The Gates: fits your passport, organizes your cards, holds your cash, and even has an exterior metro card holder for easy access. I bought a wallet like this for my husband many moons ago, but selfishly stole it back for my own personal use, and LOVED it. My kharma came back to me for having stolen it back from him, and someone ended up stealing it out of my pocket on the B38 bus one day. So here is the Gates - all of the beauty, ease and elegance of the stolen wallet, but without the bad kharma. Enjoy.
After working together for the past 3 years to create the most supple, soft, beautiful, durable leather, my tannery has informed me that they have to raise prices for my custom leather by 100%. We have not shared the entire cost of the increase with you, but we have increased prices by 30%. We hope that you understand our position, and continue to enjoy our local, organic, grass-fed, humane, chestnut tanned leather for many years to come.
The good news is that we now offer three different leather finishes for our bags. Stock in each finish does vary, since we don't have every color in the three different finishes. In the menu where you select your color you will see that there are new options. If there is only the color listed, then that is our Original, untreated, raw, natural leather. If there is a Treated before the color than it means that that leather has been treated with a water proof Resin, and will be smooth, even and shiny. If there is a Treated (the color) Matte finish - this is leather that has been treated with the resin, but then sent to spin in the mill for an hour, to soften up the grain, and take out the shine. All of our leather is from Kinderhook Farm, and Hardwick Farm, and all of the leather has been tanned with chestnut tannins in Montgomery NY, its just the treated leather has a couple more steps to the process. Email me if you have questions!