Leather Slim A5 Notebook / Planner Cover - Undyed Leather

$46.00 USD

Color: Undyed

This leather cover fits Galen Everyday Books, Stalogy 365, Life A5, Apica CD A5, Logical Prime A5, Midori MD A5, Hobonichi Cousin A5, Kleid A5, Yamamoto A5, Nanami A5, Galen Leather Notebooks A5. And all soft-covered notebooks in A5 size.

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100% Handmade in Turkey

Product:

Handmade Undyed Leather Slim A5 Notebook / Planner Cover

Color/Finish:

Undyed Leather - Not covered Un-dyed leather means, nude leather, with nothing covered up - so they will have some natural range marks, scars, and other blemishes. In other words, they are not processed to make them appear perfect, like something you would get in a department store. When you get your brand new un-dyed vegetable-tanned leather good, it looks a natural color. The hide is effectively naked and so will age and darken with the sun just like your own skin. Aging will develop a rich color and patina. Sun exposure, daily handling, water, and conditioning give natural vegetable tanned leather a rustic look over time.  Read more about vegetable-tanned leather.

Size:

 6.3 x 8.6 inches (16 x 22 cm)

Materials:

  • 100% vegetable tanned cow leather
  • Hand stitched using waxed polyamide thread

Description:

Made from the finest quality leather, our Handmade Undyed Leather Slim A5 Notebook / Planner Cover is bound to be a timeless addition your writing practices. The slim cover is designed to fit an A5 notebook or planner and flips open effortlessly for ease of use. The cover also has 1 slot for your pen, as well as one slip pocket on the inside for other small accessories.

Compatible with:

Can also store other accessories (as pictured):

  • A pen 
  • Stamps
  • Credit Cards

*Pen and accessories are not included

Customer Reviews

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K Murthy (Mysore, IN)
Perfect and solid

I somehow ended up with a b6 undyed leather cover recently, and I was so nervous about it that I put too much oil and balm and forcibly patina-ed it. So then I got so curious about having another one that I would spend gentle time with, so I got this a5 cover for my planner. It is almost too lush and perfect! And it uplifts an ordinary object like a notebook into something very special. The undyed leather is so glorious and I can't wait to entirely submit to its life, and spend a lot of time with it. I also never understood the charm of notebook covers before, and now I don't know what I did before I got them :) This was my first purchase from Galen: it was seamless, and even though I got one wrong thing in my order, they let me keep it! (a regular wallet insert which is so beautiful I almost feel shy using it). I love the thoughtfulness and care behind all this work.
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K Murthy (Mysore, IN)
Perfect and solid

I somehow ended up with a b6 undyed leather cover recently, and I was so nervous about it that I put too much oil and balm and forcibly patina-ed it. So then I got so curious about having another one that I would spend gentle time with, so I got this a5 cover for my planner. It is almost too lush and perfect! And it uplifts an ordinary object like a notebook into something very special. The undyed leather is so glorious and I can't wait to entirely submit to its life, and spend a lot of time with it. I also never understood the charm of notebook covers before, and now I don't know what I did before I got them :) This was my first purchase from Galen: it was seamless, and even though I got one wrong thing in my order, they let me keep it! (a regular wallet insert which is so beautiful I almost feel shy using it). I love the thoughtfulness and care behind all this work.

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Mauricio Muciño (Ciudad Lopez Mateos, MX)
Great cover at a great price

The product has aged and coloured beautifully, the pen holder has no problem with pens such as a Pelikan M800 and Montblanc 149, You can see how mine has gotten caramel color

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Ariaty Puspadewi (Tangerang, ID)

As expected, it fits my midori a5. Leather is sturdy and sitching is perfect. Other than quality, what makes this special is the leather. This is my first undyed leather product and it has unique vein that will make it age gracefully. I can’t wait to have the leather tone darkened as I use it. Using this product I feel like I’m going to start a journey, full of discovery. Package arrived quick with some complimentary items, but the quote written on the postcard is my favourite. Thank you Galen Leather!

