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Spotted: Lovely Leather Accessories

June 15, 2011

On a recent scouting trip around town we came across these leather-bound beauties and were thrilled to discover they are made right here in Madison!

The story: Nicholas Schmidt is a local artist who makes lightly colored leather pieces perfect for adding a rustic and timeless touch to any attire. If you’re in the market for a trendy watch, belt, billfold or intricate wallet, Schmidt’s pieces are purely perfect.

Why you’ll love them: Whether your look is old-West inspired or urban cowgirl (or guy), the soft and lightly colored finish creates a look that is both classic and cool. Schmidt cuts and sews each individual piece by hand and has even started purchasing his leather locally. Snag one of these trendy accessories and you’ll be supporting local artists, in style. (Hint: If you’re still on the hunt for a Father’s Day gift, be sure to check out his bi-fold wallets for only $30!)

The cost: Belt, $65; watch, $110; billfold, $30; wallet, $125

Where to buy: ZIP-DANG, 2606 Monroe St., Madison; (608) 232-1602 or zip-dang.com

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