PB: What is the theme behind fall 2008 bags?
RM: It is a traveling theme. This big one is called the French Tote and it has travel patches. We choose the Hotel Paris because we did a French theme. I am a quarter French and I am in love with Paris. Along with it, we are giving away these little notebooks that have a travel touch.
PB: What are your main colors for fall?
RM: Purple patent, black and white, red and white, blue, and green.
PB: Will you have more Mini Nikki’s? What about a medium?
RM: Yes to the Mini Nikki, they are going to hit stores in June. The Nikki and Mini Nikki are too close in size to have a Medium Nikki. But I can do a longer custom strap if that helps.
PB: What about a Mini Morning After for evening wear?
RM: Like a fancy version…? I have thought about it. But I have to get the proportions right. We could do it like a wristlet if we get it right. I will play around with that. But I have done the Morning After Clutch which is coming out for summer and we will continue to make it as the response has been great.
PB: What about a smaller Matinee?
RM: I am re-working the Matinee but the same size. The Matinee does not need as many pockets. Most girls are turning the flaps and not using the side pockets. So what I am going to do is permanently flip them and eliminate the two pockets. And then for me, having the front and back pocket was confusing, so I am just going to do one pocket. Based on feedback that I got and when I was wearing the bag, I think these changes will work out better. But if there are a lot of requests for a smaller Matinee I can look into it.