Products like leather wallets, belts, purses and other accessories are always in demand and in fashion. Buying good quality leather is very important. Here are a few tips before we explore some of the best places to buy leather in India and abroad. The thumb rule for buying good leather is – if it looks good, feels good and also smells good, you have a great leather product!
- Always feel the leather. The softer the leather the more expensive it is likely to be.
- Look at the texture of the product. Real leather resists aberration. Imitation leather has an embossed surface to give the look of real leather.
- Leather needs good care. Make sure you find out if there is a specific cleanser for the product you buy to give it the ‘always new’ look.
Kanpur, known as the ‘Leather City’, has some of the finest and largest tanneries in the country. It all started in the 19th Century when the East India Company stationed its army here to watch over the surrounding areas. The then demand for leather products like bags,wallets,belts, boots, harnesses and saddles started several small businesses, making it an organised leather production center.
In Kanpur, head Left to Lucknow kanpur Highway Road at Stan India to buy bags,belts,shoes, slippers, sandals, belts, purses, briefcases and other leather accessories.