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Happy about slim A5 size and naked leather (Olympia, US)
Bring on the abuse

I wanted to wait a bit before providing pictures of how this soft cover has aged (beautifully), and in even nicer in places I've done terrible things to it like spill coffee and a drop of oil on it (!). I haven't treated it but have used 'conditioning it' as an excuse to slather my hands in lotion and then rub that into the notebook, to no ill effect!

Second, I wanted to let folks know this fits the Midori MD a5s I'm addicted to (unlined, thank you very much) perfectly. When I was shopping no one had mentioned minority md by name and I was a little nervous.

I bought a 2nd cover in green that I haven't even removed from the packaging because I like this raw leather so much! (Plus it looks better after dumping coffee on it, bonus!)

Looking forward to seeing what it looks like in a year or 3!

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Jill (Pasig, PH)
My intro to the undyed world

I'm a bit of a perfectionist so I'm not exactly the type to like undyed leather, patina, ageing, etc. but I wanted to try it--it seems everyone has undyed leather notebook covers or pen cases. This Galen Leather undyed leather notebook sleeve felt like the best intro to the undyed world: it arrived raw pink and perfect and pristine, so I went ahead and used the leather balm on it. The next day, it looked like the undyed leather notebooks on Instagram! It looks amazing and feels rich, but also personal and unique since I just used my bare hands to rub in the leather balm. I think it looks like an actual journal now, of someone living. This might be my only undyed leather item but I look forward to its appearance changing with use and time. I love that when my notebook (Galen Leather A5) runs out I can replace it and still use this cover.

My experience conditioning this cover was a little hilarious. I also bought the Galen Leather balm, which was nice and odorless and arrived in one piece even after traveling in the Philippine heat. I think in some parts of the cover the balm I put was too thick, because it did not dry as quickly. The balm also went into the stitching, which at first bothered me. Sometimes I still see the whiter marks over my cover which might have been because of the balm. Also, on the inside, the first page of my notebook that touches the leather pocket got white marks (that I could remove).

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M.M. (Ciudad Lopez Mateos, MX)
Great for my A5 notebooks and an affordable alternative to the Midori Leather cover

I am in love with this Cover, It has become the house of my personal diary and has been my companion on multiple travels with a lovely patina to match!

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Brian Green (St. Catharines, CA)
A5 Undyed Leather Cover

Great quality leather. Speedy delivery time to Canada.
Daughter will be very happy with her gift.
Would highly recommend.

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Melissa Sutton (Norcross, US)
Amazing

Amazing! I love love love this leather and I’m so very happy that I got this A5 cover!

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chen (Uddevalla, SE)

It's really nicely made and pretty. I love it very much!

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  • Some items are ready for shipment in our workshop, located in Istanbul. In stock items dispatch within 6-7 working days after payment has cleared using our shipping partners, UPS & FedEx. If the item is not in stock, then we will need to make your order.

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  • Buyers are responsible for customs duties. There are no additional taxes for goods being delivered to the USA.
  • European Union : New rules after 1 July 2021; we charged VAT for orders up to 150€. It means no hidden or extra customs  fees during the delivery. Orders more than 150€ subject to customs same as before. 
  • UK : Orders are subject to VAT. Around %20 percent. + courier fees.
  • Brazil: Due to high taxes, we suggest to use a redirecting service like Regarding redirecting services, I've been using fishisfast.com
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  • HS Tariff Code for Leather Goods 420221 (You can check your country import regulations with this code)

Returns - Cancellations

  • Items (except personalized items) can be returned for a full refund within 7 days of receipt. Buyer is responsible for the Shipping costs. Please feel free to ask any questions you might have before placing an order.
  • Due to all items are made to order, after receiving your order, we immideatly start to make your items. We don't accept cancellations/changes after orders placed.

Embossed Monogram

  • Products suitable for personalization, are shown on the product pages.It is and additional option.
  • Currently, we can't customize the wooden items.
  • If you want a monogram option on your item please select it from choose box at the right side of the page.
  • The Monogram default position will be on the front right bottom corner. Up to 3 characters. 
  • Up to 3 characters you can personalize your item with ; A....Z Capital letters    0....9 numbers    . , & ! # - _ @ / : * punctuation.
  • Font and height, the default for this listing is Times New Roman, 1 cm high, same as the lead picture.

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