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The Leon Weekender Duffel: Featured in Rhapsody Magazine November 19 2014, 0 Comments


So here's something we're pretty excited about - our very own 'Leon' Weekender Duffel has graced the pages of Rhapsody Magazine's November issue! Be sure to check out the magazine on your next United flight. And what better than this duffel to accompany you on that flight? You can shop it now right here.

The Leon Weekender is for the modern guy (or, heck, girl... the ladies at the BOCONI office are all over Leon) who plays life by ear. He possesses a certain air of spontaneity. He's all about last minute weekend trips because, well, why not? His adventures aren't complete without this duffel by his side. Grab one for yourself today.

Behind The Boconi Brand August 26 2014, 1 Comment

So…here is the voice of “coni” of Boconi!

Blogging for the first time! It’s a miracle since I don’t blog or even read many blogs. I am a busy mom, wife and partner in an amazing business, but spend very little time on technology.

Our Boconi staff has asked me to take time to blog on our site and impart my love of family, friends, cooking, travel, gardening, pets, fitness, volunteering, etc… thinking that our customers would enjoy and relate to my life in some way! That may be true, but I can’t start this blogging journey without embracing the staff who makes the Boconi company tick! 

Our staff are part of our family.  Truly!  How blessed are we?

There is no way Boconi would be what it is without Jackie, Sherry & Andrea!  It is an honor to have them a part of our company! Their loyalty, integrity and work ethic is amazing and trust me, you will feel it in every piece of Boconi product!  Their caring, loving spirit goes into everything we produce. That’s how blessed we are!

So…thank you Boconi staff for asking me to take on this blogging journey!  It has given me a chance to thank you for all you do!

Now, our customers know how much you mean to the Boconi brand!

That’s how much you mean to Bo & Coni!!!!!!


Abby Ott for BOCONI December 12 2013, 0 Comments


The images from the Boconi Bags & Leather shoot in Nashville are now ready for the public eye, and so is the new website (! I (Abby Ott) had the pleasure of doing the men’s wardrobe styling and working alongside Tyler Torti, Mark Cowart, Sarah Adams, Lauren Ledbetter and many other helping hands to produce the final product. See my behind the scenes photos here. The below photos are by Mark and Tyler. Enjoy browsing the new site! I may be purchasing a gift or two myself...


A few weeks ago, the very kind Tyler Torti of Allied Picture Co. hired me to do the menswear styling for a shoot in Nashville showcasing a leather goods company named Boconi. It was an awesome experience, and it felt amazing to have my hands in fashion again. Also, getting to work with the lovely Lauren Ledbetter was wonderful... She did an incredible job of art directing the shoot and gathering a truck load (literally) of props. I don’t know how she does it! 

To collect the wardrobe for this shoot, I searched high and low. I shopped in an array of men's stores here in Louisville, rummaged deep in my friends' husband's closets, and borrowed from TJ as well. I used vintage and new items, bargains and not-so-much, designer goods and worn-in favorites. My goal was to create a look and feel for the different personalities fitting with each bag collection... "Leon", "Tyler", "Hendrix" and "Bryant".

What I loved most about this shoot is how collaborative it was. Just to get my job done, I had to seek help from numerous people. On the day of the shoot there were lots of individuals present to do everything from unload cars to hold lighting equipment. It never fails to excite me when people come together and put intense work and effort into making something beautiful...

Models: John King + Renee Hall

Hair + Makeup: Sarah Adams

Shoot photographers: Mark Cowart + Tyler Torti 

Art Direction + Prop Styling: Lauren Ledbetter


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      A Modern American Spin on the Classics November 01 2013, 0 Comments

      BOCONI is America's newest luxury leather brand with drop-dead gorgeous leathers, clever functionality & design, and a timeless, vibey, retro-feel that is perfect for any lifestyle.  BOCONI is with you from start to finish each day. Your bag, your wallet, and your accessories are your constant companions; your tools-of-the-trade, your go-to favs for work, travel, and play. Fresh, thought-out, solutions for all of life's adventures - whether it's to work or work-out, long-haul road trips or shuttling to and fro, BOCONI is there to make your daily excursions a lot easier and maybe a little more fabulous.  
      BOCONI...A Modern American Spin on the Classics.