With thousands of purses and handbags on the market, you would think your perfect bag was out there. Having a few to accommodate your needs for what is going on for the day, is the plan. You may even have the one bag you use every day, keeping it simple. Shopping around for that perfect one can be tough and time consuming. Whether it’s the color, material of your choice, having a built-in compartment with a side zipper pocket or a couple of open ones, a zipper top closure, fold over, or open top style. The depth you want it to be of six or twelve inches deep or more, how wide and flexible including a soft shell or hard one, how important a lining is as long as it’s attached properly and not too loose with a lot of fabric inside, causing it to be in the way. The outside of the bag can be plain, have one pocket or several. Handles can be short and include a detachable, adjustable strap or have the long strap permanently attached like a crossbody style. A backpack style purse or waist pouch is great for hands free use like the crossbody bags. The color of the hardware can be gold or silver tone, copper, brass or hard plastic, all of these options can be colored.
The bags featured in this article are not custom made, but ideas of how different styles can be. Designing your purse or handbag is like those shops where you can build your own stuffed animal or doll. You assemble them with the clothing and accessories available to personalize them. The handbag industry had woken up to the possibility of allowing the customers to design their own, and the demand to personally do this is soaring. Rather than have the customer design it on a whim, set styles with sizes, materials and color combinations are available to choose from making it easier for both the industry and the customer. There are specific places that allow the design to be left open, and allow the customer to design their own creation.
Big brand stores including Gucci and Coach, allow customers to change up the selected elements from their own business models. Others use visualization tools that are based on 3D technology where the customer selects the leather texture, color, size, type of metal work and lining shade. The bags take two to four weeks to manufacture. Larger firms place orders that they predict will be popular. Buying something unique that is already made, has a price tag on it to match. Tailor-made bags can be made for less than the mass-manufactured ones. This is because they are not making a collection based on the hope that it will trend. There are no inventory purchases, causing unsold stock. Depending on the make of the bag, according to the material, it can be very affordable. They are not as expensive as you may think. Besides creating your own designer purse or handbag, a simple option is to buy a nice, plain black bag.