The gorgeous bags above are designed by California-based designer Susan Handley, Beijo's founder. According to the website (Beijo Bags ) prices range from $69.00 - $89.00. The intention of this pricing structure is to ensure affordability and to leave less incentive for knock-offs (Makers of $1000+ handbags take note). They also have an interesting distribution model - the bags are sold at home parties (a la Tupperware) and trade shows only.
Check out the video with Susan talking about her favorite Beijo bags , What's in Susan's Closet?.
I like the thought she's put into each bag -- it's nice to hear a designer talking about bag design from the point of view of real women using the bag in practical ways.
My only concern about the bags are the lovely pearlescent finish - I'm tough on a bag and I'm just a bit afraid that finish might not be able to survive!
That being said, my fav?:
As it doesn't appear that I will be able to make it to any of the trade shows, I'm going to try to contact one of the three sales repts in my area to see how I go about ordering one.
I'll let you know how it turns out!