What happened in 2015? And what are our goals for 2016?

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.

Gleni Boutique

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Trade of exotic skin items

Gleni has been present on the european and international market for numerous years, promoting through time its handcrafted articles of exotic leather and really making the concept of craftsmanship and Made in Italy a philosophy to follow.

Our clients know well with how much love and dedication we care for our products, from the moment of their creation on paper until the final finishing touches as, for us, even the simplest accessory has an inestimable value in terms of affection.

There are many people who, during these years, though with a bit of initial reticence, have moved closer to our world and, beyond the beauty and quality of the item, are interested to know more about that which revolves around the trade of articles in exotic leather: laws and restrictions that regulate the purchase and sale, sanctions (even criminal) that punish all of those who transgress, limits beyond which, we are not allowed to go.Exotic leather

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What is a CITES certificate?

One of the more delicate issues

Alligators – no longer endangered thanks to well-organized conservation programms

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If, on the one hand there are many people who, from initial skepticism, with time and information provided, have become supporters, on the other hand, there are still many of those who, not knowing closely what revolves around the trade of articles made from exotic leather, continue to send us e-mail or angry feedback (often threatening and imprecatory) accusing us of being only ruthless criminals greedy for money, that do not hesitate to kill innocent and endangered animals, such as pythons, anacondas, crocodiles or alligators. Continue reading

Men’s Wallets

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.

Men's python wallet

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ITALIAN HANDBAGS – THE ACCESSORY THAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE

When we buy an item Made in Italy we do not purchase just a product. We purchase a value made of quality, elegance, research. There are many sectors which claim the quality Made in Italy, from gastronomy to automobiles, from furnishings to fashion. The luxury of Made in Italy is forever known and renowned not only nationally, but also internationally, where it is forced to contend with Asian competitors that rely on low prices to the detriment of quality. A considerable difference in the way of conceiving a product, given that the history and tradition of Italian luxury is based on genius and creativity, on beauty and innovation, on refinement and elegance, on quality and originality.

Italian handbagsOne of the industries in which Made in Italy most expresses itself is fashion, as exalted on all runways national and international. It is of fashion that we want to speak, pausing and analyzing a product forever admired and celebrated in this field: Italian handbags. More and more international celebrities choose Italian bags to complete their look, testimony to the fact that this accessory produced in Italy has bewitched by now also foreign markets. Continue reading

Happy New Year!

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!

Red – the color to bet on if you don’t want to go wrong!

The more you have, the more you want: when it comes to bags, women are insatiable and they would go nuts to get their hands on the latest design from their favorite designer. To be sure, there is nothing wrong with that, given the extraordinary amount of choice now on the market, especially during the Christmas period, when shops and boutiques are beautifully decorated with sparking lights and decorations to grab your attention and lure you in to savor the latest available trends.

Red handbag made in Italy

With Christmas coming and with all those presents – more or less satisfying –  how can you not fantasize about the perfect accessory we would like to find wrapped up under the Christmas tree?

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Crocodile or Alligator: which leather best suits a handbag?

There is no doubt that in Italy, and in many other European countries, the expression “crocodile bag” is used as a general term: it is used whether the bag is made of genuine crocodile, alligator, or even caiman, which differs so much from the first two kinds of leather. The issue becomes even more complicated when the expression “crocodile bag” is used to indicate an item made with some kind of leather that has nothing to do with genuine crocodile, but it is just embossed leather.
We will discuss the distinction between genuine leather and embossed leather in one of our next articles, together with a series of useful tips and advice on how to avoid being disappointed in your choice!

Crocodile handbags

In this article we would like to focus our attention on the differences between a genuine crocodile leather item and a genuine alligator one.

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A Golden Year

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.

Gold luxury handbagThis 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

Discounted handbags.Your qualitative bag at a convenient price.

Discount handbagsYou know, a high qualitative bag, handmade with prestigious hardware and well finished in detail by experienced Italian craftsmen who daily transform their job into a source of pride for the Made in Italy, has its own economic value that, although justified by manufacturing costs, is often unattainable.

We can’t do anything but close our eyes and fantasize on our dream bag, so perfect and beautiful, but also so inaccessible, a mirage for our finances.

We, sometimes, look forward the approach of the usual seasonal sales to buy the bag at a discounted price but then, for one reason or another, we are never able to reach the boutique in time for purchasing our “glamorous bag”, because someone else has already preceded us managing to take the bag home, maybe gaining the trust of the shop assistant. Continue reading

New Gleni Spring-Summer 2014 Accessories’ collection

Spring is here at last and, with it, all that cold winter greyness and melancholy is swept away to welcome a period of rebirth, where new energy imbues everything, both outside and in, expressing complete harmony and purity.

Nature comes back to life, displaying its multitude of colours and scents, which intoxicate our days and fill us with positivity and joy, inspiring us to go out and live every moment of our life to the full.

This concept of “a return to nature and of rebirth” has deeply influenced Gleni’s new men’s/women’s Spring Summer 2014 accessories collection; a collection that we can define as totally inspired by Nature and its infinite shades of colour. Continue reading