- What if I need to change or cancel my order?
If you need to make any changes or cancel your order, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible after placing your order. Kindly include your order number and all details of the changes to be made to expedite the process. Please note, we cannot guarantee changes can be made and are unable to make changes or cancel orders that have already left our warehouse.
Monogram orders can only be cancelled within 24 hours of the order being placed.
- What’s the status of my order?
Orders typically take 1-2 business days to process in our warehouse. Once your order has shipped, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to tracking information for your package. Kindly note that shipping times estimated at checkout do not include order processing time.
- What are my payment options?
KAYU accepts payment via all major credit cards, such as Visa, American Express, and Mastercard, as well as PayPal checkout. Kindly note, 1 additional business day of processing time is required for orders using PayPal.
- What if something I ordered arrived damaged?
Oh no! Please email email@example.com with your order number and photos of the damage and we will be happy to assist you.
- My KAYU bag broke!
For bags purchased through our site, we have a 90-day guarantee policy to ensure your bag is up to our standards. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with photos of the damages, your order number, and current mailing address, and we will get a replacement sent to you.
Please note, we are unable to repair or replace bags purchased from other retailers.
- Can I include a gift receipt with my order?
We currently do not offer gift receipts. All orders ship with a packing slip which omits the prices of each product and includes return information.
- Can I get a price adjustment?
Items purchased at full price within 7 days are eligible for a store credit refund for the difference in price. Refunds will be issued in the form of an online store credit. Your store credit never expires and will automatically deduct from your next purchase at check out. Items not purchased at full price are ineligible for price adjustments.
- What is your domestic shipping policy?
We offer a flat rate fee of $8 for all domestic shipments. All standard domestic orders have a ship time of 1-5 business days.
If you need your package to arrive sooner, please choose an expedited shipping option at checkout. Any additional shipping costs are non-refundable.
- What is your international shipping policy?
KAYU ships worldwide. All international orders have an estimated ship time of 6-15 business days*. We ship internationally via UPS and DHL. Please note we are unable to ship to P.O. boxes outside of the United States at this time. *Orders to Russia are shipped via USPS and have an estimated ship time of 7-30 business days.
International orders may be subject to duties or fees by the country of import. These charges are the customer’s responsibility and will be charged by the shipping provider prior to delivery. Payment of these is necessary to release your package from customs.
For more information about duty fees in your country, please contact DHL/UPS or your local customs office. For inquiries regarding international shipping, please contact email@example.com.
Please note, all international orders are final sale.
- View Shipping Chart
Shipping Method Shipment Time Standard Domestic Shipping (flat rate $8) 1-5 business days* UPS 2nd Day Air (calculated at checkout) 2 business days UPS Next Day Air Saver (calculated at checkout) 1 business day UPS Next Day Air (calculated at checkout) 1 business day UPS Next Day Early AM (calculated at checkout) 1 business day USPS Priority Mail Express (calculated at checkout) 1 business day International Orders 2-10 business days** *Delivery within 5 business days for orders placed Monday-Friday. Orders placed after 12PM PST on weekdays will be dispatched the following business day. Orders placed over weekends will be dispatched on Mondays. **Estimated delivery dates are subject to change and do not include processing time, weekends, holidays, or time spent at customs.
- My package is lost!
Oh no! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance.
- Where will my order ship from?
All orders ship from our facilities in the San Francisco Bay Area.
- Tracking information for my package isn’t updating!
From the time of receiving the shipment confirmation email, please allow 24 hours for domestic shipments and 48 hours for international shipments for the tracking information to update. If tracking still hasn’t updated after this time, please contact us at email@example.com with your order number and we are happy to look into this further.
- Which holidays is KAYU closed?
KAYU’s facilities are closed on the following holidays in 2023 –
January 1 – New Year’s Day
January 16 – MLK Day
February 20 – President’s Day
May 29 – Memorial Day
June 20 – Juneteenth
July 4 – Independence Day
September 5 – Labor Day
November 23 – Thanksgiving
December 25 – Christmas Day
December 26 – Boxing Day
All orders placed during these holidays will begin processing on the following business day.
- What is your online return policy?
We accept returns for domestic orders within 21 days. Items must be in new condition, unused, unaltered, and free of damages. For a full refund on your order and to receive a free return label please click here
Please note you will only be refunded for the cost of the product(s) ordered, we do not refund shipping costs or duty fees. After 21 days, we are unable to process a full refund but are happy to assist with a return for store credit. Items must be returned with KAYU tags attached and with the packing slip included in the packaging.
Returns must be shipped within 7 days of receiving a return label. If you are unable to ship the return within 7 days, you must notify us as soon as possible after receiving return instructions with the reason for the late return and an estimated ship date. Returns that are shipped outside of the 7 day window will not be accepted and returned back to the customer.
Once received at our facilities, your return can take up to three weeks to be processed. Credits are processed upon confirmation and inspection of the return. Please allow up to two billing cycles for the return credit to appear on your credit card statement.
