One of the first things I've been focusing on is transitioning our entire collection to upgraded hardware and new premium zippers! Although there is nothing wrong with our old materials, I just wanted ALL of our raw materials to reflect the quality of leather and craftsmanship you have become accustom to from us! I tell you though, it's a long arduous process for sure! But so very worth it! I mean look at that beautiful hardware. And if you have one of our new bags, the zippers are as smooth as silk!
From customer feedback to my own observations, I feel like this is the natural progression of the business. The hardest thing to translate, in doing all of this, is timing. We are not a big corporation, so we design and handcraft everything locally in small batches. Although we don't make thousands of bags at a time in a Chinese factory, we still have minimums we need to hit to keep labor pricing as low as possible. Since we don't have corporate budgets or a warehouse to make everything we want at the same time, we are slowly starting to bring back best sellers and colors that we love!
Now of course, as I do this, last chance inventory will sell out and pricing will go up on future releases. So don't wait too long to grab any of those items while they last. Some are already on our production calendar for this spring and fall and some won't be released for at least another year if at all.