This isn’t a long blog today – bcoz I am really pushed for time; (getting samples ready for a photo shoot on Monday) – IF you are the same and don’t want to struggle through all the reasons, then I suggest that you cut to the chase and read the end line – bcoz that will tell you all you need to know.
I had a customer in the shop on Tuesday who asked me that very question “why should I get a custom made bag ?” briefly I thought she was joking, but then seeing the look in her eyes knew that this was a serious question that deserved more than the L’Oréal strap line answer.
Here are a few of the reasons I gave
- Individual – I know Owen Barry bags are pretty original anyway, especially our limited edition cowhide: leather mixes, and I know every cowhide is slightly different, so there are never going to be two that are exactly the same – but I think when you can actually choose your own combinations it really helps you express your personality.
- Special events – obvious, but when you have a red letter day, you want to feel 110% stunning, and everything contributes to that – matching accessories really emphasise the attention to detail – a head turning dress can look great but complemented with matching accessories will really make you feel (and look) like a million dollars.
- Confidence – to know when you are carrying your bag, nobody else is going to have anything like it – great feeling to have, seriously it’s the equivalent of losing a few pounds you just feel GOOD.
- More choice – OB can’t afford to hold every colour in every style in stock (sorry) – but if you are prepared to be a little bit patient (up to 4 weeks tops) you can have exactly the colour you want not have to settle for a ready made one.
- Value for money – you know every Owen Barry has a lifetime guarantee – so you can build a collection of these stunning individually designed bags, that you can rely on to give you pizzazz, service and enjoyment for many years.
- Creative input – We all need to be creative and whilst not all of us are Great British “bake off” or “sewing bee “ candidates, the ability to design your own bag is very rewarding – especially when you get complementary remarks at the checkout in Sainsbury’s – it’s great to say “it’s an Owen Barry and I designed it myself” (slight exaggeration – but if you don’t tell, I won’t )
- It doesn’t cost any more than a standard bag – you can have all of this choice, individuality, creative input etc. for NO additional cost – the bag will be exactly the same price as a premade first.
Oh and yes as L’Oréal says
- Because you’re worth it.