refindoriginals

ReFind Originals.

Indianapolis, Indiana · 94 Sales

refindoriginals

ReFind Originals.

Indianapolis, Indiana 94 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(38)

Announcement   Welcome to my shop! Every item in my shop is handmade by myself,or one of my recently added artisan helpers, from recycled, reclaimed leather and other materials. Each item is one-of-a-kind because of the materials used, so if you love what you see, don't wait too long! We take great care in hand making each item to make sure it is well designed and sturdy. My handbags are lined and inner lined to give each one the right amount of softness and body. Many items can be made in other colors that I may have on hand so don't hesitate to contact me about custom orders. There will be an appropriate up-charge for custom-made items.

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Many people ask if I ever make a bag from a coat or garment provided by the customer. My answer is "Yes"! If you have a leather coat that has been hanging in your closet for years and you're not sure what you will ever do with it, have it made into a beautiful custom handbag that will give it a new purpose. Think about having a "Keepsake" bag, or several "Keepsake" clutches made from a coat or jacket that you cherish for one reason or another, but would like for it to be more useful. These make great gifts too! Just send me a message and I will be happy to walk you through the process of ordering a bag like this.

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My "Bomber Jacket Bag" was featured in Etsy Finds on August 10!
My "Hand Woven Shoulder Bag" was also featured in Etsy Finds in Sept.!

I am a member of the INCrowdteam(Indiana's Street Team)
I am a member of Recycle Party

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Please be sure to read my shop policies.

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Also please visit my website at www.refindoriginals.com to see other items that may not be listed here. I am linked to Facebook through my website so you can see pictures of some of the latest in my albums there. Thanks for stopping by!

Announcement

Welcome to my shop! Every item in my shop is handmade by myself,or one of my recently added artisan helpers, from recycled, reclaimed leather and other materials. Each item is one-of-a-kind because of the materials used, so if you love what you see, don't wait too long! We take great care in hand making each item to make sure it is well designed and sturdy. My handbags are lined and inner lined to give each one the right amount of softness and body. Many items can be made in other colors that I may have on hand so don't hesitate to contact me about custom orders. There will be an appropriate up-charge for custom-made items.

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Many people ask if I ever make a bag from a coat or garment provided by the customer. My answer is "Yes"! If you have a leather coat that has been hanging in your closet for years and you're not sure what you will ever do with it, have it made into a beautiful custom handbag that will give it a new purpose. Think about having a "Keepsake" bag, or several "Keepsake" clutches made from a coat or jacket that you cherish for one reason or another, but would like for it to be more useful. These make great gifts too! Just send me a message and I will be happy to walk you through the process of ordering a bag like this.

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My "Bomber Jacket Bag" was featured in Etsy Finds on August 10!
My "Hand Woven Shoulder Bag" was also featured in Etsy Finds in Sept.!

I am a member of the INCrowdteam(Indiana's Street Team)
I am a member of Recycle Party

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Please be sure to read my shop policies.

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Also please visit my website at www.refindoriginals.com to see other items that may not be listed here. I am linked to Facebook through my website so you can see pictures of some of the latest in my albums there. Thanks for stopping by!

Anita Hopper

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Anita Hopper

Upcycled Leather Saddle Bag
$189.00
Olive Leather with Key ornament
$289.00
Slouchy Leather Bag with Braided Strap
$289.00
Rugged Fringed Cowhide Tote
$298.00
Brown Leather Convertible Backpack
$325.00

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(38)
MELISSA HUDNALL

MELISSA HUDNALL on Jul 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Awesome leather detail! Speedy delivery. Great communication with seller.

justmevlgross

justmevlgross on Nov 11, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Great design and workmanship...great detail..love the added touch of the airplane lining... great product....will be a gift for our airline pilot son.

Misty

Misty on Dec 4, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Anita was quick to email me after I made my purchase just to say she was processing the order and when she would ship. The purse arrived promptly, well packaged, and BEAUTIFUL! The thoughtfulness of design and quality is readily apparent. I expected to receive a well-made product but this exceeded my expectations. This purchase is for a Christmas gift--now I have to get my own!

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About

From Old Leather to New Bags

I grew up on an Indiana farm, where my sister and I lived with our parents in the house that our great great grandfather built. We listened to stories of how our ancestors from England settled in the area and even saw the spot in the woods where the bricks for our home were made by hand. We always had access to all the "junk" that had accumulated throughout the several generations that had lived there and that is what sparked the enthusiasm that I have as an adult to protect and use things that others might throw away, and even to see the beauty in a rusty old plow shear. I am somewhat bored by the shiny and new, and delight in an object that has developed patina over time. These days, as I see my own "patina" developing, I'm learning to value "old things" even more!"

