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Good points above, Fazilmajid.+1. As well, I don't think you can patent a bag DESIGN, so long as it doesn't infringe on a trademark. Virtually every brand has something close to the Hermes Birkin, Plume, or Victoria only with a different label and tweaks.Delvaux didn't originate that style, too; I think they just managed to get the most publicity for it recently. Old photos from the 20's/30's/40's or some of the vintage Hermes bespoke auctions will find various bags...
I've been enjoying the discussion on the new affiliate thread I linked above... so I want to put out there that I plan to support their launch by getting the cognac portfolio when it is available. Manbaggers of the world, unite! http://www.linjer.co/products/portfolio-cognac One can never have enough portfolios... here are a few of mine.
ps... I have too many briefcases/messengers as it is, but I'd like to support the brand... so I for one (will put in writing!) that I'll buy a cognac portfolio when the kickstarter launch goes. You need about 200 orders to get off the ground, right? Come on SF... let's get to work! Edit to Taxgenius below: reading the OP and viewing the website, it appears to be something of a "soft launch" that will expand if the initial designs sell well enough. I applaud them for...
Some more ideas: Looking at your website, I like its simple, direct, clean format. I absolutely HATE designer sites that have tons of flash, videos, music, etc. or ones with pop-ups and distracting links hidden all over the place. I miss Helmut Lang's old website (back when he was at the helm)... it was a model of simplicity and yet was organized with lots of archived information. BUT, looking at the bags (especially the soft brief), I'd like to see a picture of the...
^Neat! Yes, Azzaro PH was a HUGE one back in the day; it was so often copied and built upon in other forms that smelling it now leaves one unimpressed. I imagine when it first came out, it probably was quite distinct, in the same way that CK Eternity, Platinum Egoiste, etc. were once pretty unique marine fougere but now smell just like every third fragrance that comes out. It's now the last batch of warm summery/early fall days, so I need to wear Ocean Rain more before...
^Very cool! I remember Dior (by Galliano) some seasons back did bags and such in fish skin, though Salmon or some other variety I'm not sure. I'm surprised there aren't more fish-leather items; what I saw sort of reminded me of python in that it was lightweight, relatively thin/papery, and had neat patterns in the scales. You'd think it would be relatively affordable, given how much fishing there is out there... but I'd be interested in hearing a tanner's point of view...
Possibly, but Coach will factor into that $500 price the cost of its exorbitant rent in Tokyo, London, Paris, its advertising budget, etc. So, a $500 Linjer and a $500 Coach are probably not going to be the same animal, so just "cheaper" pricewise shouldn't be the only consideration. Keep that in mind...
^Yes, a vertical messenger would be lovely. I agree!
Good one. Sad about the publication history of that one, though. :sigh:
Agree with those who mention a slightly wider soft briefcase. I didn't see it in your offerings, but you might also consider a zip-top reporter style bag (basically a messenger but without the flap). I actually HATE flap messengers for my own use; that flap is always getting in my way. A zip top easy access reporter bag is my "go to" cross-body/shoulder bag. Next, I didn't see your color offerings, but I'll also throw out there that gray is probably my favorite color...
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