in Puerto Vallarta
Among the great bargains
you will find in the shops and stores
of Puerto Vallarta are leather goods...shoes,
sandals, bags, and clothing of all types.
When the cow is finished wearing it,
leather in the hands of skilled Mexican
leather artists becomes beautiful and
practical clothing for you!
leather industry is mostly located in
the state of Guanajuato. About 80 percent
of leather production is in León
- Mexico's fourth largest city, a good
day's drive from Puerto Vallarta. But
much of the merchandise comes to "PV"
and you will find many beautiful hand-stitched
leather products here...jackets, dresses,
vests, hats, sandals, and more...at
prices considerably less than in the
United States or Canada.
are many exceptional stores ("tiendas")
for great Mexican leather goods in Puerto
Vallarta...here's a rundown of the best
of the best:
In "Huaracheria Fabiola",
across from the Hotel Molina de Agua
on Vallarta Street (in Viejo Vallarta
just south of the bridge over the Cuale
River), your need for authentic Mexican
leather footwear will be filled...they've
got OVER 2000 PAIRS of beautiful hand-made
sandals ("huaraches") and
shoes, plus belts and hats. Custom orders
for extra-large or -wide feet can usually
be made in about 24 hours. Watch the
artists at work here, and walk out in
a new pair of beautiful new leather
Classic "M" Leather Store
presents an beautiful collection of
hand-embroidered skirts, dresses, coats,
hats, and 'bomber jackets'. Jorge here
can custom-bead nearly any piece you
like for a truly original piece of wearable
art. Located at Hidalgo #173, just a
couple blocks from the 'Flea Market'
on the north side of the Cuale River,
downtown Puerto Vallarta.