Way back in 1968 (or 1969) Natural Leather moved from Sullivan St. New York to 203 Bleecker St. The name has changed a couple of times and characters have come and gone. But Dick still makes custom sandals and Carol makes belts and bags and any project that intrigues her.
The Village has changed a lot over the past few decades. At least 27 other leather shops have opened then closed. But this block on Bleecker between 6th Avenue and MacDougal Street seems almost impervious to the ravages of progress. Until now. As more and more people are shopping online Native Leather is dragging itself kicking and screaming into the 21st century.
The best way to shop is in person. But if you insist on buying from a screen please look to this site first, especially for something you found in this store. If you have ever had the pleasure of experiencing Native Leather, you know that a web store is a daunting task. It is packed to the rafters. All suggestions are greatly appreciated.
For a more eloquent and extensive history read Mitch Broder's Vintage New York stories.
The success of our hat business is thanks to a 2001 New York Time's article by Shalia K. Dewan.
To read what other customers think about Native Leather please visit our Yelp, or come visit us and see for yourself!
203 Bleecker Street, New York, New York 10012 | (212) 614-3254