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Tignanello vs. Makowsky

Started 1299603727.367 in Fashion Talk | Last reply 1299615776.703 by robomo

In case anyone is interested, Bruce Makwosky is the CEO of Tignanello (courtesy of mata.com) & most all of the bags come out of the same factory in China.

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DrivingMis­sCrazy1299603758.55 PostsRegistered 10/11/2010

oops - that's manta.com

belleandme1299604272.3338643 PostsRegistered 7/13/2009southern illinois

no kidding!!!!!{#emotions_dlg.scared}

well that makes three bag brands they have at the Q. hmmmmm. i have two bruce bags and while they are lovely, they do fade. i received one tig. bag and it was beautiful, but i sent it back because it was too small.

i also have two k.v.zee. bags, and i probably wont buy any more unless she really goes back to the wow bags she started with.

but anytime so many bags are coming from one place, it just gives me an uneasy feeling. seems like there could be something majorly untrustworth going on.

all those vats of dye, and vinyl and leather and the toxic runoff from them into the water systems with no filters. uuuggghhh. i cant think about it .

i better start getting vintage bags from the thrift store.

thanks for telling me about the tiganello, i always thought they were just a small cottage brand.

belleandme

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jadea1299604774.3443 PostsRegistered 3/6/2011

Correct me if I am wrong, but from what I understand Bruce Makowsky was getting ready to launch the Tig brand, but was stopped during his divorce for doing it. I also noticed that the leathers were basically the same and wondered about the connection between the two. Also, B. Mak and Kathy Van Zeeland and also Tignanello were sold to the same organization. Therefore, there was alot of money was made and they design the bags, shoes, etc. and get paid as well. Alot of companies do this.

I have been on the boards for years, but now I am under another name for some reason.

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VCamp27481299604936.8676766 PostsRegistered 4/20/2006

That's enlightening. Thanks for sharing the info

kittyloo1299605467.39780 PostsRegistered 12/22/2004

I think that the tig bags are probably my favorite. The most bang for the buck.

I don't care for much embelishment on my bags, but i do want a nice pebble leather. and the tig bags, espically if you get at say tjmaxx, are really reasonable.

The one that i am carrying now, is a all time record setter, for not switching it out, because i grew tired of it. It black, has a huge pocket on each side, is a big bucket of a bag, and it's not too heavy. and, i paid under a hundred for it. Me happy. I think i have been carrying this one for over a year. Total record.

DrivingMis­sCrazy1299605594.435 PostsRegistered 10/11/2010

A lot of companies do "own" each other & start dba's to try to look more unique. Truth is, unless you can afford thousands for a bag that is handcrafted in Italy, you're probably going to get a mass produced bag from a third world country - you're just going to pay for the prestiege of who's ever name is on it.

Not to say that many are not nice bags - just comes down to a matter of personal preference (and personal income).

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Huntersmom1299605942.0731582 PostsRegistered 11/3/2007

I have noticed lately that more of the Tig bags are resembling the design of the BMak designs and vice versa.

I've had two Tig bags: One I bought years ago held up beautifully, but the other I bought more recently was "Glam Red," and the color bled all over a t-shirt I was wearing when I wore the bag for the first time. I haven't bought another Tig since then, even though I love their designs.

Beth

catprincess1299608734.8632365 PostsRegistered 4/9/2007Rocky Mountains

I like both brands. Not KVZ though-too much cheap chrome! I buy my Bruce and Tig bags at T. J. Maxx for alot less!

silkgeisha1299610938.637413 PostsRegistered 3/1/2011

I had no idea. I like Tignanello better, it's not as gaudy as BM bags - it's cheaper too.

livein kin­dness1299611335.957697 PostsRegistered 12/17/2010Michigan

Last year I went into a Clarks B&M store and saw handbags that looked just like Tig Bags.

THe manager said that they are in with Tig. If you notice on QVC the Tig shoes look a little like Clarks.

Still love the brands.

Barbara in­ Virginia1299611692.5437736 PostsRegistered 5/22/2010

Sorry to hear about the color transfer of Glam Red with the Tig bag. I've had two Glam Red bags for several years now and have never had any color transfer problems. I wonder if they are using a different dye process? Love my Tig bags and have never had a problem with any of them.

stl-laura1299613411.493148 PostsRegistered 5/24/2007st louis! - gateway to the west!!

I find the leather quality of the BMaks is a bit superior to the Tig - although I love both brands - Tig seems to be doing more detailing than previously - the first Tigs I bought (in 1998, for $25 from JCP!) were basic styles without a lot of bells and whistles, and they've become more stylish in the past few years -

I'll continue to buy both depending on how I like the individual bag -

Laura

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nyc11299614088.591426 PostsRegistered 11/6/2006chicago

I'm not a Tig fan... the leather feels cheap to me. The BM bags used to be so much nicer. He has cheapened his leather and hardware the past couple of years, and is charging more! Love his pebble leather bags (which he doesn't do any longer except for the cross body). They wear like IRON and are much more substantial than the glove leather that he uses all the time now. The pebble leather he used to use was much more luxurious.

brewhaha1299614411.91342189 PostsRegistered 1/14/2007Sitting in front of my computer

Bruce is the man!

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JustJazzmom1299615054.9327643 PostsRegistered 11/12/2007My garden, of course!!
On 3/8/2011 jadea said:

Correct me if I am wrong, but from what I understand Bruce Makowsky was getting ready to launch the Tig brand, but was stopped during his divorce for doing it. I also noticed that the leathers were basically the same and wondered about the connection between the two. Also, B. Mak and Kathy Van Zeeland and also Tignanello were sold to the same organization. Therefore, there was alot of money was made and they design the bags, shoes, etc. and get paid as well. Alot of companies do this.

I have been on the boards for years, but now I am under another name for some reason.

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Divorce from who?? Spill please......

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robomo1299615776.7039358 PostsRegistered 3/15/2005

Tig bags have always been in the Makowsky family of bags. KVZ, B Makowsky and Tignanello. They just sold their company to an Asian company and stayed on as employees still running those divisions. This isn't new news.

I LOVE Tig bags. I bought my last one at Marshalls and saved a ton of money on it! LOVE it.

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