A Few Goody Gumdrops had the pleasure of interviewing renowned handbag designer, Holly Flitter during Boston Fashion Week. Holly’s striking collection of exotic skin handbags are featured at Elysées, a Luxe Boutique located at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts. Holly’s signature bags have become a fashion-favorite among Boston’s most chi-chi crowd. Holly combines elegant designs with exotic skins and incredible detailing. If you don’t find exactly what you’re looking for Holly’s bags can be customized by material and color. It doesn’t get any better than that!
1. Your bags are stunning and very pricey. What are your price points?
My price points run from about $900.00 for a python clutch wallet up to $18,000.00 for a large handmade alligator bag.
2. Who is your customer?
A discerning woman or male who is interested in quality and handmade goods. Who is interested in designing their own bag in fabric, color and lining.
3. What type of exotic skins do you use?
Alligator, Lizard, Python, and Ostrich. Both matte and glazed. All my skins are purchased from legitimate vendors. There is more description of my goods on h.flitter.
4. Where are your bags made? Do you have control over the finished product?
My bags were originally made in Florence, Italy. 6 years ago I moved all my manufacturing to the United States to the only man who has the expertise to produce these kind of bags. I am very proud of made in the USA.
5. Who are your bags named after?
My most cherished name is the red bag named after Marilyn Reisman. It was originally called the Tracy but we are changing the name to the Marilyn. She was so helpful to me and I look at her as my angel in Boston. My other bags are named after family and friends.
6. Where are your bags sold?
All over the United States.
7. Would you like to have your own free-standing boutique?
No. I enjoy the experience of trunk shows and do develop a large following wherever I have sold. I have about 200 private clients that pay the same price as they would in one of the stores I show at – but I deal with them directly. So, between all the business – I am satisfied and growing at the rate that I can handle without overextending myself.