Pricing: Are you for real?

North Star Leather

Piggy bank

This post is going to be a little different from my standard descriptions of leather and leather qualities; it’s post is intended to explain why some of my wallets and other items are substantially cheaper than other real leather products made in USA.  This will be my ready-made response for the 2-3 emails a year I get asking if “I’m really making things in the USA” or if “I’m using ‘Good Leather’ or even ‘Real Leather” or the simple “why are you so cheap.”  I’m sure I’ve actually lost sales because people ask themselves “what the catch?” or reasoning that “you get what you pay for.”  I also get lots of my fellow leather workers asking the same questions.

I’ll be the first to admit that I could and maybe should charge more, but we’ve always wanted our products to be available to “the average person.”   I’m a big fan…

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