thebirdbags

Handmade Bags, Purses, Totes and Clutches

California, United States · 132 Sales

thebirdbags

Handmade Bags, Purses, Totes and Clutches

California, United States 132 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(66)

Announcement   All Handbags, totes, wallets, clutches and accessories are handmade and designed by me, in my one woman studio in California. From concept to creation, photography, marketing & packaging, I love to have control of it all. Purchases come ready to give as a gift, in tissue paper or a gift box, depending on the product.

Communication with makers is what makes buying handmade so unique. Please send me a message if you have any questions or would like something customized. I'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Please read my shop policies for more information: http://www.etsy.com/shop/thebirdbags/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav

Announcement
Last updated on Jan 23, 2016

All Handbags, totes, wallets, clutches and accessories are handmade and designed by me, in my one woman studio in California. From concept to creation, photography, marketing & packaging, I love to have control of it all. Purchases come ready to give as a gift, in tissue paper or a gift box, depending on the product.

Communication with makers is what makes buying handmade so unique. Please send me a message if you have any questions or would like something customized. I'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Please read my shop policies for more information: http://www.etsy.com/shop/thebirdbags/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav

Sarah Mones Friedman

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Sarah Mones Friedman

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(66)
Jessica Burke

Jessica Burke on Feb 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I absolutely LOVE my new clutch wallet from Birdbags. It is adorable and extremely practical. I have received a lot of compliments! I love the color too!

cassianne04

cassianne04 on Jan 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is my 3rd item from Birbags! I am absolutely in love! Sarah, the artist, always exceeds my expectations for each beautiful piece! I love that each one is unique and made with love❤️ I can't wait to purchase another! Even my kids are obsessed with Birdbags!

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About

A High Beam Act: balancing handbags with art, design, color and technology.

Birdbags were born out of a love for art, print, fashion, design, color, technology & sewing. I am a middle school art teacher, a wife and a mother; sewing certainly lends a structured balance and creative outlet to my life.

As a teenager, my friends gave me the nickname "bird," mostly for my contagious energy and desire to fly to and fro wherever I pleased. Each Birdbags style is named after a trait or type of bird whose characteristics are in line with the personality, style and design of the product. All Birdbags are handmade by me, in my one woman studio.

Why the gadget cases? I teach art at an Apple based charter school where MacBooks and iPads are abundant. So I guess you could say my two worlds have merged.

Born an artist, always an artist. I have a BFA in Photography, a Minor in Art History and a Single Subject Credential in Art Education.

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” - Dr. Seuss

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  • Sarah Ann Mones Friedman

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Seamstress, Photographer

    Birdbags: bər(d)/bags (Plural Noun) 1. Handbags, Cases, Wallets and Clutches handmade and designed by "bird", that's me. 2. Adirondack roots bring natures influence. 3. San Francisco Bay Area living brings bold, tech inspired design.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 26, 2012
Welcome to the online world of Birdbags, so happy that you're taking the time to read my shop policies.

Birdbags Handbags, Gadget Cases, Clutches and Accessories are designed using bold prints, bright colors and quality, durable fabrics. Each Birdbags product, even if similar in style, will be different from the next because it is made by my hands, not in a factory, in my one woman studio.

Buying handmade goods should be a special experience, one that is a far cry from buying in a department store. Every Birdbags product comes packaged with love, and ready to give or receive as a gift.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept payment via PayPal
-or-
Etsy's Direct Check Out: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover

Payment or contact must be made within 3 days of sale or product will be re-listed. (Don't forget to pay after you "add to cart")

_____________CUSTOM ORDER INFORMATION:_____________


-----Custom Order Link for iPhone Cases-
https://www.etsy.com/listing/96982647/custom-order-iphone-4-case-ipod-pouch
(Typical completion within 5-7 business days)

-----Custom Order Link for iPad Sleeves-
https://www.etsy.com/listing/100124702/custom-order-ipad-case-faux-leather
(Typical completion within 5-10 business days)

Note: There is $20 minimum pattern adjustment fee for custom sizes. Please contact me for specifics.

-----Handbags:
So, you see a style you like but not the color or print? Need something added or taken away? Contact me directly by clicking on "Contact" Some prints featured in the shop may be unavailable, but I will try my best to find the palette, and style you desire. The total plus shipping is due in full at the time of custom order placement. Additional fees may incur. Handbag completion time is between 2-4 weeks.

No Returns on Custom Orders.
Shipping
Ready to ship Birdbags ship from California, 5-7 days from the time payment is received. Standard shipping is through U.S.P.S. First Class or Priority Mail and includes delivery confirmation.

Custom Order shipping time is dependent on completion time of the item ordered.
(See Custom Order info above in Payment Section)

You may choose to upgrade to a faster shipping service (2 Day or Overnight). Simply include this request in the “Notes to Seller” upon checkout and an additional invoice will be sent to you ASAP. Please be aware that UPS does not deliver to P.O. boxes.

-----FOR INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: Please contact me to inquire about shipping costs to your specific location. Due to high variables in pricing per country, and item packaging size variables, I have not calculated a flat rate for Worldwide shipping.
Refunds and Exchanges
It is my hope that you LOVE your purchase from Birdbags. If you are not completely satisfied, you may return the item within 7 days of receiving it for a refund of the sales price including tax, but not including shipping. Item must be shipped back to me in its original packaging and in perfect, unused condition.

Custom Orders are Non-Refundable.

Exchanges of pre-made Birdbags are possible within 7 days of receiving your purchase. If you would like to exchange your Birdbags purchase for a Birdbags item of equal value, simply return the unwanted item in its original packaging and once received I will ship your new item out to you. You will be charged only for the shipping of the new item, in a separate invoice.

If you would like an item of lesser value, the difference will be put towards shipping and any remaining balance will be credited back to you. If you would like an item that is of higher price than the original purchase, you will receive a credit and pay the remaining difference plus shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
“BIRDBATH” INSTRUCTIONS:
Birdbags handbags, clutches and totes should be spot-washed using mild soap and water, and hung up or set out to dry. If wrinkling of the fabric occurs, you may iron the crease away on a medium temperature setting.
-----DO NOT put Birdbags in the washing machine or in the dryer.
-----DO NOT iron leather
-----DO NOT iron Vegan Leather / vinyl (it will melt!)

All Birdbags are handmade, by me. None are sewn in factories or on an assembly line. That said, each handbag is unique, original and may have slight differences than another bag in the same style.

Wholesale inquiries are welcome!