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  • More Than Artisans

    Posted on February 23, 2017 by Krystal Contreras

    Our company was built by dreamers; hardworking dreamers who know what it’s like to create something bigger than themselves out of sheer determination and will. That is why, here at Story Leather, we would like to showcase other determined and hardworking entrepreneurs and artists and share their stories. Story Leather was founded as a bootstrapped startup business, so we know how challenging and difficult it is to start a company or pursue a dream from scratch. Our More Than Artisans initiative aims to support other dreamers by letting their voices be heard. Sometimes an innovative artist, brand, or product gets lost within the vast abyss of media today. We strive to work against that issue by promoting small businesses and artists to help provide them with a new outlet and media exposure.

          We strive to share what makes you special, what motivates you, inspires you; and learn more about what challenges you have faced, how you overcome, and where you see yourself and your brand in the future. Our passion is telling stories, whether it be through customizable leather cases and goods, or feature articles focusing on up-and-coming influencers. We hope that in sharing these stories, it will not only inspire the featured artist to keep going, but also inspire others to start working toward what they have always wanted. No matter your ethnicity, class, background, gender identification, or age, you have what it takes to make your dream a reality.

          In addition to promoting artists and entrepreneurs of all types, we also welcome the opportunity to work with designers and young brands looking for a manufacturing partner or production team to help produce premium quality leather goods. We have previously worked with brands such as ifonista and Qind Design to not only provide leather goods for their online stores, but also cross promotion. Their stories can be found on our blog page and throughout our social media.


          If you are interested in collaborating with us and being a part of More Than Artisans, contact us by emailing A member of our team will then contact you to learn more about you and your brand’s story. Our goal is to provide you with the tools and support you need to pursue your dream. We are more than a team of leather artisans, we want to help our local community, support local artists, and most importantly - give back.

    This post was posted in Showcase, Promotion, Doing the Right Thing and was tagged with leather, promotion, leather phone cases, leather cases, leather goods, artists, artisans, free promotion, craftsman, entrepreneurs, leather craftsman

  • More Than Artisans: ifonista

    Posted on February 16, 2017 by Krystal Contreras

    “Travel not to find yourself, but to remember who you've been all along.”

    This saying could not have resonated more with stylish phone case designer, Lucia, founder of ifonista. As a young girl growing up in Colombia, she was surrounded by fashion. With her mother being the one in charge of the Colombian beauty pageant every year, Lucia learned about runways, catwalks, and style diversity in the fashion industry. However, Lucia did not pursue fashion when she moved Boston. After spending the rest of her childhood in the US, she went to college,studied finance, and began a career in the finance industry after graduating. After six years in the finance industry, numerous travels, and one extraordinary engagement, Lucia realized that her life was changing. She took a step back and “... thought, well, I’m engaged, I’m going to start a family, I want to be happy... I was miserable working in finance,” so she took a leap back into the world she had all but left behind, fashion.

    After discovering the horrendous prices of high-end designer phone cases, Lucia decided to design her own- with fabric, a bag of affordable bejeweling gems and some glue. Inspired by the various cultures and craftspeople she observed on her travels, she produced stylish results. Finding that her designs were a hit with her friends and others who caught a glimpse of her phone cases, she was driven to build her own website; thus, creating ifonista.

    Using her inherent eye for fashion, and her passion for cultural expression, Lucia has curated nearly a dozen unique designs. Every product is handmade and designed by Lucia, who makes each case with the intent of telling a story, or representing a personality. Although it may have been a risk to invest so much time and money into this business endeavor, ifonista is on the rise. As Lucia’s business grows, her materials improve. She had started off with cheap plastic casings, gems, and fabrics, and is now stepping up the ifonista brand with Swarovski crystals, intricate imported fabrics, and genuine leather casings from StoryLeather.

    So what’s next for ifonista?  The artisan assures there will definitely more designs and products, as well as mix of high-end and affordable accessories for people of all backgrounds.

    This post was posted in Fashion, Style Stories, Style Watch, Personal Style and was tagged with phone cases, iPhone cases, leather phone cases, quality phone cases, custom cases, ifonista, benamee, unique phone cases, custom iPhone cases, iPhone 7 cases, fashion phone cases, fashionable phone cases, high fashion phone cases, more than artisans

  • 5 Valentine's Day Gift Ideas For Him

    Posted on February 9, 2017 by Krystal Contreras

    Having trouble finding a good Valentine's Day present for your boyfriend, fiancé, or husband? Well, you came to the right place. We have curated this gift guide so you can find the right gift for him; something that he will not only love, but actually use!

