Published October 16, 2012
Where There’s a Will
A Classic Leather Shop on Abbot Kinney
Great place to swap stories, share blankets, show off your ability to hammer stakes into dirt and consume
large marshmallows without judgment.
An Abbot Kinney leather shop that looks like a campground:
Solid place to get a handsome bag before dinner at Gjelina.
Introducing Will Leather Goods
, the great-outdoorsy new Abbot Kinney leather shop that feels like
the hippest campground ever, officially opening tomorrow in Venice.
Here, you’re surrounded by tree trunks. Old gas lanterns illuminating a roaring fire. (Note: there’s no
fire.) But you’re not in a campground
—you’re at a new shop selling hearty leather bags that
you’ll want for weekends when you might get a little dirty. Things might get scuffed-up. That’s cool.
Just wears these things in a bit.
And the place has a real sense of Venice history—though the brand got Internet-famous in Oregon a while
back, the owner actually got his start selling belts on the boardwalk a few blocks away. Since then, he’s
also crafted some wallets and fold-up leather dog bowls.
There’s nothing worse than an unfoldable leather dog bowl.
Will Leather Goods
1360 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291