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Mansur Gavriel Designers Answer Need-to-Know Bag Questions

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The Mansur Gavriel restock you've been waiting for is happening tomorrow at 11am EST. The full spring 2016 collection will be available on the brand's e-commerce shop, including shoes, bags, and its "Maharam capsule collection" which reproduces '60s fabric by designer Alexander Girard.

Every style in a rainbow of colors is up on the site for browsing right now, and the designers behind the brand stopped in at Purseblog to chat with fans prior to the launch.

Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel answered shoppers' burning questions, like why their products are constantly sold out.

"We understand it can be frustrating to miss out on something you've been waiting for, and we personally would like the product to live longer on the site," Mansur and Gavriel wrote. "We have always been focused on healthy, considered growth as to not affect the quality of the collection, and as we continue to grow the site will evolve as well."

Other questions answered include:

How the circle bag idea came about: "We loved the idea of creating something with very simple geometry that would complement the clean lines and proportions of our other classic styles. A circle is very iconic, and we felt it fit well with our other shapes."

Where to find saffiano leather Mansur Gavriel bags: "Yes, they are available this season in stores as a Barney's exclusive! We are considering expanding our offering of the saffiano collection for the future."

Why MG bags sometimes smell weird/like chemicals: "We do not use stock leathers which sit for a long period over time. Every season is 'tanned to order' in Italy in our custom colors. Therefore the bags are produced with newly tanned leather, and the smell is stronger / 'fresher' when the bag is delivered. It will lessen over time."

How the designers created the visual world of Mansur Gavriel: "As we don't have a physical store yet, we think of Instagram as our platform for expressing the visual world of the brand. We love photography as a medium, and work with our friends and collaborators Tanya and Zhenya Posternak on the art direction and execution of the photo shoots. All of the content you see is shot by our team, and this is a brand initiative we are very passionate about."

The optimal way to carry the Lady Bag: "We both like to use our bags in a very easy manner, so we personally leave the tie loose and do not keep it secured in the loop."

What Mansur Gavriel bags they're carrying these days: "We love the volume clutches in suede, and the moon clutches in cammello. For our day to day bags, at the moment Rachel is carrying the bucket bag in blu calf, and Floriana is carrying the large tote cammello silver."