• http://www.purseblog.com/ Megs

    These two men are a complete class act!! I loved getting to meet them and their designs are truly amazing!

  • windowshopping

    I love that they say this!

    “We truly think that our customer is a leader, she doesn’t follow trends. She buys for herself, not for the girl sitting next to her, she is not there to impress. She is there to feel great about herself.”

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Megs

      They truly are one of a kind. I can not rave about these two men enough!

  • Jane

    GREAT INTERVIEW!!!

    :cool:

  • dimon

    Wow! Excellent questions and these guys gave you a lot of information, shows your influence in the industry. One of the best designer interviews I’ve ever read. Pity about the spelling of J. D. SULLINGER though!

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Vlad

      Corrected, thanks for pointing it out. As you can see, I am not much of a book reader.

  • Jessica

    These guys are so classy and down-to-earth. I’m very impressed!

  • doozer

    Good interview and fun to read. Nice guys! Thanks

  • http://www.purseblog.com/ Sarah

    What an amazing interview!!!!! Both guys seem so nice and down to earth. Can’t wait to see more from them :mrgreen:

  • susan

    fabulous. doesnt. even. scratch. the. surface. I have often wondered what “their story” is. I loved their advice for up and coming designers… something to aspire to!

  • charlie james

    I too have the pleasure of knowing both. What smart, savvy- and dare I nice- nice guys. The interview is so true to real life form. John – always reacting to, almost interacting with materials and the ‘physical’ side of bag creation, and Richard, more ephemeral and almost spiritual about congering up the magic. Clearly the end result is great product, classy and classic, but unique with a youthful panache. My wife is a big – not so secret collector and ‘carrier’ of LT.
    Charlie

  • charlie james

    I too have the pleasure of knowing both. What smart, savvy- and dare I nice- nice guys. The interview is so true to real life form. John – always reacting to, almost interacting with materials and the ‘physical’ side of bag creation, and Richard, more ephemeral and almost spiritual about congering up the magic. Clearly the end result is great product, classy and classic, but unique with a youthful panache.

  • Paul Reichel

    I read this and I can’t say that i do not agree. However, How come they went broke – if they were ‘savvy’ and their wares were sought after.
    Funny that.

  • Paul Reichel

    Ah! OK! I read the rest – if Samsonite bought a controlling interest in 2007 then I have answered my own question. Let’s make this clear – I have no criticism of Samsonite. AND their place in the market doesn’t enhance the image of LT (more like the Kiss of Death). I buy Samsonite ‘cos it’s functional, hard- wearing, I check it in and I expect that I will throw it away 2 years later if the airlines do their usual ‘best’. This is not the LT world. When Porsche let Audi build the first 924 (ancient history, but…) did it enhance the Porsche brand? Do I avoid fragrance companies when I find out they are owned by P&G? Good to spray on before I mow the lawn to veil the sweat – but that’s it!

  • Grace Young

    This is great news. I knew John as I was a supplier for Carlos Falchi in the late 80’s and early 90s. John is so talented and professional plus wonderful to work with. So happy to see him now having his own line of collection like now it is almost 20 years later. Just a hunch to find out how he is doing from googles and found this article. John has impeccable taste and always want the best quality and details.