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HIDE 789 Dundas West, 647-349-5050, susanaerazo.com
Susana Erazo's leather accessories are instantly recognizable by the vegetable tanned leathers in a rainbow of bright colours that she uses to make her bags and belts. The rigid material lets her create strong shapes and geometric cutouts on extra-wide waist cinchers, cute wrist cuffs and purses that fasten with oversized buttons.
The entire product lineup is on display at Hide, the new shop and design studio she's opened on Dundas at Markham with her sister Sandra. The gallery-style boutique features a wall of reclaimed wooden boxes displaying her collection and one-of-a-kind pieces available by special order.
They plan to stock other designer buys, too, starting with handwoven silk scarves from Lao and teensy toppers by Le Petit Beret.
Hide picks: Double belts twist together two tones of leather, like a yellow and orange combo, $120; a sample of a kelly green courier bag has been getting lots of shopper attention, $450, by special order; stock up on colourful cuffs for $45.
Look for: A collection of petal necklaces made out of leather off-cuts.
Hours: Thursday and Friday noon to 7 pm, Saturday noon to 8 pm, Sunday noon to 5 pm.