Manhattan – Lower East Side
105 Henry St at Pike St
Alya Kazakevich creates hand-dyed and stitched bags, shoes and belts at her custom leather shop in Chinatown. The space (a combined workspace and shop) gives off a rustic, country feel with potted plants and products displayed on a distressed wooden bench, old sewing tables and stools. The items are made for those "looking for a more personal, practical and long-term piece," says Kazakevich, "those who can appreciate the quality." You'll find lace-up dark brown leather shoes (all shoes are $425); distressed leather bags with various hardware details, flaps, straps and handles (ranging from $275--$475); and leather belts of all styles, including skinny, wide, doubled and braided ($95--$145).
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