Haute Bag: The Hermes Kelly

Haute Bag: The Hermes Kelly

Created by the iconic fashion house and luxury leather-goods manufacturer, Hermès, the Kelly bag was originally made to be a saddle holder. The first prototype, known as the “Haut à courroies,” was designed in 1892 as a simple and utilitarian carryall. In 1923, Emille Maurice Hermès, President of the brand at the time, redesigned the “Haut à … Continue reading Haute Bag: The Hermes Kelly

Did you know there’s a 136-year-old pawnshop in Chicago?

Did you know there’s a 136-year-old pawnshop in Chicago?

Illinois’ oldest pawnshop, and perhaps the nation’s, has been acquired by a Beverly Hills, Calif., pawnbroker looking to broaden its clientele. Loan Cos. bought T.N. Donnelly, which dates to 1881, renaming it Chicago Loan. Terms and revenue were not disclosed. Donnelly started out on Dearborn, moved to the Jewelers Building at 5 N. Wabash in … Continue reading Did you know there’s a 136-year-old pawnshop in Chicago?

The Loan Companies Acquires America’s Oldest Pawnshop: Luxury Collateral Lender Now in Chicago

The Loan Companies Acquires America’s Oldest Pawnshop: Luxury Collateral Lender Now in Chicago

The Loan Companies has successfully completed its historic purchase of T.N. Donnelly & Company, a storied Chicago lender with the notable distinction of having been in continuous operation since 1881, making it America’s oldest operating pawnshop. Rebranded as Chicago Loan Company, it is the newest addition to The Loan Companies, joining New York Loan Company … Continue reading The Loan Companies Acquires America’s Oldest Pawnshop: Luxury Collateral Lender Now in Chicago

Meet Jordan Tabach-Bank of Chicago Loan Company

Meet Jordan Tabach-Bank of Chicago Loan Company

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jordan Tabach-Bank. So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story. I am a third-generation pawnbroker; my grandfather, Louis Zimmelman, founded the first of three high-end financial institutions, Beverly Loan Company, in Beverly Hills, California … Continue reading Meet Jordan Tabach-Bank of Chicago Loan Company