It all started in Mexico…
Hello and welcome! My name is Andrea and Hide & Chic Shop is the by-product of one trip, several friends and many ideas that all came to fruition and resulted in this business adventure.
In the summer of 2016, I traveled to Mexico with my parents. While there, I was in search of a tooled leather bag for myself. I had been searching for the perfect bag for about three years and had not been able to find exactly what I had pictured in my mind...until that magical moment when I walked into a small boutique and I saw them: the most beautiful, brightly colored, hand-tooled leather bags I had ever seen! I mean the quality, the colors, and the sheer number of different styles left me speechless! I could not have imagined that these bags even existed, but there they were, staring at me and beckoning me to take them home.
As soon as I started carrying my bags, I began receiving compliments on them left and right. It was obvious I wasn't the only one who loved them, and I knew I had to make them available to others. That’s how my business -- and my obsession -- started.
It truly takes the proverbial village to launch and nurture a new business, and the help and support of my parents, friends and customers make it all possible — especially since I have a full-time job in healthcare outside of my ongoing showroom partnership in a local Houston brick and mortar store called The Hive Pop Up Collective.
I not only carry women's products and accessories, which include multiple styles of bags, purses, totes, wallets, cosmetic bags, duffels, weekenders, garment bags and coin purses, but I also carry sandals and a line of men's leather products as well.
Our handbags are uniquely crafted in a variety of gorgeously deep, rich colors. The embossed hand-tooling is deep and detailed in intricate designs that suit the particular style of each bag.
Networking with others — especially women — who’ve walked this road before me, has proven invaluable, rewarding and extremely fun! The concept of women supporting women, supporting small and shopping local is alive and well here in Houston, and I am so happy and grateful to be a part of all of it.
My hope is that your Hide and Chic Shop purchase brings you as much joy and happiness (and as many compliments) as mine have brought and continue to bring me.
Thank you so much for your support!
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