DIY is where it’s at and face it— You Tube instructs everyone from a plumber to a rocket scientist to be a fine artist or fashion designer. No longer do we have to stay in our lanes. Style conscious people—practically the entire universe—want a personalized approach to almost everything they purchase. Individuality is key. It’s that inner fashion designer and fashion critic in all of us that is driving the trend. So it makes perfect sense to give consumers the power to create and fine tune an item into a one-of-a-kind “designed by Mimi” (insert name), bespoke—thing.
Dizaind is the latest to bring design into the hands of the consumer. On Dizaind’s web site you, the purchaser, decide on leathers, colors, handles, and metals creating a one-of-a- kind piece that you won’t see everyone sporting on the subway. Mix and match with their easy on-line tool with the 30 colors and two types of leathers. They’ve got 7 shapes of bags—drawstring bucket, top handle, tote, zipper clutch, double handle satchel. All the basic shapes for a respectable handbag. The prices of bags start at $300.