Artist of the day: Tactile Craftworks

Published April 24, 2020

Anna Warren and Sarah Heck are the talents behind Tactile Craftworks, a small, local company that creates quality, hand-crafted leather goods such as journals, passport wallets and flasks.


How to look awesome in autumn? Leather leggings

Published Oct. 4, 2017

When it comes to fall, which happens to be my fave season, I tend to be a basic B. Bring on the PSLs, apple picking, pumpkin patches, hay rides and more. But another thing I love is the fashion - and one of my staples for the season are leather leggings.


A step inside the career of a full-time bootblack

Published Oct. 28, 2016

Five years ago, we first told you about Izzy Jaecks, the now full-time shoeshiner at Stag Barbershop, 3064 S. Delaware Ave. In 2011, it was a once-a-week gig for the former Miss International Bootblack, but now Jaecks is as part of the shop as are its barbers.


Designer's leather goods find a (h(om)e) in the Milwaukee market

Published March 26, 2013

Using eco-conscious leathers obtained from the excess inventory of upholstery companies and tanneries, Heather Hambrecht creates one-of-a-kind pieces that adorn - and facilitate - the everyday life of an urban professional. The line includes - among other things - handbags, cross-body vests, modular garments and smaller accessories like wallets.


Dinesen's Leather moves to Third Ward

Published Aug. 29, 2005

Dinesen's Leather Only will move from 798 N. Jefferson St. to 231 E. Buffalo St. by the end of October. Manager Steve Galstad explains why.


A leather treasure

Published March 24, 2002

Since 1968, Mitchell Leather Factory Outlet has produced the finest leather handbags and briefcases for customers around the world. Mitchell is Milwaukee's leather expert.