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Old 02-18-2003, 07:55 PM
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Luxury Leather Goods

Can anyone recommend a purveyor of luxury leather goods(wallets, keyholders, bill clips, address books, etc)? Looking for something that is Coach quality but more discreet. This is a gift.

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Old 02-18-2003, 08:03 PM
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Mont Blanc wallet and keyholders are very good buy they are a litlle pricey.
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Old 02-19-2003, 03:49 PM
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Dooney & Bourke...indestructible! My wife has a sizeable collection...3 purses, a wallet, briefcase, keychain, and a planner I had modified to accept the proprietary Franklin/Covey rings.

All of them are over 5 years old, and they all look as if they were purchased yesterday!

I ruined one very expensive handbag of hers (saddle soap is a no-no), and they allowed her to return it for a brand new one...even though it was about three years old at the time!

They make items for both men & women. It's pricier than Coach, but whatever you buy, it will be the last one you ever need!
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Old 02-19-2003, 04:55 PM
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Actually, I've always liked Coach's understated style. Wife has a purse, recently purchased a leather daytimer/PDA case for my Mom, nice simple lines imo.

Their logo is pretty discreet on these items anyway....

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Old 02-19-2003, 05:40 PM
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Vuitton, Fendi, Gucci, Versace, Prada (Sounds like a Mall near you?)

Coach is built like a Mercedes, like a tank and who gives a damn how heavy it is, it's going to last a long time! I have their belts and a classic zippered portfolio, and now I have to find someplace that still does gold stamping on leather to have it "personalized." It is American, if that's a buying point for you.
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Old 02-19-2003, 11:29 PM
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Well what better than the Mercedes collection pieces...
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Old 02-20-2003, 12:41 AM
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Braun Buffel (dont know how to spell it). It's German too

less known in the US. It's not quite MontBlanc status wise but it's not quite as expensive either.
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Old 02-20-2003, 06:55 AM
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Bosca, recognizable but not overly common.

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