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A couple of people have written to us asking when Rhodiarama Rhodia will be available in the US.

Rhodiarama Rhodia is a new product for 2012 – it basically 15 colored versions of a pocket Webbie.  Colors include:  black, chocolate, taupe, beige, anise, turquoise, sapphire, iris, purple, lilac, raspberry, poppy, tangerine, orange and yellow.  The paper is 90g, and the size is 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ or A6.

You can see them on the French Rhodia website here.

Here’s the biggest reason we are not carrying them now:  they aren’t made yet.  What you see on the French site is a prototype.

We expect the manufacturing to be done this spring, and hope to have some samples on hand at the National Stationery Show (May) and for Book Expo (June).

If there is sufficient interest by our retailers we may bring in some? all? of the colors to have on sale by June or July.

They are expensive—and will retail somewhere between $18.50-$20 each.  Are you willing to pay that amount for a pocket journal?

If so, what colors do you like?

Thank you!  Your votes make a difference!

 

 

 

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Posted on February 22nd, 2012 by Karen
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Oh PURPLE purplepurplepurple. <3

Yes, purple and yes I would pay that much.

I’m obsessed with rainbows. So I will probably snag a few, pink, purple, blue, turquoise, lime, yellow. They are all so pretty.

My daughter will be pestering me for Pink & possibly the green as soon as she sees this :)

Incidentally, these coloured webbies are getting some love over at FP Geeks too – the demand is out there!

Yes, purple and the red poppy would be great!

Yes please. I love the orange.

Iain.

The chocolate, taupe, beige are attractive in an understated way. Particularly when grouped together.

“somewhere between $18.50-$20 each” – that would be considered cheap in Australia.

An FYI for everyone. Please note these colors are not available in the large size – only the pocket (A6).

By Julie (O-kami) on February 22nd, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Thanks Karen. This answers alot of questions. I would love one or two of theses lovely colors even at the higher price.

OMG, do you even have to ask????? LOL! Serioiusly, I would use any of the colors except pink, as I’m not a pink person. These would be perfect as an everyday journal and $20 is more than reasonable. I’ve been known to pay upward of $40 for a leather journal, so this is definitely in my wheelhouse. And did I mentioned I’d get the purple one first? Love me some purple notebooks and ink.

Yes, yes, so much yes!
Especially the purple, pink, blue, but basically, yes to the whole line!
Karen, I would love you forever if this happened.

Yellow and purple. Yay!

By Wilson Hines on February 23rd, 2012 at 10:50 am

Lovely, but they are just getting too expensive. So, what will be the price on the large Webbies when they arrive? $28. It literally goes up every year.

I would pay that much.

I love the chocolate, taupe, beige, saphir, and tangerine colors. I would at the very least buy one of those, most likely more than one.

Yes, I am crazy enough to pay that much for a pocket notebook – if it is a Webbie. Purple would be my first choice, but I would buy any of them except the yellow/taupe hues.

Nice idea but that is too expensive.

I was just looking in at FPGeeks.com, who are wild with excitement at the full-size versions of these and also wild with disappointment at their absence in the North American market. I mentioned there that there’s a couple of colours that don’t, subjectively, turn my cogs, but they’re all pleasant enough. I’d definitely be interested in anything in the blues and greens.

I am hesitant to pay $20, but if I see it in person I will buy it. I would like the blue or purple to make it overseas.

Ink Nouveau has received a shipment and has posted a video preview. Premium cost of $18.00+, small size only, lined or unlined.For retailers like Goulet, they come in packages of fifteen, one of each. That makes it impossible to stock a selection. A big marketing mistake I hope Clairefontaine fixes soon.

At about $20/each, you’ve really got to have some serious Rhodia Love and a fountain pen jones.

There is no retail outlet in Boise ID for these products. I’m not so sure at the moment that isn’t a good thing.

I LOVE all of the colors. Very fun. And the zebra print? Drool-worthy.

However, $20 is a lot for a pocket notebook. I pay $10-12 for a pocket Moleskine and thought that was “bougie” and on the higher end of notebooks.

$20 for a pleather notebook, whether Rhodia or Moleskine or similar, is too much for me. I’ve paid $30+ for a real leather notebook before, but rarely — and that’s for leather.

Granted, I’ve never tried Rhodia products. I’ve never seen them in stores. So, maybe if I had tried them I would be willing to pay such a premium ($20 for a pocket notebook… yikes!).

If they were Moleskine priced (<$12 each), I would buy all 15 Rhodia colors!

 

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