Obiandoli

Original, Artsy, One of a Kind Bags/Totes Made in USA

Port Charlotte, Florida | 78 Sales

Obiandoli

Original, Artsy, One of a Kind Bags/Totes Made in USA

Port Charlotte, Florida 78 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars (32)
Laura Obiso

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Laura Obiso

Announcement    Tired of the same old bag? I am - so after years of constructing traditional bags in the traditional manner - I decided to do something completely different. Obiandoli now offers new original, funky and unique artisan bags and totes. All of my older bags are currently on sale! Please read my About section to learn more. Thanks for shopping Obiandoli.

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 22, 2019

Tired of the same old bag? I am - so after years of constructing traditional bags in the traditional manner - I decided to do something completely different. Obiandoli now offers new original, funky and unique artisan bags and totes. All of my older bags are currently on sale! Please read my About section to learn more. Thanks for shopping Obiandoli.

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New faux leathers and fabrics waiting to become beautiful bags. Just listed the first one!
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About

Welcome to Obiandoli - Home of Original, Funky Artisan Bags and Totes

Obiandoli? (say oh bee an doe lee) What does that mean anyway? I get that a lot. Obiandoli is a combination of my parents' surnames. I thought it was a good choice for my shop name, since my parents were directly responsible for my love of fabrics and sewing. They started a remnant shop in 1950s that quickly became the largest fabric store in northern NJ - so I literally grew up with fine, quality fabrics.

I absolutely love fabric. I moved from sewing clothing to creating fabulous handbags many years ago, and when Etsy came along...well, it was a no-brainer for me. My first Etsy handbag shop, LauraOhDesigns, opened in 2008. I'm honored that one of my original bags, under that label, was featured in Seaside Home, published by Stash Books in 2012. I closed LauraOhDesigns a few years ago to tend to family and relocation, and when I returned to making handbags, I just felt a new shop was in order. So...Obiandoli.

I am in the unique position of having the inventory of a recently closed (retirement) high-end, to-the-trade-only interior design showroom. I literally have hundreds of the finest fabric samples and trims to choose from, and this is why the Obiandoli artisan bag came into being.

When I'm not sewing handbags, I'm making fabric and paper journals. See my other shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/justifiedjunque. In that world, there's a thing called frankenpaper - where you glue or sew together bits of papers to make a large piece for book pages. I use the same idea to create frankenfabric to use for the bags.

So - the design of these bags includes lots of visible stitching, loose threads, raw edges, a bit of crookedness sometimes. It all comes together in a beautiful way, and it much stronger in the end than a traditionally sewn seam. The look is part of the design, but in no way is quality compromised. The result is a unique, individual work of fabric art that is also functional.

You will not find most of these fabrics in the average fabric store. Most retail from $50 to $400 per yard and are available to the trade only.

All Obiandoli bags are handmade by me alone, right here in the USA. Everything you see in my shop is ready to ship, and you will receive the item pictured. I am a non-smoker, I do this full time and I truly love what I am doing.

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about me and my shop.

Shop members

  • Laura Obiso

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    I'm Laura, the shop owner, bag designer, fabric cutter, sewist, packaging agent, shipper, advertising agent, studio clean-up fairy, and coffee-maker. I've been sewing for more than half-a-century!

Shop policies

Last updated on June 19, 2019
Thanks for taking time to read my shop policies. If you have questions about payments, shipping, returns, or anything else, please do contact me. I respond to emails or convos as quickly as possible.

Accepted payment methods

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:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Obiandoli products are made one at a time, by hand. I take pride in my work and my craftsmanship and want my customers to be totally satisfied with their purchase. All items are inspected before they are shipped.

If you have a problem or complaint about a purchase, please email me within 7 days and we'll work out a reasonable solution. Refunds do not apply to items that are mistreated or damaged.
Payment
Paypal and credit card payments are available with direct checkout. Bags are not shipped until payments have cleared.
Shipping
All of my items are carefully packaged and shipped USPS First Class, Priority or International First Class mail.

More information

Last updated on Jun 19, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

Obiandoli artisan bags are made exclusively with very high-end home decor fabrics. They are stain resistant and may be spot-cleaned. Because of the nature of these fabrics, the bag construction, and any trims or tassels included, the bags are not machine washable. Spot-cleaning only please!

Custom and personalized orders

I work with small amounts of fabulous fabrics, but I'm certainly willing to work with you if you have something in mind. Let's talk about it.