I'm Erin, the Artist & Maker behind Awl Snap. Welcome to my Virginia studio where I handcraft leather bags and accessories in small batches from top-quality, responsibly-sourced materials.
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This bag is gorgeous and is the perfect simple fanny pack. I wear it mostly over my chest, but love it around the waist as well.
I love my Ester hip pack. I actually wear it cross-body style, and bought it after seeing photos of others carrying it this way. This works so well for me, particularly in the summer while biking. I don't have to worry about it getting caught or pulled in anything (as with other cross-body bags), as the Ester rests snuggly on my chest or upper abdomen. You can also flip it around easily to your back. Holds everything I need for short trips outside--phone, card wallet, keys, hand sanitizer. And the craftsmanship is excellent. High recommend!
I was eyeing this up for months, so glad I finally got one! Really well made, soft leather and so pretty. I have been wearing it mostly as a cross-body and I LOVE it. I’m on the busty side (34DDD) so I was a little nervous that the strap wouldn’t be long enough to wear across my chest, but it is perfect. I got a size 2 strap for reference.
Loving my new Esther bag!
Quality piece that will be in my wardrobe for a long time.
Fits everything you need (phone, cards, keys, lip pencil) with still a little bit of extra room. Extremely versatile for a little black bag
The owner was really helpful and responsive throughout the whole ordering process. Highly recommend
Perfect little wallet for doing errands! Love being able to just clip it to my belt loop or grocery bags and not worry about where it is. The smokey teal color is also a nice pop of color!
Best product ever - timeless and goes with everything & so well made !!! :)
If debating, GET IT! This is the perfect bag! It is a great fit. It can be used for a causal day bag or going out at night to everything between. Awesome quality and craftsmanship. The owner was so kind and helpful during the whole process as well!
Amazing quality and feel to the soft leather and strong clasp. It’s the perfect size for holding just about any little things - been using it in my purse but would be great for packing as well. I’m sure I will end up ordering another one! Love it.
I love this bag! It's the perfect size for essentials and a tiny bit more than bare essentials (phone, purse, keys, airpods, handkerchief and lip balm). It's comfortable to wear and so versatile as a cross body bag when cycling or on the waist. I really love it!
The bag itself is gorgeous and sturdy. The inside color is beautiful and it fits what I need it to. Communication with Erin was perfect. Thank you for the beautiful bag!
Gorgeous craftsmanship, sustainable practices, and on point customer service. An all around pleasant experience.
This is such a beautiful piece of craftsmanship, true quality. Love using it.
I was scared to make this purchase at first bc I wasn’t sure if it was a style I could keep for a lifetime. Having it for now over a week or so I can honestly say it was worth every penny. The quality is outstanding and you can tell there was so much love put into making it. If you have the money just do it. 💖
purchased as a graduation gift to myself and i love everything about it - the size, the color, the softness of the leather. I can not wait to wear it literally everywhere once I am going places again. plus, I can tell it is built to last. if you are thinking about buying, DO IT
I LOVE this piece! It is soft and beautiful, it fits perfectly around my waist and over the shoulder. I have only worn it out once because of the quarantine but I already got complaints on it.
Beautifully made and a piece I know I will have for a long time. I love the flexibility to wear it as a hip pack or cross-body. It has been particularly perfect for errands during the time of Covid so I don’t have to put my bag down anywhere.
I love it! The leather is so nice and soft and I think it will age beautifully. I love that you can wear it different ways. It doesn't look like a fanny pack when wearing it on the shoulder, which was what I was looking for.
This thing really pulls its weight! Feels sturdy, hardy and well-made—and I can’t wait to see how the leather ages.
Perfect for holding your necessities on a quick walk or errand. The Ester is the most charming touch to any outfit and the leather is soft and supple. Lovely!
The Ester pack is beautifully made and creates a great silhouette every way you wear it. 10/10 recommend to anyone looking for a stylish and versatile bag.
This piece is so soft and versatile. I can’t wait to use it!
Basically one of the only things getting me through Shelter-In-Place. The leather is soft and beautiful. I can take long walks in leggings, hold my keys, phone, and lip goo in my hip pack and feel so put together while the world falls apart around me. My number one purchase of quarantine.
this little hip pack is really cute. its just the right size. Its so well made. the details on the inside are nice. The hardware is durable and leather is so so soft. I feel like it pulls my outfit together without any effort. I'm looking forward to using it as my mom purse while my hands are full of two kids and a diaper bag, and for traveling overseas. Now I just need to buy one for my best friend.
Love my leather hip pack. Can't wait to use it when I travel. I've been looking for something like this! One thing to warn you about when purchasing... know there are different strap sizes!!! I am an idiot and ended up with the smallest one. I could return it, but I already came up with my own solution. Be sure to check the measurements before you buy :)
I loooove this little bag! It's so versatile, light and so very stylish. Highly recommend!
I love this thing so much. It so soft and buttery, but also substantial enough to hold its shape and feel pretty sturdy. A perfect addition to any outfit.
This is my new everyday bag. I love it and am really impressed with the quality
This is a gift for my (much cooler than me) mom. However, I love the look and functionality of it so much I’ll either have to borrow it a lot or purchase my own. It is beautiful and well made. Thank you!
This hip pack is so chic! I have a few other belt bags but they are such a pain to take on and off. This one is a quick snap. I love that it can be worn a few different ways, and the size is perfection. Incredibly happy with my purchase!
I have not switched bags since I got this beauty. Its like my whole outfit is elevated with this accessory. The size forces me to be extremely intentional with what I carry around with me. I currently carry my phone, thin wallet, a Chapstick, and airpods.
I ordered the large Oni Backpack in tan. The pictures online looked beautiful, but when I received my bag I was BEYOND impressed!!!! The leather is soft yet sturdy. The backpack is the perfect size and fits everything I need on a daily basis with room to spare. I’ve only had this beautiful bag for a couple of weeks but I am so in love with it! This backpack is a MUST buy!!! 😍
I was initially looking for a gift for three out of town friends. I wanted them to receive something from Richmond. When I received my order, I decided to keep them for myself! My husband loves the black one for his small travel essentials (nail clippers) and I love mine (tan) for change in my purse. The leather is incredibly rich and soft. My only negatives: the clasp is a little tight and rough. And I wanted to order more tan ones but none were available.
I overheard my wife talk about a bag she saw at one of the local craft shows. I investigated and found out it was this one. She was surprised and overjoyed when she got it for Christmas. She loves her new bag and everyone says how awesome it looks. Very thankful to find someone local that does such a great job. Thank you, Erin!
Love this bag! Beautifully crafted and can be worn so many different ways. It’s my new go-to bag and I love that it fits the essentials but stops me from over packing unnecessary items.
I got this wallet for my mom, and she was over the moon. The colors make a very simple design super special. The quality is impeccable.