Hide & Chic Shop

Hide & Chic Shop

Life is too short to carry a boring bag. That's why we sell the most fabulous, fun, flirty and unique hand-tooled leather bags and accessories made of the highest quality leather.

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Hide & Chic Shop

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Houston, TX

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713-594-1288

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It all started in Mexico…

Hello and welcome! My name is Andrea and Hide & Chic Shop is the by-product of one trip, several friends and many ideas that all came to fruition and resulted in this business adventure.

In the summer of 2016, I traveled to Mexico with my parents. While there, I was in search of a tooled leather bag for myself. I had been searching for the perfect bag for about three years and had not been able to find exactly what I had pictured in my mind...until that magical moment when I walked into a small boutique and I saw them: the most beautiful, brightly colored, hand-tooled leather bags I had ever seen! I mean the quality, the colors, and the sheer number of different styles left me speechless! I could not have imagined that these bags even existed, but there they were, staring at me and beckoning me to take them home.

As soon as I started carrying my bags, I began receiving compliments on them left and right. It was obvious I wasn't the only one who loved them, and I knew I had to make them available to others. That’s how my business -- and my obsession -- started.

It truly takes the proverbial village to launch and nurture a new business, and the help and support of my parents, friends and customers make it all possible — especially since I have a full-time job in healthcare outside of my ongoing showroom partnership in a local Houston brick and mortar store called The Hive Pop Up Collective.

I not only carry women's products and accessories, which include multiple styles of bags, purses, totes, wallets, cosmetic bags, duffels, weekenders, garment bags and coin purses, but I also carry sandals and a line of men's leather products as well.

Our handbags are uniquely crafted in a variety of gorgeously deep, rich colors.  The embossed hand-tooling is deep and detailed in intricate designs that suit the particular style of each bag.

Networking with others — especially women — who’ve walked this road before me, has proven invaluable, rewarding and extremely fun! The concept of women supporting women, supporting small and shopping local is alive and well here in Houston, and I am so happy and grateful to be a part of all of it.

My hope is that your Hide and Chic Shop purchase brings you as much joy and happiness (and as many compliments) as mine have brought and continue to bring me.

Thank you so much for your support!

Andrea

#bebold #beunique #makeastatement

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Store Policies

Announcements and Updates

All of my leather products come in over 25 colors, so if you don't see the color you want or if it's showing as not available, don't stress or worry! I can have it made just for you!


Returns and Exchanges

If you aren’t happy with your purchase, then we aren’t happy either. We will make returning your purchase as simple as possible. Please allow up to 2 business days for reply. Please keep in mind: Each bag is uniquely handcrafted and the leather is hand dyed, no two bags are exactly alike and colors may vary slightly from what is pictured. We offer a full credit for items that are shipped back undamaged, with original business card attached within 10 days of receipt. Products must be unused and in original condition. Anything returned after 10 days may be returned for a shop credit. Anything returned after 30 days is non-refundable. You can expect a refund in the same form of payment originally used for purchase within 30 days of our receipt of your returned item, if not sooner. Your refund will include the cost of the item, plus any applicable sales tax. We will pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error. For example, if you received the incorrect item or a defective/damaged item. In the case of items damaged during shipment to you, please contact us immediately. Please contact us if you need to return your item so we can obtain needed information and provide you with the return address. We are not responsible for lost items that were shipped to Hide & Chic uninsured.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What if the style of bag or color I want is not available on the website?

A: Special custom orders are available for most styles and colors. If a special order is available, please keep in mind the bags are handmade so special orders will take 8 to 10 weeks. Please contact me directly at Andrea@hideandchicshop.com to discuss.

Q: How do I clean and/or treat my leather bag?

A: Initially it's not recommend to use any products on your brand new leather bag other than a damp cloth to clean it. The leather is sprayed with a coating that brings out the bright colors, adds a slight shine and also protects the leather. However, over time as you use your bag, the leather will get softer and will start to have a vintage look. Once the leather starts to age and soften, then you can experiment with a leather treatment product to hydrate and brighten the leather. (Always test a small unseen spot to confirm no negative reaction to the product by the leather.)

Q: Why does my bag smell? Will the smell go away?

A: Leather smells amazing. Certain dyes and protectants, however, may have an unusual odor that will diminish over time. Therefore, your new Alexis David bag may smell like the dye used to color the bag and the coating used to seal, shine and protect the bag. Once your bag is taken out of its packaging and used this smell will fade.

Q: What do I do if my bag gets wet?

