Queer & Kink Leather in East Vancouver

Vancouver, British Columbia

Announcement    We're OPEN to CUSTOM orders via e-mail ( or by visiting our in-person storefront, Awl Together Leather (Tues-Thurs 8:30-5, Fri/Sat 10-6:30 // 101- 1883 Odlum Drive, East Vancouver)!

For FREE LOCAL PICK-UP use code 'LOCALPICKUP' and shipping costs will be removed.


Last updated on 11 Sep, 2021

We're OPEN to CUSTOM orders via e-mail ( or by visiting our in-person storefront, Awl Together Leather (Tues-Thurs 8:30-5, Fri/Sat 10-6:30 // 101- 1883 Odlum Drive, East Vancouver)!

For FREE LOCAL PICK-UP use code 'LOCALPICKUP' and shipping costs will be removed.



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About BoundAriesLeather

Sales 207
On Etsy since 2019

We make custom leather goods, and repair those you already love, out of our Vancouver workshop.

BoundAries Leather is a large leather-craft workshop based out of Awl Together Leather, a Vancouver Shoe Repair and Custom Leatherwork shop. We’re the first 100% Queer-owned cobbling shop in North America, the only Non-binary-owned shop that we know of, and the only Female-owned shop in Western Canada. Here, we post all our ready-made gear but you can find us in store for custom projects, leather alterations, and shoe repair. BoundAries Leather is owned by Tess and Ariss, both of whom are living and working on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples–Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.

More about our East Vancouver Storefront:

Find us at 101 – 1183 Odlum Drive, open Tues-Thurs 8:30-5, Fri/Sat 10-6:30. We’re open by walk-ins or appointments. Our space is somewhat wheelchair accessible – please see our full accessibility details at

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!

Shop members

  • Ariss

    Owner, Creator, Customer Service

    Ariss is a fully trained cobbler and semi-self taught leatherworker specializing in making long-lasting kink gear, & keeping very busy running repairs, alterations, and customs. They like nectarines and hate running.

  • Tess

    Owner, Creator, Customer Service

    Tess is a shoe repairer and shoemaker, moonlighting as a textile artist. She's become a jack-of-all-trades through necessity but loves acquiring new skills. She can be found darning a pair of socks with a podcast blaring.

Shop policies

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Last updated on 11 Sep, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

Yes! We can customize and personalize orders within some parameters and depending on our leather and hardware stock. If you've got a request for a customised item please send an e-mail to

Care instructions

Most leather needs some lovin' about every season change. We suggest greasing your leather with Huberd's Shoe Grease to keep your item from cracking. Expect it to go a little darker and then fade back to it's original color in a few days.

*For white, suede, nubuck or exotics (scales, fur, ostrich) please disregard that and ask us specifically for care instructions.

Wholesale availability

Yes! We have wholesale options for stores, events or the otherwisely interested. Please contact us directly regarding this at

Gift wrapping and packaging

We can't offer gift wrapping just yet but do guarantee that your items will come in a discreet box. Stay tuned for standard boxes!

Vancouver Pick-Up

Avoid shipping fees by picking up at our East Vancouver. Use the code LOCALPICKUP to do so

Sizing details

We never charge a fat tax (that bad thing where larger sizes pay more)! If any of our sizes aren't yours, just let us know and we'll tweak it!

For major remodeling (the addition of straps, complete reworking of a design) we may consider it a new custom project and charge accordingly. We rarely do this and if we do, we'll give you a very good reason as to why!

Need help figuring out your measurements? Send us an email. We'll set up a phone call or facetime to try to help you out! Often, I've asked friends/partners to hold a tape in place for me - an extra pair of hands never hurts! If you're local, come on by for a free fitting.

Gift Cards

To use a gift certificate please select 'Other Payment' option & write in your square gift code. We'll contact you to confirm the rest!

To order or send a gift card please visit:

Gift cards never expire! They're valid for all repair/alteration/redye/custom work both in person and online. Send them to a friend & support a local small business!

Shipping & Tracking

Our shop sends your items as per the shipping preference indicated. Please note that 'US Package Air Small', the cheapest US option, does not come with item tracking.

BoundAries Leather is not responsible for items lost or damaged in the mail or missed deliveries. In these cases, we can sometimes offer discounts for re-orders.

We are not responsible for import/duty fees for international orders.