Showing posts from March 14, 2021

Beautiful Purple Italian Leather Messenger Bag.

This bag is beautiful. It is one of the most beautiful leathers I have ever purchased in Italy. This particular tannery near Firenze makes the most luxurious leathers, but I do not remember the name right off the top of my head; I would have to look in my files. I just remember the leather was costly. So I could only run a few designs in this leather. If you like a rich deep purple color, you will appreciate the beauty of this design.  When I re-launched the Rocco & Dante handbag collection last year, just one month before the Covid-19 lockdown, my sales were pretty good-just from social media alone, primarily Facebook. Covid really took a toll on any type of retail or e-commerce. I have set up the brand to be DTC or Direct To Consumer. I really don't have the energy to find wholesale clients, and all the boutiques have basically shut down. I almost feel it is the DTC model or bust. I am probably right. People just are not shopping like they used to; here in San Diego, even in

Value in Pain.

  They say that there is value in pain. In suffering. That without suffering you do not grow and earn the character that you need in life. I wonder though, how many character-building lessons do I need, do we need? Do I need more character at this point in my life? I thought I already had enough. I feel like there is enough character in myself for now. I might be wrong.  Here is a photo to go with this blog post. It means nothing, but it is nice. Sometimes nice is enough for me.