permanentbaggage

Bohemian Urban Handmade Leather Handbags & Jewelry

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    Select your style, select your colors, have something CUSTOM MADE - JUST FOR YOU!!

Permanent Baggage is a line of urban and edgy leather bags and jewelry, which are handmade, to order, in our little studio in Milwaukee, WI. Established in 2008, we offer a wide, ever changing selection of high quality genuine leather options that are sources from distributors who align with our beliefs in environmental compliance and social responsibility.

***VERY IMPORTANT NOTE*** In working with us you are placing a custom order for a handmade item to your specifications. If you are looking to place a bag order, WE REALLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO ORDER A SWATCH SAMPLE FIRST. They are $1 with Free Shipping and ship in 1-2 business days. IT IS OUR POLICY THAT ALL BAGS OR OTHER SEWN ITEMS, INDIVIDUALLY CUSTOM CUT FROM THE HIDE AND MADE PER A CUSTOMER'S ORDER ARE CONSIDERED ---> CUSTOM PIECES, BECAUSE OF THIS WE ONLY ACCEPT EXCHANGES ON THIS WORK--->THEY ARE NOT RETURNABLE. SHIPPING FEES FOR THE EXCHANGE ARE THE CUSTOMERS RESPONSIBILITY.

We employ all our best efforts to convey color and texture accurately in all our images, however we can not control how color is received on the other end and variables in screens and even an individual's perception of color, can misalign. If you're unsure of a color or are looking to match colors - ORDER A SWATCH SAMPLE FIRST. Besides they're super fun to play with and mix and match. It's nice to experience the hand-feel, exactly how much that metallic sparkles, and if those color actually match, first-hand so we can both make sure you LOVE what is delivered to your door.

Swatch Sample:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/188186057/leather-swatch-options-for-permanent?ref=shop_home_active_7&pro=1&frs=1

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 29, 2021

Select your style, select your colors, have something CUSTOM MADE - JUST FOR YOU!!

Permanent Baggage is a line of urban and edgy leather bags and jewelry, which are handmade, to order, in our little studio in Milwaukee, WI. Established in 2008, we offer a wide, ever changing selection of high quality genuine leather options that are sources from distributors who align with our beliefs in environmental compliance and social responsibility.

***VERY IMPORTANT NOTE*** In working with us you are placing a custom order for a handmade item to your specifications. If you are looking to place a bag order, WE REALLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO ORDER A SWATCH SAMPLE FIRST. They are $1 with Free Shipping and ship in 1-2 business days. IT IS OUR POLICY THAT ALL BAGS OR OTHER SEWN ITEMS, INDIVIDUALLY CUSTOM CUT FROM THE HIDE AND MADE PER A CUSTOMER'S ORDER ARE CONSIDERED ---> CUSTOM PIECES, BECAUSE OF THIS WE ONLY ACCEPT EXCHANGES ON THIS WORK--->THEY ARE NOT RETURNABLE. SHIPPING FEES FOR THE EXCHANGE ARE THE CUSTOMERS RESPONSIBILITY.

We employ all our best efforts to convey color and texture accurately in all our images, however we can not control how color is received on the other end and variables in screens and even an individual's perception of color, can misalign. If you're unsure of a color or are looking to match colors - ORDER A SWATCH SAMPLE FIRST. Besides they're super fun to play with and mix and match. It's nice to experience the hand-feel, exactly how much that metallic sparkles, and if those color actually match, first-hand so we can both make sure you LOVE what is delivered to your door.

Swatch Sample:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/188186057/leather-swatch-options-for-permanent?ref=shop_home_active_7&pro=1&frs=1

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About permanentbaggage

Sales 12,508
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 17, 2021
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
***IMPORTANT NOTE*** ALL BAGS OR OTHER SEWN ITEMS, INDIVIDUALLY CUSTOM CUT FROM THE HIDE AND MADE PER A CUSTOMER'S ORDER ARE CONSIDERED ---> CUSTOM PIECES BECAUSE OF THIS WE ONLY ACCEPT EXCHANGES ON THIS WORK--->THEY ARE NOT RETURNABLE. If you are unsure of a color PLEASE order a swatch. They are $1 with Free Shipping. The listing for swatches is here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/188186057/leather-swatch-options-for-permanent?ref=listings_manager_grid

Returns or Exchanges 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 send you a pre-paid return mailing label and also incur the cost to ship it back to you. 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.
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
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Check out our Etsy Wholesale page for more information- or directly message me for a link to our linesheet!