Showing posts from January 20, 2013


Have you ever been to the Great Wall of China?  I have been to China a few times to visit factories for footwear and handbags, but I have never been there as a tourist.  I have been to Hong Kong several times but I have never really been there as a tourist.  When you are a tourist you see interesting places, like the Great Wall of China.  When you are in a city or country for business, you just go from office to office to factory.  All the meals are with vendors and factory suppliers, you never really see anything cool.  The last time I went to Hong Kong I just met with suppliers the whole week, the high light of my trip was a massage at the top of the hotel in the spa.  It cost like $200 and was the best massage I have ever had.  The hotel still sends me coupons for the spa via email..even though I will probably never stay there was some hotel in Mong Kok, Hong Kong. I was thinking about travel today when I was sitting in the Seattle rain/traffic for one hour.  I hate comm


                                 A Father, Daughter & a Dog - story by Catherine Moore                                 "Watch out! You nearly broad sided that car!" My father yelled at me.. "Can't you do anything right?"                                 Those words hurt worse than blows. I turned my head toward the elderly man in the seat beside me, daring me to challenge him. A lump rose in my throat as I averted my eyes. I wasn't prepared for another battle.                                 "I saw the car, Dad . Please don't yell at me when I'm driving.."                                 My voice was measured and steady, sounding far calmer than I really felt.                                 Dad glared at me, then turned away and settled back. At home I left Dad in front of the television and went outside to collect my thoughts.... Dark, heavy clouds hung in the air with a promise of rain. The rum

Do You Have a Start Up Handbag Brand? by Tara Sauvage

I have been a handbag designer for over 10 years.  Do you want to start your own handbag or fashion line? Do you need help?  Not sure where to start? Sauvage Design Lounge can help you launch your line!!!!  (and it won't cost you an arm and a leg) My team and I have been helping start up brands for the past 5 years.  We can help you with anything from designing a logo to what factory to use to produce your goods.  We specialize in handbags, belts and fashion accessories.  Our consulting fees start at $75.00 per hour on up.   We know how difficult it is to start up a fashion line.  With our combined experience we can help you avoid the pitfalls of starting up a line and guide you in the right direction. If you just need help selecting leather or don't know where to go for top notch hardware...we can help! Anything from first sketch through to final production...we can help with the entire process.   Also if you are not sure of what trade shows to go to or even how to begin t


Our affiliate handbag brand Chelsey Henry which is also a partner of Rocco e Dante is have an online store wide sale - everything is 50% off.   Warehouse sale!  Here is a link to some of Rocco e Dante's best deals! Rocco e Dante Hobo bag 50% off To check out the entire collections go Firenze satchel by Rocco  online at or Happy Shopping!  Please share with your friends! xo Rocco

Italian Handbag Hardware

I have been getting a lot of requests for Italian hardware.  Please note, I no longer represent any Italian handbag hardware companies.  If you come across any, please contact them directly.  I am still open for handbag design and consulting for handbag startups and can be contacted at However, I do not rep any leather or hardware companies, but I know a lot about them. (: