BARRINGTON, Ill. — Joette Doran, a practicing attorney for twenty years, recently decided to tap her creative side by establishing Joette Markus, Inc. Her company now offers the highest quality Italian leather portfolios designed for professional women. Ms. Doran started the company after trying to find a stylish yet professional replacement for her well-worn leather writing portfolio.

Not finding anything to meet her needs, she decided to design and manufacturer her own portfolio. “I was looking to create something special for today’s professional woman,” explained Joette Doran, President of Joette Markus, Inc.

Her goal was to design a uniquely styled writing portfolio that has the sophisticated feel of elegance. To achieve that goal she created the portfolio from tanned Italian Vitelli leather which is hand dyed and crocco embossed by Italian artisans. To create a beautiful yet sophisticated cover presentation her signature fleur-de-lis is handcrafted in New York by acclaimed jewelry maker and metal crafter, Christine McPartland.

Italian leather portfolios While traveling to New York for business, Ms. Doran had the pleasure of meeting Christine who has provided the know-how to her inspiration of offering a jeweled closure for her leather portfolio. The result is her handcrafted signature fleur-de-lis closure made of hand cast pewter which is hand dipped in sterling sliver and antiqued to offer a uniquely beautiful yet professional presentation.

The portfolio is available in either black or brown Italian leather and is proudly handcrafted in the USA. Joette Markus, Inc. is now offering her Italian leather writing portfolio at a special introductory price exclusively through her website at

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