Beautiful. Leather. Products. That’s exactly what you’ll find at Pelletteria Italian Leather Boutique in Old Pasadena. The boutique itself looks like a modern gallery where shoes, wallets, and bags are on display like fine works of art.
The masterminds behind the leather gallery are Carlos Solis, a top business attorney in Los Angeles, and Zhen Wang, a talented fashion and commercial interior designer who grew up in Italy. Their concept? “[T]o create a unique leather goods boutique, a pelletteria,” that “combine[s] centuries-old traditions and techniques with modern fashion to create contemporary high-end Italian leather products. The concept emerged from their experiences in Florence. Florence, or Firenze, in the Italian language, is known as Italy’s leather capital. For centuries, Florence has been the cornerstone of carefully handcrafted leather goods. Today, this Florentine background influences the top Italian leather makers to combine centuries-old traditions and techniques with modern fashion to create contemporary high-end Italian leather products.”
And boy, do they. The items here are gorgeous. Chiarini Bologna leather shoes, Le Camp leather bags, and Antonietta Italian cashmere scarves imbue elegance and grace. Plus, each item is tagged, “MADE IN ITALY,” guaranteeing its shoppers the highest quality and materials.
I’m a little intimidated of perusing the boutique; it’s high-end aesthetics give off the impression that searching for a price tag might be considered gauche. But if you’re looking for exquisite made-in-Italy leather products, then be sure to visit Pelletteria on Raymond in Old Pasadena.