Sizing and Care
Hiptipico prides itself on uniqueness and authenticity. Due to the handmade nature of our collections, the color and patterning will vary slightly from piece to piece. This makes our products uniquely charming and distinct from factory-made accessories. No two are exactly same!
Imperfections are to be expected and appreciated.
Embroidered Strap Sizing
While our artisans can customize any bag style or shape, we generally work with two main sizes. Our MEDIUM dimensions are H 11", W 15", D 5" and our LARGE dimensions are H 14", W 20", D 6" The bag shape will alter slightly depending on the size of the huipil (embroidery) and location of the leather.
Hiptipico bags are crafted using exclusively full and top grain leather. We source 100% natural, unprocessed leather locally, and slight discoloration is part of the beauty of these items.
≫ Full grain leather is the highest quality grade of leather. It comes from the top layer of the hide and includes all of the natural grain.
≫ Top grain leather is the second highest grade of leather, and has the outermost layer of the hide removed.
Textile Care & Cleaning
Due to the handmade nature of our items, small imperfections are part of the beauty and feel of our products. We believe this adds to the authentic, handmade charm and individuality of each piece.
≫ Raw textiles should be spot cleaned or hand washed only with cold water and gentle soap.
≫ Loose threads are common yet harmless. Do not pull loose threads. We recommend using scissors to cut away any loose strings cleanly. Trimming loose threads will not diminish the strength or integrity of the bag.
Shoe Sizing & Conversion
≫ Our shoes run true to size. If you're in between sizes, order down for our leather styles, as the leather will stretch to a comfortable fit. If you are wide, order up a size. See the sizing conversion chart below for help with European sizes.
≫ We recommend that our leather shoes and sandals feel a bit snug upon the first fitting, as they will stretch out with wear. Wearing them with thin socks around the house for a few days usually stretch them out to a comfortable fit.