Fashion

  • Story Leather Testimonial: Barb and Blondie!

    Posted on January 23, 2015 by Jonathan Ly

    Welcome back to another Story Leather testimonial! Last time we heard from Margot and saw her awesome photography at work. This week we have Barb and Blondie.

    Here I go. I walk a 5K just about everyday with my Lab, Blondie and ALWAYS listen to music on my new iPhone 6. That is reason I needed a very good ‘holder’ to protect and make it easily accessible along the route.

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my new ‘carrier’. Kansas State all the way, we bleed purple, therefore the choice of color.

    Sincerely,

    Barb

     

    Looks like the dynamic duo are set for the run, matching clothing and accessories!

    Pssst, don't forget that Valentines Day is just around the corner, just a hint.
    For more of our stories you can visit www.storyleather.com/blog or visit our Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest for all of any updates on new styles, leathers, or promo codes.

    Don't forget to check out our recent works section to see past creations, link right HERE to take a look at all the custom designs that others have made. Who knows, maybe there's a design that speaks to you.

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    This post was posted in Fashion, Testimonial, Personal Style

  • Story Leather: Style Stories

    Posted on January 21, 2015 by diego

    Hello Everyone,

    Even with the temperature dropping, the fashion industry is one season ahead and bringing out the Spring and Summer pieces. This week we interviewed Sarah, the owner of Maybe by Catalfo, a contemporary fashion brand specializing in custom made dresses. With it’s flirty and sophisticated feel, it’s no wonder that her clothes makes for the perfect cocktail and party attire! Accessorizing is always key so we love to hear from an industry professional on how to wear them appropriately for SS15!

    Link to Previous Interview: http://www.storyleather.com/blog/2014/06/story-leather-style-stories-sarah-catalfo

    So give us a little information about you and your company.

    Maybe by Catalfo is a flirty yet sophisticated, label for women who are young at heart. I design pieces for women that like to have fun with their personal style.

    Maybe is based out of Toronto. We also do custom made dress designs, which is part of how I help women feel unique and confident with their style.

    You seem to be incredibly knowledgeable about the industry, how would you describe your style and how does it translate to your brand?

    Thank you! I can credit that knowledge to plenty of years working in the industry and continuous learning from some fabulous mentors.

    As for my style, it’s been evolving since I discovered my love for fashion. I’ve always enjoyed wearing vibrant colours, and love anything that sparkles. Those things will never change! My style is now more sophisticated. But I still get so inspired from vintage haute couture; Yves Saint Laurent, Dior, and glam 80’s party dresses.

    What are your go-to accessories that you always carry around?

    I’d have to say that my favourite accessory is a great handbag. I like to think of mine like a best friend, because it literally goes everywhere with me.

    I find it kind of funny that when I’m shopping for a handbag, I don’t go for practically as much as I do for a statement. I could never imagine myself spending money on a plain black handbag, I’ve accepted that.

    Do you think there is such a thing as too many accessories?

    No, definitely not…no. As long as you can recognize the difference between hoarding and building a long lasting collection.

    Do accessories make the outfit or take the outfit?

    Of course! For example, my new Spring/Summer’15 collection is made up of pieces that speak for themselves. But with the right accessories; stylish sneakers, big heart sunglasses, or a lace kimono complete the looks from head to toe.  Your accessories will also be different from day to night, which makes them very important for polishing your over all look.

    What fall trends in accessories do you see carrying over into spring?

     Typically we would only see textiles like fur, leather and tweed in Fall/Winter collections. But we’re seeing those textiles a lot in Designers’ Spring collections. Fur is very present in Spring/Summer’15, it was all over the runways for SS15 RTW. I loved DKNY’s SS15 collection, such a great range of pieces incorporating fur and leather.

    In Maybe by Catalfo’s Spring/Summer’15 you’ll see an amazing pastel, mohair/tweed used for a skirt style. These textiles can be very versatile, it’s just all in how you present them.

    Do you wear leather or suede in the summer?

