FAQ & Contact


Each bag has an estimated ship date in the title of the listing.  We average between 2-5 weeks depending on the bag and time of year.  Every bag is made to order and you can read more about our process here.  

Shipping is FREE for US, $40 for all other countries.  Our bags are packaged in a protective muslin bag and shipped via USPS Priority or First Class Mail. 

We can choose to pay for "signature confirmation" during checkout - which will guarantee that your bag is not left unattended on a porch.  Any packages that state "delivered" on the tracking information, but are not accounted for is not the responsibility of Better Life Bags.  Please contact your local post office. 

When your bag ships, you will be emailed your tracking number so you know when to expect delivery. We do suggest hugging your mailman when your bag is delivered.  It'll make their day.

YES! All international shipping is $40. Any custom fees are the responsibility of the buyer.  We ship USPS International Priority Mail and tracking information only tracks the package until it leaves the US.  Shipping times for international shipments have taken up to 2 months for delivery after they leave the US and is out of our control.  International purchasing is at your own risk and we cannot be responsible for lost packages or ones stuck in customs at this time. So sorry!

Custom bag orders take between 2-5 weeks depending on the bag and time of year.  Each product has an estimated ship date in the listing title.  If you just can't wait for a bag (and we don't blame you), be sure to check our Ready to Ship section for bags we have in stock for quick ship!

We want you to be completely happy with your Better Life Bag!  Because all of our products are handmade and custom, we ask that customers request a refund within 48 hours of receiving your BLB. Returns and cancellations when a bag is already in process may be subject to a 20% restocking fee.  Store credit is also available for customers within 30 days of receiving your purchase - as long the bag has been unused.  Store credit will be emailed in the form of a gift card code and will be valid for 30 days.  There is a 20% restocking fee for all returns.    

Design Your Own bags with additional requested customizations cannot be returned.  Any products with 3-letter personalization cannot be returned. 

You also can resell your gently used BLB on our resell site, Re-BLB

Don't worry! We stand by our products. If you experience any sort of issue with your Better Life Bag that needs repaired (within the first year of purchase), we will fix it for you!  Email us with the subject line, "Repair" and pictures of the issues.  You may be responsible for shipping and/or repair costs. We also have a wonderful makeover program where you can switch out the fabric on your bag for something brand new. Email us for a makeover price quote.

We want to help you take care of your bag.  Upon receiving it, we suggest Scotchgarding the fabric areas of your bag.  Our leather supplier suggests using a leather conditioner such as Dr. Jackson's Leather Conditioner or Dr. Jackson's Hide Rejuvenator once or twice a year to keep the leather supple and conditioned.

Permanent dyes such as denim, lipstick, and red wine are deadly to any type of material - so use your bag with care when around those items.  If something non-permanent does get on your bag, some customers have had success using Mr. Clean Magic Erasers on the fabric sections of their bags. 

Remember - your bag will treat you as nice as you treat it.  Don't put your BLB on dirty floors!  Hold it in your lap or hang it on your chair.  Be intentional to take care of the investment that you made in your BLB.

We use full grain aniline leather on all of our bags.  At this point, we have not found a faux leather option that we love.

We charge a 6% sale tax for orders billed to a Michigan address.

We don't offer any wholesale options for our bags. We want to bring our products to our customers at the lowest price possible. This doesn't leave any room for wholesale pricing.

Email us at hello@betterlifebags.com with your Order # and details of what you'd like changed.  If your bag has not been cut, we will most certainly change your order!

Contact Us

Our customer service team is top notch. They answer emails multiple times throughout the day and are eager to help you design your perfect bag.

Local to Detroit?

We are open Monday - Friday from 10-5 for retail! We are closed on major holidays.
Our address is: 9528 Joseph Campau, Hamtramck, MI 48212

* Metered parking is available in front of the store OR park in the back lot of our old location for free: 9411 Joseph Campau