A very dear friend of mine has over 20 years of experience working with leather and finished leather products. In his most recent years he has managed production units for VERY VERY big American and European designers and fashion labels and the fact that these products (wallets, jackets and mainly handbags) sell for over 10 times the rate it costs to manufacture was what brought him to me. He now insists we should start an online leather store to sell these things at a much cheaper rate than the bigger brands do, while matching their quality. I am not so happy with this idea because I think the competition in this niche is pretty big and with SEO et al I think it'll be sometime till we start seeing some ROI. After visiting some of his units I was convinced that this guy is sure talking about some real quality stuff. The finished products that I saw blew me off my mind when he told me about how cheap they actually are to make. Having read so much here about wholesale and all that I though I'd post here to ask if any of you have any suggestions for what we could do set the ball rolling.