    Dakota Phone Pocket

    This Zippered phone pouch is available in 2 sizes. Our smaller size for the iPhone 6/s and 7 or any any other device up to 14 cm x 7.2 cm x 1.1 cm. It is also available in a larger version for the Google Pixel Xl or iPhone 6 & 7 Plus, and any other device up to 16 cm x 8.2 cm x 1.1 cm. This design is very versatile and can be used not only as a phone cover, but also a wallet. You may even use the larger sized Dakota Phone Pocket as a passport holder! Your Valentine will be able to carry everything he needs in a secure, sleek, and stylish leather accessory. The Dakota Phone Pocket is available in a variety of colors, see more here.

    Double Decker

    Is your significant other a very busy man? If he is constantly struggling to keep track of both his work and personal phone, the Double Decker is just what he needs. This unique design is meant to carry two phones, of varying sizes, and is available for customization! However, just like for every custom made good, it takes a bit longer to receive because it needs to be crafted.

    Slate ID Back Cover

    No need to carry a separate wallet when all you really need is your phone and ID for a fun night out. Gift your Valentine an authentic, fashionable case that will keep both essential items in one place. The Slate ID Back Cover is a stylish and practical phone case that comes in an abundance of different color combinations! Find the one that fits your Valentine’s style here.

    Stockton Compact Wallet

    Stick with the classics this Valentine’s Day and gift him a timeless wallet. However, don’t just get him any wallet from any department store, get him something that will truly last. The Stockton Compact Wallet is crafted with quality saffiano leather. Furthermore, it has numerous card slots, as well as two bill fold layers. Story Leather has a great selection of compact wallets available in many different colors and textures. To browse through our compact wallet listings, visit our page here. If you would like to create a custom design for your Valentine’s wallet, you can search through our custom made-to-order items here.

    Custom Made Leather Good

    Your Valentine is unique, so get him something that is unique as well! Choose to personalize any of our Custom Made goods and cases with your Valentine’s name, favorite color, preferred leather texture, and more! However, as mentioned earlier, custom made items take a bit longer to receive (production lead time is about 25-30 days) so be sure to get your order in with plenty of time! For more information, check out our selection of custom products here.

    This post was posted in Fashion, Personal Style and was tagged with gift ideas for him, genuine leather, leather wallet, leather goods, leather wallets, custom cases, custom wallets, genuine leather wallets, gift ideas for boyfriend, give ideas for husband, custom phone cases, best quality wallets

  • 5 Valentine's Day Gift Ideas For Her

    Posted on February 2, 2017 by Krystal Contreras

    We get it, shopping for your Valentine can be stressful. You don’t want to get her anything that is too mushy, cliche, perishable, or something she simply won’t use. That is why we have a helpful list of the perfect Valentine’s Day gifts she will not only love, but also utilize every day!

    Slate Case

    This gorgeous, hand-stitched case is crafted from genuine leather and made with great attention to detail. The sleek design of the case is made to fit easily into her hand, and of course, keep her looking stylish. There are a variety of different designs in the Slate collection: Express, Color, Zippy, and ID. Find the right one for her here.


    Vienna Woven Wallet

    The Vienna Woven Wallet is a stunning masterpiece of hand-sewn leather that allows her to carry all her important items all in one place. This easy-to-carry accessory may also be used as a clutch, as well as a wallet. The piece is spacious on the inside, yet cute and compact on the outside. Also available in an array of colors, you may shop for one here.

    Coin Wallet

    Carrying around loose change in one’s purse, bag, or wallet is a hassle. Sometime coins scatter around at the bottom of the bag or purse, and coins always bulk up wallets. However, you can help your Valentine avoid that issue with an adorable, yet fashionable, leather woven coin wallet. Made with genuine leather, this coin purse will not tear or fall apart even when filled with change.

    Book-Style Case

    Get her a phone case that will not only cover her phone, but will also serve as a card holder. She won’t have to worry about scuffling through her bag to find her phone and then her wallet, she will have everything she needs in one sleek and stylish case! There is a large variety of book-style cases to choose from. Browse through them to find the one that represents her style here.

