I'M MISS RANDI, THE GAL BEHIND THE BAGS...
Hold Fast is a one-woman operation, which means that in addition to designing your awesome handbags and accessories, I also draft the patterns, source the materials, cut the fabrics, sew them up, photograph them, package them, and ship them to you, all while providing the most prompt and courteous customer service I can. 100% handmade from my little home studio in sunny California.
Although I've been sewing for almost 20 years, I started designing handbags almost by accident. My everyday handbag started falling apart, and nothing else in the market caught my eye as a replacement. After being laid off from my previous merchandising job during the peak of the recession (what a blessing in disguise!), I had extra time on my hands. I decided to make a go at designing my own bag with all the elements and style I wanted and was unable to find. I made up a prototype and loved the result, so as a hopeful experiment I made up a few more samples and listed them on Etsy. I never imagined they would began selling within a week, and I never looked back!
I have so much fun making and designing handbags, this is the best job ever. I love seeing which colors and fabrics my customers choose to put together -- it's thrilling to know there are many awesome gals carrying my bags all over the world!
My favorite thing is feedback from customers, I love hearing how much they love their bags and seeing their photos. It makes me so happy that so many ladies love my bags!
After starting my business in my vintage Hollywood apartment, I moved back home to Northern California with my crazy Siamese kitty -- and currently reside in another vintage apartment in downtown Sacramento with so much character and lots of room to create!
I have an addiction to leopard print, red lipstick and everything vintage (help!). I'm fond of gin and beer and rock & roll, and when I'm not at my sewing machine you can find me reading on my balcony nook and hanging out with my fur child ♥.