Another newer brand putting its own spin on traditional designs, Los Angeles–based Sugar Paper mixes elegant borders with playful envelope-liner patterns like buffalo-check plaid or splatter dots.
“Sugar Paper takes its cues from simple, classic designs but does so in a way that always comes across as current,” says Gilling.
Along with animal-print designs, their wide selection of styles includes geode prints and florals.
If you’re looking for a gift for a recent grad, a friend starting a new job, or even just for yourself, Schwartz loves Haute Papier’s briefcase-style “stationery wardrobes” which can be customized with different paper sizes, envelopes, and business cards.
It may deter you from actually using it if you’re hesitant that a situation warrants something so fancy.
For affordable options, she likes the selection from Paper Source, and recommends stopping in to a store to get a feel for the different types of paper.
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Another brand that Schwartz likes is the Washington, D. “Their production is top-notch, their design is great, they have wonderful little details like beautiful hand-painted liners,” she says.
“I know my notes will always read as personal, yet proper.” If Crane represents the old guard of stationery, then Rifle Paper Co. Schwartz says founder Anna Bond’s “drawing style is iconic enough that people recognize it, but still sort of whimsical and quirky.” Chelsea Atwell, partner and associate creative director at Zero Studios, says, “I’ve always been drawn to their floral prints and whimsical style.
The color palettes are beautiful and there are lots of options to choose from to suit your style.” As her own mother was a florist, Atwell says, “Sending a note on Rifle personalized stationery makes me feel like I’m sending a little part of myself,” whether it’s with their bright blooms or their darker botanicals.
They are also available in a variety of colors and styles.
Whether you prefer printed or embossed, blue or pink, bordered or non-bordered, simple or formal, American Stationery has letter sheets to fit your personality.