I've had my Hobonichi cover in brown for over a year now, and it is one of the best things that I own. The craftsmanship is impeccable, and it just keeps getting better looking with time. The thoughtfulness of the design and the way that it perfectly meets my needs demonstrate just how carefully and well Galen Leather products are thought out and constructed. I expect to have this cover for the rest of my life.
I use an A4 size Rhodia "everything notebook" in addition to my Hobonichi, and I've just ordered a cover for it to match--well worth the investment, especially if I ever decide to replace my current iPad mini with a Pro, which fits perfectly in the A4 case.
This really is excellent. I was a bit wary of ordering this from an overseas supplier whom I'd never heard of before, but decided to give it a go. I'm so glad I did. The journal cover is wonderful, really beautifully made and everything I hoped for. It was really nicely packaged and sent via tracked courier. I ordered two other items at the same time and they are equally good. They really are as nice as the pictures suggest!
The work is beautiful, very clean and simple - exactly my style.
My only complaint is that it took quite a while to actually receive my item. It was worth the wait though. So if you are considering this for a gift, purchase well in advance of the date you want to give it.
They also threw in a beautiful, beautiful wallet! Nothing I had expected and it's no small cheesy item it's a full blown, use it every day wallet !
I can't say thank you enough!
Product arrived in great shape with high quality materials. I'm really pleased with it and have enjoyed using it several times.
I bought this notebook for my husband so that he can carry his Rhodia notebook and other various items with him while at work (to jobsites, meeting, etc.). Before this notebook, he would simply carry his Rhodia notebook in hand. It was not very professional looking. So I searched and came across this notebook. I could tell from the small video that this was going to be great (not to mention the price point is fantastic). However, upon receiving the notebook I was even more taken back by it's outstanding quality leather and workmanship. In person there is no comparison to anything else I've seen. My husband has received many compliments from various people. He has even been asked questions about it before his meetings. It is very impressive and professional looking. No doubt in my mind that anyone purchasing this will be impressed. My husband and I love the smell too. One simply cannot go wrong with a notebook from Galen Leather!
The quality of the pen case is exceptional. The leather smells amazing. I'm yet to find out how durable it is. But it feels like it should last a long time. Scratches can be seen when you scratch it but it just adds to the vintage aesthetic of the pen case. Also the scratches come out relatively easily with a small wipe of oil. All-in-all it's a great pen case and I highly recommend it
I'd heard a lot about Galen Leather before I actually ordered anything from them so I had high expectations to begin with. I was very pleased when I received my iPhone case that my expectations had been well & truly exceeded! The leather is smooth and supple and feels soft to the touch. At the same time it also feels sturdy and like it will last a long time. The workmanship is top-quality, with neat stitching and well-finished edges. The 'Crazy Horse' material is a wonderful distressed look that is going to just keep getting better as daily use adds more scuffs, knocks, and marks to the patina. Definitely worth what I paid for it.
I own and have owned dozens of leather journals. Galen Journals have come to be my favorite. They are so perfectly put together with obvious attention to detail.
They are very responsive to email and have always been amazing about special orders!
Everything about them is perfect!
Just hoping for more colors!
Carla Maine USA
After a lot of research, I purchased two Notebook Covers - one for myself with a monogram and the other as a gift. I couldn't be happier with both. When my parcel arrived I was pleasantly surprised by the obvious care that had been put into the packaging and posting. The Notebook Cover itself is beautiful and the craftsmanship excellent, the design is simple yet stylish, and the internal pockets are very functional. The leather quality is beautiful and smells amazing and I can't keep from running my hand over it. I look forward to this cover aging very well and becoming a treasured cover for my yearly diary and notes. I would highly recommend purchasing from Galan Leather for the quality of their products and also their customer service.
SMD ( New South Wales, Australia)
I purchased an iPad mini leather cover with the initials for my wife for Christmas. She finally got to open it and was excited to see that I purchased it for her. She immediately opened the package and the material as well as the product is very well made! I had messed up on the shipping address and it got shipped and then returned to sender. I immediately got worried that this gift was not going to be delivered on time for Christmas but after talking to Yusuf from Galen Leather, he handled the situation and my mistake with complete professionalism and made sure I got this product in time, and it Did. Thank you again Yusuf and Galen Leather!!
I ordered the iPad mini & large Moleskin cover for my daughter for Christmas. What beautiful craftsmanship, made with very high quality leather. I was so looking forward to today, so I could finally watch her open it! She loves it, and it will last for decades. I am very impressed with it, and plan on ordering my own soon! Wonderfully presented as well, in a beautifully designed box, and the added bonus of a history card with a glass evil eye charm on a cord, which she attached to the bookmark ribbon of her moleskin notebook that she put into the leather cover. She bullet journals, and the cover is well designed with plenty of room for many colored pens, and her metal stencils too. I highly recommend any product made by Galen Leather!