Holdster

Creates designer handsfree leather purses for badasses

Neptune Beach, Florida 7 Sales On Etsy since 2014

Holdster

Creates designer handsfree leather purses for badasses

Neptune Beach, Florida | 7 Sales

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Laura

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Laura

Announcement    Festival and concert season is upon us! We have been busy creating new one of a kind Holdster desings! From our earthy neutral Brown & Caramel Sheep Skin, to our badass Black & Purple Python, there is a unique Holdster just for you and your lifestyle!

Announcement

Last updated on May 31, 2017

Festival and concert season is upon us! We have been busy creating new one of a kind Holdster desings! From our earthy neutral Brown & Caramel Sheep Skin, to our badass Black & Purple Python, there is a unique Holdster just for you and your lifestyle!

About Holdster

Sales 7
On Etsy since 2014

How Holdster came to life.

Although Tim and I didn’t meet until 2011, we easily could’ve been friends in the 80’s. Both of us graduated high school in Jacksonville, FL, were raised with conservative values, and knew the words to every Beastie Boy’s song. Tim went on to run a successful tire store in Long Island, and I stayed local to help build a multi-million dollar wholesale gift company.

Our worlds collided at the Wannee Music Festival in Live Oak, FL… my very first festival, and Tim’s 100th. Not knowing what to expect, I brought the hugest bag you’ve ever seen, filled with everything from pillows to sunscreen. Tim donned nothing more than sunglasses and shorts – no shirt, no shoes. His absolute freedom was intoxicating. And when he carried my huge bag the entire day so I could dance and feel free, he captured my heart.

I’d always carried more than I needed, just in case. And experiencing freedom from my bulky bag at Wannee, I realized feeling held back by all I was carrying was something I was ready to let go. A month later while traveling thru North Carolina, I found a holster style purse and wore it to every concert and club we attended thereafter. A purse I’d happily wear everyday if it had a flap, better straps and was more stylish.

After years of searching for the perfect purse, I decided to create one. And in 2014, Holdster was born. We started handcrafting leather Holdsters in our garage and selling them to our friends and at local markets. Ladies loved them and we learned ways to improve the design and fit with their feedback.

We’re still at it, pioneering our secure handsfree purse design, and making each one fashionable enough for everyday wear. I design and Tim hand cuts, rivets, and stamps. The feather on each strap symbolizes Tim’s native american heritage and the freedom and lightness we hope you feel when you wear a Holdster.

Laura

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Shop policies

Last updated on March 16, 2015

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If you and your Holdster aren't able to bond, we are happy to accept returns within 10 days of purchase for items that are in resell able condition and undamaged. We will switch out your straps for resizing purposes up to 60 days.

Please contact us immediately if your Holdster arrives damaged or doesn't arrive.
Payment
We accept all credit cards. Florida tax is applied to orders shipped in state.
Shipping
We ship USPS flat rate box within the contiguous US only. For other shipping requests, contact us.
Additional policies and FAQs
Because each Holdster is made by hand, we are happy to hear requests for custom Holdsters - fabrics, colors, rings, embellishments.