The fresh smell of leather as soon as you walk into the store is something that store employee, Patty, has already gotten used to. Only after a few months of working at Toler’s Leather Depot, her sense of smell for the leather has become desensitized. However, her love for the job has not. A store that has been in business for over thirty years sees a lot of foot traffic come through looking for their leather needs. Fortunately, when locals want some place to take their out-of-town guests, this is one of the stores they can bring them to, since it’s open 364 days of the year and it provides a sense of history that’s abundant in the Old Town area. Patty says, “When locals bring their friends for souvenirs, they usually find something they like as well.” Because it is a specialty shop, it makes for a fun visit for anyone, local or tourist. They carry items not seen at your everyday store, such as Confederate and Union hats often bought by those participating in reenactments. They will custom fit belts, putting the holes where you want them, and they have mounted on one of the walls a jack-a-lope. The décor, the leather smell and the friendliness of staff make this store, like so many in Old Town, a true shopping experience.
10/04/2009Euro Shoe & Leather Repair
Recommended to clients by stores like 9 West and Charles David, you know you have arrived at a respectable and reputable shoe repair business when you go to Euro Shoe & Leather Repair. Specializing in shoe and leather cleaning, repair and re-dyes, they do everything the best way possible. Customers can bring all kind of jobs and they will take care of everyone and everything to the best of their ability. The cobbler has been in his profession for 18 years and he really loves what he is doing. In his opinion, this is what makes a big difference between him and others. He puts a little extra time and effort, every time to make sure repairs make shoes look new, and that everything is returned the best it can be. The materials used at Euro are imported and they use primarily Italian leather goods, because they are the best. They also offer Vibram materials which is a very popular and respected brand used for like military boots, firefighter boots and police department boots. Also specialized in repair riding booths and horses chairs. With all work done in the store, and turn around being anywhere from the same day to 3 days, there is no reason no to take your shoes to Euro Shoes & Leather Repair.
This last Christmas and birthday season (I have one of those unfortunate December birthdays falling within a few days of Christmas), I was fortunate enough to receive an abundance of gifts from friends and family. However, the one that really stood out from the crowd, that practically made me tear me with how much thought much have gone into it, was a personalized coffee mug. This particular gift stood out from the crowd, and is treasured not only for itself, but for the constant reminder of the caring person who went out of their way to give me something personalized just for me. When you really want to show someone how much you mean to them, (and have fun creating something unique), getting them any item that can be embroidered, engraved, or in any way personalized, is by far the best way to go. EmbroidMe San Diego has an incredibly large assortment of not only apparel, but mugs, glassware, bags, uniforms, towels, and even lip balm, that can all be personalized in a number of ways. Items from EmbroidMe will be appreciated and loved, and are perfect for any gift giving occasion!
This is an amazing store with many wonderful clothing items and accessories. Gloria was very nice and helped us find some amazing items to take home with us to help us remember our Seaport Village experience. The store offers many different types of San Diego themed items from shirts to handbags. They also offer a variety of jewelry including necklaces, rings and unique and original bracelets. Gloria, the woman who worked there, was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the items in the store. Overall, shopping at Seaport Island Fashion was a very fun experience that I would highly recommend to anyone who wants to visit the Seaport Village Shopping Center.
Oh man, for vinyl hounds like myself who thought downtown San Diego was dry, Feel It comes to the rescue! Excellent selection of records, which makes sense with a DJ working behind the counter. But beyond that, they have a lot of really unique art and collectables, as well as clothing. It has an Urban Outfitters feel without all the pretention, which makes me happy. And they support local artists and musicians, which makes me even happier. Kudos!