Does the leather weather? If that’s your number one criteria when it comes to shopping for leather products, boy, you are in luck. We know stores in and around Bangalore where you can shop for leather products that are worth every buck. Some of these shops stock up on leather jackets in abundance while others are a haven for customised leather footwear. Here’s our pick.
Winter Is Coming: Our Pick Of The Best Leather Stores In Bangalore
Karnataka Leather Crafts, Commercial Street
This nondescript store in Commercial Street stocks up on all kinds of leather jackets for both men and women. Raj, who runs, the store is quite the chap when it comes to making customised jackets with the Wolverine jackets being a top seller. You can get your Logan-inspired jacket customised to the T for just INR 4,800.
Read more about the store here.
Thunderbird Leather Classic, Commercial Street
Leather jackets of all kinds — biker, racer, or bomber — bags, belts, suitcases, and accessories are what this store stocks up on. And with prices for these beauties starting at just INR 800, you know you’ve got a store that watches your pocket. There’s plenty for the ladies too, all along the lines of the bomber, fitting, and racer styles. Prices for these start at INR 4,000 for men and INR 3,800 for women.
Read more about the jackets, handbags and accessories here.
Lalu Dass Shoe Makers, Brigade Road
This tiny, yet iconic, shop on Brigade Road has been making custom made shoes since 1965. Catering to everyone from spiffy party animal to focussed office-goer, the store mainly stocks up on formal shoes and boots, mostly meant for the men. If you have a particular design in mind, just take a picture along and they will be able to replicate it. Prices for these shoes are between INR 1,800 and INR 5,000. Oh, and these guys are planning to launch an e-commerce website too, but more on that here.
Leather Codes, HSR
If you are looking for some badass leather apparel and accessories, then this store in HSR is where you need to head to. The range, although limited, doesn’t shy away from being either simply classic or ultra modern. They are available in all kinds of finishes, giving you more choice. Priced modestly at INR 3,500 upwards, expect to score something for a steal.
If you are looking to do a total leather overhaul, then read more about that here.
This cool store in Kammanahalli is dedicated to all kinds of leather goodies in trendy designs. On fleek jackets will grab your attention at this store, but it’s the collection of sharp dress shoes that will leave you wanting for more. They also have a lineup of loafers that are perfect for casual outings and come in trendy blues, reds, and yellows. Don’t worry, they have your blacks and browns too. Oh, and the price for footwear starts at INR 1,000, while for jackets and accessories, you can read about that here.
Leather Forum, Kammanahalli
Formal shoes, jackets, laptop bags, and belts are what this centrally-located store in Kammanahalli stocks up on. And with prices starting at INR 650, it’s perfect for people with budget constraints. Dress shoes and loafers in a range of eye-popping colours like brights orange, moss green, serene blue, and, even, rani pink are what we love. Custom-made jackets, laptop sleeves, and bags can be pre-ordered as well.
Check out our recommendation of the store here.
Hoofs & Hides, Residency Road
The well-stocked leather store on Residency Road specialises in shoes, bags, and leather jackets. Their collection of sharp-looking formal shoes, comfy loafers, and brunch-ready sandals for men made from calf as well as goat and sheep leather. For ladies, it's pretty-looking slip-on trainers in blue, yellow, silver, and tan. If you are looking for bags, then the messenger bags and backpacks and satchels are perfect for boardrooms and getting your hipster mode on.
Accessories start at INR 500 while shoes and bags start at INR 1,000. Read more about the store here.
They sell a range of leather products and accessories with their biggest seller being shoes -- designed and produced in-house, you’ll find everything from sneakers and loafers to bejewelled boots all made from leather. Slides, sandals, and formal office shoes for men and women complete the collection. Their collection of flamboyant leather jackets will definitely catch your eye. Embellishments, extra panels, and tassels evocative of Indiana Jones movies (they have matching hats if you’re interested), they have it all, along with ones in bring colours like blue and Paris Hilton pink starting at INR 3000. The jackets can be custom made if you have a design in mind.
Read more about the store here.