the days of just fixing shoes are over.
With over 50 years of experience, our business has grown into so much more. Now, we repair and redesign hand bags, shoes, belts; almost anything made of leather.
Where it all began
At only eight years old, Giovanni went to live with family members in the small village of Saracena in the Calabria region of southern Italy an area known, for its leather and wine. At that young age, he began learning the art of shoemaking.
With generations of shoemakers in his family in, leather and shoe repairs was a way of life. Meanwhile, while learning his craft in Italy, Giovanni’s father was settling into Hoboken and establishing his business. A year later, missing his son, he sent for Giovanni and together they lived in a small basement apartment at 628 Garden Street.