Among the great items, you can find in Puerto Vallarta is leather, such as shoes, sandals, bags, belts, and clothing of all types.
Puerto Vallarta is home to Classic Leather Art and Alfonso Nuño. Walking into Alfonso's store on Pino Suarez just off the corner of Cárdenas is like stepping into an old wild-west clothing museum, with authentic leather coats, dresses, and boots adorned with brass, beads, and bone accents.
Most work is custom produced right there in the shop. His shop doesn't even need a sign...you'll see his wares on display outside the store opposite the north-east corner of Cardenas Park in Viejo Vallarta.
Romantic Zone: Venustiano Carranza 308, Col. Emiliano Zapata.
At "Huaracheria Fabiola", across from the Hotel Molina de Agua on Vallarta Street (in Viejo Vallarta just south of the bridge over the Cuale River), your need for authentic Mexican leather footwear will be filled...they've got OVER 2000 PAIRS of beautiful handmade sandals ("huaraches") and shoes, plus belts and hats. Custom orders for extra-large or -wide feet can usually be made in about 24 hours. Watch the artists at work here, and walk out in a new pair of beautiful new leather sandals.
Ivan's Leather Shop
31 de Octubre, Local #97, Centro
By the Hotel Rosita
The Leather Store
Less than a block from the beach, in Viejo Vallarta, you'll find a store that has nearly everything you could think of in Leather, and few you didn't think of.
Mundo de Piel
Old Town, 359-A Carranza, just a few steps East of Insurgentes.
Rolling Stones Leather
Paseo Diaz Ordaz 802 on the Malecon, 322 223 1769