Wonderful Vintage deerskin handmade purse by Chester Goss in Aspen


This wonderful handbag was made for me by the iconic Aspenite, Chester Goss, who made these entirely by hand. His home/store “Gypsy Woman” was on Main Street in Aspen, Colorado, next to the Explore Bookstore. I am listing another of his as well. He made this for me when I moved to Aspen in 2004. I bought the larger bag, also listed, first and he and I got along and I had him make me a smaller one as well. It is signed by him and dated and it does have my name in it - Wendy. I took extreme care with it and it is in pristine condition. It is made of the softest deerskin and features a beautiful beaded eagle, turquoise, sterling silver and other wonderful charms, beads from his collection. The bag has a front flap with the beaded design with a smaller pouch under it and two larger pockets as well. It holds the perfect amount if you are not carrying anything large. It can be worn cross-body, or you can tie the strap and shorten it to be a shoulder bag. The bag is 9” wide, 9” high and has a 44” braided strap. It is a wonderful piece of Aspen history. Rare!

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1 business day

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 3 - 5 business days
  • Europe : 1 - 2 weeks
  • Australia, New Zealand and Oceania : 1 - 2 weeks
  • Asia Pacific : 1 - 2 weeks
  • Latin America and the Caribbean : 1 - 2 business days
  • North Africa and the Middle East : 1 - 2 weeks
  • Sub-Saharan Africa : 1 - 2 weeks

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 21 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Items on sale

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does The Artful Unicorn have a physical location?

Yes we do! We are located in Morristown, New Jersey. To view our vast collection please contact us via email or message at artfulunicorn@gmail.com.

What shipping services do you provide?

We package all of our artwork with care using primarily The United States Postal Service, in addition to UPS and Fedex. If you need your order quickly or arrives damaged, please let us know.

What kind of prints does The Artful Unicorn have?

We have thousands of art prints from the 17th century to contemporary works in every genre and subject matter imaginable. If you are looking for something that you don't see at our online shop, please email us! We have even more at our brick and mortar location in Morristown!

Do you frame prints for online orders?

The Artful Unicorn does offer custom framing for online orders. Please email us to find out more and allow an additional 2-3 weeks for your shipment.

Does The Artful Unicorn ship internationally?

YES WE DO!!!! We suggest customers contacting us with their custom orders and we will calculate shipping, taxes, and customs cost in addition to the purchase. Please inquire for more information or request a custom order.

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