There was a time when the word “valet” referred to an assistant who followed you around and helped you with selecting clothing and accessories and making sure that you left his care looking immaculate. For certain members of our society, that person might still exist but, for most of us, the term “valet” refers to the sometimes simple, sometimes ornate tray or storage box that we are featuring today.
At home, I use a leather valet that was my father’s and still has his initials printed on it. When I looked at it while writing the post, it bought back fond memories of sneaking a peak inside to see his watch, a bunch of JFK silver dollars and cuff links. This change tray from Allen Edmonds is simple and elegantCheck out these beautiful wood valets from Modern Artisan.Accessory trays from Wendell August come in a huge variety of stylesThese Little Wing Valet Valet Trays come in a charming cluster of colors.Gigi New York has several designs for what they call “catchalls.”The Leather Catch-All Trays at Food54 come in two sizes
These Trinket Trays can be used by men and women.
This Red Zen ceramic tray is intended as a sushi plate but I think it makes a lovely valet tray for the right decor.
You can also find a variety of leather trays at Billykirk.