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Rocco E Dante handbags at David Lawrence in Bellevue! Bravern Shops

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Pacific NorthWest Trend Show...

In the Pacific NW, there is a little known trade show ran by the PNAA or Pacific Northwest Apparel Association.  They just moved their location to the Pacific Market Center south of downtown Seattle, otherwise known as Sodo.  We are going to give them a try.  We have attended in the past but with only very little results.  Our brand is a local brand, but because it is better quality and higher price points, it tends to have limited reach in this area.  We are already in 3 top boutiques, one which is David-Lawrence in The Bravern Shops in Bellevue.  You can't get much higher end than that!

The nice thing about our brand is that we have something for everyone.  Our opening wholesale price point is around $24.00 for the smaller leather goods, so hopefully we can pick up some more local accounts!  They may not be have the market for the full size handbags, but the smaller fashion leather goods could be a great fit!

If you own a local shop - please support the Trend show at the Pacific…

Working on new collection...

My factory and I have been working together for so long that now I don't have to spec out each detail on the bag...I can say, put back panel zipper pocket and they know exactly what I want...I can also say..the big zipper like the "Bella" bag..and they know exactly what I want. I dont have to pull out my zipper catalog and send them codes and sizes.  So awesome!  I am so lucky I enjoy the design process.  It has become like second nature.  I can almost design in my sleep...OK, well not really! The fact is that I don't sleep! I am a total insomniac and it drives people close to me crazy!  I miss out on morning meetings...so now I only schedule things after 10 or 11 am!  I can't be counted on to drive somewhere at 8 am if I fall asleep at 5 am.  Really!!! I don't sleep!  It actually is not that fun, but I have tried everything to help me fall asleep.  I walk 3 miles per day or try to, I stay busy, I dont drink coffee after 3 pm, I have tried sleeping pills, not…