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Anything anyone got recently from Bea?
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Just wanted to bump the thread. After seeing some absolutely beautiful rucksacks in Hermes' SS13 collection (price more than a good used Prius), I'm thinking of commissioning Bea again for a custom bag made to my specs.

Anybody in the market for a superlative bag in the $3-5k range with the time/interest/willingness to go bespoke should contact her and chat. My bespoke tote is holding up very well and even better now broken in than when new. I simply can't imagine why somebody would buy a Tom Ford/Hermes/Louis Vuitton seasonal bag in the $3k+ range without first chatting with Bea. She's a joy to work with, does great work, and will give you EXACTLY the bag you want.

Go for it.

ps the bag I'm thinking about is a personal/bespoke tweak on the following:
ever had this made?
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The leather shirt coat?
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the bag smile.gif
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the bag smile.gif

No, not yet (alas). In any case, I hope some other members have visited or chatted with Bea in the interim and will post their goods. wink.gif
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No, not yet (alas). In any case, I hope some other members have visited or chatted with Bea in the interim and will post their goods. wink.gif

Any idea when?
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Any idea when?

It's on hiatus at the moment. One interesting and surprising fact about getting married is that suddenly you have another person with VETO power over financial decisions. Apparently it was decreed that renovating the kitchen last fall was of a higher priority than another bespoke bag for me. lol8[1].gif
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It's on hiatus at the moment. One interesting and surprising fact about getting married is that suddenly you have another person with VETO power over financial decisions. Apparently it was decreed that renovating the kitchen last fall was of a higher priority than another bespoke bag for me. lol8[1].gif

Agree and know the feeling well. Best regards! smile.gif
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Oh wow, just read through this. Maybe its time to do Christmas shopping for the wife.
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There's a sale currently running for 20% off in stock items. Applies to sale section as well.
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edit; double post!
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Just curious if anybody has bought or commissioned anything from Bea lately? Unfortunately I haven't, though I always have a few "wishlist" bags in mind. smile.gif
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Just curious if anybody has bought or commissioned anything from Bea lately? Unfortunately I haven't, though I always have a few "wishlist" bags in mind. smile.gif

I recently bought one of the ready-made eyewear sleeves and didn't realize it was machine stitched. Beatrice kindly let me return it for a refund.

I was going to order one of her custom eyewear sleeves, to be handstitched, but I recently found out that Beatrice doesn't hand stitch anything anymore. It's all done by her employees, who are all former students. Each person has to go through at least one year of her school in order to be allowed in the workshop. Although, while Beatrice used to teach her one-through-four level courses, levels one-through-three are now taught by her graduate students.

The leathers she uses are very nice. Was just kind of disappointed to learn that Beatrice herself no longer actually makes these items. It sounds like she's going into a more managerial role.

I'm told they still maintain high standards, but it sounds like a different operation at this point.
Edited by dieworkwear - 4/24/15 at 11:41am
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I recently bought one of the ready-made eyewear sleeves and didn't realize it was machine stitched. Beatrice kindly let me return it for a refund.

I was going to order one of her custom eyewear sleeves, to be handstitched, but I recently found out that Beatrice doesn't hand stitch anything anymore. It's all done by her employees, who are all former students. Each person has to go through at least one year of her school in order to be allowed in the workshop. Although, while Beatrice used to teach her one-through-four level courses, levels one-through-three are now taught by her graduate students.

The leathers she uses are very nice. Was just kind of disappointed to learn that Beatrice herself no longer actually makes these items. It sounds like she's going into a more managerial role.

I'm told they still maintain high standards, but it sounds like a different operation at this point.

Wow, thanks for that updated information. I have to admit that IS rather disappointing. Much (if not most) of the fun was working directly with her, getting her insights and ideas, and her own personal touches here and there.

Oh well! While I'm sad to hear this, I'm glad that she will be passing on her knowledge and talents to another generation.
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