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smoon26
« on: July 12, 2005 09:35:08 AM »

So, i just got this idea and was wandering if its dumb or not.  I have a new little business, and I attach labels to everything, but was thinking, instead of just putting labels on my handbags, was thinking about designing a button to put on.  What do you think?  dumb idea?  labels still a better bet?  I kind of thought it woudl be a little unique...probably a label somewhere, and then a button either on the handle, the front, or attached to the lining.  One that could be removed and moved around.  The name of my business is MONDE DESIGN, which I think is a little "classy", so I don't know if that would be out of line with it.  Or maybe I could just do it on the child/juvinile bags?  I don't know...just an idea I had two minutes ago.  Any opinions would be great!  What kind of vibe would it give?  The button could be designed either simple, funky, or something to match the bags, or even use the bag fabric with the name put on it? 

stupid idea, or clever?
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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2005 09:52:14 AM »

I don't think it's a dumb idea--it's rather fun, actually.  I like the thought of using the same fabric the bag is made from.  If you're worried about it being classy (which I don't think you need to), you could attach it inside to the lining.  Or how about attaching it to a filigree with a jump ring and using a ribbon or ball chain to connect it to the handle?  Lots of bags have little detachable keychains like that.  I think that would be cute.  My girlfriend started making some jewelry out of the buttons she designs, using filigree to stick two together for necklaces.  You can get an idea of what I'm talking about at her site: http://www.adhdesign.com/catalog.html.
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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2005 10:19:13 AM »

My one concern would actually be that moveability--with sew-in labels, no one is going to forget where they got that bag.  With a button, it could get lost/moved/etc.  Just something to think about--it's clever, but a tad risky!
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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2005 11:00:06 AM »

I would think that it would be better to put in labels. I completely agree with sweetpeahandcrafts. On the other hand, I never read the labels on my clothing + bags, and If there was a button, I would be forced to read it. I think the button would work if the lettering is large enough to read easily and tastefully done, so that it is something that a buyer would acctually want to wear or have on their bag. The same fabric the bag is made out of is a good choice, like Stephinthecity said, because after all, they did pick that bag with that fabric.
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« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2005 11:07:02 AM »

Maybe you could have a label sewn in, but instead of a hangtag, use a button.  Or use a button to hold your nametag on, rather than ribbon or thread or whatever.
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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2005 01:03:27 PM »

I've been thinking more about this, and wander if it would be cutest just to do it on the little girl purses.  Either way, I would still put a label somewhere...maybe on the inside...and just put the pin on the handle or something.  Maybe too much work for the effect?  I don't know.  I'll have to think more, but thanks everyone for your input!
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