Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Shoulder Strap Questions...

I get a lot of questions asking me if I make this style of bag with a shoulder strap. The answer is that I have but I wasn't happy with how it changed the whole look of the bag. I attached the shoulder strap to the side panels and it changed the way the bag appears when it is closed up. I could just make the existing straps longer...but with the smaller size of this bag, it changes the proportions....and ladies....we all know it is all about proportions, right?

I am hoping to come out with a new design of handbag in the future and I could incorporate similar fabrics that I am using now and add a shoulder strap. However currently, I am selling out of all that I can make of this design so am just struggling to keep up with the demand. I know, I know....poor me! ha! Be careful what you wish for, right?

I absolutely love getting feedback from customers and ideas from future customers however, so please feel free to tell me what it is that is a must have in a handbag for YOU! So far I am hearing, "outside pocket for cell phone", "some sort of closure for security", "a key ring holder", "shoulder strap", "zippered compartments", "more hardware",...any additions??? I am working to keep a balance between my luxury Diva bags and my fun novelty bags to keep my prices affordable for the average woman. But if you would like to see more of something, please just leave me a comment.

Some of my custom bags have evolved simply by talking to the customer and finding out what their hobbies are, favorite colors, favorite places. And before you know it an idea has sprung forth that sets the creative process in motion.

Thanks to all of you out there walking around with your Sasaki Bags. I have big plans for the coming year. Happy New Year to you all!

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