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save the dates for 2018 events & promos!

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!

xox
Valerie

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save the dates for 2017 holiday events from Holland Cox

 

As always, there’s lots going on this holiday season, and I don’t want you to miss anything. If you’re already an Insider, just look out for emails from me and you’ll always be in the loop!

First up, the Black Owned Small Business Expo is on Small Business Saturday this year, November 25.

The Expo will be held at the Waldorf Culture Center (109 Post Office Rd, Waldorf MD 20602), 9:30 am – 4:00 pm. Drop by to see more than sixty small business owners from the DC area, representing a wide variety of products and services. Come by and shop small, and support your local community this Thanksgiving weekend instead of big box stores!

 

The following Tuesday, I’ll be launching another mini-collection of a new handbag style, plus a restock of favorite gifts from the shop like the neckties and the perfect pouches. As always, Insiders will enjoy a special price on these limited edition accessories.the small perfect pouch, the mini perfect pouch, a keychain and the 19th st wallet

That weekend, I’ll be in Richmond for the Richmond Craft Mafia’s Handmade Holiday Show! It’s now a two day show, so make sure to come out both Saturday and Sunday to see me and a ton of other amazing independent makers.

The show will be held at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, from 11am to 6pm on both days.

 

Tuesday morning is the start of the biggest sale of the year at Holland Cox, when everything goes on sale (even handbags from last season that have been marked down). You surely don’t want to miss this, so make sure you’ve subscribed to the Insider’s List so you get notified bright and early that morning!

 

I’m thrilled to again be a vendor at GRUMP, surely the most interesting holiday shopping venue in DC. The GRUMP Arts & Crafts Show will be happening 12pm to 5pm in the Crystal City Underground.

the crossbody bag, small perfect pouch and mini pouch

The finale of the holiday season will be my anniversary party and trunk show, where I will be celebrating 13 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, and a great way to say thank you to my customers, and finish off another awesome year.

In addition to the big sale that starts December 5, 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 lease once in the next few weeks!

 

 

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you’re invited: anniversary party & holiday trunk show!

This December, Holland Cox turns twelve years old, and I’m celebrating with my biggest sale of the year, and with a combination party and trunk show!

perfect pouches from Holland Cox

Local friends, come out to Alexandria and have some champagne and sweets and do a little shopping. I’ll have my complete collection with me, so you can see everything up close (and try on the button scarves!)

Where: 630 North Columbus St // Alexandria VA // walk from the Braddock Rd Metro
When: Saturday, December 10 // 11am – 3pm
Why: sweets & champagne // holiday shopping // handmade awesomeness!

Invite your friends (and drop hints) by sharing this post, or use the Facebook invite.

If you’re not local or you can’t attend, no worries! The sale is happening online right now: All you need to do is use the code december when you check out, to get 30% off your total purchase.

Yes, everything in the shop is on sale…even the brand-new winter button scarves, and the tote bags that are already on sale! Click here to start shopping.

 

Hope to see you on Saturday!

 

 

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2016 holiday happenings at Holland Cox

 

I have lots of plans for the coming holiday season, and I don’t want you to miss out on any of it!

First up: NPR’s All Crafts Considered is happening Tuesday, November 15. It’s a free event full of local artists, music, and tasty treats. Drop by NPR’s HQ at 1111 North Capitol Street, NE from 3pm – 8pm to join us!

Next, I’ll be launching a mini-collection of handmade accessories especially for gentlemen on Wednesday, November 23. Only subscribers to my Insider’s List will get notified, and get a special introductory price on the mini collection. Get on the list now so you don’t miss out!

 

fabric watch rolls from Holland Cox

 

I’ve gotten so much lovely feedback about the button scarves, that I will be introducing a new set designed especially for winter on Monday, December 5. Wait until you see the gorgeous fabric I’ve found!

Also happening December 5, is the first day of my holiday sale, the biggest of the year and your best chance to get beautiful handmade gifts for your family, or something bold and bright for yourself! Stay tuned for the code you’ll need to take advantage of the sale.

As always, Insiders will see the new goods and hear about the sale first!

 

button scarf with hand painted detail from Holland Cox

 

That Saturday, December 10 will be my annual Anniversary Party & Trunk Show, where I will be celebrating twelve years in business, and sharing champagne and sweets with local friends and customers! Only subscribers to the Insider’s List will get the invite, so get on the list now so you don’t get left out (make sure to check the box that you’re a DC/Virginia/Maryland local)!

