TESAGE by Yukiko Sato is a phenomenal shop because Yukiko, the owner and seamstress of the whole shebang, has brought a little bit of Japan to New York with her in the form of the purse style she was raised with. Her handbags and purses are modern, unique, and fit a wide variety of styles, and she obviously loves what she does. Read on:
Q. What’s the story behind TESAGE?
A. TESAGE means easy carry or handbag in Japanese.I had a few TESAGE that were made by my mom and grandma.While I was creating wardrobe for films, I had a big pile of vintage remnant fabric. I started creating TESAGE the same as my mom for my friends. One of my friends encouraged me to sell at a consignment store in New York City. I met a violinist when I traveled to Kansas City who carried my TESAGE. She told me she loved it because of the lightness and special handmade feeling that made her feel special. That made me think to start TESAGE business to give people all over the world a way to feel special.
Q. What is your favorite thing about making purse inserts?
A. Picking nice color/print fabric that makes our customer big smile!
Q. Least favorite?
A. I don’t have one. All things related to TESAGE making are fun fun!
Q. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be, and why?
A. My dream when I was little was that I would have three houses all over the world – in Japan, New York and Paris!
Q. What is the nicest compliment you have ever received?
A. ” TESAGE is the most sophisticated design purses in my closet! I don’t use any other purses.”
Q. What advice do you have for Etsy sellers?
A. If you have guts and passion, you will be a successful seller easily, listen to top sellers, and steal their good selling and promoting techniques. Here are our tips we learned.
Q. What is your favorite holiday?
A. New Year’s in Japan.
Q. Cats or dogs?
A. Dogs – I love flat-faced dogs!
Q. What is your favorite Etsy shop and blog?
A. I have a lot of Etsy favorite shops. Grunauer & Wood can make a beautiful dress. I really like your blog. Beautifully done.
Somebody is walking away from this one with a TESAGE purse insert. You’ll be able to transfer all your chaos from one bag to the next with no trouble at all, and in the print of your choice, no less! This giveaway will end at midnight on Sunday, February 7.
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