Category Archives: Leather Goods

Order TT Patton Online

Can’t make it to the San Francisco Bay Area pop up store at Daisy’s in Montclair? Order in the comfort of your own home. We’ll ship it to your door. http://ttpatton.bigcartel.com/

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Let us help you with that (anniversary gifts!)

Valentine’s Day is approaching, and that may mean it’s your anniversary, too. If you’re scratching your head of what to get your spouse, let us help you with that. Let us make it easy by following these traditional gifts by year of anniversary. See the whole list here.

Year 1, Paper: Arguably one of the most important anniversaries, there are boundless options for paper. We love the idea of getting your spouse a set of personalized stationery by Bell’Invito (whether a name change is in order or not). This also makes a great gift from parents to the new couple.

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Year 3, Leather: By year three, you’ve made some wonderful memories as a couple, perhaps purchasing a home, getting a pet, or even adding to your family in other ways. Capture these moments in a leather-bound photo album or leather journal by Graphic Image to keep those happy times preserved.

Year 7, Wool: If you’re in need of a reminder to celebrate with your spouse, check out our merino wool wine carriers from Graf and Lantz and fill it with a bottle of champagne or a nice wine.  For non-drinkers, we have messenger bags and pouches for technology devices.

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Year 14, Animals: Why not surprise your better half with a decorative, decoupage piece from John Derian? With various retro patterns which include horses, dogs, and cats, your animal-loving wife or husband is sure to love it.

Year 25, Silver: This is a special year, requiring a special gift.  Cross and Faber-Castell use silver in their fine writing utensils.  What gift can be more special and practical than a pen?

Year 50, Gold: This is a big, no, the biggest one. The best of the best. Hopefully you’re having a party, and hopefully there will be a thoughtfully wrapped, 14 carat gold nib fountain pen from Namiki in a box for your sweetheart.

Whatever anniversary year it is, remembering a hand-written card is always stylish, personal, and unique. Stop by so we can help you make that one day a year special every time.

New GFBs

I love my girlfriends.  They come in all shapes and sizes.  Sometimes it’s not easy to detect what we have in common, but be assured there is a strand that connects us.  And just like a loose thread on the hem of your dress, relationships need to be carefully trimmed and not pulled.

I’m quick to say I can’t handle any new friends.  It’s a lot of work building and cultivating new relationships.  But just when I say that, I meet someone and discover a new “thread” I never knew was in my dress.  And that’s what happened during my trip to NYC a couple of weeks ago. I met some new girlfriends.  Actually they are business owners, Carol of Graphic Image, Mary of The Printery, and Jacqueline of Mrs. John L Strong.  What a dynamic group of women!  I didn’t have a chance to see Lauren of Dempsey & Carroll this trip, but Jenine stepped in to make me feel right at home on Lexington Avenue.

I don’t think I have to tell you the common thread that connects us…but in case you can’t figure it out…it’s fine paper and leather goods.  Meet my new GFBs, Girl Friends in Business.

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