When we have free time after a wedding at City Hall we like to explore the surrounding areas. I happened to find an amazing store right at the edge of Hayes Valley called PALOMA. The owner and resident master craftsman Larry is not only friendly, he let me hang out inside the shop the whole afternoon just watching him work on things. His specialty is hand-stitched leather goods from wallets to travel bags. The selection of material is amazing and he will walk you through the entire process. I ended up getting a new leather tote bag that is buttery-soft and a wallet. Check them out sometime.
PALOMA 112 Gough Street SF, CA 94102 415.666.2269