There is something about a handbag made right here in America, or even better, the South. You know you are giving back to the manufacturing community and one that needs support. Finding a bag made with care and quality that is stylish and affordable and designed in the South? I’m sold! Then, you meet the owner. She’s lovely, she’s normal, she could be your best friend. Sold again. This is what buying a Ceri Hoover handbag is all about.
Ceri Hoover launched her collection a little over 18 months ago. Her desire was simple: she wanted a handbag that she couldn’t find, and she had just learned to sew (selling a few pillows along the way). The aesthetic showcased in her beautiful collection has caught on quickly, and with good reason. Whether you’re a Lilly Pulitzer-wearing gal who loves hot pink everything or a more low-key neutral kinda gal who wouldn’t be caught dead in a print or pink anything, there’s a Ceri Hoover handbag for you. Her collection is as versatile and easy to wear as your favorite pair of jeans. The stitching, quality of leather and care of design are all to be embraced. (No worries: We have a list of stores in each of our SB sister cities, as well as an online link, at the end of today’s post.)
Ceri’s first bags sold at a boutique in Seaside, Fla., which still continues to be one of her best selling stores. Then a few Nashville stores picked her up, and the next thing you know, she was selling her bags in more than 150 boutiques in America and Canada.
Some of us at StyleBlueprint were lucky enough to get a sneak peek behind the photo shoot of her new Fall 2014 collection and we wanted to share with you today, as you will be finding these bags around town. And now you’ll have an extra reason for wanting to buy one, whether it be a clutch, a tote or a diaper bag. Sometimes you just know when a designer is about to “pop,” and we have our eye on Ceri to be just that designer.
Now, onto the bags …
We have listed below SB Guide partner boutiques selling Ceri Hoover in Nashville, Williamson County, Birmingham and Memphis. Our sister cities waiting for the SB Guide (Atlanta and Louisville) have stores listed here as well. And, you can now shop the Ceri Hoover collection online at CeriHoover.com.
Get out and shop this Southern brand in your locally owned stores! A big win-win!