May 18, 2011

A Trip to my Favorite Leather Store

A trip to my leather supplier is like walking into a bright large candy store. There's over 1000 square feet of printed, metallic, patent, and colored skins in every different animal you can think of. Sometimes it feels a little claustrophobic as the aisles are tight and I fear that a huge roll of cowhide will fall onto me.

I picked out a few different leather skins, but I was very tempted to buy more.

I've included the Selby's video of Mitch Alfus, one of New York's leather kings, as I thought it was fitting for this post. It's simply touching and wonderfully documented. If you have ten minutes to spare, you should watch it.





10 comments:

  1. holy leather! i think i would get lost in there :)

    --brittany--

    http://prettylittlevintage.blogspot.com

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  2. I never thought about buying leather. All the colors are fantastic! Interesting video too - stingray skin? Wow!

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  3. Amazing. I am literally astounded by the shear amount. And the colors. So, what are your creative hands making?

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  4. oh HOW COOL is that place?!!?

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  5. looks like fun! so many colors, so much inspiration....perfect place for a girl like you.

    have a great weekend.
    x M.Fay
    amateur couture

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  6. Such an awesome store! I love leather and it's a really cool video! xoxoxoo

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  7. WOW! I wish I were there, just did a clutch DIY and I found it so hard to find a fine piece of neon yellow leather. I ended up with white skai instead :(
    x

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  8. How much would each meter cost?

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    1. Teagan,
      Leather is priced per square foot. Each piece is shaped differently, and it's not on a roll like fabric.

      Sabrina

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