About Us

Hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 11am – 6pm

Drop-ins are open Wed-Sat 11-6! Pick-ups are open 7 days a week through East Side Re-Rides.

Please note, the staff of East Side Re-Rides kindly allows pick-ups, but cannot take in any new items or answer questions about customs or repairs. We are separate businesses! 

Our latest hour updates are:

Due to all staff self-isolating we're temporarily CLOSED FOR ALL PICK-UPS & DROP-OFFS. Updates outgoing via email, we appreciate your patience!

Contact BoundAries Leather:

E-mail: info@boundariesleather.ca

Find Us Here:

Storefront East Side Re-Rides

221 E 16th Ave, V5T 2T5

Just Off Main St in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Our Story:

BoundAries Leather is a small leather-craft workshop based out of East Side ReRides, the motorcycle leather consignment store. We do repairs – fix zippers, liners, hardware problems (rivets, snaps, buckles) as well as patch holes, redye boots, custom-tailor garments and restore vintage gear! Our custom projects are based on a walk-in basis and open to a huge variety of leatherwork. We’re open to biker, kink, cosplay, alternative, vintage, wholesale, or other needs! 

Our main leatherworker is Ariss! They started leather-loving years back and have grown from a simple shoeshiner to learn traditional leathercraft techniques (hand-stitching, wet molding) to practical tailoring needs all the way to full-blown cobbling. They love weird and odd jobs so bring them by! 

Pricing Info

Our pricing is currently set at $120 an hour. This covers our base costs (space, intake systems, machinery upkeep, ect), provides a living wage to our employees, and saves some money for the eventual goal of our own storefront. We ask for half up front and half on pick-up of every project.   Taxes are additional to our rates. Everything we do is subject to 5% GST. Our brand new items,  leather, and hardware are subject to 7% PST. For information on our accounting, or apply for a PST exception please contact us directly.   While we can’t change the overhead of our business, and simply cannot work for free, we do recognize leather can be expensive. Talk to us about payment plans or low-income discounts. We do not accept trades on any of our work – they don’t pay the bills!

Wholesale

Looking for a lot of something? Some type of store, festival, conference or collector? We do wholesale depending on the item, amount, and timeline. We prefer to have a sit-down meeting about wholesale orders as to get all the details exactly right! Set up a meeting through  info@boundariesleather.ca.

For wholesale orders we usually start by making up one, in the exact leather of the final project, and then base bulk orders on the labor and materials involved. Timelines vary drastically depending on the order.

Our Tools

Our workshop is small and mighty. We’re equipped with lots of hand tools, including multiple sets of hand-stamps. Please keep in mind every leather tool is about $80-$5000 and if we don’t currently have a required tool, we may not spring to buy it for just one project!

Our ‘heavy machinery’:
We have a slew of sewing machines – a walking foot, two patchers, a fabric serger, a fabric domestic; along with a 5-in-1, a cobbling anvil, a shoe stretcher, a vintage skiver, and a in-the-process-of-being-set-up hot foil press! Have machines you’re selling? Contact us!

BoundAries Leather vs East Side Re-Rides

Although we’re often found under the same roof, BoundAries Leather is a completely different company than East Side Re-Rides. East Side Re-Rides coupons won’t work with us and things bought from or consigned with East Side Re-Rides do not qualify for free repair.

The East Side Re-Rides staff kindly allows for pick-up of finished items 7 DAYS A WEEK. However, the staff is NOT ABLE to take-in new repairs, answer any questions about pricing, turn-around, or current project updates. Thank you for understanding our sibling set-up!

Physical Accessibility

Our workshop is not open to the public. All consultations and fittings are done in store at East Side Re-Rides. (accessibility info here) If you have a (dis)ability, either visible or invisible, and have a difficult time reaching us, please let us know & we’ll do our best to accommodate you.