Introducing Rugged Minimalist — Exclusive BestLeather Preorder Sale

Here at BestLeather, we love to find young companies getting their start in leather goods–especially when they’re starting off right. We’re excited to introduce Rugged Minimalist, fresh off their very first Kickstarter and making some incredible products. We’re also excited to announce a special limited time pre-order promotion code just for our BestLeather readers!


Rugged Minimalist is based out of Watertown, TN. Founder Jason Barnes and his crew were inspired by a desire to make things, and to make them better. After trying his hand at a few projects and becoming bored with his 9-to-5, the decision was made to start a new company and get their first boost from Kickstarter.

Rugged Minimalist has a beautifully simple mission. First, to use the best materials possible–the highest grade vegetable tanned bridle leather Wickett & Craig have to offer, solid brass hardware, and polyester thread. Next, to design their products with minimal, timeless designs–to ensure the style lasts as long as the material. Finally, to offer those products at a reasonable price–and back it up with a lifetime guarantee. Made in the USA.


Their featured products are their line of bags. Alongside their own take on the classic briefcase, satchel, and messenger designs, they also offer a clever vertical satchel, perfect for your tablet, and a popular tote design for the ladies. Wallet and keychain accessories are offered as well.

As a special pre-order promotion and extension of their Kickstarter prices, they’ve decided to offer you, our BestLeather readers, an additional 25% off and free shipping to US customers with promo code BESTLEATHER25. Hurry over to Rugged Minimalist’s shop and pre-order today–not only will orders be fulfilled in the order they’re received, but in addition, the first five customers to use this promo code on an order over $300 will receive a free travel notebook wallet ($80 value)! Code valid until June 16th. Items expected to ship in July.

We’re excited to see this great new company grow. Look out for a full review of one of their bags, coming up soon!


Kendal & Hyde Announce Modular Leather Briefcase Kickstarter

After half a dozen incredibly successful Kickstarter campaigns, Kendal & Hyde Co. has launched a new line of modular leather briefcases and computer bags. Their first Kickstarter in 2014 was a computer bag, and this is an updated, reworked design with modular features.

The Kendal & Hyde briefcase comes in four styles, two depths and four colors. You can then add extra pockets, pouches, luggage tags, waterbottle holders, and more, to make a personalized briefcase that suits your needs.

The briefcases have multiple divisions and pockets to help you keep things organized. In addition to the main chamber, the briefcase has a computer pocket that holds a 15″ MacBook Pro or smaller laptop; a tablet pocket that fits a standard iPad or smaller tablet; two pen holders; a wide pocket with a cover flap for a computer recharger cord; and a 4.5″ tight pocket behind the recharger pocket.

Each briefcase will retail for $600, but are discounted to $450 as a Kickstarter preorder. The Kickstarter is already funded, but you can still get a great deal on these sturdy bags and accessories.


‘Tis the Season – Save Big With Holiday Sales & Coupon Codes

We here at would just like to say how much we love the Internet. In 2015, thanks to the world wide web, we can get 100% of our Christmas shopping done without ever stepping foot in a crowded mall or getting stampeded by crazed shoppers at Best Buy. Online shopping comes with an added bonus – coupon codes and site-wide sales. We’ve gathered a few of the best deals for you to peruse when shopping for leather goods for friends, family, and, of course, yourself.

We’ll be adding to this post when we discover new sales, so be sure to check back often.


Save up to 25% when you use the code “BFSALE”



Save 15% and get free shipping when you use the promo code “SIMPLE15”

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Get a natural wallet, belt, key clip, and conditioner for just $99. Also, save 20%  when you use the promo code “HOLIDAY”



30% off Weather-Ready line for men and women

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LederMann Leather

Site-wide sale, up to 50% off

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Save up to 50% and get free shipping through Nov 29th



Discount rucksacks available on Cyber Monday starting at 9 AM EST


Iron & Resin

Save 20% now through Cyber Monday when you use promo code “BLACK20”

