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'Be the Designer' From Anywhere In the World

Patrons Can Be the Designer In Cutting-Edge Retail Experience From Anywhere in The World 

The 'Be the Designer' concept expands with more customization options while continuing to make each bag by hand, one-at-a-time in Maine.

Brunswick, Maine – Deliberately referred to as ‘the unbranded-brand,’ Rough & Tumble provides an exclusive, signature mix of visual balance, clean architecture, and high function to achieve trend-free, heirloom-quality design. From anywhere in the world, every Rough & Tumble patron has the rare opportunity to ‘be the designer’ in a cutting-edge retail experience to create a bag uniquely their own.

With an infinite number of possible design combinations in at least 12 different handbag styles available, the brand's Design Support Team helps navigate interactively, on-line, or in-person. Rough & Tumble is committed to producing their lines in Maine and sources their entire production team from local talent.

The brand’s 'Be the Designer' customization experience provides limitless customization possibilities to handbag collectors wanting to own heirloom-worthy bags fitting their distinctive individualities and real-world functionality requirements.

Rough & Tumble is part of the less than 2% of companies still making handbags in the United States. Their collection of handbags and design options, including exclusive leathers, lambskins, fabrics, and hardware, provides customers the ability to create a bag that perfectly expresses their distinct individuality in an otherwise commonly seen sea of handbag designs and functionality.

Rough & Tumble created their first handbags in 2008 and began offering full customization services in January 2018. With an immediate and overwhelming response from customers, new and existing, the campaign has since grown with custom order sales more than tripling year-after-year.

Site visitors can view a daily updated custom lookbook on the company’s website (www.roughandtumbledesign.com) where selected customers’ designs are featured as creative inspiration for other patrons.

To join this community of brand fan designers and share in the process visit www.roughandtumbledesign.com or for a more personalized approach, call a Design Support Specialist at (207) 808-5042 ext.2.

Media Opportunities: Contact Julie R. Manley, Communications, at juliem@roughandtumbledesign.com and at (646) 981-3342. 

About Rough & Tumble:
Established in 2008 by creative director, Natasha Durham, Rough & Tumble handbags are expert-crafted, one-at-a-time in Maine. Deliberately referred to as ‘the unbranded-brand,’ Rough & Tumble provides an exclusive, signature mix of visual balance, clean architecture, and high function to achieve trend-free, heirloom-quality design. From anywhere in the world, each customer has the rare opportunity to ‘be the designer’ in a cutting-edge retail experience to create a bag uniquely their own. With an infinite number of possible design combinations in at least 12 different handbag styles available, Design Support Team to help navigate, interactively on-line, or in-person. Rough & Tumble is committed to producing their lines solely in Maine and sources their entire production team from local talent. Visit their Flagship Store in Portland, Maine, and design studio in Brunswick, Maine. To learn more visit www.roughandtumbledesign.com. 

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