The Modern Monogram: Why Stop At Your Initials?


There’s no quicker—or more traditional—way to make something yours than by stamping it with your personal monogram. Since we’re all for turning tradition on its side, we’ve been embossing a few of our favorite three-letter words and phrases on some of our most beloved leather pieces. What we’ve learned during our experimentations?

When going for cheeky, less (in terms of size) is more. The smaller the piece, the more fun you can have.

A few suggestions: “WTF,” “RAD” or “PYT” on a wallet or mini crossbody.


Bigger bags call for something a little understated.

E.g. Your city’s initials or a sweet, simple word like “OUI” or “BON” on a travel bag.


When in doubt, go classic.

Your initials are foolproof. But what about a family member’s initials? You can’t mess that up either.

For a limited time, we’re monogramming full-priced leather goods for free (yes, gratis!).* Check out our monogram shop here.

FYI NYC: We’re having monogramming parties at our local stores and offering personalization on select leather goods for free. Join us, won’t you?

Soho: 10/18, Broadway @ Broome, details here.

UES: 10/25, Madison btwn 85th & 86th, details here.

BK: 10/29–10/31, North 6th btwn Bedford & Berry, details here.

*Free monogramming valid on purchases of full-priced leather items from 9/23/14 to 10/20/14. Some exclusions apply. Personalized items cannot be exchanged or returned. Please allow two weeks for delivery. Offer not valid on previous purchases and cannot be redeemed for cash. Terms of offer are subject to change without notice.

Photography by Angi Welsch.