RaquelGonzalez

Handcrafted luxury leather handbags

128 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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RaquelGonzalez

Handcrafted luxury leather handbags

128 Sales

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Raquel Gonzalez

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Raquel Gonzalez

Announcement    Hello there! Thank you for visiting my shop where I offer affordable luxury handbags for fearlessly fashionable women.

I offer free shipping worldwide. The section Luxury Leather Bags offers free express free shipping (3-5 business days) for purchases of $100 and up. Any the products in this section can be requested to be made in other colors if you wish. The sale section's products are not available for re-ordering. Leather pouches (in luxury leather bags section) and sale items are shipped free of charge using registered mail (up to two weeks).

Like many other designers I'm inspired by elements of daily life: Music, food, life with children, cities, trips, architecture, the wonderful connection and interaction with repeat and potential customers all over the world, a tree full of flowers during the summer or a naked tree during the winter, dancing, movies (Wonder Woman!).

For most part of my journey, I've been a self-taught handbag designer and crafter. A year after embarking into the adventure of making my own bags, I attended a handbag making program at the JCC in New York City taught by a tutor graduated from FIT. Later on I interned at Rebecca Minkoff's office in NYC. Subsequently I moved to Tel Aviv, Israel and studied at The Guilda, an academy that specializes in footwear, handbag and accessory design.

Please join me on my FB fan page https://www.facebook.com/RaquelGonzalezShop/

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 18, 2017

Hello there! Thank you for visiting my shop where I offer affordable luxury handbags for fearlessly fashionable women.

I offer free shipping worldwide. The section Luxury Leather Bags offers free express free shipping (3-5 business days) for purchases of $100 and up. Any the products in this section can be requested to be made in other colors if you wish. The sale section's products are not available for re-ordering. Leather pouches (in luxury leather bags section) and sale items are shipped free of charge using registered mail (up to two weeks).

Like many other designers I'm inspired by elements of daily life: Music, food, life with children, cities, trips, architecture, the wonderful connection and interaction with repeat and potential customers all over the world, a tree full of flowers during the summer or a naked tree during the winter, dancing, movies (Wonder Woman!).

For most part of my journey, I've been a self-taught handbag designer and crafter. A year after embarking into the adventure of making my own bags, I attended a handbag making program at the JCC in New York City taught by a tutor graduated from FIT. Later on I interned at Rebecca Minkoff's office in NYC. Subsequently I moved to Tel Aviv, Israel and studied at The Guilda, an academy that specializes in footwear, handbag and accessory design.

Please join me on my FB fan page https://www.facebook.com/RaquelGonzalezShop/

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About

Becoming a handbag designer

If I could describe my brand’s vision in one word, it would be exclusivity. I design and make limited edition handbags for confident women. I love going against the grain by creating authentic pieces that can be worn during all seasons. Each handbag is one of a kind: handmade with attention to detail. It’s the love, materials, quality and stories that make them so special.

I was born and raised in Costa Rica. Creativity and art were, from a very early age, predominant elements in my life. Some of my most memorable times as a child were surrounded by imagining myself learning to do /to make something, I just didn’t know exactly what. I started testing some of my passions very early on: dancing, painting and writing. Later on I tried singing; luckily -for everyone involved- I realized soon enough how bad at singing I was.

At 15 I started excelling in English, not because I had been exposed to the language or had traveled (we didn’t have the means for that) but because I made myself a long term promise that I wouldn’t stay: not only in my small hometown but also in my country. There was a whole world out there and I wanted to see it.
I lived in NYC first at the age of 20 in 2003, where the desire to learn more about fashion started and where I fell madly in love too. But it wasn’t until many adventures later -including living in Paris -that I returned to NYC to meet my man one more time; fall madly in love again, get married and buy my first sewing machine. I’m mostly self-taught at designing and making my line of handbags but I was lucky to be shortly mentored along the way.

I attended a handbag making program at the YMCA in New York City taught by a lady graduated from FIT. Later on I interned at Rebecca Minkoff office in NYC.
In 2009 I moved to Israel with my husband. We’ve made a home in this gorgeous controversial country and we have two wonderful children. I attended a 6 month handbag making program in Tel Aviv that helped me tremendously.
My studio upstairs is full of inspiration, light, music, leather, tools and two industrial machines. Most importantly; I enjoy every second of my working hours.

Follow my journey
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/raquelgonzalezshop
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RaquelGonzalezShop/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/RaquelGShop/

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Shop policies

Last updated on May 29, 2016
Hello and thank you for stopping by! When you decide to buy, your handbag will be carefully packed and shipped within two business days after you have completed your payment through paypal.

Keep in mind that the weekend in Israel is Friday and Saturday :D

Accepted payment methods

  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
Please make sure the address I am shipping the item to is correct as I will not hold myself responsible if the package gets lost because of a wrong address. I will ship to the address listed in your paypal only.

If you are unhappy with your purchase I welcome you to return it to me or ask for an exchange within 7 days after you received it. Please follow these guidelines when returning or exchanging:

*The item needs to come back to me clean and unworn and packed safely.

*You will be responsible for shipping fees in case of an exchange or return of an item.

*Refunds will be given when I receive the item back.

*All sale items are final (clearance or reduced price items). I can't offer refunds for them.
Payment
If you decide to put an item in your basket and not pay for it right away, I will send you a friendly reminder after 24 hours. If 24 hours passed by after I sent you the reminder and I did not hear back from you, I will sadly have to cancel the sale. I am a friendly and understanding seller, so please allow yourself to ask for a bit of extra time if you really need it in order to complete your payment. It will not hurt either of us :)

If you live in Israel or you are passing by and would like to save some time and money on shipping you are welcome to come and pick up your brand new handbag. I also do craft fairs where I offer discounts and sales. Convo me if you'd like some more information.
Shipping
I ship with Israel Post (Registered Mail). Packages to the US will be delivered almost as fast as any other shipment in Europe.

I ship within 1 or 2 business days of your purchase.

As your shipment arrives to your country, all custom, taxes and any related fees in your country are the customer's responsibility as this is out of my control.
Additional policies and FAQs
I no longer take custom orders. Please, keep checking my shop, you might find your dream bag soon!! :)