- Nov 20, 2009
Not surprised. I noticed all the Studio bags went up & wallets too. There was a wallet I had my eye on - it went up $100. The medium Studio increased by $250.Just got an email promoting the fall line and noticed that my beloved Trifolio Tote is now in some new colors. I also noticed that it's priced 30% higher than I paid nine months ago.
I guess the "double revenues" is coming from huge price hikes too!
I had a lovely chat with the NYC store director some time ago and she filled me in on some history and manufacturing process aspects that lead me to believe one needn't worry too much about the company going overly "mainstream" - the commitment to design and authentic Italian craftsmanship/materials is in the company's DNA.While I am happy with Ferragamo reaching out to new customers and aiming to become more mainstream, I really hope they don’t become one of the new trendy brands like Balenciaga or BV. I love Ferragamo because they are so understated and classic, and unfortunately I can see that slipping away with the direction they are taking. However, I am happy that they are promoting my beloved Studio bag - I was worried that the new creative director would get rid of it.
I love the cage bag, but something in my head has always held me back from purchase.The new cage bag comes to mind.