By 2007, her studio graduated from renting the boiler room of a local tailor shop to the actual tailor shop, where she opened her studio/storefront to the public in Vancouver's historic Chinatown.
A vintage buyer by trade, Erin always found the masses of unloved leather inspiring, as each piece is a reminder of who it once was. All designs are lovingly handmade in-house in recycled leather, imported cowhides, or a selection of exclusive and locally tanned elks and bison. Truly the biggest part of the story is recognizing and uniting the elements.
Erin's fascination with the past informs designs that aim to defy trends. She uses minimal hardware and simple, strong construction, which allow people to adjust, change, and make pieces their own. It is her hope that each piece is able to be a life long friend, and to mix freely with new and vintage pieces.
Storefront / StudioThe Erin Templeton Storefront/Studio in Vancouver's historic Chinatown is a collection of everything that make Erin's designs her own. Her one of a kind, new and recycled leather bags and accessories are the focus, paired with hand picked vintage clothes and jewelry. The vintage acts as inspiration, and with her studio on site, there is always a couple of very special pieces on display.
Visit our Storefront / Studio
in Vancouver's historic Chinatown
511 Carrall Street
(On the corner of Pender and Carrall St., Vancouver, BC)
Wed - Sat 11-6pm
or by appointment.
Look for our products at the following online stores or visit the Erin Templeton on-line shop here.
Visit us at: 511 Carrall Street
Phone us at: 604-682-2451
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