Purse Pre-Sale Details

5/20 UPDATE: I received about 1/3 of the bags today (the rest are scheduled for delivery next week) so I am starting to ship your orders out *TODAY*!!! Yay! Thank you again for your patience and keep your eyes peeled on your inbox for a shipping confirmation, coming your way soon!

5/18 UPDATE: The purses are scheduled to be delivered to me on Friday May 20th and I will begin shipping them out immediately! I'll be posting updates on social media so be sure to check in on twitter, instagram, and tiktok for pictures of the shipping process. I have over 5,000 bags to send out so it might take a little bit to get through all of them but they are *finally* almost here and on their way to you! Thank you so much for your patience!

5/15 UPDATE: The bags are currently being unloaded from their shipping container and UPS will be delivering them to me shortly. Still running slightly behind schedule but the bags are *almost* here and will be shipping so soon!

5/12 UPDATE: The bags are still in transit on their way to me but everything else has arrived and I am ready to start shipping as soon as the bags show up. There is a giant POD parked in my driveway ready to hold thousands of bags, my living room is filled with boxes and keychains and tissue paper and packing tape. I have friends on call ready to come help the minute we're ready to start. I will post an update as soon as the bags arrive - I'm hoping they'll finally get here next week and we can start getting these long-awaited packages on their way to you!

4/25 UPDATE: Production is complete and the bags are on their way to me now! My manufacturer said I should expect them in about 18-23 days, so I should be able to start shipping the pre-orders the week of May 16 if everything goes smoothly! Production ended up running about 2 weeks behind schedule, but I think that isn't bad considering I had originally built my manufacturing schedule around the projection of selling ~300 bags and ended up needing to have over 5,000 produced instead! :)

4/14 UPDATE: My manufacturer said that if everything goes smoothly (there have been some factory shutdowns in her area due to covid outbreaks but her factory is still open for now) they are anticipating shipping the bags to me around April 20, so I should be able to ship in early May. You can see another peek behind the scenes of production on twitter right here!

4/2 UPDATE: The bags are almost finished and should be shipping to me very soon. My manufacturer confirmed that I should have them in hand by the end of the month so we are still on schedule to be shipping in late April/early May! I just posted a tiktok video of my bags being produced right here if you'd like a peek behind the scenes!

3/16 UPDATE: Dust bags for the purses have been completed (white cotton with a bright pink ribbon!!) and production for the bags is still underway and running on schedule. The samples for my new summer colors are finished, and I should be receiving those in the mail shortly, so keep your eyes peeled for sneak peeks at the colors coming your way in the next pre-sale!

3/4 UPDATE: Production has officially started and my manufacturer said that I should have the bags in hand by the end of April, so you should be receiving your bags on schedule. Since production has now started I can no longer accept any cancellation requests.

3/2 UPDATE: The spring pre-sale has officially ended! Thank you so much for your support!! I am submitting my final order tonight and production will begin this week. I expect to begin shipping your bags to you in about 2 months (hopefully sooner - I will do my best!) I will post updates here as there is progress to report and I asked my manufacturer to send me some photos of the process so I can share them with you. I am so incredibly grateful for the support and excitement surrounding this sale and I hope so much that you think the bags are worth the wait! xoxo Kate

2/28 UPDATE : All bags have been fully funded! And thanks to the overwhelming amount of interest in this presale (thank you, tiktok!) I have extended the sale by two days, so it will now end on March 2nd at 11:55PM EST. Production will still begin this week and bags will still ship on schedule. Thank you SO much for your support of my work. This means the world to me!!! xoxo Kate

Thank you again for the success of my purse launch last year! I have had an overwhelming number of restock requests, but I also can't afford to produce upfront the number of bags that I would need to meet the demand. So going forward - as long as there is interest, of course - I will be doing two pre-sales each year. One in late winter for spring bags, and one in late summer for fall bags. My very first pre-sale will be launching soon, so here are some details about what to expect-

  • The pre-sale will be launching on February 26, 2022 and it will last three days. When the pre-sale is over, my purses will not be available to purchase again until late summer. The fall bags will likely be different colors so if you have your heart set on one of these colors I advise getting it now.
  • My manufacturer has a minimum order requirement of 25 pieces per design, per color. So on each listing page you will see a Kickstarter-style progress bar detailing how many of each bag I have sold during the pre-sale and whether or not I have met that goal of 25 pieces. If you really love one of the colors please help me reach that threshold! Share the link, campaign for that color, because if I fall short I cannot produce it. If I have reached 25 pieces, that is NOT the limit. There is no ceiling -- I can sell more. So if you see that I have reached my goal, you can still purchase a bag. The more the merrier!
  • During the pre-sale your card will be pre-authorized, but that charge will fall off of your card if my sales goal is not met. When my pre-sale is over, I will finalize any charges for bags that met their minimum sales goal. Please allow a few days for charges to disappear on bags where the minimum was not met.
  • Since this is a pre-sale that means I will be manufacturing the bags AFTER the sale has ended. So you can expect your bags to ship in approximately two months - assuming everything moves smoothly and we don't encounter shipping delays or supply chain issues with any of the product materials. I will have a current update at the top of this page from the date that the sale ends until the date that I start shipping, so you can always come here to see where we are at in the production process. My goal is for my bags to ship seasonally for spring and fall, so my hope is that this bag will be arriving at your doorstep just in time for you to pair it with your spring outfits.
  • If you are ordering something else from my shop in addition to a bag, those items will ship with your bag (so, in about two months). If you would like your other items to ship sooner, please place a separate order. 
  • This is all a learning process for me since I've never sold bags before, and one thing I learned during my launch was that I had severely underestimated how much shipping would cost. Rather than raise the prices to make up the difference, I've decided to stop including cups. Most people will likely want to use their own cups anyway (and most customers who ordered bags after my first launch were surprised when they received a bonus cup, so I'm assuming that wasn't a selling point.) This reduces my cost per piece plus it reduces the weight so that my packages will cost slightly less to ship. Win-Win!
  • EU & UK customers: I want you to be able to buy these bags, but I have *no idea* how to ship with the new VAT laws that went into effect last year. Luckily, Etsy handles VAT up front for sellers so here is what I'll be doing to make sure you can still buy a bag if you'd like one -- After my pre-sale ends, I will make a listing on Etsy for the bag designs/colors that reached their threshold of 25+ sales. The listing will be up for two days, and during that time you can pre-order your bag through that page. I always prefer to sell things on my own website instead of Etsy because I don't like how they treat their sellers, but in this case it's really the best option until I can wrap my brain around the new VAT requirements. I will let you know when the link is up on social media.