For the past few months, the majority of my sales seem to have been lavender bags. I don't just mean one or two at a time, it has been 20, 30, 40 and even 140 at a time! The lace ones are definitely the in favour at the moment.
I never quite understand what makes an item sell or not as the case may be. I wish I could predict the market a bit better, I would make a fortune. Interestingly though, when my lavender bags were listed as a single item, they didn't sell very well. As soon as I listed two lavender bags at double the price, they started to sell really well. Same item, same unit price, so what's the difference?
Lace has certainly been fashionable this year, particularly after the lace covered wedding dress worn by Kate as she became the latest Royal bride. It will be interesting to see if lace goes out of favour again soon.
Based in the heart of Jane Austen country, just a stone's throw from her home at Chawton, in Hampshire, From Rags To Bags offers an eclectic range of handmade handbags and homewares. All the items are created from clothing, fabric remnants and vintage buttons where possible, together with some new fabrics. The majority of handmade handbags, together with some of the homewares are one off designs, as the materials used are in limited supply.