We’re living in the age of efficiency.
One-click shopping. Same-day delivery. Champagne drone drops.
Make you wonder why places even bother with the old brick-and-mortar model anymore.
Then you walk into a place like Will Leather Goods — just now open in Nolita — and it all comes rushing back.
Will (Adler, proprietor) outfits his stores with vintage artifacts and haberdashery he picks up on his travels. At the New York location, that means a pair of antique Mexican canoes, rafters rigged with meat hooks and at least one ten-foot circular saw.
He also incorporates found materials into the myriad leather goods available for purchase.
To wit: the recently unveiled Oaxacan Collection, a line of handsome bags, belts and accessories constructed out of vibrant, handwoven Zapotec rugs Will picked up south of the border.
Of course, if you’re more of a traditionalist, Will stocks handsome canvas and leather totes in every color, shape and size imaginable.
They also serve a mean cup of espresso — on the house.
So g’head, stay awhile.