About us

Life of Riley was the vision of Sarah Kocher who set up her business in 2007 after more than a decade in retail management at John Lewis Partnership. Sarah wanted to design a classic leather gift range that would stand the test of time and be admired for generations to come. With the addition of our traditional personalisation service each piece is carefully embossed by hand adding value and sentiment to each piece.

Sarah started Life of Riley by selling the leather collection across the country, at charity fairs and horse shows, as well as running an eclectic shop with a mix of vintage pieces and leather goods in Saffron Walden. Five years ago, we moved the business into a wonderfully rural warehouse and studio in quiet North West Essex. We supply some of the most beautiful lifestyle boutiques, hotels and discerning interior designers in Britain and beyond. 

Through considered design and quality craftmanship Life of Riley bring you accessories and gifts for living and loving that never go out of style.

Signature pieces from the collection are perfect to give as meaningful gifts for any occasion. Weddings or anniversary gifts when leather is traditionally given, birthday presents to mark a coming of age, celebrations of a graduation or retirement. Or simply treat you, your home, your office, or that important person in your life, to something that will be admired and enjoyed.

You want to get it just right when choosing a gift for someone special. Sometimes an extra detail can mark the occasion in a more long-lasting way. Our personalisation option allows you to create a bespoke gift. Your choice of words can express a sentiment that only the receiver will comprehend.
Curated to complement our collection includes waxed canvas gifts, lamps, hooks and candles designed to inspire and delight.

Whether buying for him, for her, or for the person who has everything, Life of Riley's handpicked selection of leather gifts and original decorative homewares are pieces to cherish and treasure forever.


Meet the Life of Riley Team



Sarah Kocher 

Managing Director




Assistant to Managing Director




Trade Account Manager




Retail Marketing Manager



Social Media Administration



Company Information

Life of Riley (Retail) LTD 06596069

VAT reg number GB944714411


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