Luxury has a price tag, conscious luxury has a story. While some luxury goods are about proving you've arrived, conscious luxury is about valuing the journey more than the destination. At Allegory, we turn materials with amazing stories into tools you can use every day.
Handcrafdted Writing instruments and leather goods.
Our Favorite Stories
Who we are
Story Matters Most
A product is more than just a list of features and a price tag. It has story, so why not make that story great?
Guaranteed for life
No questions asked. No paperwork needed. You'll love it on day one and day 10,000.
Handmade in Chicago
It's not just about place, it's about people. A small studio filled with people who love their work.
Designed for Decades
Designed to break in, not wear out. It's not about what sells this week. It's about what lasts.
Connection is key
You're working directly with the artisans. This is about real connection for us, and it shows in the products themselves.
Our Customers' Stories
"I wanted to let you know that I received the pen this week. It looks absolutely fantastic and it is very meaningful for me to be able to use a pen made with wood that comes from the small village in Ukraine that my great-grandfather left over a hundred years ago before coming to America. Just picking it up and feeling the wood gives me a connection each day when I use it. A sincere thank you for all your efforts and care making this for me."
"In the last couple months, the Wanderer Notebook has become my default notebook for taking notes during church meetings - which themselves have moved remotely due to the pandemic preventing wandering too far. I'd initially balked at spending that much on a notebook, esp given the number of notebooks I have which aren't getting any use at all. I'm glad I did. It and the pen are the perfect size, weight and feel. Just picking it up and holding it brings a curious comfort, a tie to "home". Which I'm currently not wandering from. Definitely curious."
"I don't have the privilege of working with my hands to build things. I sit at a desk all day, much of the time taking notes and writing. so, my pen is my tool. I love these pens. they feel substantial. weighty. Well built. I highly recommend them."
"I LOVE this Clip wallet! It's molded to me like a glove, I guess since I sit on it all day HA!. I've been rotating it so I sit on both sides evenly and it's wearing in nicely. It's about an inch thick now but it can go more without any bodily discomfort. I just wanted to let you know you've got a very happy customer and an outstanding product!"
"Received my pen and wallet today. WOW! This pen is unlike anything I’ve ever owned and I cannot wait to use it! The patina on this thing will be 🔥🔥🔥"
I forgot to let you know that the 1941 arrived and is wonderful! It goes great with the custom Padfolio, and I will probably be using it for as long as I can still write. Thank you!
"Today was the first day with my Kit Slim, and I have to say: I love it! I was using a Coach wallet previously, and while I liked the configuration of it, the quality was subpar. Last week, my wallet ripped. I searched all over the internet in order to find the best replacement, and I saw a lot of different options and recommendations. I saw Allegory Goods and the customization options, seemingly small, tight-nit company atmosphere, and most importantly. the guaranteed lifetime warranty. That is awesome! Hopefully my wallet will withstand the test of time I certainly feel confident that it will!
"Oh my gosh I can’t even begin to tell you how much Joe loved the pens! We definitely made him cry, girlfriend (in a good way of course)! :) He was so touched by all of the thoughtful pieces that went into creating it and the stories behind the wood...When I peeked before I wrapped them I was blown away. He’s inspired in a whole new way. And boy do they write like a DREAM!!!! We’ve both never even written with a nice pen before, and wow! Just wow! You just made everything so special, I really can’t thank you enough...He said that these were the best birthday gifts he’s ever gotten, ever. The only sad thing from here is that I’ll never be able to top this!! 🤣 Seriously thank you so much for your gorgeous craftsmanship and imaginative detailing. I appreciate so much having found you and being able to collaborate with someone that’s so creative and special. 💜💕💙