March Newsletter – 2017

March 13, 2017
 Come into HalfPint during the month of March for our Free Leather Belt Giveaway!
 Pick a free leather belt from our belt basket with any $30 or more purchase.

We would love to thank KOIN 6 for covering our St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser the last Sunday in February, and to everyone who came out, made a purchase or donation and/or signed up on the Be the Match bone marrow donor registry! We brought in nearly $1,300 for Childhood Cancer Research and signed up lots of folks on the Be the Match Registry! 
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Winter Clearance Sale!
All winter merchandise will be further marked down through the month of March.
Because, who doesn’t love crazy good deals?

Stop in the Shop for a preview of new spring merchandise coming in all month long. Lots of sweet little flats and pumps! Fun and bright bags! And don’t forget to swing by with your Spring Break peeps!
 
 Enid Collins was the first to pioneer and create the iconic kitchy box purse.

   Enid Collins grew up in San Antonio, then studied fashion design and fine art at Texas Woman’s University. Soon after World War II, her and her husband Frederick, a sculptor, bought a small ranch close to the town of Medina. Struggling to make a living as ranchers, they began to use their talents and training to make things they could sell. Together they began to make leather handbags which she designed and he built on their kitchen table.
   She opened her first shop in 1959, creating local motifs she grew up with like horses, and also Mexicana themes of sun (sol) Pax (peace). She also did an amazing Zodiac series. She expanded her Texan roots to also include French & Hometown Americana themes, as well as the movements from the era of the 60’s.
   She did hundreds of designs of these purses in a canvas tote style, a bucket style, as well as her famous wood box purses adorned with kitchy jewels and sayings like “NIGHT OWL”, “GLAMOUR PUSS”, “COCK O’ THE WALK”,”MONEY TREE”, “LOVE BIRDS” and so many more. They were expertly designed and bedecked with jewels, charms, and beads. Truly unique collector’s items.

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