Handmade Leather Belts from Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado

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Lawry Covell

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Lawry Covell

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Phantasmagoria Leather by Lawry Covell, Since 1967

I started Phantasmagoria Leather in April 1967 in Boulder, Colorado after graduating from the University of Colorado. The first store was 350 square feet. We made all types of leather products for the "flower children" generation. The products included sandals, belts, wide leather watchbands, leather garments and accessories. The business remained a leather shop until the late 70's when we opened a women's boutique as well as a men's boutique. We stopped manufacturing leather goods in 1978. Fast forward to the summer of 2010 when my son, now running the men's department of our store, Lawrence Covell, asked me to make some belts for the store. I thought about it a bit and decided that this would be fun. After four months of experimentation, I developed a line of men's and women's belts which we began selling at our store. Six months later I opened my first wholesale account, Pitkin County Dry Goods in Aspen. Today there are over 25 stockists.

All of the belts are made from vegetable tanned cowhide. The men's are 8-9 ounce in weight, approximately 1/4", and the women's are 5-6 ounce or about 3/16". They are all hand cut, hand stained, edges burnished, and double stitched by hand. Due to the hand staining, no two belts are the same. This makes the belt you buy unique.

The buckles are made for me in Italy. Most are pewter. Some are brass with nickel plating and a few are stainless steel. The materials are world class. I have to say that the belts are better than we made in the 60's and 70's in materials, design, and craftsmanship.

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Last updated on July 19, 2014
Welcome to Phantasmagoria Leather! Handmade belts by Lawry Covell. Hand cut, hand stained & hand stitched in Denver, CO.

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Returns and exchanges
All custom belts (found on our website) are final sale, no exchanges, no refunds. All stock belts may be returned, at your expense, for a full refund. Returns on stock belts will be accepted within 30 days of purchase and must be in pristine condition accompanied by a copy of the original receipt. Please include a reason for the return on your receipt. The return will be credited to the exact form of payment used for the original purchase. When returning a stock belt, please ship to the following address:

225 Steele Street
Denver, CO 80206
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All orders ship free to the lower 48 states. We do not ship orders internationally at this time. Please note: we do not ship to PO boxes. A receipt will be included in your shipment, *PLEASE NOTIFY THE SELLER IF YOU NEED A GIFT RECEIPT INSTEAD*.