    Both! Leather jackets are an essential. I love seeing light coloured leather in neutrals come Spring/Summer. Suede will always be present in my shoe collection.

    Maybe by Catalfo’s new SS15 collection includes some very wearable, new separate styles; shorts, skirts, and camisoles. They’re great pieces to mix with your classic wardrobe staples for Spring, like a leather jacket!

    Are there any missed opportunities in our daily lives that you believe could be accessorized?

    If you had asked me this question at 6 years old, I would have told you to belt everything. But I gave up on that along time ago.

    I was also the girl in school that used large vintage earrings from my grandmother as quilt pins for my school uniform.

    So yes, I believe there are plenty of opportunities in life to accessories where you typically wouldn’t!

    What style tribes do you feel utilize leather goods the most?

    I’d say the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ tribe.

    What are some new ideas you think have not been done in the leather good business? 

    I can’t think of anything that hasn’t been made in leather, without good reason!

    Below are some of styles from Maybe by Catalfo.

    Just like Story Leather, Sarah understands the importance of individuality and uniqueness when it comes to creating our own piece.  Fashion speaks in ways that your words can not.

    Make sure to check her out. 10% of all proceeds go to charity (list of charities listed on website) and you get to choose which of those you would like it to go to!

    Website: www.maybebycatalfo.com

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/maybebycatalfo

    Twitter: @maybebycatalfo

    Instagram: @maybebycatalfo

    Blog: www.maybebycatalfo.blogspot.com


    This post was posted in Fashion, Style Stories, Style Watch

  • Story Leather: Leather Products Offered

    Posted on January 21, 2015 by diego

    Hey Everyone,

    It’s come to our attention how many case designs we truly offer. We know that can be a bit daunting, but I hope I can make it a tad easier for you when it comes to navigating our many choices. Whether it’s a leather phone case that you’re in need of, or a nice luxurious bag for a night out on the town, we want to help you.

    Phone Cases

    It’s extremely convenient to have a phone case/wallet combo, not only does it help you declutter your wallets or bag, but it create’s ease findings things like your credit card, business card, or anything else that tends to get lost in our wallets/bags and everything is in one place!

    Aside from the wallet cases, our holsters have become more popular as the phones get bigger, it has become more and more difficult to find a quality holster case for larger phones, much less a custom created one! These holster cases allow for security by clipping onto pants or belts allowing for quick access to the phone, it’s a favorite amongst our construction and police friends. For many of the business folk out there with a personal and a work phone, they understand the struggle of having them close by at all times. Our Double Decker phone case allows for just that, it’s perfect for anyone who want’s them together and keep them protected. For this case you will need two of the same phone, or roughly similar.

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    Wallets

    There are many colors and sizes to choose from, and with your choice of pockets or card holders there will always be room for your cards and cash! I’m sure there are many people who love keep their bills perfect and stray away from tri-folds to avoid awkward folds on their bills behalf, and for those people we have some long wallets. These leather wallets are customizable to your preference. You can choose to have a zipper or a button to close it, and you can choose the inner and outer colors of the wallet, to match your personality of course! If you want something to fit your pocket, yet still be able to carry all your cards there are medium wallets just for that. The Melrose fit’s my preference since it does have a coin compartment for those pesky coins. There are smaller wallets for those who don’t want to carry much around. Simplicity has been a trend so it’s perfect for anyone that want’s to carry a couple bills, their cards, and IDs!

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    Totes & Bags

    There’s a bag for every occasion so first we need to find out what your’s is. For those who will soon be going on a trip there are plenty of totes and carry on bags that would be perfect. Keeping everything organized is paramount, so being given the opportunity to add additional pockets in the inside or even outside is ideal for those who need more slots for whatever they may need. If you’re tired of seeing everyone walk around with the same bag as the other, then why would you not want your own custom leather handbag? You’ll have everyone talking and asking where you got your bag from, and you’ll say Story Leather, of course. But on a serious note, it is important to be an individual and have pieces that describe you. Choose a bright green tote bag to showcase your bright personality! Or choose a burgundy hobo if you’re a calmer soul.

