permanentbaggage

Bohemian Urban Handmade Leather Handbags & Jewelry

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Permanent Baggage is a line of urban and edgy leather bags and jewelry with a soft bohemian flair. Handmade from leather, metals, and modern textiles. Wholesale opportunities available. Established in 2007 Milwaukee, WI.

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Announcement

Last updated on Jan 18, 2021

CHECK OUT OUR READY-TO-SHIP SECTION!! ITEMS WILL SHIP OUT NEXT DAY-FREE!!

Permanent Baggage is a line of urban and edgy leather bags and jewelry with a soft bohemian flair. Handmade from leather, metals, and modern textiles. Wholesale opportunities available. Established in 2007 Milwaukee, WI.

Instagram: #permanentbaggage
Facebook & Pinterest: Permanent Baggage

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Kamryn Kay

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Kamryn Kay

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About permanentbaggage

Sales 11,418
On Etsy since 2009

handmade urban leather handbags and jewelry

I have this memory from when I was a kid, when I was about eight, of me going to one of my brother's baseball games. Although baseball games were quite common for my family; on this one day in particular I had gone to great lengths to prepare a collection of colorful woven friendship bracelets for my friends to buy. I meticulously documented each color, and how many I had made, in a little notebook, and all day went around the park showing off my handmade goodies. Although I didn't sell any (turns out eight-year-olds don't have much money) I still look back to day as a landmark moment for me.

That day sparked something in me- I knew what I felt making those little bracelets, and somehow I wanted to capture that feeling and share it with others for the rest of my life.

Permanent Baggage started in 2007 as a public art project while I attended the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, and now more than eight years later the name stuck with me, although the products have drastically changed. Now, the PB Studio & Boutique creates a range of products from patinated jewelry, to leather key chains and handbags.

Materials have always inspired me, especially with my background in sculpture. I love being able to get my hands on something with weight, and density, and be able to form the material into something new and unexpected. These are many of the reasons why I gravitate towards leather and fiber arts- specifically in the realm of women's accessories.


Permanent Baggage is my full time career, brand, and as of recently a permanent fixture of the Milwaukee art and handmade community. In November of 2015, my team and I opened a consignment shop and studio in Milwaukee WI. What originally was an experiment for the holiday season turned into a full time operating studio- thanks to the incredible support from the surrounding community.

Located just off of Brady Street in Milwaukee WI, the PB Studio & Boutique features work of over 60 local artists and makers, while being my full time studio. With the help of some amazing assistants; my work can be found at art fairs throughout the state, boutiques across the country, and shipped worldwide.

Each piece of jewelry, and every bag is crafted from a handmade pattern designed by myself and then the gals and I get to work fulfilling every order that comes through our little shop. Each member of my staff is a driven, and creative individual who takes pride in being part of the handmade community. My assistants and I handle everything from product assembly, to shipping, to helping customers, creating displays, answering emails, brainstorming events and promotions, and even organizing the occasional pizza party (or two). We really are a little local shop with a lot of love for our community.

As the PB Studio & Boutique grows, I would like for it to be a beacon and highlight of fiber arts and women's accessories in the community. I want to become a hub of inspiration, and motivation- and even create a space to learn from. In the near future we will be hosting workshops, events, and continually host a variety of Milwaukee's diverse products of art and accessory.

Shop members

  • Kamryn Kay

    Owner, Designer

    Full time accessory designer since 2008. Passion for creating work in a variety of media including textiles, metal, leather, and wood. Bachelor of Fine Art degree in Sculpture with a minor in Design from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.

  • Katrina

    Assistant, Seamstress

Shop policies

Last updated on August 14, 2019
Permanent Baggage is a line of indie fashion accessories created from leather, modern fabrics, gemstones, metal, and wood. I create shoulderbags, handbags, pouches, wallets, earrings, necklaces, and cuffs. All of my items are handmade by me in my little studio in Milwaukee, WI. :)

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Exchanges & Refunds-

If there is a quality oversight on our behalf...

WE MUST BE INFORMED WITHIN 7 DAYS OF PURCHASE. Please message us to inform us of the issue. We would never want you to feel as though you have received a substandard item from our shop and would request the opportunity to repair the oversight. We will incur the cost to ship it back to you, but you must pay for shipping to return it back to us. If it is then determined that the item is not salvageable a replacement will be mailed in its place. I will use all my resources to the best of my ability to ensure you are happy with your purchase. Item(s) must be received in BRAND NEW CONDITION WITH TAG ON IT!!

* In the case a return is granted, REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED MINUS COST FOR SHIPPING.

* LARGE BAGS OVER $120 VALUE ARE NOT RETURNABLE ONLY EXCHANGES WILL BE ALLOWED. If you are unsure of the color combination or type of leather you are interested in, please be sure to order swatch sample before placing your order. They are $1 per swatch with free shipping and can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/188186057/leather-swatch-options-for-permanent?ref=shop_home_active_69&frs=1

*CUSTOM ORDERS OR BRIDAL ORDERS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE only exchanges or rework will be allowed.

**Custom orders are considered ANY color combinations not highlighted in our photos on the listing.** If you are unsure of the color combination or type of leather you are interested in, please be sure to order swatch sample before placing your order. They are $1 per swatch with free shipping and can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/188186057/leather-swatch-options-for-permanent?ref=shop_home_active_69&frs=1
Payment
I accept Paypal and Matercard/Visa through direct checkout.
Shipping
Purchases are shipped via First-Class or Priority mail service. Many of my items are made to order however, if I have the item in stock it will ship next day all other items will ship 1-2 weeks after payment is received. Please contact me if you have time sensitive needs as I may be able to fill your order more quickly. Express mail services are available upon request.

**Please double check your delivery address is current and up to date, and if not please send us a message correcting the address before the package has shipped. If the package is returned to us, we may ask for you to cover the shipping charge to mail it to the correct address.**

Unless you have purchased Priority Mail shipping at checkout, which includes insurance on orders up to $50, we are not responsible for any lost or stolen packages.

Once the item leaves our hands we cannotbe held accountable for lost, or stolen goods. We ask that you work with your local post office on the issue, as we use USPS worldwide.

International customers are responsible for fees and customs.

We are not responsible for delays because of carrier issues. This includes the holiday season, please keep in mind our turn around time and the influx of shipping during this time.

*If you are returning a package you will be responsible for the shipping back to us, and we will ask for you to cover the shipping back to you if are exchanging a product.
Additional policies and FAQs
Wholesale Opportunities -->
Check out our Etsy Wholesale page for more information- or directly message me for a link to our linesheet!