Michelangelo Florentine Leather

Michelangelo Florentine Leather

Michelangelo Florentine Leather
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Neighborhood: Florence Historic Center
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  • Alamanni-Stazione Santa Maria Novella • 6 min walk
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  • Parker C
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Options, Friendly Owner
    Stopped by after reading many great reviews online. When we arrived in person, we were greeted by the owner, who was very nice, and we chatted with while looking for the right leather jacket. It was great speaking with him, and I left with a great leather jacket… Definitely high-quality. if you’re worried about buying fake leather I recommend going to Michelangelo…. definitely the real deal. I would not say that it is cheap, but you know what you’re getting.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written July 7, 2023
  • Craig F
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    High end leather shop
    A true leather shop. The moment we entered we were greeted with the beautiful aroma of genuine leather. Not the chemical smell you get at the Markets. IYKYK. Michael Angelo gave us his personal time and attention as we worked our way through the custom bags, purses, belts and more. The craftsmanship is brilliant and the service was phenomenal. Will be back again next time we are in Florence.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 15, 2023
  • ibattsss
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A MUST-VISIT if you’re looking for good leather in Florence!
    Michelangelo and his store are both such gems!! We were a bit uncertain at first because you can’t see a lot of his products from the window, but we went inside anyways and are so glad we did. MAKE SURE YOU GO IN!! My partner and I were visiting Florence from the US and I really wanted to buy a nice leather handbag. I didn’t trust the street markets and after some searching, saw great reviews from Michelangelo’s. He had such an array of beautiful bags, and I found the exact one I had in mind within moments. There were also many other great products that I’d love to come back and look at again one day, like the leather jackets. In addition to the wonderful products, Michelangelo himself was so kind and genuine and helpful. Going to his store and getting to talk to him was one of my favorite parts of our trip. If you are in Florence looking for a good authentic leather store, TRUST ME, this is the one to go to. You won’t regret it and will probably also fondly remember it as a highlight of your trip.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 16, 2023
  • Pace R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic Product, Knowledge, Experience
    Michelangelo Leather is absolutely the best place to shop for leather goods in Florence. We bought jackets and purses there on our recent visit. Michelangelo has high quality leather, great designs, and very fair prices. We could not have dreamed of a better experience – he educated us about his products, the Florence leather business, and about the best way to take good care of our purchases. He is also a genuinely kind person to talk to. You can tell that he really cares about his products, customers, and his business.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 14, 2023
  • Johnny H
    20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A rare gem. Don't go anywhere else but here.
    Michael Angelo is the owner and designer of the store. He is also the best private sales rep who helped me find a leather jacket that looks tailored made for me. Best timeless design in high quality, he made our honeymoon trip extra special! All of his wares are made with full grain lamb or goat skin. So quality is unparalleled where you find elsewhere. There are so many fake leather stores in Florence which uses Italian leather but shipped to China to manufacture. There are only a few leather jacket artisans left in the city and I'm glad we did the research and found Michael. Be sure to find his store by the correct address so you don't miss it, don't use the name on Google maps as it can direct you elsewhere .
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 1, 2023
  • Magellans_Apprentice
    57 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Designer leather goods without the fashion house prices.
    This was my second visit to Michelangelo's. There's hundreds of leather stores in Florence, but most of them, in my opinion, sell inferior leather goods. This trip II've purchased 3 belts, all high quality leather. Last time I was here, I purchased a jacket which is still (5 years on) in excellent condition (hasn't lost its shape, leather still as beautiful as day 1). I would ignore the reviews that say its not genuine leather or not quality as that's just not true. It most deinitely is. You might pay a little bit more than what you will in the street, but when you see and feel the quality of the leather you will realise that they are not compareable products (one will last, the other won't). That said, Michelangelo will always do you a deal. On top of that, when i was in there some people came in because they lost some part of something they purchased a couple days earlier, and the owner just gave them a replacement for free.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 23, 2023
  • Heather D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Outstanding Experience
    I walked into Michelangelo's store in October and he helped me and my daughter find a purse for her. He also assisted my cousin in finding a leather jacket that fit her the best. His leather is an outstanding quality and his attention to detail and the needs of his customers is unsurpassed. I highly recommend visiting his shop if you are in Florence. He will make you feel at home. Michaelangelo is a gem and worth a visit.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 28, 2023
  • Becky R
    Concord, North Carolina2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quality and experience
    Michelangelo's leather shop in Florence is the best. I bought a beautiful leather jacket there that I will wear for years, and I got it for an excellent price. The leather is so soft, it fits me perfectly, and the jacket is well-made. Michelangelo is also one of the friendliest and most knowledgeable shop owners you will ever meet. He knew immediately what would look good on me, and he was right! Someone walked in while we were there, and he correctly guessed his belt size right away. I was in Florence for 2 months, so I did my homework on leather stores before choosing Michelangelo's shop. I stopped in several times during my time there, because I also wanted to buy a wallet, and a family member who was visiting went there to buy a purse. Michelangelo was always there, working diligently and helping customers. He told us that his family has had the business for 3 generations, and it shows. If you choose this shop to buy leather goods at, especially the beautiful jackets, you won't be disappointed. Such high quality for such a reasonable price--way better than what you will find in the U.S. Thank you, Michelangelo!!