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  • Story Leather: Traveling

    Posted on January 20, 2015 by Jonathan Ly

    Hello everyone,

    We hope the week is starting off right! If not we wanted to share a continuation post from Margot, the wonderful photographer that shot an amazing shot of her two cases. It seems that she's travelling this week and is in France.

    So she decided to snap a few photos to show the case in action as a travel accessory.

     

     

     

    If you have shots of your case being a travel companion we would love to see them and share them with everyone!

    Thank you again Margot, we wish you a fun and safe travels!

    Pssst, don't forget that Valentines Day is just around the corner, just a hint in case you're looking for an easy to travel with item.

    For more of our stories you can visit www.storyleather.com/blog or visit our Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest for all of any updates on new styles, leathers, or promo codes.

    Don't forget to check out our recent works section to see past creations, link right HERE to take a look at all the custom designs that others have made. Who knows, maybe there's a design that speaks to you.

    Find Jonathan on


    This post was posted in Fashion, Testimonial, News, Personal Style

  • Story Leather Testomonial - Margot!

    Posted on January 16, 2015 by Jonathan Ly

    Hello everyone! We hope the new year is going well for everyone.

    We've been a bit busy as of late, but we wanted to get back on track and start the weekend off with a testimonial from Margot!

     

    I've ordered 2 cases from Story Leather so far because they are so well made. I ordered gold saffiano leather. At the beginning, I was a bit worried about durability because gold leather can be delicate. However, this case has exceeded my expectations. It is VERY durable and strong. The leather has an excellent finish and the stitching and edge sealing is impeccable. The phone fits perfectly...so you don't feel like you're carrying around a cell phone from the 80's because it's so bulky. I travel with my case, throw it in my bag and it holds up perfectly. I have the Zaza case too, which I use for evenings out. It looks pretty on the table if you have to put your phone down, and also looks like an elegant clutch. I've had lots of compliments from people all over the world who have all asked me where I bought it, and have gone on to purchase cases. Overall an incredible product for an honest price. Customer service is excellent and shipping transit time is fast, even on international orders.

    - Margot

     

     

    As you can see, she is also a very talented photographer. We're glad that she loves her cases and if you love your case then we've love to hear about it! Just submit your review and a photo to cs@storyleather.com and tell us all about your experience.

    Pssst, don't forget that Valentines Day is just around the corner, just a hint.
    For more of our stories you can visit www.storyleather.com/blog or visit our Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest for all of any updates on new styles, leathers, or promo codes.

    Don't forget to check out our recent works section to see past creations, link right HERE to take a look at all the custom designs that others have made. Who knows, maybe there's a design that speaks to you.

    Find Jonathan on


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  • Story Leather: Leather Care 101

    Posted on January 12, 2015 by Jonathan Ly

    Hello Everybody,

    We know that once you get our product that you make sure it is treated well! Well we just want to give you a few more pointers on how to treat and care for your leather product, just to make sure!

     

    1. Some of you may have noticed that some of your other leather products may begin to crack, that is because they start to lose moisture. Moisturizing is key, keep in mind what happens to your skin when you forget to put lotion on. Shop around with different leather care lotions that would be suitable for you product.

    2. Do not give your product too much sunlight! I mean, if you’re out on the beach it won’t hurt too much but do not let your piece get too much direct sunlight. It will begin to dry up and start discoloring.

    3. As stated in a previous blog post, when it comes to lamb leather, abrasion is bad. That is why we do not recommend lamb leather for phone cases unless you are confident that it will not make too much contact with other surfaces! It’s soft and supple and will start to wear down with the constant contact with different materials.

    4. It’s pretty simple to maintain! If your item starts getting dusty then just wipe off with a cloth, if it begins to scuff then we would recommend lightly rubbing with your finger or look for some lotion’s that will help with the scuff. The natural leathers of the product should help with the curing process as well. So enjoy your product without hassle!

