Hi everybody, it is me Corrie Sommers, your local Los Angeles Luxury realtor. And today I have someone exciting and I’m an exciting location here in Los Angeles and we are gonna talk all about what you see behind us which is leather shoes and amazing goods. But first if you haven’t subscribed to my YouTube channel please go ahead and do so. Click the bell for updates and stay tuned. We’re gonna dive right in. So today I’m here with Aaron from Max Leather. Oh my camera is moving a little bit on us. So in the background you’re seeing the shop here, which is basically your store room. Mm-hmm and people can come in off the street. Yep, yep, yeah foot traffic is okay but we also do by appointment, yeah. So Max Leather explain exactly what the business is cuz as some of you can see we’ve got a lot of shoes in the background and some coats and some other things going on. Sure, well it’s a family business and we custom hand make shoes, boots, all leather accessories and yeah we do it all here. Yeah, I see in in the corner some belts too. So very important everyone stay to the very end because I’m going to go through the shop and really give you some zoom ins. And one of the things that caught my eye and had me reach out to you is you guys have some very cool shoes. And I’m a shoe freak and you’ve got some amazing shoes for men and women and texture. So talk a little bit about what makes you different and what people really come to you for. Sure. Well, we have a variety of styles. We have a huge last library. We have all these different types of leathers. We have a catalogue of different styles and colors. Every customer can walk through and you can choose everything from down to the soul, to the color, tanned leather. And we have a huge variety of textures. Yeah so you you hand-make shoes here and I think you mentioned the back is the warehouse. Yeah, the factory is an in-house factory in Culver City. Go ahead and give the address – you guys are located here in Culver City, in that cool funky little strip that’s really evolved. Yeah, exactly, the Arts District. We are in the Arts District, at 533 Washington Boulevard in Culver City. Yeah. And so you have many styles I’m assuming that you make them all. Yeah, yeah, we go by yep the normal seasons. Right now we have some great fall styles. And recently we just had our Spring/Summer catalogue. Full of floral and sneakers. And we’re introducing a more modern take on sneakers. Yeah, yeah cuz that’s one of the things I did catch my eye too. With some of the sneakers for both men and women which is really cool. Yeah and again texture. I noticed you have like a lot of elegant leathers. It’s Alligator, yeah, and some other exotic leathers. Leathers. Yeah and the colors, Yeah. Yeah, yeah we cater to everybody here. Yeah, definitely and so tell me how much do the shoes typically run? Because you kind of have a cross-section of shoes and things like that. Sure so we do one-off’s starting at about $450 for the leather. And that’s handmade leather, you design it all yourself. And we go all the way up to alligator belly. Which is like around the $1400 price range. So there’s a huge range and you can bring in your own materials. You know there’s different ways to work it out. Yeah so the last time I actually personally checked out a shop like this where they handmade shoes, it was because that was back when the very sexy you know thigh high stripper kind of women’s boots were totally the trend, I mean I’m not saying that you can’t wear them now but like they were the trend. And this particular place made them and everything started off at $500 so I think you know you’re right in line for that custom custom product. Which is fantastic. Tell me a little bit how long have you guys been here in Culver City. We’ve been here since 1996 but the family business started in 1986. So we’ve been around for a little over 30 years. Uh-huh and for you being that this is a family business, did this intrigued you as a child? Definitely! Yeah, yeah, just I remember running through the factory and seeing everybody working. It was just like a wonderland to me, yeah. So do you have a big shoe fetish as well? Uh uh yeah more into sneakers. That yes definitely. Well sneakers are trending these days. Like even in my line of work, a lot of agents, because we’re on our feet so much are doing these higher-end very cool different pattern, different texture, different material sneakers. Yeah and it’s totally acceptable because we’re here in Southern California. What exactly exactly, yep, so what are your hours of operation here? So from Monday through Friday we open from 10:00 to 5:00. Saturday we open from 10:00 to 4:00. And yeah we’re closed Sunday’s. Perfect and so do you live here locally in Culver City? Yes, yes uh-huh. Yeah, what do you love about Culver City? It’s an amazing place that’s evolving every day for sure. New things popping up, yeah, and it’s just great. A lot of easy ways to get around and everything yeah fantastic. Well I want to thank you for letting me stop by today. I’m very excited and again everyone, stay till the very end because I’m gonna pan through and show you, we’re gonna show you a couple of really cool shoes for men and women. Very exciting and of course in different price points. And you I don’t think we talked about the belts, purses you make. Purses too! Definitely, jackets yeah. Yeah if you have any sort of designs bring it. We will work with it, yeah. Awesome so all the contact information is below. You can stop in person. You can reach out. There’s an Instagram page as well. Aaron you’re basically running the show here and he’s fantastic easy to work with. So I really encourage you guys to come and check them out support a local business. And you will get an amazing pair of shoes. Thank you guys so much for watching and again if you haven’t already tuned in and subscribed to my youtube channel, please go ahead and do so. Click that subscribe button. Like. Any comments or questions you have, maybe you’re just kind of curious about the shoe process or maybe you’d like us to dive in a little deeper and show you how shoes are manufactured, put those suggestions below and we can do another video about them. Sounds great!