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 28, 2023
  • Liz R
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best quality leather from honest owners
    We had the best leather shopping experience! Michelangelo and Mossimo are the kindest and most honest people you will find in Italy. Their leather products are authentic. We bought a belt for my husband, trolly bag, handbag for my daughter, wallet, and backpack. We will return again and again to purchase 100% Italian leather goods from them. Feel good about your purchases and make friends in the process. They will also give you tips about places to eat that are a good deal with great taste.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 12, 2024
  • hstrang613
    Topsham, Maine25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best leather store in Florence
    My friend and I wanted good Italian leather bags so we sought out this shop. Michelangelo helped us find the perfect purses for us and several belts for my husband. He was funny and we just enjoyed our time in his shop. Molti grazie Michelangelo!
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 19, 2024
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jlg22
Los Angeles, CA8 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Before I say anything else, let me start off by saying that the leather jackets here are top-notch, I will give him that. We bought 2 of them and they are high quality.
I cannot say the same for the 30 euro leather belt that I bought from him and that he shortened for me. It fell apart after about 3 uses. I may post a picture of it on here later.
And before he comes on here and complains that I have the wrong shop, or am lying, I have attached a couple of pics of one of his leather jackets.
Now to the real reason why he only gets 2 stars. When he is selling you something, of course he comes of as "charming", "friendly" and "knowledgeable" . However, the real test of character comes when problems arise.
I was not happy with the fact that he lied to me about how much he could sell me the jackets. I ran into another customer that I had seen at Michelangelo's shop later that day, and he told me had bought his jacket for 10 euros cheaper than mine.
I ended up later that day also going to the Scuola del Cuoio (School of Leather) in Santa Croce and found a much nicer leather jacket for myself there and bought it. At the School of Leather, they included free alterations of the jacket sleeves for those of us who are not very tall ;). Furthermore, you get the VAT refund at the airport, so in the end, the jacket I bought at the school ended being about 50 euros cheaper than at Michelangelo's.
When I came back to try and return the jacket, initially Michelangelo said ok, but then as I was actually trying to get a firm commitment from him to take the jacket back, he flat out refused and got confrontational with me. His demeanor totally changed and you could see his true colors. Unfortunately, there were no other customers there at the time to witness Michelangelo get aggressive and unprofessional.
You also have to wonder why Michelangelo doesn't really give you an official receipt after you make such an expensive purchase. You have to ask for a receipt and he will handwrite you one. I believe it has to do with him being able to do some "creative accounting" and dodging having to pay the correct amount of income taxes to the Italian tax authorities.
I left there disgusted with Michelangelo, and had an extra Florentine leather jacket from Michelangelo that he would not take back so I ended up selling it on eBay.
So, my advice is to be ABSOLUTELY sure that you want to buy a leather jacket from him, but visit other places like Scuola del Cuoio first, and comparison shop. That way you don't have to deal with a real jerk like I had to. I would actually give this shop 1.5 stars if I could.
Happy Firenze leather jacket shopping everyone!
Written September 15, 2020
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Hello Jose, I’m so sorry you felt you had a bad experience at our store . I assure you I did not mean for that to happen. Here at Michelangelo’s Florentine Leather we pride ourselves on our customers satisfaction and even more so our relationship with our customers. I am sorry if you felt I was short or aggressive with you, but I assure you no harm was meant . It has been a difficult year for all of italy especially for us in the small shops of Florence, so my patience may be shorter than in other years as the stress is definitely higher this year. I am happy you recognize our jackets to be top notch , our belts are as well, but when I cut and shortened it for you I must not have tightened it enough. I am sorry that happened to you but it is a quick fix if you ever come back to Florence or at a local shoemaker. As for the leather school in Florence , of course you can find cheaper jackets all over Florence , but I can guarantee that my jackets last for years . We have almost 30 years of satisfied customers and over 200 5 star reviews. I’m sorry you’re experience was a negative one and I hope you ‘ll give us another chance if you are ever in Florence again. Also please do not make large assumptions about small businesses not paying their taxes, you have no proof to make such large claim and we have paid our taxes and run our store well for past 36 years. As for the receipt I always put one in the bag with the purchase. I understand you feel you had a bad experience but making claim like that are uncalled for. Please let me know if you ever plan on coming back to the store and I will fix the belt for you and make sure you are treated with the upmost respect.
