The past few days have been busy as I've been working with my importers to execute the shipment efficiently! My shipment arrived at the Oakland port on May 9th and has completed its customs exams and has been released. This morning I paid the hefty invoice to my importers so they are currently arranging a truck to pick up the container from the port and truck it over to Rancho Cordova (date of delivery is still TBD) where I will receive it at my friend's warehouse. I have a flight booked to go back to Sacramento tomorrow so that I can be there all week to manage the shipment. I'm so excited to get my bags and start shipping them out to all of you!!
The other great news I have is that the Sol prototype bag has arrived! :) I've looked over the sample and approved it and the Sol bags have begun production! Just a refresher, the Sol bag is similar to the Tom bag but larger (12in H x 21in W x 10.6in D) with more of an understated, minimal design using matte black hardware. The Sol bag comes with the same accessories as the Tom and Jessica: an extra shoe bag, an extra zippered nylon bag, and an extra shoulder strap. Please note that the Sol shoe bag is larger and does not have a divider in the middle so that it can fit larger high-top shoes such as men's basketball shoes. If you would like to pre-order a Sol bag, they are available on http://www.persucollection.com/preorder/.
As for the Sacramento Calling All Dreamers business competition, I'm still in the running as a finalist! I did my first pitch last week and will do my final pitch on May 21st. I also did a short live news segment on News10 over the weekend. I am pretty embarrassed about the segment because I was really nervous and I didn't realize my hair was messed up, LOL! But I will still share it with you guys because you've supported me since Day 1 and deserve to see everything! :) Here is the link to the segment: http://www.news10.net/videos/news/features/2015/05/09/27069251/
I'm looking forward to sharing more updates with you! And, if you are on Snapchat, feel free to add me: PERSUCOLLECTION - for videos and photos of all things PERSU. I will show my shipment on Snapchat when I receive it! :D