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Kathy Van Zeeland on ShopHQ

Started 1385235559.103 in All About Handbags | Last reply 1387248724.97 by cooking lady
I was checking out the schedule on ShopHQ and I was very surprised to see Kathy Van Zeeland scheduled on 12/13 at 7 and 8 p.m.

"It's deja vu all over again''......Yogi Berra

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stevieb1385237226.85331876 PostsRegistered 11/4/2007

I'm sure some who have missed her will be appreciative of the information.

Unless they sell her bags for less than they were being sold for here though, shoppers would be using questionable judgment to pay those prices. Full retail for her bags or, for that matter, his, is simply not necessary...

As for me, SHQ is welcome to her line. I never liked it. Maybe they'd like his as well.

Ford12241385237797.3811539 PostsRegistered 3/25/2012

I hope she is not making those flashy-trashy bags anymore. All that jingle and jangle is not the style anymore, if it ever was.

Whatsoever things are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

turtle521385239003.2632535 PostsRegistered 2/22/2008

I guess that BM will follow her there!?!

This too shall pass.

stevieb1385250195.97731876 PostsRegistered 11/4/2007
On 11/23/2013 turtle52 said:

I guess that BM will follow her there!?!

I sure hope so.

moonstone ­dunes1385252610.4332345 PostsRegistered 11/6/2011

I wonder if Kathy will actually appear or a spokesperson for her bags. The two styles shown on SHQP at the moment look really flimsy and plastic-y cheap. One looks like it might be the TTV...looks a like a child's purse.


"Sursum Corda"

keba581385266972.5194 PostsRegistered 8/25/2012
Interesting since she did a walk-on when Bruce had a recent show.

BlingQueen­0221385272652.6235234 PostsRegistered 9/23/2012
On 11/23/2013 moonstone dunes said:

I wonder if Kathy will actually appear or a spokesperson for her bags. The two styles shown on SHQP at the moment look really flimsy and plastic-y cheap. One looks like it might be the TTV...looks a like a child's purse.

Something else is the TTV for that day, not Kathy.

Mickey-Wick1385293875.58311 PostsRegistered 8/7/2012

I agree with you all, Kathy Van Zeelands purses do look cheapie and even Bruce's purses are not good looking anymore. It's nothing to his purses he needs to go with Kathy over to the other network. Besides, he's annoying to watch, he's all over the place talking too fast like he is on something, switching and swapping out the purses with the poor models. Bruce presents his purses in a kind of desparate (sp) fashion. In my opinion it was really tacky for QVC to have Kathy Van Zeeland come on the show the other day knowing that she is going over to Shop HQ very tacky. Good for her PLEASE GO AND TRY TO SELL THOSE PLASTIC CHEAPY PURSES

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Peg551385301135.981544 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

a lot of pictures for her handbags are not up yet. she has quite a few showing

funwun1385302113.2371608 PostsRegistered 2/3/2013
I never liked them myself...I did buy one, barely used it and sold it on Ebay years later lol! Her materials are, for lack of a better word, cheap! Sorry, not a fan here lol!

circles1385303437.67317905 PostsRegistered 5/11/2005N.J.

she was never comfortable in front of the camera on the Q...wonder what she will do over at ShopHQ.....

straitgirl1385308031.97722166 PostsRegistered 7/29/2006

Well, now we know why she hasn't been on Q the past year. Not interested in her junk.

stevieb1385308085.42331876 PostsRegistered 11/4/2007

I'm frankly surprised there's any effort to resurrect this line. It seems she's been away from it for quite a while and maybe her audience is still out there, but I'd have thought they'd have moved on to other options by now... Agreed, she was never all that effective as an on-air vendor for her line, though certainly likable, and I can't fathom that they'd need the revenue, so have to wonder why she's hawking her bags again.

missy11385308366.38332620 PostsRegistered 3/4/2007
Double post!

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missy11385308370.8532620 PostsRegistered 3/4/2007
I like KVZ original purses with the crystal silver like buckles. I bought one of her purses and I could not rid the rancid chemical smell inside. BM seems to be shifting to electronics with INFOtainment. The products are on Amazon, too.

missy11385308470.17332620 PostsRegistered 3/4/2007
On 11/23/2013 keba58 said: Interesting since she did a walk-on when Bruce had a recent show.
I saw her. She looked good.

stevieb1385334423.32731876 PostsRegistered 11/4/2007
On 11/24/2013 MissyW1 said:
On 11/23/2013 keba58 said: Interesting since she did a walk-on when Bruce had a recent show.
I saw her. She looked good.

Interesting that if TPTB knew she was starting over at SHQ they'd allow the walk-on... but I sort of doubt the Q would want to carry her line at this point anyway. Frankly, I'm not sure how much longer his will be around.

luvingit1385395393.7031209 PostsRegistered 2/11/2011
Her style of bags is out unless she changed design

2cockers1c­at1385396610.6871164 PostsRegistered 7/21/2007Northwest Ohio
  • Exterior: 100% polyurethane
  • Interior: 100% polyester
  • Trim: 100% PVC
  • Made in China.

Price points range from $55 to $76. So far the visuals show chains, rhinestones, and charms.

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ibb381385396927.95312591 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I always preferred her 'less is more' designs and was never drawn to mega rhinestones and jingle jangle. My bags are very stylish still!

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GoodStuff1385397002.36315743 PostsRegistered 11/11/2008

Either her bags weren't selling well on QVC or she and QVC couldn't agree on a new contract. Whatever, I won't miss her and her blingy plastic purses. I've noticed that even TJ Maxx and Marshall's are carrying fewer KVZ bags recently -- and they used to have truckloads of them. They're just not that great, IMO......especially at the prices QVC wanted for them.

bluheart1385427315.41538 PostsRegistered 3/11/2011

I'm thinking she will do very well there, especially with shopHQ's 5 and 6 value pays. They have many handbags that are on the glitzy side, but so does HSN. I wonder if she tried to make a deal with them before heading over to shopHQ?

moonstone ­dunes1385429502.952345 PostsRegistered 11/6/2011

I doubt Kathy herself is out and about making any deals; Van Zeeland Inc. (including B Mak and Tig) was acquired by Li + Fung in 2008. Boscovs and Bealls sell them too. This company also sells a line of purses, Rosetti, which look very much like the KVZ bags that show up in TJs sometimes.


"Sursum Corda"

stevieb1385429852.731876 PostsRegistered 11/4/2007

Wow, I think Rosetti bags are pretty low-end. They actually make her bags look like an improvement.

stevieb1385601349.72331876 PostsRegistered 11/4/2007

Not meant to offend those that like her brand, but was at the Maxx today and saw without a doubt one of the ugliest bags I've ever seen... Thought to myself that looks like a KVZ bag and sure enough it was. Obviously plastic and with a lot of even more very cheesy looking bling that was her norm... It was actually laughable. In the day, I had a few of her bags and they weren't bad looking, but if this is any indication of her current direction, well, it was just so bad.

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