Written September 17, 2020
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Kheale44
Atlanta, GA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
I initially met Michelangelo in September 2019 when visiting Florence. He is a friendly and honest person.
I wanted a leather jacket for Christmas and I knew it had to come from Michelangelo - because the quality of his leather is second to none at a great price. It was super easy to work with Michelangelo online (due to the pandemic). I received my leather jacket via FedEx within days and it was exactly as we discussed and what he showed me via WhatsApp and photos. I've received a ton of compliments because the style is unique. I highly recommend Michelango Florentine Leather.
Written January 4, 2021
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Stephanie N
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
During our visit to Florence, we knew we wanted some authentic leather to bring back with us. After passing by the outside vendors with fake products we found his store. He welcomed us with open arms into his store and helped us pick out the perfect jacket and purse. He has a talent for meeting a customer and knowing what they would look good in and what they would like. He was understandable about our price range and helped us leave the store with beautiful leather we could afford. We’ll be back!!
Written August 25, 2021
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TanKY001
Singapore, Singapore20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Couples
Wanted to get leather bags from those street seller just along the streets near Michaelangelo Florentine leather as those are much cheaper. Luckily I didnt get from those street vendors as most of them are layered fake leather goods. Do not trust that those cheaper price will get you real leather. Instead, have definite trust in Michaelangelo's leather goods, one touch and you know they are the real stuff. Great sweet guy to buy leather goods from. Very satisfied with my 2 bags purchased, shoulder bag and a backpack.
优质皮革制品,真的皮革。不要被外面的小档口所骗(他们卖的不是真的皮革制品). Michaelangelo 的皮革真的很漂亮,老板人也非常好,不会像外面小档口逼着我买。值得进去一看。
Written December 28, 2021
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John M
Cusco, Peru10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
Excellent authentic leather at a reasonable price. If you want cheap fake goods, buy something in the street market. If you want qualify, authentic leather, this is the spot. Owner is extremely accommodating and not pushy. He only wants you to buy something if you really love it. I shopped around at some other authentic shops that had high prices and this was the best deal for the best leather. Highly recommend.
Written August 8, 2021
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Sophie H
Montreal, Canada10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
I got amazing service at Michelangelo's shop. I was greeted with a smile and professionalism. I'm a little curvier than most Italians but Michelangelo had a great selection of beautiful jackets for me. It was hard to choose from! I was willing to pay good money for good quality jacket and it did not disappoint. The leather is soft, the stitches are high quality and I'm very very pleased with my purchase. Highly recommend visiting him if you're looking for a nice souvenir from Florence ;)
Written June 10, 2022
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Pace R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Michelangelo Leather is absolutely the best place to shop for leather goods in Florence. We bought jackets and purses there on our recent visit. Michelangelo has high quality leather, great designs, and very fair prices. We could not have dreamed of a better experience – he educated us about his products, the Florence leather business, and about the best way to take good care of our purchases. He is also a genuinely kind person to talk to. You can tell that he really cares about his products, customers, and his business.
Written September 14, 2023
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orkun t
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Michelangelo is the most knowledgeable and friendly person! We entered his shop and told him we were looking for a leather jacket. We didn’t go into any details about colors or cuts and he just intuitively presented the most flattering and perfectly fitting leather jackets for our body shapes. It was as if they were custom made, true magic!! We left the shop with 2 leather jackets and 2 wallets for an amazing price-quality and the best service you could wish for!
Written September 15, 2020
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Becky R
Concord, NC2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Michelangelo's leather shop in Florence is the best. I bought a beautiful leather jacket there that I will wear for years, and I got it for an excellent price. The leather is so soft, it fits me perfectly, and the jacket is well-made. Michelangelo is also one of the friendliest and most knowledgeable shop owners you will ever meet. He knew immediately what would look good on me, and he was right! Someone walked in while we were there, and he correctly guessed his belt size right away. I was in Florence for 2 months, so I did my homework on leather stores before choosing Michelangelo's shop. I stopped in several times during my time there, because I also wanted to buy a wallet, and a family member who was visiting went there to buy a purse. Michelangelo was always there, working diligently and helping customers. He told us that his family has had the business for 3 generations, and it shows. If you choose this shop to buy leather goods at, especially the beautiful jackets, you won't be disappointed. Such high quality for such a reasonable price--way better than what you will find in the U.S. Thank you, Michelangelo!!
Written November 28, 2023
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Azbel G
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
MichaelAngelo, himself, runs his shop. Sweetest Italian man I met in Florence. If you’re looking for good leather and a local experience, stop by. It is hard to find a shop like his in Florence when every corner is overran by non locals selling “genuine leather” for a rip off price. There’s not many shops like his left. Support his local business and keep him going.
Written January 7, 2023
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