Step 1. Initial Design Consult
We start off with your initial design consult. Whether you know exactly what you want or would rather collaborate together, we will go in depth into our process and guide you through until we have your finalized design. Consultations can happen over email, video chat, or in person for our lovely Colorado based clients.
Step 2. Mock-Ups
When we come up with some designs that you'd like to see on your bag or piece, we will create digital mock-ups. These mock-ups are digital approximations of what your custom painting will look like. You will receive your mock-up for you to make any changes to. We will continue to make any changes until you're absolutely thrilled with your design. Once you OK this design, we get to painting!
Step 3. Painting & Receiving your Item
Once we finalize your design, it's off to work for us to get you the custom painting of your dreams. We hope you love your finished painting as much as we do - a custom piece that you helped design.
Our Design Process
How to Care for your Custom Painting
With proper care, your custom painting will be able to be enjoyed for years to come. Each piece is primed, prepped and sealed. What that means is that each painting is applied onto the primed surface of your piece. We use a professional grade leather paint that is able to bend without cracking. Then, the seal is reapplied to the piece to ensure its longevity. These steps make your wearable art durable.
Cleaning your piece varies on material. If you ever have any questions, please reach out to Zavala Bespoke for personalized directions on how to clean your painting. No matter the material, never use abrasive materials on your paintings. We recommend spot cleaning your paintings on an as needed basis. You can clean your leather products with a gentle leather cleaner. Once you clean your area, then simply wipe away any excess cleaner and enjoy. Repeat as needed.
Due to Covid-19, hand sanitizer has become an everyday staple. Many sanitizers have chemicals that are staining materials like Louis Vuitton canvas. Please be very cognizant of this and refrain from getting sanitizer on your bags or paintings.
Your piece is guaranteed for 30 days after receiving. We hope you love your piece and if there are any problems, do not hesitate to contact us and we will do anything we can to rectify the issue as soon as possible. We will do everything we can to correct any flaw. If you have any issues with your painting, meaning anything from long term wear and tear to damage (like sanitizer), please reach out! We are happy to discuss restoring your piece and repairing any damage. We stand by the integrity of each design, but in the unlikely event that your painting is damaged, we are more than happy to assist in any way possible.
Shipping Your Items
Shipping your bag cross-country (or internationally) doesn’t have to be scary! We know that it can feel intimidating to ship your lovely pieces, but we take every precaution to make sure they get from the Zavala Bespoke studio to your home. Zavala Bespoke is not liable for any items that have been shipped to us. It is the sender’s responsibility to make sure items are covered by sender’s or carrier’s insurance. Please send us an email once you've put your piece in the mail so we know that it's on its way, and we’ll reach out to let know when we’ve received it.
Unless otherwise specified, all pieces shipped from Zavala Bespoke will require a signature so that we can add one additional layer of security. You will be notified once your item ships and will be given the tracking information so you know when to expect your package. If you have any questions about shipping, please reach out.
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DO I PERSONALIZE MY ITEM AND GET MY ITEM TO YOU?
To customize your piece, it is easiest to contact us and let us know what you're looking for. From there, we can discuss your bespoke painting and price. You will then mail us your object and we will complete your piece and ship it back to you. For local delivery in the Denver Metro area, Lauren is happy to meet clients and discuss designs.
I LIKE SOMETHING YOU'VE ALREADY DONE... CAN YOU PAINT THE SAME THING FOR ME?
What makes personalization so great is that every piece is unique. We are always happy to do something similar, but every piece will differ from another... Which is a great thing! Every luxury item is different and deserves to stand out. Your piece from Zavala Bespoke will always be one of a kind.
CAN YOU HELP ME FIND A BAG TO HAVE PAINTED?
Yes! Zavala Bespoke is happy to help source new and vintage pieces for clients to have personalized. Contact with what type of bag, accessory, jacket, etc. you're interested in and have us find you your next piece.
HOW MUCH DO HAND-PAINTED PIECES COST?
The price of pieces depend on the size, intricacy and surface. Prices typically start at $250 and go up from there. We can work with a multitude of budgets though, so contact for inquiries.
HOW DURABLE ARE YOUR HAND-PAINTED PIECES?
These hand-painted pieces are made to last. We use professional grade leather paints and seal paintings directly onto the pieces. These paints allow the leather to bend and flex without cracking the paint. So with normal wear on a piece, the paint will last for years to come.
WHAT IS THE EASIEST WAY TO CONTACT YOU?
The fastest ways are though the Zavala Bespoke email and website order form. We respond to DM's too, but may be a little slower because DM's can be tricky to sift through. So email email@example.com for our quickest response time!