Avallone, a Jersey City leather goods company with Italian roots, specializes in men's handmade leather accessories.
My name is Christopher Avallon, and I am the sole owner and founder of Avallone. We are built on a foundation of strong work ethic, attention to detail, and a need for the highest quality products. Whether you’re a working professional looking for leather accessories or someone with a love for adventure and travel, our original style and superior quality will help fullfill the everyday demands of your busy life.
We are based in the NYC Metro area, and are here to enrich American culture without losing touch with our Italian past. I am a third generation Italian American artisan with family roots originating in the Campania region of Italy. The original family name of Avallone was changed to Avallon during immigration to the United States in the early 1900’s. The rebirth of the Avallone name is an inspiration for all of our products, and reminds us that we, like all Americans, have come from a very diverse background. Our products represent this combination of background and current way of life that makes everyone unique.
My company is still in the begining stages. We have a website, and a line out, but are still trying to expand into more products. As you can tell from our website, the product selection is very thin. I heard about Kickstarter through some of my associates and have decided to try it out. I like the idea of obtaining funding without giving up a portion of ownership in the company. So, what I am hoping to obtain from Kickstarter is funding that will allow my company to buy inventory for a product I designed called the "Executive Case", and another product we have in development called the "Executive Laptop Holder". All of the artisans and manufacturers that we use require a minimum amount of production in order to make our products. If we don't meet that minimum amount of production, our costs sky rocket, and we will be unable to sell each product at an affordable price to the consumer.
Desigining is my passion, and I would like to be able to make this company a huge success. However, I cannot do it all by myself. I am looking forward to the help of the many members here on Kickstarter. With your support, the sky is the limit.
P.S. If anyone would like to email me personally, I can be reached at email@example.com.
Enclosed below are a lot of our product photos. Keep in mind that more detailed product descriptions and alternate angles can be seen at our website: www.avalloneluxury.com.
Our Product Photos:
1. International Organizer. (Kidskin Leather Passport Holder)
2. Executive Billfold
3. City Messenger Bag, Handmade with Italian Nappa Leather and Lamb Suede.
4. First Class Traveler Duffel
5. Executive Case, Handmade from Cowhide and Lamb Suede.
6. Slim Card Carrier
7. Italian Classic Billfold - Black. Goat Suede and Italian Nappa Leather.
Our very first product. Notice the old logo on the inside.
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pledged of $6,667 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on May 18, 2012.
Apr 18, 2012 - May 18, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $1 or more
We will post your name on our website as a supporter of our company.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $25 or more
24 backers Limited (26 of 50 left)
You get a free wallet, shipping included. Choose from our selection of the Executive Billfold, Italian Classic Billfold, and Slim Card Carrier wallets on www.avalloneluxury.com.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $50 or more
3 backers Limited (72 of 75 left)
A free passport holder handmade out of brown Kidskin Leather and Lamb Suede. Your name will also go onto our website with a thank you, and a description of the donation you made. Note: Passport holder can be seen on www.avalloneluxury.com labeled "Kidskin International Organizer".Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $150 or more
4 backers Limited (6 of 10 left)
A free black messenger bag handmade out of Italian Nappa Leather, with Lamb Suede detailing. For pictures look under City Messenger on www.avalloneluxury.com.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $300 or more
2 backers Limited (18 of 20 left)
You get a choice of our Brown Hard Leather Executive Case, which is currently on our website, but we have not put it into production yet, our First Class Traveler Duffel Bag, or our brand new Laptop holder handmade out of Italian Nappa Leather and Lamb Suede, before it goes online or into stores. For pictures of the laptop holder, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org. For all other photos, see www.avalloneluxury.com.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $600 or more
2 backers Limited (18 of 20 left)
You get a choice of any 2 products seen on our website, www.avalloneluxury.com (Ex: 1 bag and 1 wallet or 2 bags, etc.). Your name will also go on our website with a thank you and the description of the donation your made, or any comments you would like to have placed there.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $1,200 or more
We will work with you to make your very own custom designed bag, handmade by our own leather artisans right here in Jersey City. Includes choices of different leathers and materials.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012