So to finish off our round up of the new range for 2012 and to answer some of your questions from Parts 1 and 2.
There will be a revamp of insert packaging in 2012 and overhaul of insert design and range in 2013, and by this they mean a bit more bolder and colourful in the design, although I've not seen any examples yet... may be they should employ us on a consultancy basis!! I also hear that they are cutting the range of inserts which is bad news in some ways but we don't have any specifics about what is going to disappear.
There are some iPhone cases coming in with a Malden one on show at Paperworld this week. Pity I don't have an iPhone... may be if I buy the case that will be a good enough excuse! They are also developing a range of iPad cases as well although several of the prototypes disappeared from the stand!
The Luxe is going to be available in UK in Mini, Pocket, Compact and A5, no mention of Personal size which I thought was a little odd... prices ranging from £85 for the Mini to £150 for the A5 my contacts tell me that one of the unique thing about this model is that the ring mechanism is covered in leather, just the rings themselves stick out. It's available only in Blackcurrent...
There are some changes in colours of the Metropol range and the addition of the Compact size. This one is shown in Kingfisher Blue.
Later this year there will be some new Flex covers including some leather ones in Malden and Luxe type finishes in black and pink
Malden Zips in Ochre & Purple in Pocket and Personal Compact. Interiors much like the normal binders, but both have a full length gusseted pocket. Availability of this model appears to be an Europe only model, but I guess Neal Street will have it. I'm also assured that City Organiser will be able to get it as well.
Boston in very soft napp-like leather in black and pink with metal Filofax logo on bottom right hand corner.
With regards availability of the new models, (existing ones carry one obviously) in UK they will be phased in starting in March through to about July. Malden is pencilled in for a March launch..
As always if I get any more 'news' I will let you know.