Second: We are having our annual holiday Pop Up Shop in our studio on December 14th. This is going to be the most fun. We will have our entire collection available plus seconds, special editions and a bunch of smaller gift type items. We'll also have cocktails and coffee and other small treats...!! We really hope you'll come to our studio, see where your bags are made and spend the afternoon with us.
Third: Have you heard about Makers Monday on December 2nd? We are super excited that someone so influential as Shinola has started this trend. While we rely greatly on sales during the holiday season in order to keep our tiny business in a position to keep on making and keep on creating jobs, we also don't like the hype and panic that Black Friday promotes. We really really believe in giving thoughtful, well meaning gifts during this time of year (or anytime of the year). For us, that means gifts that support other makers of super great things. I've written about this before and I just want to reiterate it because it is a subject near and dear to my heart. I have pledged to support small independent makers on Makers Monday and I hope you will, too. I'm planning on posting a holiday gift guide of sorts over the course of the next week so you're prepared to find some amazing gifts for your friends and family on December 2nd. The act of finding something special then giving it to someone I love brings me so much joy...so, I'm looking forward to sharing a few of those things with you!