    For more of our stories you can visit www.storyleather.com/blog or visit our Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest for all of any updates on new styles, leathers, or promo codes.

    Don't forget to check out our recent works section to see past creations, link right HERE to take a look at all the custom designs that others have made. Who knows, maybe there's a design that speaks to you.

    Find Diego on


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  • Story Leather: BlackBerry Passport

    Posted on January 7, 2015 by Jonathan Ly

    Hello Everyone,

    It’s now 2015 and although 2014 is behind us we’d like to talk about a pretty neat smartphone that has been gaining popularity over the last few months, the BlackBerry Passport. While the BlackBerry was a bit behind on the release, what with Apple’s release in September, BlackBerry pulled out all the stops for the Passport. So let’s start with the biggest change, its shape.

     

     

    The Passport sports a squarer look than the previous rectangular models of the Z10 and Z30, but it actually makes for ease of use. Its new qwerty keyboard works very well with the new shape and it allows for a nice screen to be integrated without hindering the use of the keyboard.

    On the inside, BlackBerry revamped their old operating system to the OS 10 which includes an intelligent calendar, better interface, and so much more! To find out all of the details just visit us.blackberry.com.

     

    Of course with such a popular phone comes the need of a nice case to go along with it. Holsters have become a popular choice for the Passport as most BlackBerry users prefer the old style holster or sleeve cases. For those who are on the go it’s been a great option so they don’t have to worry about misplacing their BlackBerry and in turn losing all their important data, it’s all right there, clipped to something. Got the new Passport and another phone? No worries, our Double Decker case allows you to carry two phones in case you need to keep your work phone and personal phone close by. Of course, just like with any of our cases you can choose to have a woven leather case, ostrich leather pattern, pebble, saffiano cross pattern, and even a quilted pattern for a more luxurious look. The design choices are limitless!

     

     

    The BlackBerry is a spectacular phone and we hope that everyone gets the chance to really experience what the Passport has to offer. With BlackBerry bringing a new phone to the smartphone world, it will be exciting to see what’s next on their plate.

    For more of our stories you can visit www.storyleather.com/blog or visit our Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest for all of any updates on new styles, leathers, or promo codes.

    Don't forget to check out our recent works section to see past creations, link right HERE to take a look at all the custom designs that others have made. Who knows, maybe there's a design that speaks to you.

    Find Jonathan on


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  • Story Leather: Thank you for Another Wonderful Year

    Posted on January 6, 2015 by Jonathan Ly

    Hello Everyone!

    2014 has come and gone in the blink of an eye and we're already into January. We think this is a great time to sit and reflect on what happened this past 2014.

    This past year we've introduced a brand new customizing feature that let you see the colors and patterns of the leathers on the case that you were customizing. A big step from our old system. This was possible not only from the Story Leather Team, but from your feedback as well. With the new year already here we wanted to continue to help bring your designs to life!

    In addition to the customizing feature we've also updated our new list of leathers to give you more variety in customizing your own items.

    Lastly, we added in our new line of wallets and bags that can be customized just like our cases, but we plan on doing so much more in 2015!

    Thank you again for supporting us as we move into the new year and we can't wait for you to see what we have planned next.

    Let's have an awesome 2015!!!

    From the Story Leather Team to you, Thank you.

    For more of our stories you can visit www.storyleather.com/blog or visit our Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest for all of any updates on new styles, leathers, or promo codes.

    Don't forget to check out our recent works section to see past creations, link right HERE to take a look at all the custom designs that others have made. Who knows, maybe there's a design that speaks to you.

    Find Jonathan on


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  • Story Leather Holiday Guide!

    Posted on December 22, 2014 by Jonathan Ly

    Hello Everyone,

    Christmas and the New Year is just around the corner which means the time has come for holiday parties and soirees. With the myriad of leather options we offer, you will have a wallet, phone case, or bag for any occasion. As a company that specializes in customizing leather goods, we want to make any moment special for you, and of course keep you being the talk of all your friends!

