If you’ve wondered whether the nondescript looking leather shop near Koregaon Park German Bakery's entrance is any good--it indeed is. Perfect for buying leather goods, without draining your bank balance.
Mushtaq Ahmed, the owner of Leather Boutique has been making leather goods for over 20 years. His tiny shop at Koregaon Park, behind German Bakery, has a variety of handbags, sling bags, pouches, wallets and jackets for sale. He sells self-designed leather goods but in case you're looking for something specific in leather or suede, be it jackets, skirts, trousers, belts or bags, bring him the design and he will make it exactly as per your requirement. The shop stocks textured leather made of sheep, goat and buffalo skin that you can choose from.
The handbags start at Rs 1,000 and depending on the size and customization can go up to Rs 5,000. Jackets are priced anywhere between Rs 4,500 to Rs 6,500. It usually takes anywhere between two days to a week to complete an order. Having personally used handbags from this store, we can vouch for the durability, quality and finishing of the products.
However, they don’t accept cards but you can pay through mobile wallets (Mobikwik, Paytm) or cash. Word of advice: It’s always recommended to call Mushtaq before heading out to the shop if you’re looking to get a customised accessory/clothing made.
Where: Leather Boutique, Near German Bakery's Entrance, Koregaon Park, Pune
Timing: 10 am to 1.30 pm; 3.30 pm to 8.30 pm
Photo Credits: - Nitin Yadav.