SurLeFeu

Vintage Inspired Handbags & Custom Bridal Accessories

Illinois, United States · 175 Sales

SurLeFeu

Vintage Inspired Handbags & Custom Bridal Accessories

Illinois, United States 175 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(61)

Announcement   Simple, stylish, functional handbags and accessories. Sur Le Feu features modern designs with a vintage touch.
***Please note: Custom bridal orders will be discontinued as of December 1, 2015. I will continue to stock my ready-made bridal clutches until the sell out. Thank you for your support.***
I ship around the world! Check my shop policies for details about international shipping.

Announcement
Last updated on Nov 30, 2015

Simple, stylish, functional handbags and accessories. Sur Le Feu features modern designs with a vintage touch.
***Please note: Custom bridal orders will be discontinued as of December 1, 2015. I will continue to stock my ready-made bridal clutches until the sell out. Thank you for your support.***
I ship around the world! Check my shop policies for details about international shipping.

Kristine Fachet

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Kristine Fachet

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(61)
S Nowell

S Nowell on Aug 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The handbag is outstanding -- very well made. I love the linen fabric and soft leather trim. Will surely get a lot of use!!

Tina

Tina on Feb 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This purse is fabulous - the quality is outstanding, I'm so impressed at how well all the seams match and the fabrics coordinate very well. The pockets are perfect size and lay flat. Not a lumpy bump in the fabric to be found and I love this shade of green even more in person. My very first outing with it, I received a compliment on how cute it was. The size is perfect along with the length of the strap. I am very happy. Thank you! PS - SUPER FAST shipping. Just needed some caution when opening up the package with scissors.

Jessie Moore

Jessie Moore on Dec 20, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Great quality, shipped quickly. I wanted it for myself, but I bought it for my daughter. That was a questionable decision. I still want it.

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About

Sur Le Feu: Vintage designs with a modern twist.

I grew up in a house where DIY was a way of life, and sewing seems to be in my blood - my mother and grandmothers are all talented seamstresses, and it was a skill that was taught to me at a young age the same way reading or writing would be for anyone else.

Eventually, this skill would become a BFA in costume design for the theater. I've always been attracted to vintage pieces, and costume design provided an outlet to re-create the beautiful designs of the past.

I was working in a bridal shop to supplement my freelance design when inspiration struck. Business was slow, I got bored, and soon I was making simple clutch purses out of the fabric scraps lying around the shop. I took one to a friends' wedding and people kept asking where I found it. Soon Sur Le Feu purses were on Etsy, with a limited edition bridal collection and custom order bridesmaid clutches soon to follow

I found the best thing about my fabric scrap purses was that I couldn't make more than one at a time. The idea of having something that is unique and never repeated really resonates with me - one of my favorite things about collecting vintage pieces is that you'll never see another one like it. I've applied that unique vintage feel to my purses, and you'll never see two pieces that are exactly alike in my shop.

My pieces reflect my background in costume design with bold colors and patterns, but also my love of the clean and elegant lines of the past. I test-drive all my designs before they make it into the shop, and you can be sure they'll hold up to the demands of a modern lifestyle.

I love the creative process, the feeling of making something unique with my own two hands, and sending my creations out into the world for other people to enjoy. Let me make something special for you!

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  • Kristine Fachet

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    I’m a maker at heart. Doesn’t matter if it’s sewing, crafting, or even the occasional home improvement project, I’m not happy unless my hands are busy creating something new and wonderful!

Shop policies

Last updated on September 24, 2014
Welcome to my shop! Here you'll find clutch purses, handbags, and other accessories inspired by my love of all things vintage.

I never duplicate my items - once a fabric and design are used together the combination is never repeated. It's my way of helping you win back some of the individuality that's been lost in this age of big-box shopping.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept most major credit cards through Etsy Shop Payments and PayPal. For your convenience, PayPal lets you use your credit card or bank account. Please submit payment within 3 days of the sale. After 3 days I will contact you, and if I do not get a response the transaction will be cancelled and the item re-listed 7 days after the original transaction date.

Please note that I am required by law to add 9% sales tax to all orders shipped within the state of Illinois.
Shipping
Most orders are shipped within 1-2 days, however orders placed on Friday will not ship until the following Monday (or Tuesday, if Monday happens to be a postal holiday). Transit times within the US range from 2-8 days. Please see below for details about international shipping times.

All items are shipped from the Chicago area, equidistant from both coasts of the US. To help keep shipping costs at a reasonable rate, most items are shipped via USPS First Class Mail, both domestic and international. Large orders being shipped within the US are sent Priority Mail with tracking information.

Please note that there is a 4-6 week processing time for custom orders in addition to the normal shipping time.

**FOR INTERNATIONAL ORDERS**
International orders are shipped once a week. Transit times will vary based on your location. Please allow up to 3 weeks for your order to arrive. International shipping insurance is available for an additional $2.45.

I have tried my best to estimate shipping costs for countries outside North America. International shipping in general is quite costly, but if you feel that I have greatly over-estimated shipping to your part of the world please contact me and I will be happy to figure out the exact cost of shipping.

All shipping costs include a small handling fee to cover the cost of packaging and time spent at the Post Office.
Refunds and Exchanges
I am not responsible for loss or damage during shipping. All sales are final, but if you believe an item was misrepresented in its description please contact me and I will happy to work with you to reach a solution. Customer satisfaction is my highest priority!

Custom orders are non-refundable under any circumstances. If you are concerned about matching colors please contact me and I will be happy to arrange to have samples sent to you before the order is placed.
Additional policies and FAQs
See a style you like but want it in a different fabric? Like a fabric and wondering if I have more? Contact me about custom orders!

I love creating custom orders for bridal parties! I have a number of options available in my shop already, but please feel free to contact me if you'd like something that isn't already pictured. I can also create a one-of-a-kind piece to match your wedding gown, or incorporate heirloom fabrics and trim from your mother's or grandmother's gown. Use the "contact me" option for more information!

FAQ: Why are your custom items more expensive than identical ready made items?
Because they're custom!!! I don't store 200 bolts of silk and 57 bolts or satin in my small home-based studio - I special order all the fabric I need, one order at a time, and that costs more than buying in bulk. By contrast, most of my ready-made items are made from scraps, reclaimed vintage fabric, or special fabric store finds that cost considerably less than special-ordered fabric. Since the cost to make these one-of-a kind pieces isn't as high, I offer them at a price that is usually lower than my custom items.