    Custom Case

    Offer her something that is one-of-a-kind. Customize the color, layout, and logo on nearly any case of leather good. Add an extra card slot, change the color scheme, add her name, or even her favorite quote to the case. Just be sure that you plan ahead! As with any custom order, it takes time to create it to your liking. Handcraft production lead time is about 25-30 days, so be sure to get your order in with plenty of time before the special day! For more information, check out our selection of custom products here.

    We hope we have helped you find the perfect gift for your Valentine, girlfriend, fiancee, wife, or special someone for their special day.

    This post was posted in Fashion

  • Double Cartera Connect - A Book-Style Case Made to Hold 2 Phone

    Posted on January 16, 2017 by Jerry Lee

    The Double Cartera Connect case has been a very popular case, as there's really nothing like this on the market. The case opens up like a book so that you can use either of the two phones while they are fitted inside the leather case. To order this case, we require that both cases be of the same make/model, and you would be able custom build one by using the link for the Cartera Connect here:

    The price of this case would be the cost of the Cartera Connect at $109.99 plus a retooling fee of $25 that would be invoiced separately after you have successfully placed the order for the Cartera Connect. As you go through the customization process, we would ask that you note in the Special Request section to build the case to fit 2 identical phones, and then provide the exact make/model of the phone.

    Have a look at how a Double Cartera Connect looks like for 2 x iPhone 7 below:




    This post was posted in Fashion, Showcase and was tagged with Double Cartera Connect, case to fit 2 phones

  • We are currently on a 40-45 day production cycle

    Posted on January 13, 2017 by Jerry Lee

    Our team has worked long and hard to get all the Holiday orders made and shipped for our customers in December, 2016.  We are winding down production for 2 weeks in late January to give our crew a break and spend some quality time with family.  Due to this break, we are extending the production lead time for all custom orders from our usual 25-30 days to 40-45 days.

    We understand it is a long wait for a custom order, and as a token of appreciation for your patience, we are giving away a free Watson leather card holder for each of your custom order.

    Additionally, we during this time, we are offering 15% off all custom goods, please kindly use promo code: CUSTOMMADE2017 from now till end of February.



    This post was posted in Promotion

  • Laredo – Pure Class in a Backpack

    Posted on October 28, 2016 by Andrea Romero


    Have you ever looked at leather and felt as if it is talking to you? Story Leather has enabled you to witness the most premium leather of all kinds by simply logging on your computers, and choosing from a variety of leather goods from its online website for your wardrobe every now and then. Leather is perhaps a fad that stays true to its name – it is always there, whether it is summer or winter, and will always earn you the attraction and attention that can be brought in by simple and plain accessories.

    The Leather, however, tends to showcase quite an elegant look despite being plain. Perhaps being simple is one of the major attributes of leather, and Story Leather knows several ways to accentuate the finishing look. Ever since Story Leather came into being, we have had a lot of choices ranging from leather phone cases to wallets, and leather cases for planners, notebooks, and diaries. Since bags are a necessity, and almost nobody would be seen without a tote or a messenger bag nowadays, it is time to invest your time and money on The Laredo Bag – the ultimate addition to backpacks.


    In a world where abstract and graphic printed backpacks have revisited the creed and masses, and managed to add color to our vague lives, The Laredo Bag is still proving to be sufficient and eminent than the rest. There are a lot of reasons why The Laredo Bag’s demure leather does not pose a threat to your belongings, some of it owing to its fantastic and soft suede inner compartments, while the rest pointing towards the durability of leather.

    The Laredo Bag is loved for quite a many reasons – the most popular owing to its sleek composure, and the magnificence that the leather backpack resonates through a single touch. Being sleek and svelte in nature, The Laredo Bag can be shipped quite instantaneously, giving you a chance to appreciate Story Leather’s apt shipment services other than just having excuses to rave about its exquisite craftsmanship. The Laredo Bag has a height of 35cm, a width of 25 cm and a staggering diameter of 12.5 cm. This Laredo Bag is the ultimate in Story Leather’s latest leather flicks as it not only gives you a chance to minimize vulnerability while traveling, but also allows you move about in style.

    Story Leather allows you to come forward and choose from a variety of colors and textures of leather for your own distinctive glory. We use the finest of the truest cowhide and lambskin to manufacture your leather products, which you can customize to your heart’s and budget’s content. Assuring the fact that The Laredo Bag provides you comfort and ease due to the straps stitched and coupled on the bag’s behind, allow your troubles to melt away by putting your trust in Story Leather’s exquisite gear.

