Another way to get one of a kind handbags that aren't mass produced by manufacturers is to shop for them at craft fairs. Craft fairs are where very talented people sell their own creations. Once you buy a bag from a seller you love, you can find out the seller's information and continue purchasing bags from them. Often times, you can form a close relationship with the designer and seller and they may even design handbags for you based on what you ask. Buying handbags at craft fairs is a good thing because you are supporting small, personal businesses rather than large, designer manufacturers and you are also getting bags that nobody else will have. If you have begun to design and manufacture your own handbags, you should consider selling them at craft fairs. This is a great way to get your name and product out in the public eye and you may find you begin to gain some loyal customers. Once you begin to sell at craft fairs and make a name for yourself, you may also be able to make a profit by selling your bags through a personal website and eventually you may even be able to open your own store. In any event, many designers start off by selling at craft fairs.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|