As 2022 nears its end, we just wanted to extend a huge amount of gratitude for your ongoing support, reflect on what’s been a crazy year and also reveal what we have in store for 2023.
This year has been a rollercoaster, with plenty of ups and thankfully not too many downs, which fills us with much joy, pride and relief. Our team has grown, and we’ve had many of our favourite shoemakers visit us in Amsterdam for trunk shows and GMTO experiences. We’ve also welcomed into the family several new shoemakers (hit the following links to explore Stefano Bemer, Maison Corthay and Baudoin & Lange), all of which have kept us very busy. As a result, Dennis, Eveline, and the team are very much looking forward to a little bit of downtime before we march on into 2023!
Speaking of 2023, we have some exciting news.
Firstly, we’re moving! Yes, whilst our humble abode on Willemsparkweg has served us extremely well over the past few years, we will be taking up residency in the Van Baerle Shopping Gallery in the five-star Conservatorium hotel. Part of the Set Collection (which includes London’s Hotel Café Royal and Paris’ Lutetia), the Conservatorium is undoubtedly one of Amsterdam’s finest establishments. By moving, we will meet many more international travellers and interesting people, service our local and international customers even better, and bond over the nuances of artisanship. In addition, we will also invest deeper into our current brands, bringing you a wider range of handmade shoes, boots and exclusive models designed in partnership with what we believe to be world-leading shoemakers.
As you will gather from our news above, we are growing as a business and 2023 is set to be our greatest and most promising year to date! None of this, however, would have been possible without your unwavering support, for which we are extremely appreciative. With that said, if you’d like to invest in The Hand and support its growth and future plans, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’re in the process of engaging in conversations with investors to take us to the next level, and we’d like you all to come on the journey with us.
From all of us at The Hand, we wish you well and that you have a prosperous and fulfilling year ahead.