My final event of the year, and your last chance to see Holland Cox in person, is the GRUMP holiday show, on Saturday, December 17. GRUMP will be happening 11am to 5pm in the Crystal City Underground, and is pretty much guaranteed to be unlike any other shopping experience. See you there!

perfect pouches from Holland Cox
 
 
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you’re invited: small biz saturday trunk show!

I’m doing my Thanksgiving weekend sale a little differently this year: live and in person!

evolved zipper pouches

Come out to the small-but-awesome Covet boutique in Arlington, VA to see the latest from my evolution collection, as well as fan favorites from previous years. I’ll have lots of pretty things for everyone on your list, even the guys!

As always, everything is limited edition or one-of-a-kind, and of course, everything will be on sale!

Where: Covet // 5140 Wilson Blvd // Arlington VA, 22205
When: Saturday November 28 // 11am – 6pm
Why: handmade awesomeness // holiday shopping // support indie business

Tell your friends (or drop hints) by sharing this post, or the Facebook invite.

If you’re not local, no worries: all the pretties will be available online, stay tuned!

 

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sneak peek: 2 yards 10 gifts!

Later this month, I’ll be releasing an e-book of sewing patterns called
2 Yards 10 Gifts.

It is exactly what it says on the tin! Ten gifts that you can make, using only two yards of fabric (yes, you can make all ten with just 2 yards)!

Holland Cox mini jewelry roll

Next weekend, I’ll be hosting a special workshop at Bits of Thread sewing studio in Adams Morgan based on the e-book.

Participants will get a sneak peek on all the projects, and make one of them in class. You’ll get a free copy of the pattern you make in class, plus a coupon code to use on the entire book when it comes out!

Check out the details by clicking here.

free style bow tie with pocket squares

Included in the book is my pattern for a free-style bow tie in two styles, plus three other items for guys. You’ll be able to make something awesome for everyone on your list, AND you can use up your fabric stash while you do it!

Subscribers to my Syndicate newsletter list will get a pretty sweet pre-launch price on the book AND a bonus pattern. Sign up here if you want in on that deal!

 

 

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small business saturday sale!

Happy Small Business Saturday, friends!

I’m having a sale! If you ever wanted handcrafted goodness that is colorful and stylish and unlike what you’ll find at any big box store, now’s your chance to get it for a steal.

Use the code SOLUTION at checkout to get 30% off everything that I make! That’s all the one-of-a-kind handbags at www.hollandcox.com and all of my limited edition accessories in my Etsy shop, including custom orders.

The sale is going on NOW and will continue through “cyber Monday,” November 26.

small business saturday

What are you waiting for? Remember to support small businesses year-round, not just during the holiday season!

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save the date!

Several dates, actually…my calendar is already filling up with spring events!

Check out the list below for places you can see me and the entire Holland Cox line in person…and stay tuned for additional dates! (Just so you know: insiders always know when something’s coming up.)

April 15 ~ The Spring Bada Bing, Richmond VA

April 22 ~ Dazzling Details Wedding Bazaar, Savage MD

May 12-13 ~ Art Star Craft Bazaar, Philadelphia PA

July 14 ~ Ballston Arts & Crafts Market, Arlington VA

See you there!

 

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mark your calendar!

You love the new collection, yes? And you want to see it in person, and feel the soft ultrasuede and see the shiny silk, yes? You’re in luck.

Check out my holiday show schedule below, and stay tuned for possible additional dates!

the nile wristlet, fall 2011 Holland Cox

November 12 ~ The Handmade Market, Raleigh NC

December 3 ~ Holiday Heap, Baltimore MD

December 4 ~ My 7th Anniversary Party & Holiday Trunk Show, Arlington VA

December 10 ~ GRUMP, Washington DC

December 11 ~ Handmade Holiday, Richmond VA

the potomac classic handbag, fall 2011 Holland Cox

I’d love it if you came and said “hi” if you’re at any of these shows. I’d love it even MORE if you came to my anniversary party, and had some champagne with me. Seven years, can you believe it?

 

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the show must go on

Behold, places where you can visit me AND see the latest and greatest from Holland Cox, all in my mobile shop, aka my craft show booth, until the end of the summer.

As August approaches, I’ll post another list of my fall/winter/holiday shows. Check it:

May 14-15 ~ Art Star Craft Bazaar, Philadelphia PA

May 28-29 ~ Rockville Art & Craft Festival, Rockville MD

June 11 ~ Ballston Arts & Crafts Market, Arlington VA

July 9 ~ Ballston Arts & Crafts Market, Arlington VA

Please drop by and say “hi” if you’re at any of these shows!

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