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Johnston & Murphy

Up to 50% off men’s and women’s shoes

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Waltzing Matilda

Free “Made Here” Tote with $300 purchase and free shipping on all purchases

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Oak Street Bootmakers

20% sitewide through Cyber Monday


Grifter Company

25% off sitewide when you use the promo code “Turkey”


Trayvax Wallets

Get 10% off your order when you spend $50 or more. Free shipping on all U.S. orders. Use promo code “WEEKENDSPECIAL”



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Bold Lead Designs

Top ten products on sale. Free shipping on orders over $50 when you use code “SHOPSMALL”


Hold Fast Gear

Non-US residents get 10% off purchase with promo code “CHRISTMASINTL”

US residents get free shipping with promo code “CHRISTMAS”


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Helm Boots

15% off all boots plus free shoe care package with promo code “FALL2015”


Tanner Goods

Free gifts with purchase 11/27- 11/29



Top 13 Wolverine work boots on sale through Cyber Monday



30% off select styles through Cyber Monday with promo code “SBGTHANKS”

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J Peterman

Top selling J. Peterman items on sale


Lotuff Leather

Free wallet or pouch when you spend over $680


Blue Claw Co.

Get 25% off site-wide with promo code “BLACKFRIDAY25”



Save up to 20% off the Ona Collection

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Satchel & Page

Save 10% off everything through 12/20 when you use promo code “SPTHXGIVING”

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Dr Martens

Save $25 off a $125 purchase with code “BLACK25”

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Never Been Better Co.

Get 20% off through Tuesday 12/1 using promo code “BFD15”



Get 20% off sitewide November 27-29th using promo code “BLACKFRIDAY”

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Loyal Stricklin

The entire site is 20% off with code LOYAL at checkout, (if using PayPal wait until the end to select Paypal, don’t click it immediately) and all domestic orders over $75 get free shipping.


Mr. Lentz

Save 20% through midnight 11/30.


American Bench Craft

American Bench Craft is offering 15% off plus free shipping through 12/1/15. Use the code BLACK15 when you check out.



Ruitertassen is offering 5% off of any bag with the code “Black Friday” on their site.

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Will Leather Goods

Up to 25% off anything through Sunday 11/29


Ernest Alexander

Get 30% off when you use code “HOLIDAY30”



Intrepid Bags

Get 10% off with code “BLACKFRIDAY10”


LederMann Leather is Offering a 25% Discount to BestLeather Readers

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It’s always the right time to buy new leather products…right? But, it’s even nicer when you can save some money (or buy more leather with the same money). LederMann Leather has graciously offered to give BestLeather readers (that means all of y’all) a substantial discount on select items on their website. You can save 25% on the following items by using the discount code “Savings” during checkout (be sure to enter it before proceeding to checkout) to receive your exclusive discount.

And, let us know what you ordered from LederMann! They create some great leather products!

Fourth of July Sales Guide

America, land of the free, and the birthplace of some awesome homegrown leather companies. Check out these great 4th of July deals!

J. Peterman – Free shipping, and new items put on sale! Use code: BOOM

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Grifter Company – Get 15% off your order using the code “4th”

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Iron & Resin – 20% off everything! Use code “America”

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Timberland – Get 30% off all sales styles!


Marlondo Leather – Buy a bag, get a free luggage tag, get 5% back when you purchase 2 or more products, and all purchases are entered to win a one-of-a kind front pocket briefcase!

Marlondo 4th of July Sale

Buffalo Jackson – Buy a bow tie, all proceeds go to purchasing a used car for families in need!



Moore & Giles Father’s Day Gift Guide

Moore & Giles, based in Lynchburg, Virginia, is a supplier of fine leather and fine leather goods. In honor of Father’s Day, they’ve put together a Father’s Day Gift Guide showcasing a few of their gorgeous pieces built for dads. We picked out a few of our favorites below, but be sure to check out their full Father’s Day Collection here.

Canady Haversack in Titan Milled Brown – $850

Review coming soon!


Antique Douglas Belt – $135

Antique Douglas Belt Moore and Giles

Benedict Weekend Bag in Brompton Brown – $860


Donald Dopp Kitt in Brompton Brown – $195.00

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WestEast Armory Discount for BestLeather Readers

Hey BL Readers, Phillip Kimm, owner of WestEast Armory is offering a special discount just for you!

