A Lotta Love for Leather

Way back in January, which seems like a lifetime ago, we were in Atlanta for market. This is our annual pilgrimage to find all the Christmas goodies for the year and for new and fun stuff for the shop. Whenever I go to market there is usually one thing that truly stands out and I can’t wait to bring in. Well, this year, my favorite new line was Clayton & Crume, a wonderful leather goods company that is hand made by college best friends in Louisville, Kentucky. Clay and Tyler’s timeless designs and durable construction are inspired by the bourbon and bluegrass of their home state. They use traditional methods to construct gorgeous leather goods such as wallets, belts, portfolios, and dog collars.

We planned to bring in the line just in time for Father’s Day, but alas, this year got derailed and we couldn’t do that. But, now that things are back open and we have a better handle on the new normal, it’s time to introduce you to Clayton & Crume’s wonderful work with a trunk show. From November 7 – 15, take 20 percent off the entire Clayton & Crume catalog plus free monogramming. We will have multiple items on hand for you to touch, experience, and get excited about. Among those will be my favorites, the leather rocks glasses and the Kentucky belt with its beautiful brass detail.

This trunk show comes just in time for the holidays, so stop in and pick up a little something for that someone special in your life. Shop in-store and online!

PS: Orders will be fulfilled after the trunk show and well in time for the gift giving this holiday season!



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Owner Amy Rutherford started Red Barn because she wanted to deliver a service — to provide both old and new in one place. No longer will busy shoppers be limited to reproductions or forced to shop multiple flea markets for the look or gifts they want. The trick in blending old and new, vintage and modern, classic and quirky, is balance. And Amy’s knack for mixing rustic antiques with urban chic has created a look that is both fresh and familiar.

Red Barn Mercantile opened its doors in September 2007 with a single vision in mind: providing old and new to offer our customers signature whole-room designs at great prices.

We’re more than a furniture boutique and provide more personalized service than a big box retailer. We work hard to bring you the highest quality furniture and gifts, the most unique conversation starters, wall hangings and accent pieces, whether they come from off-the-beaten-track flea markets, or the latest designers.


1117 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314


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