Artisan Leather Manufacturing Business, Wholesale & Retail, Relocatable: Owner Retiring
Breezy Mountain Leather
Breezy Mountain Leather is owned by Valerie A Szarek. It is a leather crafting business originally established in 1973 as a custom and repair leather shop in Troy, Michigan. Val relocated to Colorado in 1978 and has had several retail locations. Over the years, she designed and manufactured products for General Motors, Harley Davidson, Coors, Izzo (a golf strap), Crow's Nest Trading Company, The Territory Ahead, and Marlboro (a vest). She designed the first laptop computer case for IBM. This business has a long and prestigious history.
In 2007 Val entered the wholesale market selling handbags and accessories to retail stores, galleries and catalog companies. She reworked the designs into a high volume production format while keeping their artistic aspect ( and Val can be available to help create new designs going foward). Val created sales materials, built relationships, etc. Over time, BML’s products have been in many stores and catalogs throughout the U.S including New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, Arizona, New Mexico, California, Alaska, and Hawaii.
The handbags are known as stunning, simple, classic, heirloom quality goods. The brand is highly recognizable. Val developed a novel and artistic method for inlaying semi-precious stones (such as turquoise) in the bags.
Asking Price: $63K and includes $60K Equipment & Inventory plus 2 months of training
Val wants to find someone who really loves leather. Is it you?
Look below for details and then contact Laureli for even more information.
This is a turnkey business with enormous growth potential. Leather goods are always in high demand; these products keep their value. Everything exists to maintain and grow a thriving business: desired designs, access to raw materials, equipment, wholesale relationships, etc.
This lifestyle business has been fulfilling, contributing value and satisfaction to both the owner and all her customers.
It is up to the new owner how large they want to grow the business through internet sales, wholesale accounts, art show opportunities, Etsy, custom products, further optimizing the already efficient production, etc.
The studio is equipped to produce about $5-6K revenue per week, $20-27K per month, with 2 people full-time and part-time sewer(s). Recent financial details are available upon mutual NDA.
Included in the sale price is complete training with Val, a master leather artisan with 44 years of experience. Val is a wonderful and generous teacher and can also be available to help develop your new designs and patterns going forward.
Facilities & Assets: Customers & Ongoing Orders, Products, Designs, Know-How, Equipment, Inventory
EQUIPMENT & INVENTORY = $60-87K
EQUIPMENT & TOOLS
$4,500 click press ($4,500)
$2,000 10 die sets ($2,000)
$700 14 shelving units - $700
$100 shop lights - $100
$1,200 3 work benches - $1200
$500 portable swamp cooler ($500)
$1,750 walking foot sewing machine ($1,750)
$1,500 skiving machine ($1,500)
$300 hot embosser, imprinter ($300)
$1,000 50+ leather tools -
$10,500 patterns (~35)
$50 marble block(s)
$750 125+ belt-making tools
$1,500 booth setup for art shows, wholesale/retail, indoor/outdoor
$350 Wolf Pup cutter ($350)
$330 11 sets of leather lettering tools (8 alphabet, 3 hot alphabet)
$400 shipping supplies
$800 8-page color catalogs (several cases)
$500 buckle display case (added to list, custom)
INVENTORY (Spring 2017, a bit lower in Summer)
$150 300 buckles
$7,825 86 rolls purse straps
$7,200 ~30 full leather hides ($7200)
$1,400 ~30 full skins ($1400)
$11,595 ~100 ready-to-ship bags (finished products)
$3,150 200 small ready-to-ship products
$2,190 ready-to-ship bracelets
$4,000 2000 conchos (accessories) ($4000)
$200 100s zippers
$770 35 lbs thread, 15 colors
$1,150 1000 bracelet parts
$6,000 1000+ stones including turquoise beads
$800 rings * triglides
$200 rivets & snaps
$12,000 product photos, catalog layout, logo, website design
Competition: Leather is always fashionable. New trends can be followed and incorporated in new designs while continuing to make the classics. The handbags include a unique method for inlaying semi-precious stones. No designs are like ours, and we've learned how to scale production.
Growth & Expansion: There is a lot that can be done to sell online: new website, updated product photos, retails sales, Etsy, etc. New products can be designed, the line can be expanded; Val can be available to help design new products.
Support & Training: Included in the sale price is complete training with Val, a master leather artisan with 44 years of experience. Val is a wonderful and generous teacher and can also be available to help develop your new designs and patterns going forward.
Reason for Selling: Owner retiring after 45 years
Contact Laureli for more information.