A: While it is preferable for leather bags not to get wet, stuff happens. If your bag does get wet, wipe with a dry cloth and allow it to dry naturally. Never dry the leather by using heat, such as a hair dryer. Simply leave it in a place that is normal room temperature and let it air dry naturally.

Q: Will the color fade or rub off my bag?

A: The bags have a protective coating that should prevent fading and color rub off. While we have never had any feedback on the bags fading or the color rubbing off, anything is possible. As with any fine leather product, treat your bag with loving care, and try to minimize exposure to extreme moisture, heat and sunlight in order to protect the bag's color.

Q: Are the bags truly handmade?

A: The process by which the bags are made is primarily performed by skilled workers using hand tools, but also using machines when a machine yields the best result. The handbags are 100% hand tooled and hand laced. The leather is dyed by using an air-pistol, which is done by hand. The stitching is done by a machine which is operated by a person who guides it across the leather making sure the stitches are accurate and straight. The benefit of combining hand work and machine work is that this process yields the best combination of both durability and aesthetics which results in a high-quality product.


Payment

We accept payment via Doorstep Market using PayPal and all of it's payment options.


Shipping

If you are local to Houston and would like to pick up at my store in Rice Village, that can be arranged so you can pick up at your convenience.

Store Policies

Announcements and Updates

All of my leather products come in over 25 colors, so if you don't see the color you want or if it's showing as not available, don't stress or worry! I can have it made just for you!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What if the style of bag or color I want is not available on the website?

A: Special custom orders are available for most styles and colors. If a special order is available, please keep in mind the bags are handmade so special orders will take 8 to 10 weeks. Please contact me directly at Andrea@hideandchicshop.com to discuss.

Q: How do I clean and/or treat my leather bag?

A: Initially it's not recommend to use any products on your brand new leather bag other than a damp cloth to clean it. The leather is sprayed with a coating that brings out the bright colors, adds a slight shine and also protects the leather. However, over time as you use your bag, the leather will get softer and will start to have a vintage look. Once the leather starts to age and soften, then you can experiment with a leather treatment product to hydrate and brighten the leather. (Always test a small unseen spot to confirm no negative reaction to the product by the leather.)

Q: Why does my bag smell? Will the smell go away?

A: Leather smells amazing. Certain dyes and protectants, however, may have an unusual odor that will diminish over time. Therefore, your new Alexis David bag may smell like the dye used to color the bag and the coating used to seal, shine and protect the bag. Once your bag is taken out of its packaging and used this smell will fade.

Q: What do I do if my bag gets wet?

A: While it is preferable for leather bags not to get wet, stuff happens. If your bag does get wet, wipe with a dry cloth and allow it to dry naturally. Never dry the leather by using heat, such as a hair dryer. Simply leave it in a place that is normal room temperature and let it air dry naturally.

Q: Will the color fade or rub off my bag?

A: The bags have a protective coating that should prevent fading and color rub off. While we have never had any feedback on the bags fading or the color rubbing off, anything is possible. As with any fine leather product, treat your bag with loving care, and try to minimize exposure to extreme moisture, heat and sunlight in order to protect the bag's color.

Q: Are the bags truly handmade?

A: The process by which the bags are made is primarily performed by skilled workers using hand tools, but also using machines when a machine yields the best result. The handbags are 100% hand tooled and hand laced. The leather is dyed by using an air-pistol, which is done by hand. The stitching is done by a machine which is operated by a person who guides it across the leather making sure the stitches are accurate and straight. The benefit of combining hand work and machine work is that this process yields the best combination of both durability and aesthetics which results in a high-quality product.

Return and Exchanges

If you aren’t happy with your purchase, then we aren’t happy either. We will make returning your purchase as simple as possible. Please allow up to 2 business days for reply. Please keep in mind: Each bag is uniquely handcrafted and the leather is hand dyed, no two bags are exactly alike and colors may vary slightly from what is pictured. We offer a full credit for items that are shipped back undamaged, with original business card attached within 10 days of receipt. Products must be unused and in original condition. Anything returned after 10 days may be returned for a shop credit. Anything returned after 30 days is non-refundable. You can expect a refund in the same form of payment originally used for purchase within 30 days of our receipt of your returned item, if not sooner. Your refund will include the cost of the item, plus any applicable sales tax. We will pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error. For example, if you received the incorrect item or a defective/damaged item. In the case of items damaged during shipment to you, please contact us immediately. Please contact us if you need to return your item so we can obtain needed information and provide you with the return address. We are not responsible for lost items that were shipped to Hide & Chic uninsured.

Payment

We accept payment via Doorstep Market using PayPal and all of it's payment options.

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