Handbags,wallets,briefcases we all need them use them they are a staple and play an important role in our everyday lives. But have you rver just wanted one made fo you just the way you want? I love handbags and messenger bags, especially those luxury designer ones. My name is Richard, i grew up being raised by a single mother who played and influenced my life very much. My sister and mither were lovers of designer handbags, I can say shopping was a large part of my life growing up or as my sister Angie calls it "retail therapy" wuth that being said I am very sharp and know my stuff when it comes to purses and leathergoods. With a background in fashion,marketing and fashion merchandising. I have knowledge and love the nieche market of handbags. I believe everyone should be able to own a nice expensive luxury handbag, high quality and not just a cookie cutter departmemt store bag. I would like to design a line of high quality low cost handbags and leathergoods as well as give customers the option to design a handbag the way the want it so that its unique and one of a kind. Offering style and luxury at an affiordable price giving all customers from different waljs of life the opportunity to own something that will be around for a long time. My mothers love for nice things and drive to get what she liked has been passed down to me. The first habdbag i will design will be called the "The Olivia Bag or the "Oli Bag"" designed inspired after my mother who passed away last year. No only do i want to Keep her name and legacy around, I would love to make her proud and show her that i will be ok and successful. Thats the last thing she asked and the ladt thing i promised her the night she passed away. I am looking for funding to get my handbag line off the ground, i have sourced for sample makers, leather and other materials, packaging, branding and shipping materials. The funds should you choose to donate will be used to start sample making, pay and start getting branded. I have sketches done, materials chosen and packaging materials sourced. A large part of funding will be used in saming because i would like to keep the pattern,hot stamp and other materials they used for doing the embossing and minogramming. I have recently sent out emails and got in contact with some high end boutiques and stores, introducing myself and requesting information on becoming a supplier. I am smart,learn fast and hard-working. I have a plan and goals i know things do not happen overnight and there will be obsticals but giving up is the last thing i will do! Not only that I want to make my mother proud she may no longer be with me but i know she is here and seeing me be able to be successful will make her happy . So thank you for taking your time to read this, if you feel this is something you would like to backup I thank you again.i will not ever forhet those who helped me.