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 is an absolutely perfect bag. The quality and craftsmanship are amazing, and it is apparent that it was thoughtfully made. I love that I can wear this bag multiple ways, not only as a fanny pack, thanks to the adjustable strap. Although small, it easily fits my small wallet (card slots and small zip pouch), iPhone 11 Pro (with a case and pop socket), keys, chapstick, and mini hand sanitizer. It is deceivingly roomy and I imagine it may stretch a bit more as it is leather. This bag has assumed the role as my daily purse and I can tell it will last me many, many years. Thank you, Erin/Awl Snap!
I try to keep just the essentials with me when I go out to run errands, this is perfect to carry a couple cards, my ID and some cash. I keep my keys and hand sanitizer attached. I highly recommend you pair it with the leather and brass key keeper.
I am in love! This fanny pack is perfect, small but can still fit a lot, very comfortable belt, and the softest leather ever. This is literally the nicest thing I have ever bought myself. Erin was so helpful with figuring out the sizing. I have been using this crappy old fanny pack and this new one is a work of art. It makes me smile every time I use it! Thank you!
This bag is beautifully made. I only wish it was a tiny bit deeper because my keys are a bit bulky but that's alright! Fits my keys and phone tightly and maybe it'll stretch a tiny bit with time :) I wanted something for those quick grocery store or dog park trips where you don't need a full purseload of stuff and this works perfectly.
Excellent craftsmanship. Good value. Great to be able to buy something hand crafted for this purpose. Keeps my phone cable neat in my purse.
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.