“As thanks to you and your readership, I’d like to offer you a exclusive coupon. During the checkout phase of my Etsy shop, coupon code BESTLEATHER will give a 10% discount with no minimums and no expiration date.” 

So, there you have it! Thanks Phillip for the generous offer to our readers – we appreciate it.


New Year’s Sale with Larsen & Ross

Missed the Christmas sales? Don’t fret! Ring in 2015 with some excellent savings courtesy of Larsen & Ross. From today through January 2nd, 2015 you will enjoy a 20.15% discount on all items featured on the Larsen & Ross website.

Also, be sure to check out the iPhone 6 sleeve and the Three Pocket Minimalist Leather Slim Wallet…BestLeather will be publishing reviews on both of these pieces in the coming weeks.

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Holiday Shopping – Save Some Bucks on Quality Leather Gifts This Year

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are approaching quickly. Your mailbox and your inbox are most likely getting stuffed full of flashy ads, coupons, and invitations to buy, buy, buy.

In light of all the frenzy that surrounds the holiday shopping season, we’ve decided to keep it simple and focus on the good stuff – leather. I know, it’s shocking to hear that BestLeather would simply focus its attention on leather products during the most epic shopping season of the year.

Well, true to form, we’re here to help you shop and give well this year. Many of the following are companies that we’ve partnered with over the last year or so. A few on the list are companies that we hope to partner with in the not too distant future. But, nonetheless, this list showcases some fantastic leather products. And, all of these companies have some type of holiday shopping special going.

So, get ready to shop. Put the car keys on the table, turn the tea pot on, get your list out, and go to town…in cyberspace that is. It’s time to ditch the crowds, avoid the hassles, and keep your holiday cheer intact. Also, remember, many of these companies are small businesses. Celebrate small, local businesses by shopping with them on Small Business Saturday (November 29th). Your purchases go very far with them and are much appreciated. As we get wind of other specials, sales, or promotions we’ll add them to this article, so please check back again – thanks.

Without further adieu, here we go. We’ll keep adding to this list as we discover new promotions, sales, and specials. Click on the ad image for any company and it will take you directly to their website.

Origins Leather Company – The kind folks over at Origins are running a special just for our BestLeather readers. After you’ve loaded up your shopping cart with an assortment of their wares, enter the code “Best15” and they’ll knock 15% off your total. Bam!

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Floto Imports – From now until Black Friday, you can save 25% off anything on their website by using the code “backinblack” when checking out. And…here’s an insider tip – once Black Friday hits and all the way through the end of Cyber Monday, the discount goes up to 30%! Turn up the AC/DC and rock out on those savings!!

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The Speakeasy Leather Co – Speakeasy’s giving you a 20% savings on any of the fine leather products showcased on their website and if you use the promo code “best2014” you’ll save an additional 10%, for a total of 30% savings – nice, huh?! Get something from Joe…you’ll like it. If you order before 12/5 you’ll definitely get your products in time for your holiday celebration. And…look for an upcoming review for The Speakeasy Leather Co here very soon.

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Johnston & Murphy – Johnston & Murphy carries lots of great leather products – gloves, shoes, jackets, briefcases, bags, and boots…check ’em out. They’ve got quite a variety of items on sale for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.


The StrapSmith – Rob at The StrapSmith is running his sale Thursday evening (11/27) through Cyber Monday (12/1).


  • Order one custom strap = 10% off
  • Order two custom straps = 15% off
  • Order three custom straps = 20% off
  • 15% off sale straps – travel cases – laser engraved pens

Leather Built – Leather Built features products that are proudly made in the U.S.A. From now until Christmas, Leather Built is offering a 20% off of $50 or more savings code to BestLeather readers. Visit their site, fill up your shopping cart, and then enter “leatherbuilt” in the promo code slot and you’re all done!

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Craft & Lore – Chad at Craft & Lore is offering a one day sale on his fine CXL Horween Port Wallets. Get ’em for 20% off regular price on Black Friday only (11/28).


