About Us

lightweight leather accessories


We believe in creating quality, unique pieces that fit your everyday style. Known for our lightweight leather accessories, Nickel & Suede has taken the jewelry industry by storm and redefined the statement earring. Our leather earrings are made from only the highest quality materials, such as genuine leather and nickel-free metals like 14 karat gold and sterling silver hooks.

The design, assembly, and shipping of our products are all done from our Kansas City headquarters. We take great pride in our process and have a team of loyal individuals who value quality customer experience.



Nickel & Suede was founded in 2014 by Kilee and Soren Nickels. Born out of a desire for a simple pair of lightweight, statement earrings, the Nickels created N&S to fill a void in the jewelry industry. From humble beginnings in the basement of their home, the brand has grown exponentially in every way.

The Nickels are raising five boys in Liberty, Missouri and continue to be an integral part of the brand’s progression. Kilee’s vision for design and trend forecasting, and Soren’s strength in execution is a combination that guides the company in forward motion.

Kilee and Soren Nickels


Made right here in the United States, we believe that quality product comes from a community of people who truly care about the end result. We work with the most reputable leather tanneries in the United States and Italy, and our relationships with these companies are something we value greatly.

  • Made in the United States
  • Highest-quality materials
  • Commitment to first-rate customer service
  • Free returns, always