    Tip: Pair The Laredo Bag with a customized leather phone case, preferably textured by Story Leather, and wow them all!


    This post was posted in Promotion

  • The Importance of Providing Precise Measurements when Customize Your Case

    Posted on October 20, 2016 by Jerry Lee

    Here at Story Leather, we take measurements very very precise. As 1-2 millimeters in discrepancy would result in customer receiving a case that is either too big, or one that simply doesn't fit at all. Below is an except from a discussion post that we found on
    Here's a ruler showing 16ths, with the meaning of each mark indicated:

    Some rulers only go to eighths, and it might be easier to start with that:

    As the marks go down in size, the denominator of the fraction doubles. The biggest mark between two inches is the half; between that and either inch mark the next largest mark is the quarter inch; and so on. To find eighths, just go down the scale finding 1/2, then 1/4, then 1/8. All the marks that are that size or bigger are eighths: 1/8, 2/8 (which is the same as 1/4), 3/8, 4/8 (which is the same as 1/2), 5/8, and so on. If you want, you can just count all the marks that are the same size, counting by odd numbers: 1/8, 3/8, 5/8, 7/8.

    Try doing the same thing on the 16ths ruler above; the only hard part will be to ignore the smaller 16ths marks while you're looking for 8ths. To find 5/8, for example, find which size marks are 8ths, then count 1, 3, 5/8 until you find it.

    Now you should be able to work out 32nds yourself:


    This post was posted in How To: and was tagged with measurements, inches, ruler

  • Coming up with 3 Fashionable Leather Phone Cases of iPhones for Men

    Posted on October 19, 2016 by Andrea Romero

    We are all very excited to hear about the all new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. We are sure to keep it more protective and use it for a longer. Yet, what is inside the phone is not only important rather what is outside the phone is another greater component. With Apple’s launch of iPhone 7, “Story Leather” is now coming with new customized leather cases giving it a nicer and trendy look and comfortable to hold. The softness of the case enables the users to have a soothing touch. While the leather covering supports it from any kind of dirt or damage. The casing is beautifully designed allowing easy installation for its users. All products in this range are exclusively durable. What more can one want than all of these benefits available in one package?
    Deerhill STYLE ID: SL-8357-W5

    Deerhill is an exclusive leather case that has been piped to make it look fancy. The neatly done stitching gives it an appealing look where high quality is more prioritized. Even after a lot of usage, it is guaranteed that edges won’t have rough surface. Customers especially men do not have to think about what colour to choose as leather is available in variety of colors targeting young fashionistas to sober individuals. It is available in red, orange, black, white, beige, etc. The variety in colors gives a great combination and can be customized according to customer’s demands. Even the leather design can be selected as per customer’s choice whether pebbled grained, ostrich pattern, crocodile pattern or smooth leather is required. They can easily go on with denim or pants. Men won’t feel the bulge while using this case. All items are handmade products and order is completed in 30 days. Whether you use the case while going to college or a formal setting, you nail your selection. The casing has a magnetic closure that enables it to save the phone.
    Double Decker STYLE ID: SL-7261-W3

    Story leather has utilized its premium services for the manufacturing of the Double Decker case and has come up with innovative designs in featuring extensive range of products. The leather case not only prevents the phone from damaging or any kind of rough scratches but also gives a nice leather fragrance. The variety in each leather case and it its capacity of the extra battery storage is another “remarkable factor” that the clients would be most looking forward to. The company is very much responsive in taking care of the consumer needs and demands. Any sort of customization can be made with the finest product produced by co creating the product according to customer’s preferences. This is also first case with the capacity of two phones. The fine design brings more protection in keeping both phones together.
    Zaza STYLE ID: SL-1708-W2

    This slim holder case has been designed especially targeted for men who want more of a tech-savvy product but are light and could easily fit in the pocket. As a result of its quality and performance, it is therefore anticipated to enjoy this customized leather case by trendy fashionistas for years. With the latest trends, we all look for something that has been especially designed for us. Story leather prioritizes in designing products that is especially “made for you” for the fashion followers who are more likely to appreciate these custom made efforts by the company with the perfect workmanship giving a symbol of fashion and class. It has an attached magnetic closing that helps in protecting the phone and can also be personalized as per customers’ demands.

