Radjuli Custom Designs’ new flagship storefront opened January 2nd, 2014, in Fan Tan Alley, but not in the main alley…if you sneak down that narrow brick lined passage past the store with the tights and the record store and the new shop with handmade undies…you’ll find a short set of stairs leading to your left… there, at the bottom, you’ll find a little courtyard smelling of heavenly soaps from one side and leather goods on the other. Turn to your left, and there it is, nestled like a shiny marble in a brick wall, mezzanine above for sewing machines and bins and bins of leather, and a cozy chimney of a space below, with elegant and unique leather bags lining the walls all the way to the ceiling. Behind a curtain barely halfway through the space, there is Radjuli herself, cutting, trimming, hammering and crafting a knife case, or a watch strap, or a dog harness, or maybe a bag that you yourself have ordered direct from her.
After 7 years in a gem of a studio in the (mainly) industrial Rock Bay neighbourhood, Juli jumped at the opportunity to join the vibrant and historic retail community that is Chinatown. Her closest neighbor is The Copper Hat, who alerted our leather lady to the available spot at #104-3 Fan Tan Alley. Juli looks forward to welcoming you to the new shop, whether you wish to browse a selection of handmade items, vintage treasures, or maybe you wish to order your very own handmade one of a kind Radjuli Custom Design… throughout the rest of the winter, hours will be Thursday through Sunday, 11ish til 5ish; once the weather turns warmer the shop will be staffed 7 days a week.
And remember – leather lasts forever.
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