As storage boxes open up to reveal trinkets collected over the years and Christmas trees are assembled and dusted off, homes everywhere are dressing up in their festive best. Just as important as the mistletoe, Santa Claus and stockings, are the gifts that must be tucked below each tree. And we, at TLB want to help ease your load of picking and choosing individual presents just a tiny bit.
Here’s our thoughtfully curated list of crafted leather through which you can tick-off that list in one go.
The constant bustle that is the everyday life of the lady of the house means she needs a bag that makes her tasks just a tad bit easier. This comfortable hand-bag that rests snugly under her arm, is inspired by South-Asian cane weaving techniques and translated to soft Nappa leather. In versatile dark ruby, it transitions easily from a work-day accompaniment to an evening-out with its functional, zippered centre compartment, inner slip-pocket and zip-top closure.
Price: Rs. 9,450
For that ever-travelling friend, spouse, parent, sibling or child with an unquenchable wanderlust, these sleeves might just be a God-send. Sleek enough to fit in any handbag, briefcase or jacket, it opens up to reveal a number of well-thought-out compartments. There’s one each for an identification card, traveller's cheques, passport and currency, as well as nine card slots and even a pen holder. The soft Nappa leather will age naturally on every adventure you take it on.
Price: Rs. 3,290
There are still some who cling to the quaint charm of taking notes on paper or doodling their thoughts with a pen. Our Aberdeen Folder respects that erstwhile sensibility but makes room for a few essential gadgets of today. Ideal for that person on your list who carries both an iPad and a note-pad in his or her bag, this dual-zippered calfskin leather folder opens up to sit comfortably atop a desk or become the perfect travel companion with its A4-sized writing pad, iPad, phone and visiting card slots, and pen holder.
Price: Rs. 4,950
Business Card Case
This thoughtfully designed business card case is much more than what it reads. It could very well become a handy everyday companion for those who want to steer clear of the bulkier wallet. Crafted from washed Nappa leather after considerable research, its flap folds in an identification sleeve as well as a slot for up to 50 business cards and a compartment for credit cards or receipts. On its reverse is another slot for multiple cards or currency. Like we say, it’s the perfect mix of a card case and money clip.
Price: Rs. 990
My Patchwork Wallet
Being functional and versatile are a wallet pre-requisite, but being voguish and on par with global trends is a definite added benefit. Individual coloured triangles of supple Nappa leather are threaded together to form the exterior of this funky piece that will instantly appeal to the young and fashion-forward. Multiple colours on its body also mean it can easily be matched, and inner slots for cards, currency and receipts ensure all monetary needs travel safely inside the zippered compartment.
Price: Rs. 1,990
Fruit Loop Clutch Wallet
When it comes to choosing gifts for that lady who works hard and parties harder, finding accessories that effortlessly transition from day to night can get a little tricky. We have the perfect solution for you through this wallet cum clutch that is available in tan, red and green. Loop-detailed stitching and trims in contrasts of black, green and yellow, respectively, lend it a pop-effect, while fifteen card compartments, receipt and currency holders, a zippered penny pouch, and a Victorian-style photo slot on the inside assure nothing is left behind. The well-disguised rear mobile pocket and button-down front flap for essentials (read: make-up!) make this a delicious blend of style and practicality.
Price: Rs. 1,990
Gifting a man a briefcase is almost as precarious a task as buying him a new wallet. Most men have a curious connection to these two items and pretty much cling on them till they are in tatters. One look at the Eidenbach and its meticulously detailed compartments will be enough to send those pet-peeves out the window. Waxy milled calfskin leather lends itself to a silken exterior while the interior segregates room for everyday business sojourns. An iconic TLB creation, this classic piece has a button-down internal compartment to easily fit a laptop, an external strolly strap, and a luggage tag that can be monogrammed with initials.
Price: Rs. 14,450
It looks like an elegant Madison on the outside but open it up and becomes every woman’s dream work partner. For the woman who works on-the-go, our Working Madison in calfskin leather comes with adjustable and detachable sturdy canvas straps. Fitting comfortably into ‘Office Chic’, it has compartments for a laptop, wallet, notebook, pens and more apart from zippered deep pockets for all other essentials. An external zippered slip for phones means it can be accessed without any rummaging.
Price: Rs. 11,950
Vintage brass hardware and dual tones come together in this calfskin leather satchel inspired by those carried by travelling salesman of post-civil war America. Rugged and artsy, this one is sure to be appreciated by men who like to keep things casual and prefer the non-corporate look. It is, however, deceptively utilitarian with space inside to hold a 13.3-inch laptop, books, organisers and other e-help. An accessory that instantly speaks of character, we say.
Price: Rs. 6,950
Visit our store or order with us online to take away your Christmas woes. Packing these personalized pieces with festive-appropriate wrapping, however, will all be you!