There is some street parking right in front of the store, further down the E 16th block, and around the corner in the alley. Please pay attention to the road signs!
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 whenever they are open. 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!
Our workshop is not open to the public. All consultations and fittings are done in-store at East Side Re-Rides. 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.
- The Store Entry: The store is at sidewalk level, with a weird little steep and bumpy sill to get over (I repaired it when I took over, but it’s still not easy rolling). The front door is maximum 32″ across, a bit awkward, and opens outwards. If you bang on the closed door, though, a shopkeeper will come runnin’ to open it for you.
- The Store Aisles: Aisles are roomy enough if you don’t mind leather things brushing you like the wardrobe path to Narnia. Someone will always be happy to fetch things off high spaces for seated shoppers to check out.
- Restroom: In an emergency, we’ve got access to a non-public bathroom in the back hallway, but it’s totally not accessible — it’s tiny and awkward and there are multiple doors.
- Transit: The store is on the #3 bus route, which stops a block over on Main St.
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!
Our workshop is small and mighty. We’re equipped with lots of hand tools, sewing machines, and various sharp things. 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 an in-the-process-of-being-set-up hot foil press! Have machines you’re selling? Contact us!