2018 holiday events and promos at Holland Cox!


I hope to see some of you locals at my upcoming events this holiday season! But don’t worry if you’re not from around here, you can always shop online. First up is the launch of my fall collection, which happens this Thursday!

There will be new versions of everyone’s favorites, the 517 totes and the crossbody bags. You can also get a head start on your holiday shopping, as the new collection includes the extremely gift-able neckties and the best-selling button scarves. (You are probably going to want to get at least one of the new scarves for yourself…I totally won’t tell anyone!)

If you are already on the Insider’s List, you’ll see all the new goods first, plus you’ll get an email from me that morning with a coupon code for a special introductory price on the new collection. Subscribe now if you haven’t already!



new hand painted button scarf coming to Holland Cox


November 17 & 18 will bring me to Bethesda, Maryland for Urbn Market’s Holiday Pop-up Shop at Bethesda Row! I’ll be there both days (11 am – 4 pm) with so many other local makers, you will definitely want to check it out.  Here’s the Facebook invite for more information!


The following weekend, for Small Business Saturday (November 24), I’ll be at the first-ever District Rebel Market in Washington, DC. We will be at Union Market from 11 am – 5 pm, and there’s lots going on at the market besides shopping! It will be a perfect antidote to the “black Friday” scariness. Visit the website for details!


Next up, I’ll be heading back to Richmond for the Richmond Craft Mafia’s Handmade Holiday Show! I have lost count how many of these awesome shows I’ve done with the RCM ladies, it never gets old.

This year I will be there on Sunday, December 2 only, although the show is still two days. Check out the Facebook invite for details.

cassandra crossbody bag in red and black


On Tuesday, December 4 the biggest sale of the year begins at Holland Cox! Everything will be on sale (including items from last season that are already marked down).

Fun fact for y’all who might be new around here: aside from the special introductory price on brand-new stuff (that only subscribers to the Insider’s List get), most of my products NEVER go on sale, except at this time of year…so it’s kind of a big deal! Make sure you are subscribed to the list so you get notified of the coupon code ASAP that morning!


The finale of the holiday season will be my anniversary party and trunk show, where I will be celebrating 14 years of designing and making for Holland Cox! If you’d like to attend, you must be a subscriber to the Insider’s List, and indicate that you live in the DC area to receive an invitation.

It will be an afternoon of sweets, champagne, and shopping, hosted by one of my best friends and customers, and will be great way to finish off another awesome year!

In addition to the big sale that starts December 4, I’ll have special promotions at each event as well, so it will definitely be worth it to shop in person! Hope to see you at least once in the next few weeks!




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save the dates!

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