A few years ago as I was perusing a thrift store, an old bomber jacket fairly jumped off the rack into my arms. My first thought was that it was exactly how I would want my handbag to look and feel, all buttery soft and worn with lots of character. My second thought was "Hmmm...I wonder if I could make a bag out of that". I had been sewing for most of my life, but had never even come close to making a bag out of a worn leather jacket. Long story short. Yes! I COULD make a bag out of a leather jacket! And, guess what? Others wanted to buy them! Several thousand bags and accessories later, here I am with a full blown business called ReFind Originals!

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Shop members

  • Anita Hopper

    Owner, Bag Maker, Wife, Mom, Grandma Of 6

  • Rhonda Springer

    Maker, This Is My Sister, Rhonda, Who Makes All Of The Lovely Leather Flowers That Grace So Many Of Our Products.

    As ReFind Originals has grown, Rhonda has become indispensable. She makes all of the leather flowers that we use on bags, bracelets, headbands, and brooches. She also helps with many of the shows that we take part in.

  • Eric Hopper

    Photographer

    Eric is my son and the photographer that takes all the pictures that I use on our Photo Art Line of bags and pillows. He is also a great husband and father of two energetic boys. We love working together!

  • Michelle Michaelis

    Assistant

    Michelle is always willing to help with anything that is needed. She helps with cutting leather and riveting cuffs and boot straps. She also takes care of tagging and pricing products. Always there to pick up the slack whenever asked!

Shop policies

Last updated on May 11, 2013
About Us
ReFind Originals' creator Anita Hopper had the idea that by repurposing outdated leather apparel and upholstery, she could combine her love of sewing with her interest in recycling to make handbags which would not only be beautiful, but also environmentally friendly. She fashions one-of-a-kind, buttery-soft handbags and backpacks out of discarded leather and other fabrics, giving new life to old garments. Some of the bags are adorned with wooden buckles, handmade from recycled wood scraps. Others are decorated with vintage buttons or buckles. All are guaranteed to be embellished with the marks of their history. Owning a ReFind Originals bag is not only a fun and unique way to carry your essentials, but it's a refined way to demonstrate that greener choices in our everyday lives can be beautiful!

Philosophy
ReFind Originals is committed to using recycled materials in the creation of every handbag that bears our name. We're concerned about the disposable mentality that has destroyed so much of the environment and see our work as a small way to make a difference in the world by reducing waste, reusing beautiful materials that would otherwise be discarded, and recycling them into refined and unique purses and handbags. We also celebrate beauty and enjoy creating fun, one-of-a-kind works of art that women can carry—our eco-friendly and socially conscious recycled handbags are designed to be stylish accessories for today's women.

For information on purchasing a ReFind Originals handbag or accessory, please email us at purchase [!at] refindoriginals.com, or call us at (317) 348-0123.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
Payment
We accept Pay Pal, Mastercard, Visa and money orders. Sales tax applies in Indiana only.

PLEASE NOTE: I will send your items out promptly upon notification of payment completion. I will hold an item for 3 days to give you ample time to complete your transaction, but after 3 days I will have to relist the item or items. I will send you an email to notify you before I relist the item. If you are having trouble completing the transaction please let me know and I will be happy to assist you in any way I can. Thanks.
Shipping
I use USPS Priority shipping.If you are not located in the USA--Please contact me with your shipping information for exact shipping cost. I will combine shipping. Convo me for exact shipping cost when combining multiple items.

Shipping to Canada info -Any item mailed to Canada is potentially subject to duty and taxes. Although the GST was designed as a tax on the consumption of goods and services within Canada, imported goods are also subject to the GST because this ensures fair tax treatment for domestic products. Therefore, unless specifically exempted, you must pay the 5% GST on items you import into Canada by mail. Note: People in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador or Nova Scotia pay 13%.

There is no additional duty on any goods worth $20 CAD or less or gifts worth $60 CAD or less. Duty is calculated based on the description of the item.

I will gladly ship to Canada! Just let me know what item/items you are interested in and I will calculate shipping costs and let you know what the total will be.
Refunds and Exchanges
FOB Point of Origin
Insurance is not required but is recommded as we cannot be responsible for lost or damaged shipments. The liabilty of the merchandise becomes that of the buyer the moment it is shipped and leaves the point of origin. All items are carefully handmade and inspected by me. I want you to be 100% happy so please contact me if you find a construction problem within the first 30 days after you receive your item.

We work hard to keep the website up-to-date, marking inventory "sold" in as close to real time as possible. If by extraordinary timing two customers place an order for the same bag close to the same moment prior to our swift sales update, we will honor the first order placed. The customer who ordered second will be contacted as soon as possible to be issued a full refund.
Additional policies and FAQs
One-of-a-Kind Fine Print
Each ReFind Originals handbag is truly one-of-a-kind. As a result, if you see one that you like, you should order promptly—no duplicates exist to replace it when it's gone.

I would be very happy to work with you on any special requests you may have, such as making a clutch a little bigger or adding a strap to a clutch, etc., but any time I make adjustments to established patterns I will need to charge a little more for the extra time it takes. We can talk about it and I will give you a quote to make these changes.