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In the coming week, our first runs of the Kestrel and the Eagle will be finished and sent out. Thousands of buttons are being put on as we speak. Hundreds of seams are being pressed and steamed so the jackets arrive crisp and ready to wear at your doorsteps. The Eagles are all moving forward as fast as possible. At this point they are out of our hands. Run 1.5 of the Eagle will ship out as fast as our manufacturers can make them. We expect 3-4 weeks since they now know exactly what it takes to produce that style. It is difficult to wait for an unknown product and we understand that many of you are getting impatient, even chomping at the bit. We are also dying to get these coats to you. As you may know, the Eagle design has been a few years in the making. We’ve put a lot work into it. That said, we are really excited to be moving forward!
New York ComicCon has moved us to make some really fantastic new designs that we are very excited to show you. NYCC is a massive convention, and we expect a large amount of traffic over the weekend, both in person and on the website. As such we are moving to launch 4 products on our store before most of us leave for Con. As I write this we are preparing the first product to launch today, putting the finishing touches on the site, and cleaning up the last of the photos.
We have some prototypes that are going to Con and images will go up for those around the time of Con or slightly after. These are the sort of ideas that drive us out of bed in the morning to design. It has been a hectic month at Volante Design but we think you’ll enjoy the fruits of our labor.
The designs in order of appearance:
- Today, October 4th: the Messenger for the first time
- Monday October 7th: the Falcon for the first time
- Wednesday October 9th: the Kestrel and Eagle will be re-released with all new colors for both designs
There will be a second debut of the Osprey at Con and we will have 120 total pieces available to purchase on the floor. These jackets are special edition and available only at NYCC 2013. We are unable to produce or sell this jacket again before 2014, if we decide to do further runs at all.
A note on timing- We have not always been at the top of our game at determining how fast something can get produced, but we are getting more realistic.
The new runs that we are opening in October will all be delivered by December 15th at the absolute latest. This means that if you are hoping for a Volante Design item at your holiday celebration you should start thinking about ordering before November 15th. Hopefully, we will have several delivery dates before December, but we cannot predict how many sales we get, which will determine how many runs or shipment dates we can set.
Thanks to everyone for supporting us, reading this, and being a part of our work.
We can’t wait to hear what you think about the jackets that are currently in the mail!
The Volante Design Team
The 4 new products that will become available on our shop by Wednesday the 9th of Oct are the last products available before the holiday season. Orders will get sent on November 1st, which means after that we are unable to replenish stock in any size/color/cut variation if it runs out.
All orders placed on our store before December 1st will ship in early December. We know we haven’t been entirely punctual in the past, but we know how it all works now, and we are confidant we can make this guarantee.