After graduating from the Stern School of Business and inspired by her love of dressing up, Susan Bender chose her favorite medium, leather, to design clothing for her friends and then for their friends. Nationally, they now offer the collection in a range of styles and colors. The popular cardigan jacket works as a layering piece, both completing an outfit and adding some extra coverage. Stretch leather was the original medium, but now they are on to sequins and bouclé. Start with one piece and from what they hear, it will become your favorite (and most worn) item in the closet. And one more important thing, everything is made in New York, in clean, fair paying factories, where she knows all of the factory workers and they know her.