The Leather Doctor – BoundAries Leather Custom Leatherwork and Repairs

East Side Re-Rides is proud to host Ariss of BoundAries Leather as our in-house leatherworker! Here’s their website: BOUNDARIESLEATHER.CA

HOURS: 11 – 6, Wednesday to Saturday.


Is the Leather Doctor currently at East Side Re-Rides?

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Visit the Leather Doctor!

DROP-IN: Between 11 – 6, Wednesday to Saturday, feel free to drop in with your items. Sometimes, simple repairs may be done while you wait, or could take up to a week. Check the above Twitter feed to check if they’re in, call them 604-220-5316, or as a last resort call the store 604-327-7433!

APPOINTMENTS: For custom work or large / complex jobs, do contact Ariss in advance to make an appointment, as it can get quite busy on drop-in days. E-mail: to do so!

VACATION ALERT: Ariss will be out of town Friday Oct 5th and Sat Oct 6th for a wedding! Plus Friday Nov 16th and Sat Nov 17th presenting at Conception Con in Victoria.

Simple Repair Drop-Off service

(For when you don’t need to see the Leather Doctor)

If you have an item needing a small repair you can drop the “patient” off on any day during business hours to East Side Re-Rides staff. They’ll give it a number, make you out a slip, and tuck it away in the “Waiting Room”, ready to be seen. Ariss will call you back when they’re in, and discuss timeline, repairs, and price. Once you have an agreement, and once the repair has been done, you can pick it up and pay for it any day during business hours.

Here’s some of their recent work! Follow them at BoundAries.Leather on Instagram to keep up!

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What can they do?

BoundAries Leather does: made-to-measure custom gear, new linings, new zippers, bespoke small leather goods, repairs (rivets, snaps, new straps, seams), adjustments of leather clothing’s fit, bootblacking / leather reconditioning, custom stamping and engraving, and much more! Look at their Instagram feed above to see their recent projects.

BoundAries Leather does not do: cobbling (yet!), hand or machine embroidering, large-scale leather carving (eg. an entire belt), hats, upholstery.

This is a general list only, and you’ll want to get in touch with BoundAries Leather directly to chat about things you need done.

How long do repairs or custom orders take?

Every project will have a different timeline and for an exact estimate, you’ll have to talk to them. Typically though, the turn around time for a repair is one week. For the completion of a custom garment or outfit it could take two weeks to two months, depending on the order and quantity.

Can I Buy BoundAries Leather items “off the rack”?

A chest harness by Ariss of BoundAries Leather, for sale at East Side Re-Rides
Chest Harness by BoundAries Leather

Yes! East Side Re-Rides carries an ever-changing ready-made selection of BoundAries creations, from wallets to suspenders to vest extenders to chest harnesses. Feel free to make requests, and we’ll send them along to Ariss!

Can East Side Re-Rides answer my questions?

BoundAries Leather is a separate small business within our store.
Rerides’ general staff will not be doing your repairs. Except in generalities, we won’t be able to answer questions about how the repair will be done, or have an exact timeline. We also can’t quote exact prices (although we can absolutely guesstimate unofficially). Please go right to the source for your info! E-mail:

Will my East Side Re-Rides gift certificate or coupon or membership discount apply to BoundAries Leather work?

Nope. They’re a different financial entity, as the accountants are fond of saying. View their pricing details here: