Since 1957 Saddlers Union has been gaining admirers around the globe due to the quality of its leather creations. Founded by five Italian craftsmen, the company has grown in status and reputation and is now one of the best-loved leather shops in Rome. If you only buy one item when visiting, make sure it’s the signature bucket bag.
Saddlers Union, Via Margutta 11, 00187 Rome, +39 06 3212 0237
Gazelle, which has been in the leather business for over 25 years, is one of Rome’s most trusted brands for Italians seeking high-quality leather goods. Head to Gazelle, a short walk from Piazza di Spagna, for a great leather piece that will get even better with age.
Gazelle, Via del Corso 30, 00186 Rome, +39 06 361 4194
Alfieri offers every possible garment imaginable in leather, from a custom-made jacket to German-style lederhosen. Alfieri is located on one of Rome’s busiest shopping streets – don’t miss it among the international fashion giants that line Via del Corso.
Alfieri, Via del Corso 2, Rome, +39 06 361 1976
While Il Bisonte originated in Florence, its store on Rome’s Via Borgonona is one of the best places for leather in the city, stocking everything a traveller could want, from suitcases and smaller luggage to passport covers and other accessories. Il Bisonte is a great Florentine leather find in Rome.
Il Bisonte, Via Borgognona 13, 00187 Rome, +39 06 6880 8097
Expect the highest quality at Francesco Rogani, one of Rome’s best-known leather stores. Wallets, belts and handbags are among the accessories you will find within this prestigious boutique on the famous Via dei Condotti.
Francesco Rogani, Via dei Condotti 47, 00187 Rome, +39 06 678 4036