Summer is one of the busiest seasons for my business. As you’ve seen in previous blog posts, I like to travel around BC to different markets during summer and set up shop, selling my leather bags and chatting with you -- my amazing clients & new friends. The markets are a great way to get a sneak peek of the different types of products I offer; it’s also a place where you can smell, touch, and see all the different colours of leather I work with. There are more than 10 different colours! A real rainbow of leather to choose from.
The markets are an amazing way to see the products in person and choose one ‘on the spot’, but I often get questions from shoppers (like all of you!), say things like “Anita, I can’t make it to the markets this year” or “I went to the ___ market, but you weren’t there! How can I order a purse?”
Well NOT TO WORRY! I wanted to let you in on a few secrets for when it comes to hunting down Indian Summer Leather Design products. First of all, did you know that you can visit a number of retail locations in Canada and purchase my things? It’s true! Here is a list of current retail locations (and please note… all of our retailers only carry a sampling of my bags, but it is still a great way to see my bags in person if I do not come to your area.)
- Blue Fish Gallery – Port Alberni, BC
- Impulse Apparel – Qualicum Beach, BC
- Comfort & Co – Guelph, ON
- Wild Birds Unlimited– Edmonton, AB
- Red Horses Gallery – Vancouver, BC
- Mussels & More Pottery – Campbell River, BC
- Circle Craft Store – Granville Island, Vancouver BC
- Pier Gallery @ Silva Bay – Gabriola Island
…and for my second secret? You can order all of my products right on my website! Yes, the same website you are reading this on. This page gives you a good overview of all the different purses, wallets, bags, etc. where you can then very easily add them to your cart. Simple as that!
Thanks for reading, and hope you’re having a wonderful summer so far.
Anita has been designing leather for over 22 years. She and Brian have deliberately kept Indian Summer Leather Design to an “artisan’s scale” in order to be involved in the entire process from creative design to placing her products into the hands of the women and men who will ultimately love her bags. Check out the Calendar pagefor a detailed list of upcoming shows. where you can view Anita’s uniquely designed bags in person. And don’t forget to follow Anita on Facebook& Instagram!