Leather has a lengthy history in Buenos Aires. Following Columbus’ trip to what would become America, Spanish settlers opened a small colony which eventually became Buenos Aires. With the individuals came cattle. Caught amid the natives and the river, the settlement soon emptied of people, who left the cattle behind. Half a century later, settlers came again and found the cattle had flourished. The new surge of pioneers killed the cows for food and hide. An Argentine industry was born.
Silvia Eisele tops the list of boutique leather shops. For generations, the Eisele group has sold leather and is known for the excellent quality. Almost all leather goods are custom made after being inspected individually; at Eisele’s it’s about the individual attention as much as the shopping experience. At the boundary of Recoleta, the tiny space is viewable by appointment only. The shop is stuffed with shelves of leather blazers so a patron can buy one ready to go or stick around and have it made to order. The hide is chiefly sheep, goat or lamb. Lamb’s wool is kept on hand to produce a warm natural jacket lining. Call +54 911 4491 4184, or in English (ask for Henry) +54 911 6365 1602 for an appointment.
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