Longtime HSN handbag vendor Sharif El Fouly is leaving the network, to the chagrin and anger of his fans.
He apparently announced the news on his last visit to the No. 2 home shopping channel, which was apparently his swan song. That was on Friday.
“We love you and we will miss you so much!” one woman posted on Facebook. “I bought your handbags before you came to HSN and love everyone of them! You are a very special man, dear friend. I’ve had tears and I don’t like to say good byes so I will say God Bless You and keep You and I will never forget your kindness. <3!"
Wrote another, "Gonna miss you on HSN wishing you all the best thank you for all the beautiful bags."
Yet anther said, "It was very sad to see him leave. He seemed nervous also; which was natural. I wonder why he is leaving — anybody have an ideas? At first I thought maybe going to another shopping channel. Whatever I know we all will miss him and his beautiful bags and accessories and wish him the very best. God bless."
And then there was, "Sending you love and peace. So sorry to see you leave! God bless you for your beautiful bags!!!!❤️🙏"
"Sorry to see you leave HSN," another person posted. "You are a handbag genius, true works of art. Please let us know of your future plans, even if you're moving to another shopping network. I will follow you anywhere.." Just don't retire. Love your handbags."
We never purchased any of his pretty leather purses, but he certainly had a following.
One person suggested that Sharif may be leaving to work on a restaurant he is opening in New York. That's news to us.
Here's what HSN.com has to say about him:
It’s not the same old bag! Sharif designs are created with you in mind: the woman who likes to stand out in a crowd, appear just a tad unusual and surprise her friends with the unexpected.
Sharif considers his work little pieces of art, and that’s what you’ll feel like you’re wearing every time you adorn yourself in one of these unique handbags, accessories or fashion items.