts.



VEGAN ALTERNATIVE/ ENVIRO CONCERNS

I've been asked a few times, but unfortunately I cannot do a vegan version of any of my wares. Due to the process that I use, vinyl or a synthetic product would not hold up.

I do assure you that, for those of you who have environmental concerns, I use eco-friendly dyes and paints in my work. My goal is to provide pieces that will hold up for use and abuse as well, so that they do not have to be thrown away in a few years (or months... I'm really hard on my bags!). I would rather have you purchase one bag from me and never need to replace it - it saves materials and space in the landfill, and it also saves you money!