Bespoke Shoes Unlaced – a shoemaker's blog

Friday, 20 November 2015

Special offers and Kickstarter Half Way Mark

Like many businesses, we've got lots of events going on in the run up to Christmas...but we wanted to let you know about a couple of special shopping opportunities to look out for.

The first is a four-day discount bonanza in the Tool Shed...Not only is it Thanksgiving in the USA next Thursday (26th), but the following day has become a bit of an event in its own right. Known as Black Friday, it marks the 'official' start of the holiday season. Followed closely by Cyber Monday on the 30th of November

Making Pack 1 - with lasts
"Just think how good this will look under the Christmas tree!"
With the recent successful launch of our own e-commerce site, the Tool Shed, we wanted to do something as a 'thank you' to our customers. So we are delighted to offer all you lovely shoemakers out there a special 20% discount on orders placed next Friday through Monday. (Sorry Shoemaking School students, you already receive your 20% discount on your Tool Shed orders). 

French hammer
"All I want for Christmas is....a French hammer!"
So if you are thinking about gifting that extra special tool or making pack to that shoemaker you love (or to yourself!) for Christmas, now is the time!  

The second date to watch out for Saturday 5th of December - it's Small Business Saturday here in the UK, so it's a chance to shun the big corporates and for everyone to support the little guys like us.
As active members of the scheme, we will also be offering a 20% discount on all sales made through the Tool Shed on that day

We hope that you'll make the most of it and we look forward to receiving your orders. 


Additionally, next weekend sees our Christmas Open Studios shopping weekend. It's a great chance to come and buy directly from the designer-makers based here at Holborn and in our sister site in Deptford. The dates are:

Holborn from Thursday 26th Nov. – Sunday 29th Nov 
Deptford from Thursday 3rd Dec.– Sunday 6th Dec.

We will be ready with a warm welcome on Thursday evening from 6-9pm and Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11am - 6pm. 

This is a rare opportunity for visitors to see behind the scenes, to meet 170 talented makers over two sites and to buy beautifully crafted gifts directly from independent makers including textiles, homeware, jewellery, ceramics, soft furnishings...oh yes, and shoes!

There is also a special showcase selected and curated by style aficionado Dominic Lutyens (and which we are proud to say includes a pair of our bespoke shoes); a Prize Draw to win handmade Christmas tree decorations; and delicious food from the Hand Made Food Cafe! 

New Winkers Resort Shoes project video thumbnail

And finally a quick update on our Winkers Resort Shoe Kickstarter campaign

We launched last Friday and we're delighted to say that we are half way there, so many thanks to all of you who have pledged, liked and shared. Your support is really appreciated. 

If you haven't yet had an opportunity to do so, please do SHARE the link with your network... we've still got a long way to go to exceed our £18,000 total.

Until next week happy shoemaking, happy Thanksgiving and happy shopping!