Willow Design - NO MORE :-( (merged)
February 9, 2004 2:49PM
edited January 2014
They are closing down.
You can still buy their remaining items at discounted prices:
too bad, really.
Reply 1 of 8
February 9, 2004 4:06PM
Willow does have very good products. I really love their TiBook carrying sleeve.
In this "cash is short to everyone" people are looking for cheap products instead of more expensive but more elegant products
Reply 2 of 8
February 10, 2004 11:48AM
[double post...how did that happen
Reply 3 of 8
February 10, 2004 12:06PM
Not a fan of the Willows, Waterfields, JR Hills, etc. They look really cheap to me. Gimme a Brenthaven for conservative styling or Timbuk2 for something more casual.
Reply 4 of 8
February 10, 2004 12:18PM
Always hate to see this kind of thing happen.
(BTW, I merged the original started yesterday with the one pscates started this morning)
Reply 5 of 8
February 10, 2004 12:35PM
Originally posted by Eugene
Not a fan of the Willows, Waterfields, JR Hills, etc. They look really cheap to me.
Color me shocked.
Reply 6 of 8
February 10, 2004 12:38PM
People do not appreciate 'things' any more.
Be it a computer case, watch or a hair comb.
We're so used to buying cheap sh*t which we just throw away and buy next one.
What happened to the respect of others labour? People used to care for things they owned, if something broke, it was being fixed, and not so easily discarded.
It all started with plastics, we could produce a huge quantities with a fraction of the cost of the same item made of wood, or metal.
Look at the old phones, photo-cameras, or just about anything, look how solid they are, compare it with today's items.
I'm trying to think of ANYTHING i 've bought and kept for more than say 10 years now, and you know what, other than books i can't think of anything.
Reply 7 of 8
February 10, 2004 1:02PM
A fleeting, disposable culture. Our entertainment and music is disposable.
I guess we shouldn't be too surprised that certain goods and services are too.
I do know, however, that we're going to look back in 50 or so years and go "holy shit...what happened?!?"
Reply 8 of 8
February 10, 2004 1:04PM
Originally posted by pscates
Color me shocked.
My sister's Brenthaven bag has metal reinforced carrying handles and high quality finishing all around. Why would I buy a Willow case when it's lower quality, but just as expensive? Look at their non-closeout prices! Yikes! No wonder they're going out of business.
Looks to me like they have way too many products too.
They overextended, don't make products as nice as some of their competition and overcharged? Are you guys confusing Willow Design with another company?