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Up to 80% of the goal in 24 hours! That seems pretty great; out of curiosity, is that in line with your goals/expectations?Jumping the gun in anticipation of your $100k... I'm on board with your next collection featuring a tote. I'd also add a weekender/duffle. Both bag styles are classic, but actually quite hard to design just right. SO, regardless of the success of your first campaign... don't rush it!Especially with a weekender... they tend to be either too big (ie...
Unfortunately, no. This has always been the trouble: 1) They are usually only available in stores without much of an online presence; (2) those that are online don't speak English and only ship domestic Japan and (3) by the time you'd convert from Yen and pay for any shipping/proxy services, they'd no longer be very affordable.Shipping alone for a bag from japan would run you $30-50 depending on the service, another $25-50 for the proxy. At the price level you're...
Very true and good points. I think that's why the market is responding with increased support of smaller, quieter, high-quality brands like yours and the other few affiliates some of us are talking about.The days where a buyer in North America has only the choice of Kenneth Cole crap at $300... or conversely shoddily made Prada at $1500... are thankfully gone. Japan figured this out about two decades ago with a huge range of $400-800 excellent bags. We in the USA have...
Leather/textile strap for a messenger isn't really a dealbreaker for me, only because there are some good reasons for it that have nothing to do with cost savings (often it is a matter of decreasing bag weight or getting it to fit snugly across the chest). Depending on how one wears the bag and the type of one's commute, different strap materials can be more durable than leather.Pet peeves/dealbreakers for me are the obvious hallmarks of corner cutting: crap...
I think you made a good choice; there's nothing wrong with Coach but you'd have paid about $150 more for a bag of inferior quality/details.As for me, the biggest dilemma will be intercepting the mailman in January before my spouse sees the Linjer box. I've had an embargo on leather goods imposed on me until I agree to some kitchen renovations.
I'm a little late to the party (that's what I get for going to bed so early!), but chalk up one more cognac portfolio and a laptop sleeve. edit; 33% on the way to their target goal in just a few hours. Congrats!
They've launched: http://igg.me/at/linjer Chalk me down for the cognac portfolio and the laptop sleeve.
Good question. Sub $300 might be tough. In the old days, a brand called LODIS did some decent stuff at a fair price point, but it's been ages and I don't even know if the brand is still running.Coach might be a possibility, though they might be more like $400-ish and of questionable quality. I'd peruse Ebay and type "reporter messenger" or something to see. Some other brands that sometimes pop up are Giorgio Fedon, Aristolasia, Tramontano, or Piquadro.
I'm definitely on board for that laptop sleeve. You can never have enough of those full-zip document cases/computer cases and the style you selected is the most versatile one (vs. envelope style, top-zip style, or folder/book style) . I have 8-10 of them in various colors and love them. So, cognac portfolio and the laptop sleeve. Put it on my tab. Yours takes (good) design cues from the best... the coin a papier...
^You guys bring up an interesting dilemma with which I've often struggled over the years. My theory of matching goes:(1) It's ok if a standard/simple leather and there are no logos or patterns, or (2) Its a bag vs. an accessory. I'd almost consider the Linjer portfolio to be an accessory as opposed to a bag. It's NOT okay if (1) It's something immediately distinguishable (eg LV Monogram or Damier, Gucci Guccissima/G-canvas), or (2) it's in a bright or distracting color...
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