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Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Frame or no?


I was advised recently from a buyer at a fair I was at, that I would benefit from using purse frames instead of zips on my purses. That my stitched and printed pieces would work well with them and that they would be liable to move a lot quicker i.e. sell more!

So my question is this - what do you think? frame or zip?
All comments, thoughts and opinions welcome!

17 comments:

Bluebell said...

I think they look great either way and its more a case of personal preference. Why not have a few of each at the next fair and gauge the reaction?

Bex said...

them with the frame - they look classy x

andrea creates said...

I love the frames. I only make pouches with zippers ~I wish I knew how to do those :)

Heloise said...

It is wonderful. Love the colour combination. Personally I would pay a lot more for a purse with a frame than a zip one. That said I think there is a market for both.

Menopausal musing said...

Ditto to Bex's comment!

kirsty said...

The frame does look classy and the zippered ones look a little more whimsical to me somehow, so either way they are a gorgeous purse and it's just personal preference.

x

emma lamb said...

i'm think i'm going against the grain here when i say i much prefer the zip style... i think they are less intrusive on your beautiful collages and emphasise the beautiful handmade quality... where as the frames just look too formal to me... but hey, that's just me... ;)

although i think Bluebell is right in saying you should try both and see which fairs better... :)

oh, and i love your collage in this one, the colours are gorgeous!
emma x

Vivika said...

I like the frame. Check out the blog hensteethart.blogspot.com. She makes her purses using the frame, and when I saw yours, I thought immediately of her little gems. I think hers are a bit higher priced, too. I find that the finished pieces with a bit more sophistication (hence the frame) always sell better, even at a higher price. Go figure! Quality counts!

Claire said...

Your work is lovely, I think I would prefer a frame as it's alot easier to use when in a hurry to find some change as the queue grows impatiently behind you!!
I would use a zippered pouch for makeup when you have time to faff about looking for something.
Having said that there's room for both in my little world, so I guess I am not much help at all!

Fleur de Boheme said...

I prefer the frame! Suits your lovely work very well, very classy.

Bye Kirsten

Gigibird said...

I prefer the frame but won't that make things more expensive to produce?

winnibriggs said...

Just popped by to say hello. Haven't seen the zipped purses yet, but this frame one looks great. So pretty. I agree perhaps you should do some of each and see what your customers think.
Lovely to meet you. I will be back
Have a good weekend.
Jenny

Pipany said...

Really love the frames, but perhaps test both as the others have said? xx

fibrefrolics said...

Think I like the frame best, but maybe you should try out both and see which one sells best.I am sure they would both be popular!
Penny

Jensters said...

Just stumbled across you blog and your purse is stunning.....i think it depends on the person some like zips and others frames so i would say have some of both.
Just gonna check the rest of you blog out.
Jennie x

Blueberry Park said...

I LOVE the frames and this one looks beautiful. It has a real vintage feel. Stunning.

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Susie said...

I had to jump into the mix here. I am a zipper kind of gal. Tho I must say your work looks stunning on the frame but I am drawn to small pouches with zippers or drawstrings before anything on a frame.