QUALITY MATERIALS

At NICHOLETTE-A, we continue to be meticulous in not only hand-selecting high quality leathers and materials, but also ensuring each product is finished in careful detail. Because the brand lives online, we are able to bring these to our customers at a sensible price point.  See below to learn more about the materials we use.

 

Box Leather

Our Box Calf Leather is a coated top-grain leather with a smooth, buff-polished finish. To prevent this leather from developing marks, we recommend avoiding exposure to abrasive surfaces and always taking care to store the item properly in its dust bag when not in use. 

Nappa Leather

Our Durable Nappa Calf Leather is a smooth, refined leather that is built for daily use and resistant to gentle surface stains. Most gentle surface stains can be removed by gently wiping with a clean damp cloth, followed by a dry cloth.

White Nappa Leather

Worried about white? Our Nappa Calf Leather is a smooth, refined and durable leather. While color transfer may occur due to exposure to dark denim or other dark fabrics with loose dye, most gentle surface stains can still be removed by gently wiping with a clean damp cloth, followed by a dry cloth. Additionally, you can purchase a leather cleaner and conditioner like Bickmore.

Patent Leather

Our Patent Calf Leather is a coated top-grain leather with a smooth, glossy finish. Scuffs or marks are easy to care for with a clean damp cloth as the finish is relatively water resistant. With this leather we recommend avoiding prolonged exposure to hot temperatures and storing the item inside its dust bag. Avoid contact with loose dyes as Patent can absorb foreign dye or ink. 

Hardware

Our hardware and YKK zippers are made from durable and corrosion resistant alloys used widely across the industry in both steel and gunmetal finishes. 

Lining

Sometimes we use high quality linings to add just the right amount of structural support to an overall design. Based on the style, we appropriately select from PU leather, microfiber suede, or grosgrain fabric that are all easy to use and deter dye transference.

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