Bellroy London - a Visit to the London Showroom
It's no secret that we're big fans of Bellroy wallets, so putting together this blog has been a treat!
Before the coronavirus lockdown, we had the opportunity to go and visit the London-based showroom that has all the samples of Bellroy wallets that you could ever dream of.
Located in trendy Hoxton, we took an evening trip to go and check it out and made a little video to give you a flavor of what it was like.
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How can I visit the Bellroy London Showroom too?
Bellroy is an Australian brand, and it's not available just anywhere in the UK. In fact, the moment we posted that video on YouTube, someone asked us where the store is located so they can go and see it London too.
The bad news is that it's not a store that you can just drop in on. This is a showroom only, and serves as the base of their London-based distributor who serves the European wholesale market.
Really, it's a place where sellers of Bellroy wallets - such as us - can go and check out the latest samples and designs. For people who love Bellroy wallets as much as us, it's like venturing inside Aladdin's cave!
Although you may not be able to go and make a visit yourself, we stock a great range of Bellroy wallets and are UK-based (although we ship all over the world including Hong Kong and Asia) so let us know if we can help you.
What's so good about Bellroy anyway?
If you haven't seen a Bellroy wallet, you might be wondering what the fuss is about. Here's why we get so excited about them:
- These are proper wallets for grown-ups. They're not faddish or gimmicky. A Bellroy is a wallet you could confidently take to a work event or on a date and know that you'll receive universal approval.
- They combine classic looks with well-thought design to make sure that they look modern and stylish. Fundamentally, a Bellroy wallet will provide you with all the storage you need without looking like a thick and clunky wallet-disasters.
- They're made from top-grade leather. Which means that they're going to get better with age.
They say a picture speaks a thousand words. Here's a generic pocket-busting classic on your left, and a much more practical Bellroy wallet on the right. Unbelievably, both of them store the same amount - it's all about the clever design.
And as for the aging of the leather, this one speaks for itself (this it the Bellroy Note Sleeve wallet, by the way):
Top Bellroy Wallets
Genuinely, as long as you know what you're looking for, you can't go wrong with anything in the Bellroy range.
With so much to choose from, it can be difficult to narrow it down. Much of it is down to personal preference, but for us our top 3 favorite wallets are:
The Hide and Seek - a classic wallet with good storage capacity and some neat tricks to securely store cash and cards.
The Note Sleeve - Maybe the ultimate classic bifold wallet? The pull tab on this is a handy feature for storing away cards you don't use that often.
The Card Pocket - something a little different. A versatile zipper-wallet that's not much bigger than the size of a credit card, but can store a huge number of cards, notes and even coins.