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Exclusive custom made vegan bags and laptop sleeves by Cykochik Custom Handbags. Handmade in Dallas, TX.

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Cykochik Custom Handbags has been featured in:

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"Dallas designer Nikki Duong Koenig of Cykochik Custom Handbags is taking her passion for art and style to the next level, in hopes of turning her passion into a full-time gig. In kicking off this new adventure, Koenig is starting with a creative collaboration and a big push for help." - CBS DFW

"...based on her cool designs and edgy style, it wasn't a huge surprise to us that [Nikki] is so passionate about a community of artists, artisans, and art patrons." - D Stylesheet

Cykochik Custom Handbags has been my passion project for the past ten years because it is an expression of my love for art, design, and fashion. It has grown beyond me over the years through collaborations with artists, artisans, and art patrons and I'm ready to dedicate 100% of my time to continue to grow the brand and the community with your support.

My vision for the next ten plus years is to create an online and offline global creative community through collaborations with Cykochik on custom, well-made, socially-responsible, and eco-friendly handbags and accessories. I want to share all the fun, love and happiness, that each custom made bag brings, to more art patrons worldwide. Through Cykochik, I will be able to continue to give back to the community and support the arts, so that other artists can also pursue their passions.

Similar to our previous two Artist Series collections, the Artist Series 3 collection will be a collaboration with six different artists from around the world on exclusive bag designs for Cykochik's 10 Year Anniversary. Our Facebook community will get to be a part of the design process by voting on their favorite designs by each artist to be produced for the collection. Each bag will be made-to-order in your choice of color for each bag section, i.e. the exterior shell, design, piping trim, and lining. There will be hundreds of color and lining combinations to chose from, making each bag a unique work-of-art. The full collection with six artists will be available for customization on our brand new website in September 2013.

For your support, I am excited to offer the first set of bags and laptop sleeves in the collection, designed by respected Dallas artist and artist advocate Kevin Obregon exclusively for Cykochik. Our Facebook fans voted for this conceptual nested bag design celebrating Cykochik's 10 year anniversary. The large tote holds the 13" or 15" laptop sleeve, and clutch – each available in red and beige or black and beige. I'm also offering exclusively to backers Kevin's illustration for the bag designs as a postcard and poster.  

Kevin Obregon's Artist Statement

Backers Exclusive Postcard and Poster

Dimensions: 5"x8" postcard and 18" x 24" digitally printed poster of Kevin's illustration of the bag designs.

Clutch/Multipurpose carrying case

Dimensions: 11"W x 6"H x .75"D
Features:

  • YKK zipper closure
  • A large slip in pocket and 6 credit card slots
  • Fully lined in natural (beige) canvas
  • Foam padding

13" or 15" Laptop Sleeve

13" Dimensions:  13.5"W x 9.5"H x .75"D
15" Dimensions: 
15"W x 10.5"H x .75"D

Features:

  • YKK zipper closure
  • Fully lined in natural (beige) canvas
  • Foam padding
  • Fits a 13" or 15" MacBook Pro (regular/retina display)
  • Please check your laptop's dimensions for other brands

Large Tote

Dimensions: 16"W x 11.25"H x 4.5"D
Features:

  • 10" handle drop
  • YKK zipper closure
  • 3 slip pockets for cell phone/keys and pen on the interior front side
  • 2 large slip pockets (both the width of the bag) with hidden magnetic snaps for larger items like your laptop's power supply on the interior back side.
  • Fully lined in natural (beige) canvas 
  • Foam padding
  • Fits the 15" laptop sleeve

Full Set

Includes the clutch, 13" or 15" laptop sleeve, and large tote.

* Limited Signature Set *
Only 10 Available

To celebrate our 10 Year Anniversary, 10 backers will receive an exclusive full set signed by artist Kevin Obregon! Each bag is a one-of-a-kind work of art.

Features

  • Animal and eco-friendly materials
  • Cut-out, reverse appliqué designs with meticulous
    decorative topstitching
  • Piping trim
  • Fully padded lining to protect your laptop and devices
    from shock/vibrations
  • Zipper closures
  • Handmade in Dallas, TX y'all!

Materials

Exterior

The bag's exterior is made of vegan leather – an animal and eco-friendly, water-based polyurethane (not Vinyl/PVC) fabric with these features:

  • Soft
  • Supple
  • Durable
  • Stain resistant
  • Biodegradable
  • Phthalate free
  • Lead & heavy metal free
  • BPA (Bisphenol A) free
  • Energy efficient production
  • Water efficient production
  • 99% of water and raw materials used in
    production is reclaimed and recycled

Cykochik is a proud member of PETA Business Friends!

Interior Lining
The bag's interior lining is made of 100% cotton natural (beige) canvas.

Foam Padding

Each bag is full padded with eco-friendly polyethylene foam to absorb shock/vibrations and protect your laptop/device.

  • Recyclable and reusable, #4 LDPE (Low Density Polyethylene)
  • Lightweight
  • Durable

Upon the success of this campaign, we will order the materials and start producing the rewards. We plan to ship the postcards and posters in April and begin shipping the bags in May. Simultaneously with the production, we will begin collaborations with five additional artists on the collection and also start developing our new website. The full collection will launch in September. We also have some fun surprises planned for when we surpass our goal! As the brand grows, we will collaborate with more artists, offer more bag styles and color options, and give more to the community and the arts.

Thank you in advance for your support!
Any amount would be greatly appreciated ;)

Let's keep in touch!
Facebook.com/Cykochik
Cykochikblog.com
Custom-Handbags.com
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Having ten years of experience and two Artist Series collections under my belt, I am confident that our production plan is attainable with our core team of local, skilled artisans and contractors. My main concern is always craftsmanship, especially on a larger scale, so I will oversee the quality to ensure that it consistent. A risk that we have no control over is the timely delivery of the materials, which is why we plan on ordering what we can as soon as we reach our goal. I am excited to embark on this journey and I'm prepared to embrace the ups and downs along the way. I look forward to sharing every aspect of it with you!

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