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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

Petite Camera Strap: 37"
Standard Camera Strap: 42"
Adjustable Camera or Bag Strap: 37" - 42" 
Convertible Backpack Straps: 25" - 32"
Strap width 2.5" - 3.5"

Bag 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. 



Leather Care

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:
≫ 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. 
≫ The natural surface of full grain leather is unique - it tells a story and reveals natural imperfections, marks, and even light brands in the surface. Full grain leather is extremely strong and durable, as the natural grain contains the strongest fibers in the hide. While strong and durable, full grain leather remains extremely breathable, resulting in less moisture from prolonged contact.

Top Grain:
≫ Top grain leather is the second highest grade of leather, and has the outermost layer of the hide removed. 
≫ The natural grain from the top surface of top grain leather is sanded away, which removes imperfections and blemishes. After sanding away the natural grain, top grain leather is imprinted with an imitation grain to give it a more uniform look. If uniform is what you’re looking for, then you’re in luck with top grain leather. 
 
Conditioning: 
≫ Our leather will darken over time from the natural oils from your regular contact. We also suggest using a leather conditioner to bring out the darker, tones of the leather.  To shine up your leather after natural wear-and-tear, we recommend polishing it with natural oil.
Some tips to keep in mind when caring for full-grain leather are that minor scuffs can be removed from oiled full-grain leather by rubbing the area with a moistened finger. A damp cloth can be used for wiping areas which require more intensive cleaning.
≫ For leather stains, do not spot-clean or rub. To clean a spill or stain on your leather, contact a local shoe or boot repair. 
≫ Leather can be cleaned regularly. First, use a soft cloth or microfiber cloth to dust the surface. Take a damp cloth, wipe it across moisturizing soap and lather the leather. Don't rinse – buff for a nice shine.

 

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. 

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. 

Please feel free to reach out to us at info@hiptipico.com if you have any further questions, concerns, or would like to make a custom order.