June 5, 2012

Col. Littleton : Leather Goods for Father's day

Few things I ordered from Col. Littleton, for Father's day and also for my Brother and a Friend. Good products from a quality brand. I just thought I would share these with you. These make great gifts for Holidays, Birthdays or for that matter any days...

Col. Littleton is a brand of upscale leather goods, apparel and specialty products − most handmade in Lynnville, TN workshop by local craftsmen. The designs are sold through his Americana Collection catalog and in over 800 stores worldwide.
                                                      - Wikipedia

Over the years, the business has expanded into leather goods, home accessories, apparel, belts and more. His products have been purchased by numerous celebrities and several US Presidents. His annual catalog contains highly entertaining and intriguing stories which surround each product, and people often read every word of copy and comment on the content. (Wikipedia)

In the past, I had purchased and gifted some goods from this brand. It was well loved by everyone! The quality of leather is superior and the craftsmanship amazing!!

These price range is good, considering the fact that all these items are handmade in USA. Also the personalization is done at a very affordable cost and is optional.

This is a good size Document bag and is not lined inside. Has a good weight to it.

A shoe shine kit, which looks clean n chic and makes a perfect travel kit.

There are many cool stuff for guys like belts, wallets, pouches, Travel bags and many more. I wish they had more options for women bags/purses. The leather is delicious!!


Disclaimer: I purchased all these products and none of them is sent for review (I wish they sent some)

June 2, 2012


There is something about the way everything at Henri Bendel is displayed. Their Simplicity is their USP. I love the striped pattern and the colors!

They have some very neat concepts. The Fragrance trial cards are amazing. They have a different illustration on each card, with the name and description of the fragrance at back. So even after you leave the store, you still can figure out what you tried and what smells best!

This was my second visit to this store, first being as a tourist in New York. This one recently opened closer to my home. The store is all fancy and cute, but too over priced in my personal opinion. The SA are very kind and helpful and very well trained. They make sure you get the best shopping experience in their store. Everything came so well packed!!!

A few things that I picked from the store. Candles, Bracelet and Hair ties or Grips.

Henri Bendel Candles smell divine. The price point is OK for luxury candles. There are many in market that are still more expensive than the Bendels. The packaging is well, Awesome! These tiny candles, set of three, make a great gift option.

Love the frosted Glass and simple square on them.

Henri Bendels are well known for their Bracelets and Unique style of Rivet locks. I picked this Duo tone with silver stitched pattern on it. It will make a good layering piece. They had some amazing Bangle Bracelet, that were colorful and wide and had the Exclusive Girl printed on them. They unfortunately were too large for my wrist. Actually they were the most Unique ones.
This pretty much is OK for the price I paid.

These are Hair Ties. Now, here I became a bit ambitious. Each hair tie has a tiny Rivet on it, which looked cute and I thought of a little DIY project by using these rivets once the Hair tie gets lose. Yesterday, I even wore these ties along with watch as bracelet and it looked 'cute'.

I could spend all that crazy money on silly stuff only because there was a GWP promotion going on at the new store, where they gave a Limited Edition Henri Bendel summer Tote. A cute, Oversized tote, which looks overwhelming on my short frame. This will end on Ebay.... :(

So much money for "cuteness". Its OK to own one or two pieces, but I just cannot justify the price range of few items, especially when there are so many amazing Imitation jewelry available both online and in-stores for much better price point.

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