I just looked at my large hobo, which is a re-release from last year's Scribble, and it has a rolled leather trim by the zipper, so I don't transferring being a problem with the hobos. Also, I think the totes were actually part of the Scribble line last year, which is why I passed on them..I'm more of a shoulder bag girl...so I don't think there would be much difference between the overstock from last year and re-released stock...or maybe I'm wrong, but I think it's the same pattern of bag on the totes and the totes are varied in style...does that make sense?
Hi Baglady-I didn't see a boutique hobo (crescent shape) in last year's Scribble. I remember seeing the totes and the demi rolls, but no hobos. I think what I was trying to say is that I think the actual pattern for the totes would be the same whether they were last year's boutique or this year's re-releases, though I don't know for sure.
I got the patchwork hobo last year, because I didn't see a Scribble hobo, and those flat hobos are my favorite style. But since they came out with the factory hobo, (the boxy one) I decided to go ahead and get it.
It would be interesting though to put the two totes side by side and compare, one from last year, and the re-release.
As far as the fabric, it's like if they have so much left over at the factory from the original bags made, and then they just hang onto it and make re-releases. For instance, last year's factory Scribble, the solid pink and then the solid blue, were part of the patches in the 2006 spring patchwork, and then they made wristlets from the green Scribble fabric on the patchwork.
Then there's the white/green Scribble totes that are factory bags this year, and that fabric was from the 2007 patchwork line. IDK..wouldn't you love to pick the designers' brains and see how they come up with stuff?
OMG! Those were the days..."It's MYSTERY potluck". We had that too and I always thought to myself, I know I see Salsbury steak from Monday in that slop...Ha, ha...yeah, I got ya!! I don't know how they come up with it either, but it kind of reminds me of when I was in college and eating at the campus cafeteria. Thursdays and Fridays were aways some sort of goulash loosely called a "casserole", that was composed of parts from every meal served that week up to that day... I guess it's the "waste not, want not" theory....