    So the Story Leather family wants to help you find the perfect accessory for whatever you may have in store for the upcoming months. Much of you have already purchased from us so you are already aware of what a conversation starter our pieces are!

    Company Party: ‘Tis the season of festive hats and ugly sweaters, but doesn’t mean you can’t add a sense of class to your outfit. You never know who you will come across, whether it be someone who will assist with your next acquisition or simply a life long business partner, so we offer a variety of handmade Lago or Tuscano card holders to keep your business cards so networking process can be a tad bit simpler. Below are some samples of our card holders which are customized to your liking. We also carry the personalized Herald leather ID lanyard for quick identification and even our Hudson and Brookfield passport wallet or holder for the moment when your boss surprises you with a promotion as Director of International Affairs!

     

    Christmas Cocktail Party: With the mercury dropping, what a better way to keep warm than with some cocktails and some good company, right? If you are the fashionista of the group we would recommend our woven Otto hobo bag, comes in your choice of eighteen colors so you can match those shoes you bought during your visit in LA. With the woven Loren or llara bag you can keep that classic look you’re known for while still getting bombarded a bunch of “Where did you get your bag?”. The end of a cocktail party is always a little difficult to say the least, so make sure you know where your keys are so you can get home safely. Keep your keys organized in our Everett Key Holder so once your friend drops you off home you will know exactly where the key to your front door is at.

     

     

    Family Party: Phones have become a part of our everyday lives and have transformed into a necessity, so why not doll it up? If our phones look good, then we look good. With so many options of cases ranging from holsters to the classic book style, you will find the perfect fit for you. You have the best camera phone in your family so you have become the designated picture taker so why not give the family something to look at during the picture. With our classic leather back covers you can easily press the camera button and snap away with no intrusions, while customizing to any color of your choice. For those generous uncles that always have cash to spare to the kids we have our leather Aspen and Cartera cases that allow for easy access to your money while still giving the ease to use your phone at any moment.

     

     

    For more of our stories you can visit www.storyleather.com/blog or visit our Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest for all of any updates on new styles, leathers, or promo codes. speaking of Promo codes, use XMAS15 and save 15% on orders over $150.

    Don't forget to check out our recent works section to see past creations, link right HERE to take a look at all the custom designs that others have made. Who knows, maybe there's a design that speaks to you.

    Find Jonathan on


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  • Story Leather Testimonial: Dwin!

    Posted on December 11, 2014 by Jonathan Ly

    Hello Everyone, The Story Leather Gang is hard at work trying to get all your orders out. We know it's been a while since we've posted, but we've been busy since the launch of the iPhone 6 & 6 Plus, BlackBerry Passport, Note 4 and many many more!

    With the holidays coming around we wanted to start the blogging off from one of our very first customers, Dwin! Let's read what she has to tell us!

    Story Leather: What does personal style mean to you?

    Dwin: Personal style means everything to me. I do believe that you only get one chance for first impression.

    Story Leather: What are some style “do’s” and “don’ts” you try to follow?

    Dwin: I try to raise the bar and set my own trend for others to follow

    Story Leather: Are there any recent trends that you loved or hated?

    Dwin: I love the smaller totes and bags that are now a trend.

    Story Leather: How did you come across Story Leather and what was your first purchase?

    Dwin: I found Story Leather on line. My first purchase, was an iPhone 5 case second purchase was an iPad case. They have stood the test of time. I truly love them. now I am ordering an iPhone 6 case

    She was also awesome enough to send in a picture of the iPad and iPhone case!

     

     

    If you've got a Story to Share like Dwin does we'd love to hear it. We want to thank Dwin again for being part of the Story Leather Family and we wish everyone a fun and safe holiday season!

    For more of our stories you can visit www.storyleather.com/blog or visit our Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest for all of any updates on new styles, leathers, or promo codes. speaking of Promo codes, use XMAS15 and save 15% on orders over $150.

    Don't forget to check out our recent works section to see past creations, link right HERE to take a look at all the custom designs that others have made. Who knows, maybe there's a design that speaks to you.

    Find Jonathan on


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