Welcome to The 125 Collection! I'm Valerie Wray, CEO and Founder of this NYC born candle and lifestyle brand. Imagine the busy streets of New York City, the energy, the attitude, the grit and the glamour—it's all infused into the very essence of what we do. 

Back in 2015, I was on quest to make my small Harlem apartment as luxurious as possible and wanted to find premium candles that really resonated with me. I couldn't find a brand that I connected to so I took matters  into my own hands and created The 125 Collection.

Luxury goods shouldn't be reserved for just a select few and we're here to make luxury inclusive and accessible. By reimagining what luxury looks like, we infuse personality into everything we do, making our products premium yet relatable. 

I created these quote candles as little whispers of inspiration + entertainment, sparked from moments of everyday life. I want customers to reflect on the power of the words every time they light a candle; making it a true experience—a chance to ignite their senses, embrace self-care,  and be unapologetically themselves. 

No matter where our brand takes us, we'll always stay connected to our Harlem home, so much so I named the brand after the legendary 125th Street that runs through the heart of the community.  

Join us on this journey and explore our collection. We're here to light up your world, one candle at a time!