Leather Portfolio Review Disclaimer
This is NOT a paid leather portfolio blog post and/or review. I wrote this to share my experience with regard to my recent Stylemarx purchase. Please note that I bought the leather portfolio featured in this post.
Any person in a committed relationship, like me, may sometimes find it quite hard to think of a unique birthday present for a significant other. This is particularly so when your loved one is someone like Jumel, who is quite a dynamic yet practical individual.
Don’t get me wrong; Jumel is not the picky type. I AM. Since our day 1 as a couple, I vowed to give him something different for every occasion we celebrate, particularly his natal day. This is exactly what I tried accomplishing weeks before his birthday.
A leather portfolio is the perfect gift for a hardworking defense researcher
During my days as a defense analyst for the military, I had the wonderful opportunity to have Jumel as my colleague. As a defense analyst and researcher himself, Jumel does a lot of research and data gathering, and oversees various research fields in our department.
Back then, I used to see him holding a couple of notebooks and papers at forums or conferences we attend. However, unlike me, he seldom brings a bag or a brief case to his meetings and conferences. He prefers to hold all his writing materials and other documents by hand.
For this reason, I thought I’d give him something that could make his life easier and more convenient for his 30th birthday — something that can hold his mobile phone, small tablet, calling cards, A5 notebook, and other small office materials. For that, I couldn’t think of anything other than a reliable leather portfolio.
5 reasons why the Stylemarx Leather Portfolio is the perfect gift for your loved or special someone
In May (Jumel’s birth month) 2019, I was on the hunt for the best yet reasonably priced and locally available leather portfolio. I found a ton on Instagram, Shopee, and Carousell, but those weren’t just the ones I am looking for.
I am searching for a professional-looking and handcrafted leather portfolio, which is within the price point I have in mind.
After checking their leather portfolio photos, I knew it was the one I was looking for.
#1 This leather portfolio is a labor of love
Each of Stylemarx’s leather portfolio is handmade from genuine leather. Actually, all of their goods or items are. And for that degree of personalization, it was definitely an A+ for me!
The leather portfolio that I got comes in brown or tan color. It has a button closure, which I’d like Jumel’s portfolio to have. Unlike a zipper or magnetic closure, a button snap will allow Jumel to fill his portfolio to its utmost capacity, should he needs to.
Stylemarx also offers free laser engraving for each leather portfolio purchase. They will give you several font types and design options to choose from. You can also submit your own design, if you have any.
Furthermore, I’d like the portfolio to be uniquely Jumel’s. Hence, I opted for the laser engraving which Stylemarx offers free for each purchase you make. That way, should Jumel leave his portfolio inadvertently at meetings or events, it would be easy for him to find it.
I also had our favorite and inspiring bible verse (Luke 1:37) laser-engraved insid the portfolio:
#2 It has interior compartments for organization
Stylemarx’s leather portfolio has several compartments for organization. It has two large slit pockets for a notebook or small tablet, a compartment for a 7-inch long smart phone, and several other pockets for credit/debit and calling cards
Another great future Stylemarx’ leather portfolio has is its pen pocket. Actually, it can hold up to two pens, depending on the type or size of pen you use. Since Jumel rarely brings his fountain pens with him, I think this pocket will suffice for his regular pens.
#3 It is budget-friendly
The price point also got me head over heels over this item. It retails for only Php 495.00 or approximately 10 US dollars. For the quality of product you’ll be getting, this is already a good deal!
As for the shipping cost. I would say that it was also reasonably priced. I think you’ll be charged the lowest cost when you order via Shopee. So, that’s what I did.
To give you an idea about the Stylemarx’s delivery costs, here are the delivery rates based on various Philippine-based courier service providers:
# 4 Stylemarx has great customer service
Honestly, we have quite a handful of irate online sellers here in the Philippines. They are the type who are arogant or are too lazy to entertain customer queries. Stylemarx is different — I got stellar customer service since day 1 of my transaction with them.
I started my product inquiry with Stylemarx via their Carousell account. The Carousell account administrator was friendly and accommodating enough to offer me the lower shipping cost that may only be availed of via their Shoppee profile page.
For me, that simple act of candidness or honesty is rare among online sellers. Nowadays, sellers will give you good customer service only after they’re sure you had placed your order. I’m glad that Stylemarx knows how to take great care even of their prospective customers.
#5 Stylemarx delivers within a reasonable time
Since each of Stylemarx’s items is handmade and personalized, it gives all its customers a disclaimer that every order will be shipped after fourteen (14) days or so. They actually have a mini manual on how the process works, which, I think, is really smart and cool. Accordingly, I was sufficiently apprised of the process so I didn’t get surprised why my order took quite some time to be delivered.
But in all fairness, I think I got the product earlier than expected. Even though it came in late for Jumel’s birthday, it’s okay. As I mentioned previously, I was completely informed of the entire waiting time for the leather portfolio.
Stylemarx Leather Portfolio and Other Leather Goods are a Must-Have for Every Professional
So what happened then?
Well, Jumel didn’t like the portfolio – he LOVED it!
He wasn’t expecting that I’ll be giving him something work-related as present for his 30th birthday in 2019.
Jumel’s wide and beautiful smile (Look at him! Awww…), validated his happiness when he received his very own Stylemarx Leather Portfolio. He told me that this is exactly what he’s been looking for. He just didn’t know where to find.
Pat on the back, Tina. Good job!
I think (and I’m sure Jumel would agree) that this leather portfolio is a must-have for every professional, particularly for those who spend most of their time attending meetings, conferences, or conventions. It’s a great way to keep all of your essentials in one place.
Currently, I’m actually contemplating of having my own leather portfolio too. I am also checking other Stylemarx items. This way, I can do bulk orders to save some shipping costs.
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