BowPosh

Hair Couture for Kids by Laura C Cole

Florida, United States · 745 Sales

BowPosh

Hair Couture for Kids by Laura C Cole

Florida, United States 745 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   ✿Hair Couture for Kids✿
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Visiting again? Message for a loyalty coupon code!

*Must send message on FB to receive coupon code. Enter coupon code during checkout to receive promotion.

Become a member of the BowPosh VIP Club and receive special promotions that ONLY VIP will be able to take advantage of! Join here: http://eepurl.com/bZGQz9





Shipping rates have increased dramatically with the USPS. We apologize for this inconvenience as we have absolutely no control over this. If you have any questions at all about any price listings, feel free to contact BowPosh at any time here or at BowPosh [!at] gmail.com. Thank you for your understanding.


BowPosh is a Sole Proprietorship business which is a subsidiary of Laura C Cole.
Owner: Laura C Cole

Announcement
Last updated on May 7, 2016

✿Hair Couture for Kids✿
LIKE us on Facebook for 15% off your first order!
www.facebook.com/bowposh

Visiting again? Message for a loyalty coupon code!

*Must send message on FB to receive coupon code. Enter coupon code during checkout to receive promotion.

Become a member of the BowPosh VIP Club and receive special promotions that ONLY VIP will be able to take advantage of! Join here: http://eepurl.com/bZGQz9





Shipping rates have increased dramatically with the USPS. We apologize for this inconvenience as we have absolutely no control over this. If you have any questions at all about any price listings, feel free to contact BowPosh at any time here or at BowPosh [!at] gmail.com. Thank you for your understanding.


BowPosh is a Sole Proprietorship business which is a subsidiary of Laura C Cole.
Owner: Laura C Cole

Laura C Cole

Contact shop owner

Laura C Cole

Updates

Custom order! We will work with you to create the best item for your event!!! Just about all of our items are customizable!
Custom prices may differ from original pricing.
#RAOK #randomactsofkindness #BowPoshforSmiles because sometimes its the littlest things such as a free matching headband. <3
BowPosh Bouquets are coming soon!! Check out pur shop to see what may be included!
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About

Dream Catcher

A little more about the family behind BowPosh.

When I first started BowPosh I was so very excited. I had a photographer friend that I was talking to about it, and she told me I needed to choose a neat, catchy name. I had no idea what I was going to call my shop on Etsy. I had been putting off starting an Etsy shop for years after a co-worker told me I should check it out when I lived in TN (Thanks Niki). The name was so weird that I wasnt sure I heard her correctly; Etsy, what is an Etsy, haha.

In 2010, my husband and I drove down to FL for my high school reunion. My husband hadnt been away from TN very much, and I was ready to leave TN so on our drive back to TN, I was on the phone giving all of our furniture and everything in the little house we had just bought away. When we hit Jackson, TN, the first stop was my job. I was a third party debt collector working 40 hours a week at the worst job I could have ever imagined so I went in and turned in my badge. My husband never went back to his job. We picked up our kids, packed up our SUV with the necessities, stored my car at my aunts rental house, and took off for the 14 hour trip back to FL. Back to FL with no jobs, one paycheck, two kids, no house, and no plan. The only one that knew was my aunt. The rest of our friends and family found out after we were back in FL. Talk about a 1974 move!

We checked into a Value Place off the interstate in Fort Myers, FL (we scoped it out on the way out of FL) and lived off of my 401K while we searched for jobs. My husband got a management job at Value Place so our rent was free and we had two suites; one that later became my work studio. I had made a few cheer bows for my daughters cheer team in TN for free to help out and they were a hit so I finally decided to start my business after having a couple of not-so-good jobs. My husband and kids fully supported me.

After days of brainstorming for a business name, I got the check mark that "BowPosh" was available. Hooray!!!! I bought the domain for .99 cents, and then realized I had absolutely no supplies to start making my items. I didnt even know how to make some of the most popular kinds of bows at the time. What was I going to do? I didnt have a lot of money because we hadnt gotten back on our feet yet so I reached out to my birth mom who sent me $50 dollars (My first investor, lol). I went to a local craft store and bought $100 worth of ribbon for $50 from a half off sale. All ribbon, nothing else (I already had a sewing machine, thread, glue, and other items). Then, I spent days and nights teaching myself how to make certain items, watching videos, practicing, getting frustrated, starting over, and just on and on and on.

A few years had gone by and we were doing very, very well until my husband lost a job he had after we had moved to Bonita Springs, FL (VP sold and restaffed). It was a downhill spiral after that, and eventually after supporting the family living in hotels, it had to come to an end. It was too difficult to carry my supplies around with us, and at some points we didnt even know where we were going to sleep the next night or where we were going to go that day unless I got a sale. A sale would come in right before checkout time from either BowPosh or my other shop. It was nerve racking to say the least. Finally, in 2014, we found ourselves on the streets in Bonita. Literally. This lasted for a few days, but our kids still went to school, and I still went to work (I got a management job to try to get things going again, but we were too behind).