The Intrepid Bag Company – Intrepid is offering their biggest sale ever for this coming Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Both the Journeyman Commuter and the Lillium Side Purse will be 20% off this weekend. For Black Friday & Cyber Monday we are offering 20% off both bags using this coupon code: ‘Intrepid20’.

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Bold Lead Designs – Don’t forget about your canine family members this holiday season. Bold Lead Designs is offering FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING on orders that take place between November 28 to December 1, 2014. Also, they have great stocking stuffers and other products on sale.



Christensen – Everything in their store is 25% off. No coupon required…nice and easy, huh? Just order between Friday 11/28 – Monday 12/1 and you’ll automatically receive that great discount.


Shinola – Made in the USA. Leather, good leather…shop bags, wallets, travel accessories, and more. They make stuff that everyone on your list will love. Holiday incentives haven’t been announced just yet.


Love41 – The good folks at Love41 have some special holiday pricing and gift guides in place on their site. Check it out. Remember their mantra, “Where receiving is giving” and don’t forget that purchases here help to fund humanitarian efforts in Rwanda.

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Allen Edmonds – Get great prices on exclusive styles right here through 12/1/14. And, they offer free shipping and returns on any of their great looking shoes or boots.


Saddleback Leather – They’ve got oodles of things that will more than satisfy the wants/needs of those on your gift list.


Libero Ferrero – Work, home, travel, and fashionable leather items are available from Libero Ferrero. Best of all, they’re made in the USA by their own highly skilled artisans. And now, they’re offering some holiday love by offering a 40% discount off of your purchase when you spend $350 or more!

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Marlondo Leather – All of the fine leather goods created by Marlondo Leather featured on Amazon will be going on sale. Starting at 9pm tonight (11/26), you can save 10% off of any Marlondo Leather item on Amazon.


Friday & River – BestLeather is hoping to review an item or two soon from Friday & River. They have some great looking, well made leather items. Along with their leather items, they also have jewelry and knit goods available too. Get your order together now through December 1st and they’ll ship it for FREE.


Country Outfitter – They’re more than just cowboy boots and western apparel. They carry Frye, Red Wing, Ugg, and other well known brands. They haven’t tipped their hand on holiday specials just yet, other than to offer free shipping on their already competitive prices, but you know they’re going to do something cool and attractive.


Will Leather Goods – Save big on leather products from Will Leather Goods (up to 25%) through November 30th by clicking on the image below!


Quiver – Help keep your friends and family better organized this year. Order them a Quiver pen holder and an awesome journal. Order on Black Friday and you’ll receive 20% off of your order!


Buffalo Jackson Trading Co. – They’re making it easy…15% off of anything on their site. Their sale starts now. Just use the code “SALE15” when you’re ready to check out.


Renaissance Art – All made in the USA, Renaissance Art makes lots of great leather goodies. Right now they have their leather bags available with a 20% discount. Order one and you’ll receive a matching leather pouch for FREE. Coupon code is: BAGS2. 

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Ashland Leather Co. – This Chicago, IL based company is offering a tremendous savings on their Shell Cordovan Wallets in black and color #8. 30% savings when ordering…this is fantastic. To take advantage of this savings, use coupon code “THANKS4SHELL” during checkout.


Hidden Mountain Curriers – HMC is offering a 10% discount on all of their products from all of their websites. Use the code “BlackFriday14” during checkout to get your discount. They have some great designs and a wide variety of products:



Hammer & Hyde – Enjoy 30% off of anything on their website through December 2, 2014. Just use “TURKEY30” at checkout and enjoy!



Corter Leather – Corter Leather is featuring Grab Bags and a 25% site wide discount, which lasts all weekend. Just use the code: “GOBBLE”.



Mifland – Looking for a unique take on a backpack? Check out the Mifland Concept One. It’s regularly $498, but on Black Friday you can snag one of these beauties for just $329. Sale starts at Midnight on Thanksgiving Day. Ready, Set, Go!



Larsen & Ross – Sale starts at midnight tonight with savings of 15-20% storewide!