    This post was posted in Fashion, Promotion, Personal Style and was tagged with cases, belt clip, zaza holster, double decker belt case, deerhill holster, mens holsters

  • 15 Trends Straight Out Of The Fall 2016 Fashion Week Runways

    Posted on October 11, 2016 by Andrea Romero

    The most anticipated Fashion Weeks of the year have ended with a big bang and this season left us in a daze with its in-your-face, audacious and bold pieces bordering on sheer cheek and brazenness.

    The style mantra has taken a total U-turn from last year’s bright hues and moved towards a more measured and muted color pallet. The earthy shades with an occasional hit of bold red or deep burgundy were accompanied by a deluge of mauve and pink, glitter lurex and electro furs, daring you to step out of your comfort zone and embrace the coming winters with an eccentric twist.

    The coolest part of this season’s apparel was that most separates that were employed to accessorize statement pieces are probably lying right there on the back of your closet. So it’s time you took out those piles of white button-downs, silk tunics, long shoes, over-seized sweaters and hoodies and the fancy gloves as they will complete your fall look to a T!

    1. The Leather Takeover!

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    The winter collection was rampant with leather details and leather jackets. We absolutely loved the sharp shoulders, puffy volume, oversized streetwear and corseted leather waists. All these key trends came together to create an explosive silhouette and we cannot wait to adorn it!

    Here is a round-up of the dominant fashion trends from New York, Milan, London and Paris Fashion Weeks.

    2. Slip-dresses

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    The slip dress is one summer trend that made a smooth transition towards the winter season by employing leather as its main forte along with lace-trimmed silk and velvet. Go for a lot of layering, plunge v-necks and midi lengths to complete your look.

    3. Puffer Jackets

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    This season’s puffer jackets were glossy and colorful with a playful take on proportions. We love the crop, oversized and overlong jackets that will keep us warm without compromising style

    4. Fur Stoles

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    The cross body fur stoles taught us new asymmetrical draping styles.

    5. High Heel knee length Boots

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    Knee highs are back with a bang and they were paired this fall with almost every look. The patent leathers are always the safest way to go, along with velvet and choose those printed ones if you are in a mood to experiment. Lengths varied from just below the knee to thigh-skimming styles and we just cannot wait to put them on!

    6. Bonfire Palettes

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    Flame reds, glowing oranges and burnt auburn shades were a welcome respite after a flurry of muted collections. The autumnal palette was truly inspiring and we are impatient to dig deeper into this awesome trend!

    7. Turtlenecks

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    This fall, add a turtleneck to your wardrobe and you are good to go. Style it with some of the lightweight pieces in your closet and you will be bang on trend!

    8. Frills

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    Frills and ruffles from the spring collections have effortlessly transformed themselves for the cooler months in the form of a long sleeve. The frill details could be seen in the blouse sleeves, on the front of dresses, even on sweaters and we are not complaining at all!

    9. Metallics

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    Keep those metallic tones ready for the Fall as they could conveniently be a part of your knife pleat skirts, footwear, and assorted accessories. Copper, purple, and emerald shades are the go-to colors if you are tired of only gold and silver.

    10. Statement Bags

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    Handbags came with embellished guitar straps which will definitely stir the rockstar in you. Innovative ways in which you can hold your bags definitely got us thinking.

    11. Hoodies & Sweaters

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    Athleisure is still trending from the previous Fall so match your oversized sweaters and hoodies with the color trends of this season. Reinvent them as elongated sweaters with oversized sleeves and side slits.

    12. Shapely Sleeves

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    Be a doer and acquire this trend to look super relevant this upcoming fall season.

    13. Mini-skirt suites

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    Remember Cher’s mini-skirts in Clueless? If you were a fan then don’t worry, the trend is back in 2016. Be creative and style those color-contrasting tweeds with a white T-shirt and a hoodie and you are good to go!

    14. Leather Gloves

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    The freezing cold weather is an excellent excuse to flaunt these over the top, embellished gloves. The leather and knitted ones will definitely keep you warm!

    15. Raincoats

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    Now you will be wearing raincoats as a fashion statement as much as for saving yourself from the downpour! The chic yet functional patent leather trench coats are absolutely drool-worthy and help you finish up your jacket with a classic twist.

    Besides these, capelets and chokers would also be taking the season’s trend game, however; Leather is a true winner throughout the Fall 2016 outerwear!

    This post was posted in Fashion, Personal Style and was tagged with Athleisure, Hoodies & Sweaters, Statement Bags, Slip-dresses, Puffer Jackets, Fur Stoles, High Heel knee length Boots

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