Kindly note, we are unable to accept returns for international orders. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are an international customer and there is an issue with the product you received.
- Are all items able to be returned?
We accept returns for items in new condition, unused, unaltered, and free of damages by the customer within 21 days from the time your order arrives.
Plates and cups from our Home Collection are eligible only for store credit or exchange. We do not offer refunds for our glassware and dinnerware. Please note that KAYU is not responsible for any damage that occurs when shipping back these items and encourage you to pack these items well.
International orders, monogram items, and products marked as final sale are not eligible for return or refund. If there is an issue with the product you received, please email us at email@example.com for assistance. We are unable to accept returns of any beauty or food products once the seal has been broken.
- What if my return is late?
After 21 days, we are unable to process a full refund but are happy to assist with a return for store credit. Please note we are unable to accept any returns after 45 days. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your order number and we are happy to assist you further.
- Can I return an item for an exchange instead of a refund?
We’re not able to offer an exchange on returned items and all returned items will be refunded once they’ve been received by our warehouse. If you need a different size or color of an item you’ll need to place a new order.
- Is there a return fee?
KAYU will not charge a return fee for items purchased on www.kayudesign.com. For items purchased through J. Crew Marketplace, a $7.50 fee will be deducted from your refund.
- How do I start a return?
To request a return, simply click here. Once the form is completed we will send you a shipping label with return instructions. Kindly note, we are unable to accept returns for international, monogrammed or personalized items.
Monogramming & Personalization
- Do you have any bags that can be personalized?
Yes! We currently offer monogramming on a variety of totes and clutches, which can be seen here. If you are looking for personalized bags for an event or large group, please email us at email@example.com for more information on bulk personalized options.
- How are your bags monogrammed?
Our St Tropez and Mini St Tropez totes are hand-embroidered with dyed raffia. Our Jen clutches are hand painted.
- How can I order a monogrammed bag?
Select “YES” under ‘Monogram this item’ on the product page, type in the 1-3 letters you want to be monogrammed on the bag, and add to cart!
- How long does it take to complete a monogrammed item?
Monogram items take up to 3 weeks from the order date to complete. If you ordered other items with a monogram item, the other items will ship first.
Kindly note we are unable to rush monogram orders at this time. We are only able to cancel monogram orders within 24 hours of the order being placed.
- Can I choose the color/font of my monogrammed bag?
Unfortunately, all monogram colors and fonts are pre-set at this time. The color and font your bag will be monogrammed depends on the colorway of the bag being purchased, and will be as pictured on the product page.
- Where are KAYU products made?
Our products are handmade by artisans in Southeast Asia, San Francisco, Greece and Ecuador.
- How sustainable are KAYU products?
Sustainability and social responsibility are very important to our company and something we have taken into consideration from the beginning. We specialize in handbags that are made from natural plant fibers which are sourced locally. For example, many of our totes are made from seagrass, a fast-growing plant that is known as a weed and is also organic.
All of our items are handmade, curtailing the use of machinery and energy consumption. Our handbags are made from materials that are mostly 100% biodegradable – the exclusion being our hardware and lining. Our lining is made from fabric that is AZO free.
As most of our materials are natural some wastage is re-used as natural fertilizer. In addition, we are working towards being zero-waste by repurposing our scrap material into small keychains and pouches.
- Where can I purchase KAYU products in person?
We are carried at Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue, Anthropologie, J. Crew, and many other department stores and boutiques worldwide*. We can help you to find the nearest storefront to you if you email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Kindly note we do not track retailer’s inventory. Please reach out to them directly to see which KAYU products they are currently carrying.
- Why does the color of my bag look different than the photo on your site?
Each KAYU is handmade using natural materials. Due to this, each bag has slight variations that make each one unique. These variations are minimal but differences can include: variations in straw color, variations in stone color and size, and slight variations in weave patterns.
- How should I care for my KAYU bag?
Our products are made of natural materials, as a result there will be some variations in color and slight differences that make each item unique, more so over time. To preserve the color of your product please store away from sun when not in use. Use a small amount of water to spot clean as required. Do not use chemical cleaners as this may stain the straw and cause discoloration.
- I want to order something that is sold out!
If the item is still listed on our site, we will likely be restocking. Please email us at email@example.com to be added to a waitlist and we will send you an email once the item is back in stock.
If you’re looking for a bag no longer listed on our site, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we are happy to see if we can direct you to another retailer.
- Can I have a discount code for my order?
If this is your first order with us, feel free to sign up for our mailing list and receive a discount code! This will ensure you are notified for future sales and discounts.
If placing an order of 8 or more units of the same style, we are happy to provide a bulk order discount code. Please send us an email at email@example.com with the style name and quantity you are looking to purchase and we will email a discount code.
- How can I contact your customer support team?
KAYU customer support is open Monday-Friday from 10AM to 5PM Pacific time. You can email us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will get back to you within 3 business days. Kindly note, all of KAYU’s facilities, including customer support, are closed during national US holidays.