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520 Oct 9th, 2010 08:52 PM

Possible to find quality leather jackets in Delhi, Jaipur or Udaipur?
I have seen some fine quality leather jackets here in the U.S. that were made in India, and would love to find one while we're in Inda. It does seem like an odd thing to be looking for in India, but perhaps one of the experienced India visitors knows of a shop (s) that have them? While we'r traveling, I don't want to possibly offend by asking about where to find leather goods.

Jaya Oct 10th, 2010 12:11 PM

You won't offend anyone to ask. Leather is worn all the time in India, by Indians even Hindus. Belts, sandals, shoes, purses, etc are all made of leather. If you know how to feel and distinguish leather quality, then you'll be fine.

520 Oct 10th, 2010 03:07 PM

Thanks, Jaya. I met a young American/Indian woman today who regularly visits family in India, and she said the same thing. And, yes, I can tell fine quality leather.

If anyone knows of a shop(s) in the cities I mentioned, would be great.

lcuy Oct 10th, 2010 03:30 PM

I'm not a jacket person, but I noticed some very nice handbags in a leather room at the cottage Industries Emporium in Delhi. there were lots of jackets as well.

Cicerone Oct 10th, 2010 05:47 PM

The best leather shops I know in India are Calonge. They use almost exclusvely goat leather (which I think is what is worn more often by Hindus than cow leather). I don’t think they have a lot of outerwear (it’s mostly purses, shoes and desk accessories), but it is worth a look. They have a few shops in Delhi, see

520 Oct 10th, 2010 07:48 PM

Thanks, Cicerone; I checked out the Calonge-group site and all it showed under products was shoes, very good looking women's shoes, but shoes.

Lcuy--I'll look at the cottage Industries Emporium in Delhi,check the net again, and ask some acquaintances I know who are in fashion and do buying trips in India.

k44skov Oct 10th, 2010 11:35 PM

Some years ago we bought leather jackets in a shop called DA Milano in South ext.2.
Now from the look of their website it's all about bags, it seems like they have shops now in all the different shopping areas, so quite easy to check out.

celeste60 Oct 11th, 2010 07:49 PM

You may want to try Khan market in Delhi. I remember seeing a number of stores that sell leather jackets.

520 Oct 11th, 2010 09:12 PM

Thanks Celeste and K44etc.--I'll try to check into both of these; we don't have much time for shopping in Delhi--which I didn't think about at all when organizing our itinerary, but will see what we can fit in. When I spoke to a friend whose sister does regular buying trips to India for women's wear, she thought my quest was rather odd.

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