SPONSORED POST: This holiday season shop at London Harness and TUMI, two independent and community-minded stores that help make Wellesley Square unique. London Harness has a rich history in Wellesley of offering fine luggage, briefcases, backpacks, wallets, travel accessories, corporate gifts, frames, photo albums, pens, jewelry boxes, calendars, and more. Their most popular services are monogramming and engraving — especially during the holiday season — and gift wrapping is always complimentary.
When Demian Wendrow and Amy Lynch first met in 2001 at London Harness, they had no idea how much they would discover they had in common. As they worked side-by-side, the two discovered a shared passion for serving customers in a retail business that has been in the Square since 1951. Now married and the proud parents of daughter Addison, they credit London Harness and TUMI as not just businesses that brought them together, but places that are an extension of who they are.
The TUMI Store happens to be the first family/independently woman-owned TUMI store in the United States, something that matters deeply to the couple. “Every time Wellesley residents shop this and other local stores, they’re strengthening this community,” says Amy.
Demian and Amy are active partners with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). Demian is an adult survivor of leukemia he faced in his youth, and he and Amy donate a portion of the stores’ holiday proceeds to support the local LLS chapter. “As a survivor, l’m dedicated to supporting the mission of LLS, and we invite our customers to join us in doing the same,” says Demian, who serves as volunteer President of the Wellesley Square Merchants’ Association, which produces events such as The Holiday Stroll.