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Final Sample Bags


About five weeks ago, the final sample bags arrived on my doorstep.  It’s like Christmas when you are 8, but way, way better.  I couldn’t wait to tear into carefully open the boxes and check out the final product.

Once again, I had three colors made.  There were two bags in each of the colors plus an extra bag made to send back to the factory for my approval.  I could tell each one was carefully stuffed and packed – already a good sign.

The first thing I noticed were the new zippers.  WOW.  I know you are going to be really happy with the improvement.  We upgraded to YKK zippers which are a vast difference.  I’m very proud to make that investment on the second version of the bags.

The other thing I was very interested to see were the colors.  You’ve seen the leather samples I get…sometimes it feels like ordering a car color from a paint chip.  It might look great in the brochure but it looks totally different on a whole car.  (My grandmother once ended up with a pink car due to this exact issue.)

Two of the colors were exactly as I expected so it was easy to confirm my order of 600 bags right away.  One of these colors I know you’ll love and the other one might be unexpected, but – and I don’t normally say this – looks pretty darn hot.  Can’t wait to show it to you.

The third color I was a bit unsure of at first.  But the small group of people who have seen it just love it.  Also, I think it’s the bag color I’d be most likely to carry myself.  If these 600 bags sell out in 30 days or so, I will place an order for the third color for the holidays.  I think it will really make a beautiful – and exciting – gift.

In the meantime, the first two colors are in production NOW and set to be finished on the 20th of this month.  Then it will take about 30 days to get the bags shipped here.  I will keep you posted on their progress!

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19 Responses to “Final Sample Bags”

  1. Rosanna Appelt says:


    p.s. you’re SUCH a tease. 🙂

  2. millie ballagh says:

    I believe you already have my information. I have been waiting since christmas. I missed the last shipment by an hour. Thanks!

    • Alesya says:

      I doubled checked and Millie – yes I do have your information. I hope I can make you a client this time around! ~A

  3. Alesya says:

    I agree! PS – You’re not the first person to say that. 😉

  4. Anne says:

    So exciting! Can’t WAIT to see it all unfold. You build such suspense, Alesya! 🙂

    • Alesya says:

      Hi Anne! I can’t wait either! Part of me just wants to fly over to China and bring them back myself. Sadly, that wouldn’t exactly be economical.

      Ha! Love the suspense…all shall be revealed soon!

  5. Susan Lysaght says:

    Totally, unnecessarily, covet a second one…can’t wait to see the colors!

    • Alesya says:

      Yes, I think you might really NEED one. 😉 They are really different this time – can’t wait to show you!

  6. Leslie Lewis says:

    I can hardly wait!!!

  7. Emmie says:

    Ack! I want to see!!!

  8. Saki says:

    20th July + 30 days (counting on fingers…) = around mid august, argh in the middle of my holidays with no internet ! Noooooooo !

  9. nitcha says:

    so looking forward to one myself, can’t wait, hope i get in before they sell out! would love it for returning back to school after all these years working!

  10. Caity says:

    Can’t wait!!! Have been waiting what feels like forever to buy a bag!!! Im pretty sure I’m on the wait list.

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