Brand Statement

Stylish. Luxurious. Functional. Quality. Attainably priced.

At  Silver & Riley, we don’t believe that luxury needs to break the bank, nor do we believe in compromising on style and quality. Our products are made in the same factories, at the same costs and through the same process where several high end fashion brands create their products, but our bags are priced at a fraction of theirs. We are able to do this by selling directly to customers and through a focus on providing the best luxury products with attainable pricing, rather than at exorbitantly high margins.


Products

Silver & Riley is a luxury brand and our products are made of the best quality leather available. This was a non-negotiable. All our bags have the following qualities.
  • Premium Full Grain
  • Calf or Cowhide Leather
  • Highest quality leather on the market
  • Will develop a rich patina as it ages
  • All metal accessories sourced from top quality suppliers
 
 

The Story

The idea behind creating a luxury travel and accessories company was conceived nearly a decade ago while on a very cold flight without a travel blanket. Upon searching the market, the products found either skewed towards overly functional but boring to look at, or beautiful to look at but lacking in usability.

This birthed the desire to create a brand that bridges the gap between functional and stylish travel and fashion accessories that can be enjoyed by all, and to marry the love for the world and travel with the love for fashion and design. 

For over a year, we conducted market research and focus groups on consumer preferences, then visited manufacturers and factories around the world to find skilled craftspersons to bring our ideas to life. The process was thorough. The focus was on finding factories that had a reputation for excellence and have the highest quality standards while also operating in a sustainable and eco-friendly manner. The search landed us in Italy (Tuscany and Naples) and Turkey, where quality is always a core value and the craftsmanship is irrefutable. Our creative process is from end to end (e.g. design and concept to production), so our customers can be certain that the attention to detail and focus on customer intimacy remains intact.

     


    About the founder

    Woman, Daughter, Big Sister, Niece, Friend, Academic, Fashionista, Entrepreneur, Change Agent, Global Citizen, Consultant, Strategist, Photographer, Innovator, Designer, Artist, Writer, Servant Leader, World Traveler, Philanthropist...

    ...are some of the adjectives that can be used to describe me. Above all, I am passionate. About people, the world, giving back and going for your dreams. It is this passion that propelled me to fulfill an almost decade long dream by launching Silver & Riley.

    As a global citizen, I have been privileged to travel to over 100 countries and immerse myself in various cultures and ways of life, all experiences from which I have drawn inspiration. From the streets of New York, Lagos and Milan, to the shores of Rio de Janeiro, Honolulu and Okinawa and the hills of Auckland, San Francisco and Valparaíso, I continue to study diligently and soak up the best of various cultures and street fashion. 

    I am a lifelong student, always learning at every opportunity. In terms of traditional education, I am grateful to have earned a Bachelor of Science in Materials Engineering and Mathematics from Rutgers University, a Masters of Science in Financial Engineering from New York University (NYU), and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Strategy, Finance and Decision Sciences from Emory University. I have also studied at business schools around the world including (FGV) Rio (Brazil), (WHU) Koblenz (Germany), (RSM) Erasmus (Netherlands), The London School of Economics and (SDA) Bocconi (Italy).

    Each Silver & Riley product has been designed in a way that combines my passion for problem solving and building things better with my affinity towards fashion design - which I picked up from my mother, whom the brand is dedicated to. I hope you enjoy the brand and are able to immediately see how much dedication and care went into designing each product. I am grateful you’ve chosen us!

    xoxo, Lola 

     


    For more information, contact info@silverandriley.com.