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Here Is Your B. Makowsky Contact, Unhappy Handbag Buyers

November 15, 2010

Well, we got some info about where disgruntled B. Makowsky handbag buyers should direct their complaints.

Here is the first post we got regarding a contact for Makowksy customers whose purses bled when wet or otherwise did not hold up.

The first was rather huffy.

“They are not ‘Bruce’s customers,'” it said. “They are the customers of Li & Fung Limited, a Hong Kong corporation, who purchased the BM, KVZ and Tignanello brands a few years ago. L & F does have an American subsidiary, The Millworks Trading Co., Ltd., a/k/a LF USA. Direct your complaints there.”

The “BM” obviously refers to B. Makowsky, while the “KVZ” refers to Kathy Van Zeeland, Bruce Makowsky’s handbag-designer wife, while Tignanello is their lower-priced leather line, which QVC also sells.

First off, you can try to blow smoke up someone else’s behind, dear poster, but make no mistake: These QVC shoppers and other women are Bruce’s customers.

If we go into Pizza Hut and find a bug on our personal pan pizza, we are customers of Pizza Hut, not its corporate parent Yum! Brands. Who the hell knows who Yum! Brands is?

If we shop at Kmart, we are a Kmart customer, not a customer of Sears Holding Corp., the chain’s parent.

Here is the site for Li & Fung, as well as Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s info on U.S. unit Millwork Trading Co., which does business as LF USA Inc.

Then we got a second posting that said this: “Contact for B Makowsky: VZI Investment Corp. 1359 Broadway, 21st Floor New York, NY 10018 648/839-7000.”

That address is the same one as for LF USA Inc., but is a different phone number.

Let us know how you make out ladies.

We Paid $60 At TJ Maxx For The Exact Same Bag That QVC Is Selling for $105, Plus Shipping And Handling

September 7, 2010

Not-fur-nuthin’, as we say in Jersey, but why do people buy Tignanello handbags on QVC?

We were watching last night and saw that QVC was hawking a pebble leather double-handle tote that looked very familiar to us. We pulled a black Tignanello purse with cream trim out of our closet to see how it compared to the one on-screen.

Bingo, our’s was the exact same purse.

But the pricetags were not the same.

The price on QVC was a special lower “featured” price of $105.48, with over $8 for shipping and handling. We paid $60 for the exact same purse on clearance at TJ Maxx. It’s original TJ Maxx price was $80, still lower than QVC’s “featured” price, and with no shipping and handling.

And you can put purses (although not clearance items) on layaway in most TJ Maxx stores, which is their equivalent of Easy Pay.

Duh, we don’t own TJ Maxx stock, but check your local store out before shelling out cash for a purse on QVC.