“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
Trends are ruling the world. Fashion is changing in every season, and every season has its own ‘it’ objects. What about a luxury bag? Do you buy just to accommodate yourself to the new fashion trends or because it is a piece that you will wear for many seasons unlike all the ever-shifting clothes?
Classical luxury handbags will certainly be the main pieces of your closet for many seasons. What makes it so special? Why do we even buy second hand vintage handbags? What makes a bag special is; the combination of unique design, the quality, the craftsmanship and the leather. A leather bag, if a well, it is made from exotic leather, will never look old fashioned for many years. That is why your daughter is using your crocodile bag, that you were wearing in your 30’s. And that is why you spend your money to invest that bag.
More than ever, brands are using exotic leathers as a symbol of luxury, distinction and high-end quality. Of course there are people who does not prefer exotic leather, because of their old fashioned designs. In this moment, Italian design steps in. Italian design which is respected by the world, treats the exotic leather like a jewel, and exotic leather gains modernity and glory that it deserves. That is how you get the perfect luxury handbag that you can use for years. Continue reading
The life of a woman is every day bombarded with dates, deadlines, appointments and reminder notes that each of us cherish even when the appointment has long since passed.
And where do all of these little notes flock to? Naturally inside of our wallets! Small or large, practical or elegant, the wallet is for us women much more than a simple accessory for storing our cash or credit cards. It is a secret treasure chest within which we find much of our lives, our dearest affections, our most intimate day-to-day. 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
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.
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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
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
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
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.
One 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
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!
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.
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?
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!
In this article we would like to focus our attention on the differences between a genuine crocodile leather item and a genuine alligator one.