On some level, the first week after the holidays is the saddest and happiest period of the year at the same time. It forces you to think about the past year, come to terms with everything you’ve achieved or not and organize the new year. It’s that time of the year when you can finally open your new planner and think about your resolutions. It’s that moment of the year when anything that comes to your mind is not impossible: get back in shape, organised that travel that you wanted to do for so long, finally take courage and start the work of your dreams.
At Gleni we decided to start the year, taking some time for ourselves and closing from December 22nd until January 2nd. We decided to close the boutique and relax surrounded by the affection of friends and relatives, to start the new year to the fullest.
San Benedetto del Tronto is still immersed in the summer weather, yet the rest of the world slowly lets go to the arrival of fall and its colors.
Like every year, the begining of Fashion Week all over the world marks the passage into the new season, and the inevitable “change of wardrobe”: and this is the time to say goodbye to light dresses and saturated colors, leaving room for fall garments of warm and enveloping undertones.
What are the colors of this Fall/ Winter 2017 and how have we interpreted them for GLENI Boutique?
With tables still laid out for the holidays and glasses still filled with bollicine Made in Italy, it is already high time to take stock of the past year and define the good intentions for the year to come.
2016, for the GLENI family was a year of great change.
First, we permanently stopped the production of bags for third parties with private labels; in this way, we sought to improve and increase the prestige of the GLENI brand.
Next, we discontinued production of handmade shoes for men, focusing on improving the collection of women’s handbags. For those interested, there are still a select few (in limited sizes) available in our online boutique.
Always, in Italy, the friendly moments of celebration and the joy of special occasions are bound and embellished by the bright of colors and brilliance of sparkling wines; the elegant aromas and the liveliness of the foam, enhance the flavors of each paired dish: we may designate wines throughout the meal, as they marry extremely well with cuisine of both land and sea, moving on to cheeses and desserts, being always careful in choosing the most suitable type.
Italy, along with France and Germany, is one of the world’s leading producers of sparkling wine, with numbers nearing around 300 million bottles produced annually.
Despite the legend saying that the grandfather of quality sparkling wine is Champagne, invented in France by Dom Pierre Pérignon in the seventeenth century, historical records reveal a different reality: in fact, already from the fourteenth century, in the work of the Benedictine Don Francesco Scacchi di Fabriano, “De salubri potu dissertatio“, it speaks of sparkling wine, anticipating what would then be put in place by the French.
At any rate, the Italian territory boasts products of the highest quality, thanks to the combination of soils and microclimates, the generosity of nature combined with the wisdom and experience of the industry. Continue reading
There is the other face of Gleni in the new collection that slowly takes place in our windows. Just like the moon, also Gleni has another face, but unlike the most beloved of the star of our universe, we have decided to reveal it, and to do that we have created a new collection, distinct, waiting to be discovered.
We do not renounce the soft and sinuous shaped bags which so far have characterized our unique style, but now we wanted to put them together with bags of clean and minimal lines, made of geometric harmonies lit up by refined and classy hues. High quality bags, marked by the elegant and flawless finishes as those preceding. We could define it as two sisters who – just like different twins – show two sides of the same face, the face of Gleni who already you know and love.
New and most valuable are also the interiors, this time made entirely of soft leather in matching tones, precious material that replaces the still fascinating and precious fabric.
Fabric will not be missed in the new collection however, because for the new bags we decided to add an additional accessory: a small scarf from the simple and elegant line. Made in the classic colors that distinguish our brand and with our company logo, this scarf will be an extra detail, an added value or even better a small gift designed just for you. We have it tied to the main handle of the bag, but you can also remove it and fix it in any other place or use it alone: the choice is yours!
But now let’s talk about bags and see more closely how this new collection will be. Trapezoids, rectangles and accentuated corners… you will find many geometric shapes, some large others small. Messenger bags, backpacks, by shoulder or by hand, even the type of bag will suit all tastes, with models for every occasion, versatile and functional, equipped with removable straps and chains to attach and detach depending on the situation. Continue reading
“If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies”
Fortunately, everything changes and butterflies do exist.
Changes play a part in each of our daily lives and also Gleni has chosen to spread its wings and indulge in new life.
Inspired by butterflies and overwhelmed by the desire to spread our wings, we have decided to radically change the background color, going from a dark – albeit beautiful- burgundy to a brilliant white, a symbol of purity and hope for the future.
Lovers of red, however, need not despair: we decided to keep our historic color in the details of the new site – on menu borders and various buttons.
The new layout makes navigating the site, and searching for items, much faster and easier, featuring a preview of the article you are looking for, even before you open it. Continue reading
Even if we are a little late, we decided to make a brief summary of our 2015 and give you a preview of our ideas and our plans for 2016.
In March 2015, Gleni suffered a great loss. After a long battle with cancer, the founder and owner of Gleni passed away, leaving behind a great legacy and a great love for his dream.
Following this moment, we passed an even more complicated period, dictated by bureaucracy. Gleni had to change the company name, abandoning forever the title “Gleni of Arben Qoku” and becoming “Gleni Srl”.
We, however, did not get discouraged by the events and in August, we renovated our boutique in San Benedetto del Tronto (in Via Risorgimento n ° 43 for those interested!), the operational base of all our ideas.
We changed the color, the layout and, in a sense, also the basic concept.
More spacious and “open” to the public, now Gleni Boutique, in San Benedetto del Tronto, has decidedly a look far more luxurious and refined, with sophisticated and elegant details, fit for welcoming princes and princesses of the world.
To this topic we would like to dedicate a separate post, so let us know if you are interested! Continue reading
The wallet is an object of everyday life utilized quite often throughout the day, and for this reason should be extremely personalized.
Every individual has their own preferences and needs to each of which corresponds a different model of wallet.
Gleni offers a wide range of men’s wallets, varied by color, type of leather, internal composition and size.
The outer part of the wallets is available in python, crocodile, ostrich and calfskin, while the inner section, any model you choose, is lined in calfskin.
Below we present to you the leading models of our men’s wallets. Continue reading
It’s time to say goodbye to 2015 and to welcome the New Year, hoping that the incoming 2016 could be for all of us a prosperous and positive year, from any point of view.
We take advantage of this special occasion to wish you a Happy New Year 2016 and to thank you for your choice!
Your purchases, your feedbacks on the website and all the visits of yours that we daily receive let us know how much you appreciate our job and that our dedication towards our bags and accessories is not vain.
We wish you a Golden Year! And that this tonality could accompany you all along the new year…don’t care if in the form of gorgeous and dynamic accessories or as symbol of your personal successes and satisfactions!
Happy Holidays from Gleni and see you soon!
GOLD – One of the essential colors this winter.
The reason? It’s a strong color, able to attract attention and accentuate the individuality of the person wearing it. Also, it is a timeless color, rich in meaning, and in honors that history has awarded: the color of wedding ring, of the Pharaohs, and of the prosperous periods of history, rightfully called the golden ages.
This shade is inspired from the royal ornaments of baroque churches, to reflections of the sun in mirrored waters, to ancient Roman amulets. It also represents something for every one of us: the story of our personal successes, joys, and powerful moments that could be symbolized through a charismatic and radiant color.
A gold purse serves as a metaphor for energy and the solar aspects of your being, highlighting your independent character and demonstrating the courage to wear an accessory of strong and original color. It will be, above all, a great way of battling the greys of the cold and rainy winter days! Continue reading