Trilogy Leather is a shop owned by cousins Tony Pardi and Sam Sicola offering handmade leather goods and leather repairs. It is located in Homewood's Edgewood Business District at 1001 Oxmoor Road, on the southeast corner of Oxmoor and Broadway Street.
Pardi and Sicola started the business in August 1972 with Pardi's brother Sal, hence the name "Trilogy". They started the business in Sicola's basement, selling their work at art and craft fairs before moving to their present location in Edgewood in 1973. The store's interior is paneled in wood taken from a barn the two tore down.
Trilogy Leather can fabricate all standard leather goods such as handbags, briefcases, luggage, belts, and wallets. Trilogy also has exotic leathers available, such as shark skin, snake skin, alligator, crocodile, and buffalo hides, and sells products to clean and protect leather items.
Early on, the Pardi and Sicola would spend weekends traveling to craft shows to sell their handmade goods. Once they started doing repair work, the store was better able to sustain itself and they started limiting their travel only to bigger shows. They regularly operated a booth at City Stages.
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- Trilogy Leather website