No one had a clue what we were going through for years, and only a handful knew (before I wrote this). We were turned away from a shelter and the others wanted to split us up. Our family motto: Never separate. We ended up in a shelter in Fort Myers, FL. By this time, BowPosh had been put on hold on Etsy, and I was absolutely crushed. I had such a hard time with this, and accepting everything that had led up to this point in our lives. I was hurting for my kids, embarrassed, and almost lost every ounce of drive I had ever had even though it seemed like nothing was wrong.

During all of this, I was still a full time student in college so the stress levels were almost unbearable. I think back, and we made it by the grace of God. We were in the shelter for about 9 months before we finally got our own place again; since early 2010. We have worked our way back slowly, and I never stopped talking about BowPosh. It didnt matter if it wasnt in full swing, I never stopped talking about it. I never stopped making things whenever I could. I did custom orders throughout every situation. Now, we are back, and we are incredibly grateful for our loyal fans, and supporters.

We look forward to continuing to create pieces for special events around the world, and growing so that we can continue to help others any way we can!

Our passion and mission is creating smiles.

Thank you so very much <3.
Sincerely,
Laura C Cole

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  • Laura C Cole

    Owner, Design, Construction, Inspection, Some Photography

  • Jason Cole

    Shipper, Marketer

Shop policies

Last updated on April 29, 2016
Thank you for visiting BowPosh- Hair Couture for Kids. Please feel free to contact us with any policy questions you may have. We are excited to continue doing business with you!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
We accept Paypal and Debit/ Credit cards through Etsy.

We prefer Paypal (you can still use your debit/ credit card through paypal if you do not have a paypal account- by paying as a "guest"), but use what is most comfortable to you.
Shipping
***Please read all Shipping information***


Orders will be shipped twice a week.

*Please allow 1-10 days for processing, and 3-7 days for shipping for first class (our total turn around time max, is 17 business days (please understand some situations may be beyond our control)- weekends and holidays are considered non business days). Delay information will be forwarded to affected clients immediately (if any). We do our best to ship well before these time frames, but we do ship in the order in which the order was received.


International shipping may vary after turn around time.


*All items are now made to order. Most "Clearance" items are pre-made demos, and are sold as is.


RUSH ORDERS:
*If you need an item on short notice (ex: shipped same day or next day/ or need delivered to you BEFORE current turn around time), please select additional shipping options during checkout (if BowPosh is notified prior and it is deemed necessary. Most of the time there are not any additional fees for rush orders; only upgraded shipping costs) and leave a comment during checkout.


*Items are shipped US first class unless upgraded by client. BowPosh can and sometimes does upgrade shipping without a customer request.

*All items are provided with a tracking number.
If tracking shows 'delivered' to its destination, BowPosh is no longer responsible for claims of 'lost' packages.

NOTE: Per the USPS, first class, and priority are not considered trackable methods of shipping. They do scan packages in as a 'courtesy', but are not required to do so. If tracking does not update immediately, this could be the cause. Express is the only guaranteed delivery method, and trackable method with the USPS. Thank you for understanding.



PRIORITY:
2-3 day shipping- please contact us.

EXPRESS:
Next day shipping- please contact us.

INTERNATIONAL:
Prices differ- please contact us if upgrade is needed.

*Please add up to 7-20 days for turn around time on international orders due to possible custom holds.

*BowPosh is not responsible for any added/ extra custom fees/ taxes in customs. These are up to the individual countries, and are not controlled by the US. Please review your customs policies/ rules if you have any questions.
Refunds and Exchanges
All items are tested and inspected before they leave our studio. We are certain that you will be pleased with your purchase.

DAMAGED ITEMS:

If item(s) have been damaged during shipping, contact us within 3 business days of receiving the item (along with photos of packaging and item), and we will work out an exchange or a refund (With return of item. Shipping is non refundable. Item must be post marked within 3 business days after contacting us with your original concern. Return shipping is clients responsibility.

BowPosh must be contacted prior to returning a package.


COLOR AND SIZING:

If sizing, color, or style of item was not as expected, please contact us within 3 days of receiving your item for exchange information or refund. Packages must then be postmarked within 7 days after (the 3 days for 10 days total).

An exchange for the same style item or another item of the same value or request a refund minus s&h is clients choice.

BowPosh must be contacted prior to returning a package.



CUSTOM ORDERS:

We love custom orders, and encourage all of our clients to inquire about custom work to ensure that they have a unique item.

Custom order listing sales are final due to the individuality of each item (unless stated otherwise by BowPosh). Please be very clear when requesting a custom item. BowPosh does send photos of the finished product and receives an approval from the client BEFORE shipping.

Clearance items are final sales due to inventory liquidation.


Thank you.
Additional policies and FAQs
BowPosh is a subsidiary of Laura C Cole and is sold in stores in the United States as well as online.

If you are a retail store and would like to carry BowPosh merchandise, please email us at info [!at] lauraccole.com. We are happy to speak to you and work with you!!

BowPosh does not sell wholesale items at this time. This includes items that another brand or company would add their own logo to; however, BowPosh does sell in bulk to retail stores or ships using the drop ship method.

Products must be ordered and paid for before BowPosh will ship.