Need help decoding some of this article about Belen Echandia


Aug 25, 2007
Here is the snippet of the article: I have highlighted the parts that I dont understand.

Belen Echandia's gorgeous handbags have been going down a storm, so much so
that they are now taking bespoke colour orders for most styles. This particular
item is both stylish and practical, with compartments for your mobile,
even for a wet umbrella, as well as a super-comfortable shoulder strap. It even has
a detachable logo, but if you own one of these babies, why wouldn't you want
people to know? It's yours ...

I get the main idea(s) of the article but I wanted to know what those two highlighted parts meant, if anyone could tell me.

Also, I had another question..does anyone know how much the BE Love Me bags cost at the recent sample sale?



Mar 29, 2007
Hi Gung,

Where did you get this article from? Can you post a link of it because I really don't understand it at all. Maybe I'm not following it.

I have the BE Love Me in dark grey and it is one of the most gorgeous bags I've ever owned. I believe there were a couple from the sample sale for about $500 and one red one in the $250-$300 range? Can't say I remember for sure....

Is this for an eBay listing by chance or was it from a particular website?


Mar 24, 2007
I Googled the word "bespoke" and it turns out to be British English according to the wiki.

Bespoke is usually a British English term for tailored clothing made at a customer's behest, and exactly to the customer's specification. Bespoke clothing is created without use of a pre-existing pattern, differentiating it from made to measure, which alters a standard-sized pattern to fit the customer.

I would take that to mean that BE is taking custom orders for the bag.

I Google "going down a storm" as well. That phrase seems to mean something was a smashing hit, a big success.

Here are the references: (2nd being more informative)