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I was wondering where the best place to buy leather online? I'm brand new to the hobby and have been buying my supplies mainly from Tandy Leather which is an hour from my location in Missouri. I was wondering what online site may be the best to get better prices on leather and save me a trip.

 

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Jeremy

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Obvious first choice is Springfield Leather Company, Springfield, MO.

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Depends what type of leather you need. For example, if you want a side of Herman Oak vegetable tanned leather, I would recommend Panhandle Leather. On the other hand, I just received an order of Italian vegetable tanned leather from Maverick Leather.

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3 hours ago, JAWS said:

I was wondering what online site may be the best to get better prices on leather and save me a trip.

My go-to suppliers are Maverick Leather https://maverickleathercompany.com/ and The Hide House https://www.hidehouse.com/. I have done business with both of these vendors and suggest that you call them with all of your questions about pricing, quality, quantity, shipping costs, and any in-house specials (those not found on their websites) before you order anything online. You should find both of these vendors to be helpful and friendly.

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Both Hide House and Maverick run some pretty killer specials as well. You have to sign up for their newsletter and wait for the right one to hit though. Small price to pay to save a hundo or more depending on your qty. I think right now they are doing HO craft sides with free shipping, IIRC.

Rocky Mountain Leather Supply and District Leather Supply have some really nice high end options as well.

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Check out Acadia leather.  They run ads at the top of this site.  Always free shipping within the USA.

Also, checkout https://www.phoenixleatherhides.com/  They just getting there website setup and will have listings soon.  They have free shipping in the US as well.  They buy huge stocks from all tanneries and have great prices.  Carlos is great to work with and will send you a sample.

Check out Acadia leather.  They run ads at the top of this site.  Always free shipping within the USA.

Also, checkout https://www.phoenixleatherhides.com/  They just getting there website setup and will have listings soon.  They have free shipping in the US as well.  They buy huge stocks from all tanneries and have great prices.  Carlos is great to work with and will send you a sample.

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It is hard to make recommendations without knowing what you are making and in what style.

I am new to leather working too and figuring out the right weight and temper/firmness can be difficult. I've bought nice hides from Maverick Leather and Hide House. I have also bought nice lining leathers from Springfield Leather Co and Weaver Leather.

If I were to start from scratch knowing what I know now I would have bought leather from Rocky Mountain Leather and District Leather Supply. The reason is 1) you can buy 1-2 sqft or quarter hides and 2) you can get the leather split to the correct thickness and 3) the leather quality is very high.

Maverick and Hide House are both great but as a beginner I rather pay a bit more to get to work with different high quality leathers in the correct weight. If you are doing tooling and want to work with natural veg tan only then buying a whole hides might make sense.

 

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