The Leah Products
Have you ever been innocently window-shopping on a website when all of a sudden, you stumble upon a product with your name? You know what I mean: The Amy Earrings, the Willow Rug, the Leah Bag.
Have you ever hovered over the product image for an extended length of time, just to see if the thing really seemed like you?
I recently came across two items named “The Leah” in the same week. And that got me thinking: if I put all these Leahs together, would they feel like my vibe?
Of course, there are over 100,000 human Leahs in the U.S. alone. We can’t all have the same taste. Or can we?
Maybe these items are named after the designers’ friends. Maybe the titles are based on names that are growing in popularity, or sound vaguely exotic. Maybe it’s just that Leahs are cool (obviously).
Or maybe it’s all just a marketing trick to get us to buy stuff just because we share a name with it.
In any case, I decided to put a dozen products named The Leah in one place to see if I would actually purchase and/or use them.
My Methodology: I searched Leah + [product name] and selected the first product that was in stock. This post contains affiliate links.
Leah Camera Bag
Who makes it? Italic
Vibe Check: Def my vibe, but it’s kind of small for my needs.
Who makes it? Quince
Price? $249.90 for a 5×7′
Vibe Check: It’s pretty cute. The dusty pink is working for me. I would probably buy this for my living room if I had a more open space.
Who makes it? TKEES
Vibe Check: Dang, these are cute. I’m trying to have more support in my shoes these days, but I would def wear these otherwise.
Who makes it? Kipling
Vibe Check: This tote is both boring and somehow a little too flashy? Not my vibe.
Who makes them? Sofft
Vibe Check: I really love these. Maybe a bit more classic than what I usually go for in boots, but close to perfection.
Who makes it? Second Daughter
Vibe Check: I don’t normally like bracelets, but I really like this one! Still wouldn’t wear it. But it almost convinced me to become a bracelet person.
Who makes them? Life is Good
Vibe Check: These are cuuuute. I like the tortoise shell and the pops of blue. I would wear them for sure.
Who makes it? Hobbs London
Vibe Check: Absolutely not!
Leah Throw Blanket
Who makes it? Target
Vibe Check: Ewwww (I really don’t like this shade of purple)
The results are surprisingly skewed toward good Leah vibes. Maybe there is something mysterious about the process of naming that makes things and people more like each other.
Well, this was a good use of my Sunday night! 😂
Thanks for tuning in!
Leah Wise is the founder of StyleWise Blog. She has been writing, speaking, and consulting on sustainable fashion, the fair trade and secondhand supply chain, and digital marketing for over ten years. An Episcopal priest, Leah holds a B.A. in Religion from Florida State University and an M.Div. from Yale Divinity School. When not working, you can find her looking for treasures at the thrift store.
Monday 2nd of August 2021
I am always doing this too! Although my name (Joanna) isn't that common. But I really want a Brixton Joanna hat!
Monday 2nd of August 2021
That is a very cute hat! I wouldn't be surprised if people who share a name with the product order it more often than a similar item without their name.