From time to time I hear stories of generosity from one seatbeltbag lover to another. This one was comes from Carrie who runs City Style in Michigan. It's long but I thought it was definitely worth reading in it's entirety.
I wanted to take a moment to share a story that I witnessed involving one of your coveted handbags.
We have a customer (Heather) who came up with the idea of having a Harvey Swap Meet at City Style because she had a bag that she loved dearly but rarely used. She didn't want to sell it but if she saw something that she loved as much as Sid Texas Rose, she would be willing to swap it with the right person who would love it as much as she did. She wanted Texas Rose to go to a good local home.
City Style scheduled and held the event on Saturday, July 23rd and had lots of excited and Harvey loving attendees. Heather was one of them. Another of the enthusiastic attendees was our employee, Colleen Clayton, who aside from working for City Style, is a huge lover and collector of Harvey bags. Colleen didn't have any she was willing to part with and didn't bring any since we at City Style were just hosting and not participating in swaps. Our lovely Colleen laid eyes on Sid Texas Rose and was immediately smitten with this darling bag. Throughout the course of the evening, Colleen was unable to contain her attraction and desire for this bag. She shared her feeling about the bag with the other guests as well as Heather the owner of Sid Texas Rose. Alas the evening came to a close and to Heather no other bag present that night equaled her love for Texas Rose. So she took it back home after a fun night of meeting and making new friends through Harvey bags.
The following day at Church Sunday morning, who does Colleen run into but Heather. They immediately struck up conversation and friendship. Colleen told Heather that Texas Rose was still on her mind and if she ever was to get a bag worthy of this trade, she would be calling on her. Fast forward to Tuesday. At the end of the business day, Colleen and I are doing general menial tasks and in walks Heather and her family. Heather hands Colleen a gift bag. To our shock and awe, Colleen pulls Sid Texas Rose out of the bag that Heather handed her! We couldn't believe our eyes! What a purely generous and unselfish gesture that Heather bestowed upon Colleen!
Maybe you already are aware of these types of gestures involving your handbags but we had never witnessed it until now. Even though we are retailers, we are huge fans of your company and product and feel very fortunate to be part of the Harvey family. Harvey Seatbeltbag carriers are some of the best people we have had the pleasure to get to know! Thank you Harveys for starting your venture from a simple gift to Melanie. It is truly a gift that keeps on giving!
Sincerely, Carrie Vestrand
Thank you so much for sharing Carrie. I just love hear stories like this. I hope to one day visit your store. BTW, City Style was the 1st runner-up in our LTD contest. So close.