About Us

lightweight leather accessories


We believe that trying something new can change your life. 

At Nickel & Suede we are all about inspiring women to be brave and try new things. To be bold. To step out of their comfort zone. Whether it's trying a big pair of earrings for the first time or starting a business or chopping off your hair, we believe that being brave builds confidence and changes "I can't" into "I can!" One small act of courage leads to another and another. It allows you to "become the kind of person who...." does anything! We believe that being brave helps us all discover our unique voices and to be our authentic, best selves. We also love that being brave inspires those around us to step out of their boxes too. Courage is contagious!

Known for our lightweight leather accessories, Nickel & Suede has taken the jewelry industry by storm and redefined the statement earring. Women are now able to wear "big earrings" because we make them lightweight in a way that has never been done before. 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 and to encourage women to try new trends and make a statement. 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.



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