Happy HOLLYdays from Mitchells

There is something fun about being able to use my name in my messaging during this special time of year, so please pardon me indulging myself a bit. As a child I recall being pointed at in music class, with giggles all around, every time my name came up in a song. I found it to be slightly embarrassing at the time, but now, I must say, I somewhat enjoy it! So, deck the halls and all that stuff. AND, happy HOLLY days for sure – to you and yours!

It’s been some time since I’ve blogged here – but was inspired to do so after the past two days with the Mitchell’s “family” – which, I would like to say includes not only the inspiring family members themselves, but their associates, vendors, and customers! It was my second trunk show appearance with them, the last one in Greenwich, CT at Richards last month, and I can only say one thing: the joy, kindness and personal attention they show to every person who walks through their doors is astounding. The experience is unique, and it is completely ingrained in all they do in every part of their business: it’s their culture, through and through. I am honored, and humbled, to be part of it – and look forward to spending more time there in the future. A rare and authentic experience – surrounded by a beautifully curated collection of designers and wares. Thank you, to the entire Mitchells family … which again, includes their talented, kind and enthusiastic team.

And now, some photos from my most recent visit!

A photo of our display from  our October trunk show at Richards. Again, the experience there, so special. The roses were given to me by owner Scott Mitchell, in honor of our visit! Such kindness, or as they like to say "hugs!".

A photo of our display from our October trunk show at Richards. Again, the experience there, so special. The roses were given to me by owner Scott Mitchell, in honor of our visit! Such kindness, or as they like to say “hugs!”.

This man has more energy than well, me, that's for sure. He is amazing, inspiring and treats every customer with such great care and kindness. I am honored to know him!

Me with owner Bill Mitchell in front of our lovely store display in Miitchells. Let me say, this man has more energy than well, me, that’s for sure. He is amazing, inspiring and treats every customer with such great care and kindness. I am honored to know him!

A very special gift (and read!) from Jack Mitchell, who's enthusiastic support for us and our brand was quite humbling. Thanks for the "hugs" Jack and for the personal inscriptions. I will treasure them always!

A very special gift (and read!) from CEO Jack Mitchell, whose enthusiastic support for us and our brand was quite humbling. Thanks for the “hugs” Jack and for the personal inscriptions. I will treasure them always!

My wonderful associate Caitlin, holding out Lady Jane in Ivory Goatskin for her special visit with Santa. Wondering what special gift she asked for, as how often is it as an adult we get to visit Santa Clause! Hope it was a good one, Caitlin!

My wonderful associate Caitlin, holding our Lady Jane in Ivory Goatskin for her special visit with Santa. Wondering what special gift she asked for, as how often is it as an adult we get to visit Santa Claus! Hope it was a good one, Caitlin!

I had the distinct pleasure of not only sharing my holiday wishes with Santa, but with sharing my day at Mitchells with Adam Shulman, the very talented designer behind the brand "James Banks" - ok, so hint, hint - my wish to Santa had a little something to do with a certain piece from Adam's amazing collection, which is a must see at Richards and Mitchells. And yes, somehow Santa convinced us both to sit on his knee. Happy Holly-days indeed!

I had the distinct pleasure of not only sharing my holiday wishes with Santa, but with sharing my day at Mitchells with Adam Shulman, the very talented designer behind the unique and inspired jewelry brand “James Banks” – ok, so hint, hint – my wish to Santa had a little something to do with a certain piece from Adam’s amazing collection, which is a must see at Richards and Mitchells. And yes, somehow Santa convinced us both to sit on his knee. Happy Holly-days indeed!

summer events and promotions, be in the know!

We are hard at work in the HOLLY CALDWELL studio planning some very exciting summer events and appearances, happening all over the country this summer. AND we’ll be launching some great online promotions too! If you follow our blog, but aren’t signed up to our mailing list, you must join today to be sure you’re included in it all!

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DAILY CANDY WRITES ABOUT HOLLY CALDWELL

To the tune of the Tom Jones classic “She’s a Lady,” Daily Candy writes a kind and clever piece on the style and design of our line. See the full article here.

(Photo by Charlotte Zoller)

INDIA VOGUE — IT’S IN THE BAG!

HOLLY CALDWELL was mentioned in India Vogue’s May issue as one of the “new breed of designers creating a buzz” with our must have bag the Gretchen. Check it out!

Recent press from the New York Times T Magazine Blog

The New York Times recently featured one of our beloved stores, Jussara Lee, located in Manhattan’s West Village. Veteran designer Jussara Lee kindly gives us a special nod by noting the “ladylike handbags by the new accessories designer Holly Caldwell!” The article includes photos of pieces from Jussara’s collection, images of her chic newly opened store, as well as several shots of our bags.

To read the full article click here.

Also visit Jussara Lee’s website at jussaralee.com

We’re In Vogue!

Vogue’s May issue shows our crema patent Tribeca in INDEX, calling out spectacular neutral accessories as a perfect pairing with the colorful fashions of summer!

 

On the runway with Victor De Souza

We love this sampling of shots taken of our handbags brilliantly paired with the opulent and lush collection by Victor De Souza, from his Fall/Winter 2012 runway show held during New York Fashion Week at the Bowery Hotel. Congratulations Victor! Bravo.

Victor De Souza Fall 2012 shown with Holly Caldwell Gretchen 28 in Dark Red Pearlized Patent

Victor De Souza Fall 2012 shown with Holly Caldwell Lady Jane in Champagne Goatskin

Victor De Souza Fall 2012 shown with Holly Caldwell Gretchen 24 in Purple Grey Patent

Victor De Souza Fall 2012 shown with Holly Caldwell Tribeca 7 Clutch

The talented and charming designer Victor De Souza takes his well deserved bows!