If a wedding is the introduction to a couple’s personal style, then the invitation is the handshake—the hello. This initial greeting to guests sets the tone for the rest of the celebration. From envelope to font to paper stock, a couple’s stationery should embody their specific point of view and pave the way for the entire occasion’s aesthetic.

Connor from Barneys New York provides a bespoke stationery experience for those wanting to say “hello” in a stylish way unique to their one-of-a-kind love story. Named after John Connors, a 19th-century engraver, Connor brings the craft principles of 19th century artisanship to the modern client. Everything from customizable monograms to zip codes is meticulously hand-engraved by master engravers on a steel plate before being embossed on the world’s best paper using dyes sourced from an atelier in France.

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When it comes to personalized stationery and invitations, the tiniest details can make all the difference.
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CONNOR Peacock Notecard Set / CONNOR Buddha Folded Place Card Set

“When you look at Connor stationery, the rich detail emanates from the finely crafted hand-engraving,” says Tom Kalenderian, executive vice president of men’s, children’s, and home for Barneys New York. “Workmanship and quality such as theirs are very rare today. It elevates your correspondence to the highest level, and it’s enjoyable to know you are communicating in a very special way. Receiving a hand-engraved note from Connor is equally precious as the most complicated wedding invitation.”

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Custom monograms combining the couple’s initials, along with hand-drawn fonts, are engraved on steel plates before embossing.

At Barneys New York, you can sit with a Connor specialist to create a bespoke bridal paper suite, taking advantage of the array of hand-engraved announcements, shower and wedding invitations, save-the-dates, RSVP cards, and more. “Everything you could imagine, every detail such as color, weight, size, and font, is designed for you for any occasion,” says Kalenderian. “It’s not only graphic and textural, but it’s produced in an elegant, time-worn manner. Connor provides each client a unique way to present themselves to the world with the utmost luxury.”

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In addition to notecards and invitations, Connor’s stationery products also include desktop calendars, paperweights, and other office essentials.
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CONNOR Elephant Notecard Set

Connor is just one aspect of a complete Barneys New York bridal experience. Once the invitations have been chosen, the couple can move onto our gift registry service to select gifting options from an array of luxury brands. Registry service specialists understand that the home, like an invitation, is a personal reflection of the couple and can help cultivate a newly joined aesthetic through a selection of linens, tabletop, art, and décor that is completely unique to the store—and ultimately, to you.

To schedule your own appointment for a custom stationery or invitation consultation, please call Connor at our Madison Avenue Flagship at 212.833.2708.

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