Introducing the Bag Bug®: A unique and first-of-its-kind functional and fashion-forward purse accessory.
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I invented the Bag Bug and designed it with the fashionable, yet practical woman in mind. With 3 key features and benefits, the Bag Bug was designed to alleviate the most common frustrations of wearing a purse every day. Combining patent-pending designs with high quality materials such as stainless steel, precious stones, and precious metals, I have created the most innovative purse accessory that you'll love to wear with your purse. Warning: You might want all 12 Bag Bugs, and you'll probably never want to leave your Bag Bug behind!The Bag Bug's unique design helps to keep your handbag from constantly slipping off the shoulder, adds relieving comfort to the shoulder area, and complements your handbag with its luxury accessory appeal. The Bag Bug can also be used to keep your handbag off the floor by hanging it on the corner of a square table, bar, or counter top, as well as on the back of a chair.
The 24K Gold-plated Siena Bag Bug (for flat straps) holding the purse on the back of a round chair:
The polished stainless steel (Silver Color) Barletta Bag Bug (for round straps) holding the purse comfortably and in place on the shoulder:
The 24K Gold-plated Verona Bag Bug (for flat straps) holding the purse on the corner of a table:
The Polished Vittoria Bag Bug (for round straps) holding the purse on the corner of a table:
The 24K Gold-plated Siena Bag Bug (for flat straps) adding beauty and accessory appeal to the purse:
Available Colors in the Italian Collection: Silver (polished stainless steel), 24K Gold-Plated, and 18K Rose Gold-Plated.
Verona (flat) and Vittoria (round) Bag Bugs:
Siena (flat) and Barletta (round) Bag Bugs:
The VITTORIA Bag Bug shown below in Polished Stainless Steel (Silver Color):
The VERONA Bag Bug shown below in Polished Stainless Steel (Silver Color):
The VITTORIA Bag Bug shown below plated in 24K Gold:
The VERONA Bag Bug shown below plated in 24K Gold:
The VITTORIA Bag Bug shown below plated in 18K Rose Gold:
The VERONA Bag Bug shown below plated in 18K Rose Gold:
Regardless of the color of your purse or the type of strap(s) it has, you can be sure to find a beautifully-matching Bag Bug!
WHERE DID THE NAME BAG BUG COME FROM?
While conceiving the idea for the product, I was inspired by the ancient Mexican tradition of wearing a real live beetle (A Scarab) on the shoulder as an amulet for good luck. Since the scarab is a bug, and the accessory would be attached to the bag, I thought "it's like a little bug for your bag!" So “Bag Bug” came to my mind, and I loved it. It just seemed fitting for the accessory; short and sweet, catchy, fun and easy to remember. Bag Bug: The only Bug you'll ever love!
Bag Bug is an innovative accessories brand that came about from the belief and idea that fashion accessories should not come at the expense of comfort and functionality. Women everywhere have suffered through the discomfort of the fashion world for centuries. We've all heard the saying "Beauty hurts" or "It hurts to be beautiful." Well, not anymore! We wanted to create an innovative accessories brand designed by women for women embodying trend-setting fashion, comfort, and functionality.
The Bag Bug is the first of the accessories to be launched. We already have our second innovative accessory up our sleeve, so stay tuned! We want to be known worldwide as innovators in the fashion accessories industry; recognized for our innovative design, high quality luxury materials, and for combining fashion, comfort, and functionality in a fun trend-setting way.
Disrupting the fashion industry is not easy. That's why we have spent over two years developing and testing our proprietary designs, shapes, and sizes as well as sourcing the best materials. For us, the difference is in the smallest details.
The Bag Bug combines performance and design to alleviate the common frustrations of wearing a purse every day. We are driven by the belief that luxury and fashion can and should be combined with functionality and comfort. Our mission is simple: To create innovative products and accessories that combine functionality, comfort, and fashion, worldwide.
Production for our first order is lined up and ready to go as soon as we give our manufacturer the green light. That is where you come in. By taking part in this campaign you will help us fund our first order, and be among the very first in the world to have a Bag Bug. We already have pre-orders in the US, Mexico, Canada, France and Japan, and we are counting on you and your support to bring the Bag Bug to life! We cannot do this without you all.
THANK YOU for checking out my project, for your support, and for being part of my journey!
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With little to no budget at all to make this project, I want to thank all of those who helped me make it possible with their know-how, service, help, friendship, and talent:
Antonio Zamarripa - Videographer
Marta Diaz, Mariajose Fernandez, Ritu Mehta, Francesca Vegas, Brice Baudrey, Pascaline Thomas - Friends and family.
Magnolia Sous le Pont - Cafe Filming Location
Webtao - Webmaster
Risks and challenges
This campaign will provide the much needed capital to fund our first order. We also firmly believe that this is an amazing product and we want to share it with the entire world. and we think Kickstarter is the perfect platform for that.
Risks and Challenges:
Having worked on developing the Bag Bug for over 2 years, we have had ample time to get the process right and consistent. Each step in the process has been evaluated, corrected when needed, tested and approved. We have set a schedule for production and fulfillment. We have also gone through multiple prototypes and testing and we feel confident that the product we are presenting to you is one of quality and one that you will love.
As with any new product development, we have encountered countless delays with our prototypes and first sample production run. Therefore, there may be unexpected delays with the completion of the first order. In addition to that, there is always a possibility of further delays with overseas delivery and customs clearance. Nevertheless, we maintain constant communication with our suppliers in order to mitigate the delays as much as possible. And we will communicate all updates with our backers.
And last but not least, if our orders on Kickstarter exceed the production capacity of our suppliers, we will place another order and face a ~45-90 day lead-time.
Another potential challenge may be the fit of the Bag Bug on your purse or purses. We sized the Bag Bug to fit most "average-sized" straps, whether they're round or flat. And we have provided the sizing diagrams for both the flat and round Bag Bug to help guide your decision as best as possible. We want you to be happy. Just let us know what happened and we will happily work with you to make it right (additional shipping charges may apply).Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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