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Elegant, luxurious, and practical, Silver & Riley offers attainable luxury without sacrificing style or quality. Our Made in Italy products are crafted in the same factories, with identical costs and processes as other luxury bag brands, yet our prices remain a fraction of theirs. We are committed to providing top-notch luxury products at reasonable prices and we believe everyone deserves access to exceptional quality.
Our Core Values
We are proud to be a women-led, principled brand driven by our core values as follows:
Ethics and Integrity
From Concept to Creation
Our skilled artisans pay impeccable attention to detail from when we begin the design and prototyping process, to when the goods are created and ready to be delivered to you.
Integrity lies at the core of our ethos, and we firmly believe in upholding the highest standards of craftsmanship and service. As such, we unequivocally reject the notion of cutting corners.
Our bags are created to be gender-inclusive and feature:
- Premium full-grain calf or cowhide leather
- Leather that matures elegantly, acquiring a rich patina over time
- High-grade parts (such as metal accessories and threads) from top-tier suppliers
We launched in late 2019 inspired by a sense of possibility and a desire to make moving around more seamless and enjoyable. Our founder envisioned a luxury travel and accessories company that blends functionality with style seamlessly to fill the void in the market that seemed to lack products that were both aesthetically pleasing and practical. She conducted extensive market research and leaned in on focus groups to identify preferences and common challenges. Then the search for skilled artisans led to Italy, where excellence and quality are core values, and sustainability is prioritized. 136 rejections and closed doors later, Silver & Riley was born.
Today, our products are meticulously crafted in the Tuscan region of Italy and we pay particular attention to detail and customer intimacy throughout the entire process. Most of our items are also designed to be multifunctional offering maximum utility and exceptional value so you can always get the most bang for your buck.
We award 5% of all sales to women entrepreneurs both domestically and in emerging economies.
The Buy 1, Give 5 program is our hallmark program that supports women entrepreneurs through the issuance of micro-grants to help start, grow and scale their businesses.
Starting a business, particularly one requiring significant capital, can be challenging. Women, especially those from underrepresented minority groups, may face steeper startup costs due to economic and income inequalities, often limiting their growth potential. We know this well because we faced similar challenges, hence why this program is imperative.
Through our Buy 1, Give 5 program, we seek to assist women entrepreneurs across various industries fund their dreams. 5% of all sales are allocated to this fund and awarded to women entrepreneurs bi-annually. We started this program right at launch, so it grows as we grow.
You can feel great knowing that not only are you purchasing a quality product, you’re also helping potentially close the opportunity gap for underrepresented women entrepreneurs.
About the Founder and Designer
I have studied around the world and have earned academic degrees in Engineering, Mathematics, Strategy and Finance, but I'll always be most grateful for my "real world" education. As a global citizen, I've traveled to over 100 countries, fully immersing myself in various cultures and ways of life. 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 diligently study and soak up the best of various cultures and street fashion.
With Silver & Riley, I am grateful to be able to blend my engineering background with my knowledge of global business and my love for fashion design, inherited from my mother. I see possibility in everything and I deeply believe that business can be a force for good. I cherish the opportunity to create products that not only make people look good, but also feel good and using my gift as a vehicle for positive change in the world (for example, through our Buy 1, Give 5 program). Outside of Silver & Riley, I am involved in initiatives that support education, economic empowerment, equity/diversity, and women.
What's in a name?
Her influence extends beyond the name, as I apply the customer intimacy lessons I learned from her, striving to make each customer feel valued and important. I truly consider our community family and always strive to go above and beyond to serve.
I hope you appreciate the passion, dedication, and care infused into every aspect of our brand. Thank you for choosing us!
xoxo, Lola and the Silver & Riley team
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