ili New York was founded in 1988 in New York City to fill a need for affordable mens' leather wallets. We have evolved from selling men's wallets in black and brown into a full range of functional and colorful products for both men and women. Over 30 years later, we continue to focus on high quality affordable leather products with functional and classic designs. h 


ili catalog circa 1991

ili collection from Spring 2020

We love leather! 

Leather is one of the most durable options for handbags, wallets and a plethora of other items. For decades, leather has been used not only for its beauty but also for it's functionality. From horse saddles to luxury handbags, leather is the go-to choice of many.

The leather we curate for our line is a by-product of the meat industry. We are very mindful of our planet and its need to use our natural resources in their entirety to sustain our environment.

All of our items are made by skilled artisans. The attention to detail as well as function are at the top of our priorities. Each piece is designed with you, the customer, in mind.

Our leathers age beautifully and get softer with more use. Our products maintain their color/s for years to come.

Whether you love a buttery soft smooth leather or the feel of a supple pebbled leather, we have the perfect item for you!

Our Leathers


Fine grained, smooth/small grain leather, full grain, cow hide, solid colors



Strong grained, smooth leather, full grain, cow hide, solid colors



Fine grained, smooth leather, full grain, cow hide, with natural distressing features  



Full grain hair on leather, cow hide, in varying prints - natural spotted cow in various colors, & leopard print on cow  



Full grain, cow hide, with textured scale emboss, and natural color photo realistic python printed leather