Brighton Collectibles ( Brighton) is an accessories manufacturer and retailer, with over 140 retail stores in the United States. Brighton products are also sold in more than 5,000 boutiques nationwide.
The concept for Brighton began over thirty years ago when Terri Kravitz and Jerry Kohl, high school sweethearts, opened a specialty retail store. Together they learned the importance of customer service and beautifully made products. In 1991, Terri and Jerry launched Brighton Collectibles with a single collection of belts. Over the years, Brighton has expanded their products to include a full line of coordinating accessories and footwear. A customer might choose a lipstick case that matches a wallet, earrings that match a pair of sunglasses, a handbag that matches footwear, or an entire coordinating collection consisting of multiple accessories. Luggage, home accessories, engravable products and clothing are included in Brighton's product line. Every item is adorned with a heart, symbolizing the company's mission to offer creative and inspired products that will touch people's hearts.
Brighton prides itself on the "Brighton Difference", which is rooted in the philosophy that the difference is in the details. Brighton's designers sketch each creation by hand and then follow the product from concept to completion. Brighton leather accessories are hand assembled and often require as many as 140 individual manufacturing steps using up to 40 different parts. The company's design team travels the world seeking new leathers and inspiration for the products' one-of-a-kind ornamentation.
Brighton is headquartered in the City of Industry, California, and is a division of Leegin Creative Leather Products, also based in City of Industry, CA. For more than 30 years, Leegin has been manufacturing belts and other leather accessories at a California factory that has expanded from a shop with five employees to a technologically advanced plant employing more than 600 people. Components for some of the products are manufactured internationally in countries such as France, Italy, Spain, China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan.
Brighton is dedicated to supporting many charities and raises money for them year round. Some include: Breast Cancer Research, charity: Water, Soles 4 Souls, and Dress for Success. Every October, Brighton Collectibles comes out with their annual "Power of Pink" bracelet, which benefits local Breast Cancer charities.