Our fashion buyer Yi, has been busy scouring the latest catwalk shows to bring you on trend ‘must-have’ handbag styles, she knows you’ll love! I sit down with her for a little chat to find out what you can expect from her new handbag collection ready to shop now at TJC.
How do you go about choosing new collections of handbags for TJC?
For each collection, I make sure I do my research in advance. I keep my eyes on new fashion catwalks, look out for reoccurring colours that are popular for the style and season. I then pick out styles that are suitable for our customer’s taste.
What’s your process from beginning to end?
I will do a trend report which basically lays out everything that I have spotted from the Catwalk and other sources. After I done this, I will separate designs for genuine leather and leather look. Once I have finalised designs and materials for products for new handbag collections, I will then work with teams abroad to source fabrics and behin the process of actually making products. I do go on buying trips abroad to discuss sales and customer feedback so we can build a better collection. But, despite everything, for me is not just about style, I have to make sure our customer get best value from TJC.
What can our customer look forward to seeing?
We have really beautiful evening clutch bags coming in time for Christmas, so if you’re looking for elegance as well as sparkle you should definitely keep your eyes on the channel and the website.
What product are you most excited about?
The new range of genuine leather bags I designed myself! They are such a unique style you wouldn’t find anywhere else at high street, so I’m excited to see how much attention they get on the website.
When designing a new collection, where do you draw inspiration from?
For collections already on TJC and coming I drew inspiration from nature, which is evident in the print on the fabrics. I usually find museums are a good place to go search for inspiration.
How long does production take – from the idea to an actual product?
If the piece is designed by us, from sketch to first sample which includes picking out swatches and colours then amendments it could take at least three months.
What styles and colours are perfect for this season and nearing Christmas?
For new coming handbags, genuine leather collection more like translates catwalk trends into wearable, timeless elegance pieces. Faux leather collection give your Autumn/Winter wardrobe a fresh outlook with statement pieces for every occasion.
Is there something for everyone?
Yes! As this collection comes just in time for Christmas we’ve truly thought of gift ideas perfect for everyone in the family.
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