In the late 1800’s, Dana Buxton started his business distributing small notions. Ironically, his most profitable business idea began with a loss. Dana had the misfortune of losing his keys through a hole in the pocket of his pants, and his wife, Julia, made a small leather pouch to hold his keys. Family and friends showed an interest in having their own pouches, and a small leather goods business was born.
Over the years, the company has continued innovate. In the 1920’s, Buxton became the first company to resize the men’s wallet to accommodate the change in the size of the US dollar bill. In the 1930’s, Buxton took the design of the women’s wallet to a new level by offering bright colors and more feminine silhouettes. In the 1970’s, the DOPP brand was purchased to better serve the consumer by providing personal accessory options. DOPP, also known for quality leather goods with durable constructions, made its name during WWI when their toiletry kit was standard issue for American soldiers. Since 2010, Buxton has focused on cyber security and protective RFID-blocking wallets.