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Broken Homme – Score some sweet boots from Broken Homme and save some dough! Save 20% with the discount code: BLACKFRIDAY. Code is good though midnight Sunday.


Noah Marion Quality Goods – Noah Marion’s showing some Black Friday love by offering 25% off of any order. Just use the coupon code “BLACKFRIDAY2014” and save!


Pinegrove Leather – Pinegrove has set up discounts on all of their products in honor of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Be sure to hit their website and get some amazing leather accessories for the musicians in your life.



Go Forth GoodsNovember 28 through December 1 Go Forth Goods is offering 20% off store wide. Just use code: BlackFriday and you’re savings will show up!

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Odin Leather Goods – For 24 hours only, you can save 15% on your entire purchase on Odin’s website. Get your made in Texas leather ordered asap and save with coupon code: BLACKFRIDAY.


Bison Made25% is what you’ll save when you order from Bison Made. Just use coupon code: BLACKFRIDAY and enjoy giving your friends and family some fine leather goods that are made in the USA.


Oakstreet Bootmakers – Oakstreet just announced their Black Friday sale. Order a pair of their fine black boots and save 15%. If black isn’t your color, go with anything else and you’ll still save 10% – sweet!


15% to 35% Off Yearly Sale At Allen Edmonds – Oct 6th to the 21st

It’s sale time at AE and they are clearing the goodies out. Everything is between 15% and 35% off, but you already knew that. You can find good deals on the Allen Edmonds website and in their retail locations in the midwest. There are currently 49 shoes on sale.

If these sale prices are still too steep for your pocketbook than I recommend checking out this post on how to buy high end shoes at a larger discount on Ebay. My best purchase was a $650 pair of Alden Shell Cordovan shoes for $60. I will wear them today and for many days to come. Continue reading “15% to 35% Off Yearly Sale At Allen Edmonds – Oct 6th to the 21st”

35% Off Select Saddleback Leather Products

Saddleback Leather is clearing out their inventory of discontinued or slow moving items. I haven’t seen a sale like this before and they claim they won’t do another for the foreseeable future. 35% off on a leather product is very significant considering the high cost of making these bags. On top of the 35% off Saddleback Leather is also offering free shipping on orders over $200

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Classic Briefcase in carbon (black) – $369 to 431

Beast Duffel (!) in carbon – $589

Thin Briefcase in carbon – $299 to $308

Side Pocket Duffel in carbon – $425

Front Pocket Briefcase in carbon – $377

Leather Bible Cover in various colors – $26 to $28

Leather Suitcase in carbon – $685 to $764

Thin Front Pocket Briefcase – $310







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RSVP – Helm Boots is Having a Party Friday Night, 28 March

Come see the folks at the HELM store – 900 East 6th Street in Austin, Texas – this Friday. Try on new styles, see some old styles on sale and have a cocktail from Juiceland. It’s a great way to start the weekend.  RSVP on Facebook – follow them while you’re over there!

They are announcing the new styles for Spring ’14: The Dash in Gray & Chestnut, The Phillips in Copper and the Lotzer in Teak.  Shop online or in their East Austin store or just give them a call 512.609.8150. They will be happy to introduce you to these new, versatile boots.


Colsen Keane Limited Edition Sale Today through Sunday

CK140321This weekend, Colsen Keane Custom Leather Goods is having a sale on limited edition leathers! 15% OFF with the Coupon Code “CKlimitededition”.

Although there still is a good selection of distressed satchels, when you get to the site, you will see most the limited edition items are sold out.

Coupon code expires on 23 March 2014.

Colsen Keane has a great reputation for quality leather goods – and you can save 15% this weekend.

Click the coupon to go to the site and view the items in the Limited Edition.

This Weekend Save 15% on all Satchels at Colsen Keane

colsonKeane15offMar14-16If you have been putting off your satchel purchase, Colsen Keane now gives you a reason to put this off no longer. This weekend only, all their satchels are 15% off with the coupon code CKsatchel. Click the image to go to the site.

BTW: If you are interested in a handy tech bag, or gadget bag. We are currently reviewing the Colsen Keane No 213 Tech Case. Look for the review here in about a week to ten days.