Merlot Pony Pleated Pouch Cross Body Purse

$120.00

Only 1 available

This is a one of a kind small leather purse made from a very unique & soft merlot colored "pony" (hair on hide calfskin) and a swirl pattern embossed cowhide and top grain cowhide strap.

I cut the hide to take advantage of the natural ombre effect of the dyed calfskin, so it it darker at the base than the top. It is also a fine hair that is silky, and the whole hide is super soft and supple, and feels wonderful to the hand--and don't be surprised if others ask if they can "pet" your bag!

The inside of the bag body is unlined to take advantage of the super soft sueded side of the calfskin that is a wine color, since the dye permeates through the entire thickness of the hide (vs. just a top surface color). Even though this is soft, it is very tough and durable.

The body of the bag when flattened is about 9" across and over 9" high w/ top band. The body is pleated at the top & bottom to create a pouch shape that hold way more than it looks like it can--about 6x6x4 in volume, and since it's not stiff, can accommodate a variety of shaped items.

The embossed cowhide top band (7 1/2" x 2" high) is lined with a blue lambskin, and closes via sewn-in low profile magnetic snap. The opening is big enough for a standard paper back book, or even a small e-reader or tablet.

The cross-body strap is wine colored top grain smooth cowhide, about 48" long (for average height/size), and can be adjusted via a brass buckle. It connects to a small antique brass oval ring, which connects to the bag by a small strap of the embossed leather that is folded into and glued and double stitched between the top band & facing. If you want the strap longer or shorter, please let me know when you order.


If you have any questions, please convo me!

Shipping from United States

Processing time

3-5 business days

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

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Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and cancellations

Just contact me within: 5 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 4 hours of purchase

I don't accept exchanges

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Privacy policy

I only use your address for shipping, and only contact you regarding your order (usually per Etsy convo), or from conversations that you have initiated.

I respect your information, and do not share it with anyone, outside of what is necessary to create your order's shipping label--and nearly all are via Etsy labels, so it's information you have already placed in the Etsy system.

I do retain hard copies of order and label receipts for a time necessary for my tax processing, but I then do obliterate these hard copies.

Frequently Asked Questions

Custom and personalized orders

Yes, most items can be made in a custom version per your color/size preference.

Custom and personalized orders

Most guitar straps & even other items can have a name, image or some small message added to them via silk screen, laser etching, or stamping. Please convo me if you're interested in this option.

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