There's something about New York City – a hotbed of culture brimming with a heady energy, it never fails to leave its visitors feeling inspired and electrified, stimulated by the prospect of endless creative possibilities. Such was the case for Thibault Schockert, a Frenchman whose taste for adventure drew him to live and work in New York City, where he was struck by the city's dynamism and beauty. Years later, upon returning to his family's leather atelier in Normandy, he felt emboldened to launch his own brand, which would infuse the age-old tradition of leather craftsmanship with the distinctive spirit of New York. In 2017, Allen St. was born, taking its name from an iconic street in New York's vibrant Lower East Side.

The brand has since become renowned for its masterful combination of leather crafting expertise and sleek, contemporary design. Everything from its keyrings and cardholders to belts and bags are made to stand the test of time – in terms of both aesthetics and long-lasting durability. With a quest for perfection throughout all processes of production, Allen St. works with some of the most talented artisans in Europe, known for their mastery of tools and techniques and their attention to detail. The brand prides itself on prioritising working conditions, with the understanding that each individual involved is part of its broader ecosystem.

When it comes to looks, expect refined, elegant designs imbued with just the right amount of character. The option to customise many of the items with embossed initials offers a personal touch. This, in combination with the tendency for vegetable tanned leather to develop a beautiful patina over time, guarantees each Allen St. accessory is as unique as its owner.

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