Frequently Asked Questions

snap setting tools at crystalyn kae's studio in Brooklyn Fashion Design Accelerator

What is your return and exchange policy?

Returns and exchanges are happily accepted within 14 days of receipt. Returned bags must be in unused condition. 

Contact us for return authorization. Return shipping postage is the customers responsibility. You can choose for us to email a return label and deduct from your refund total, or you can ship on your own.  If you choose to ship using your own method, be sure to include insurance, tracking and delivery confirmation. 

Once your return is accepted, your original method of payment will be refunded, within 4 business days.  We cannot accept returns from other retailers and we do not offer returns/refunds on *final sale* items from our occasional sample sales. We reserve the right to refuse a return for any reason.

How quickly will my order ship?

All bags are carefully created to order, and will ship within 1 week, except where specified.  If you need your bag sooner, please get in touch!

We fulfill & ship orders on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.

How much do you charge for shipping?

Shipping is FREE on orders over $75 anywhere in the United States. You will be sent a tracking number in a separate email from USPS after your order has shipped. 

Shipping to USA:
up to $35 =  First Class Mail $6
$35.01 - $74.99 = $8
$75+ up = FREE SHIPPING! 
Priority 2-3 day shipping $14
Express Mail  $40
International Priority  8-12 business days (Outside of US):
International Express 6-8 business days (Outside of US)
International Duties, tariffs and fees vary by country and are the responsibility of the customer

Where can I see your bags in person?

We sell to select boutiques across USA and the list is always growing. You can check out our list of retailers here, or check to see when we'll be attending an event in your area next!

Are your bags sturdy?

Absolutely! We design bags for beauty and functionality, using an industrial sewing machine. Zipper seams are triple-reinforced, and the entire bag is sewn with 45 lb. strength thread. Our bags are sturdy, water-resistant, and can be washed in the washing machine!  

Can I ship a bag as a gift?

Yes! During checkout, use the gift recipient's address as the shipping address. We will wrap it in pretty tissue and include a gift receipt and a message of your choice. Just let us know! p.s. If your gift recipient wants to exchange their bag for something different, no problem! Just have them get in touch within 14 days and we will take care of them!

What if a bag says 'sold out'?

We are passionate about making limited-edition designs with rare fabrics that often can not be replicated. Usually this means that if the bag says 'sold out', we no longer have any more of the fabric featured on this style.  If there is a possibility of the bag being made again at a later date, there will be a button that says "notify me".  We will email you if/when we bring it back.  If you see something you simply cannot live without, and would be willing to make substitutions, please contact us and start the conversation! 


Do you ever offer discount codes for Crystalyn Kae bags, and do they ever go on sale?

Not often! Our bags and accessories are made with the utmost of care in small batches.

We offer three big sales a year: near Mother's Day in May, in July and on Black Friday in November.  You'll hear about them if you've subscribed to our newsletter. Once subscribed, you'll get first notification of sales, and you'll get a secret 20% off code for your entire birthday month.   If you join our loyalty club, you'll earn points towards future purchases for every purchase and product review you write.

Are your bags made in the USA?

Yes! Crystalyn personally oversees hand craftsmanship from start to finish in the USA: with workshops in New York City and Seattle, WA. (Find out more about our studios here. . .)

Do you offer bag repairs?

Yes! We will repair your bag free of charge within the first year. For a fee, we will replace or repair hardware, straps, and zippers for the life of your bag, here.

The fine print: No returns for repair will be accepted without pre-authorization, and must be washed before sending. All shipping charges related to repairs will be the responsibility of the customer. 1 year guarantee does not include cases of normal wear and tear, abuse or misuse - accidental or otherwise - nor alterations, modifications or repairs by customer or third parties. We cannot be held responsible for personal property damage or injury as a result of use of our products.

Are all of your bags vegan?

Our focus here at Crystalyn Kae is using sustainable business practices and materials to create our bags. Nearly 60% of our entire handbag collection is vegan. You can choose to shop exclusively vegan bags here in our dedicated section of our website 

What is glazed fabric?

We specialize in creating bags with glazed fabric: a durable canvas that is coated with a colored glaze, which develops a beautiful leather-like patina over time. Soft and supple, light, and extremely durable.  All glazed fabric bags are water-resistant and machine-washable.  Made in USA.  (Read more . . .)

Are your glazed fabric bags really machine-washable?

Yes! Just follow these 4 easy steps:

1) Empty the contents of your bag and pull the lining to the outside.
2) Add a tablespoon of laundry soap to the washer.
3) Throw your bag in the washing machine on gentle cycle
4) Hang it to dry. (Do not put your bag in the dryer or dry-clean.)

You can spot clean with any household multi-purpose cleaner. You can also use shoe polish to freshen the sheen on your bag, and any scuff marks can often be removed by applying a bit of rubbing alcohol with a cotton swab.

Can I order swatch cards?  

Yes! Color display can vary from screen to screen - which is why you can order a set of swatches here.  

Do you charge sales tax?

Sales tax is charged for orders shipped to WA addresses, as required by applicable laws.

Do you accept custom bag orders?


If you have your heart set on a style that you wish had a longer strap, a different lining, or incorporate a special fabric of your own. . we'd love to hear from you. On a case-by-case basis she accepts a limited number of specific custom bag and home-accessory design commissions which you can learn more about custom bags here.

Do you offer wholesale pricing to boutiques and retailers?

Yes, we love working with independent boutiques and want to hear from you! Please give us a call at 212-310-1710 or contact us with your reseller ID # and tell us about your store!


crystalyn kae's studio at Pratt Institute's BFDA


If you have any questions regarding our ordering or shipping policies, please contact us.