Handcrafted in Asheville, NC

Quality handmade leather
goods that are sure to
become forever favorites

Quiet luxury in classic styles that endure the test of time

Slow Style in the Face of Fast Fashion

Shining Rock Goods is a heritage brand for discerning folks who demand quality craftsmanship, longevity, and style that endures generations. We offer a curated collection of goods that will mean something when you wear them, gift them, and when you eventually pass them along decades from now.

Leather Belts

Our belts are guaranteed to last 10 years and you can expect they'll last much longer. We have also carefully curated an extensive collection of vintage belt buckles and sterling silver jewelry- some available here online, and much more in person in our storefront.


Customer Reviews


Every time I'm in Asheville NC I stop into Shining Rock Goods on Wall Street to get something custom made. Over the years I've gotten dog collars, belts, messenger bag, etc. I'm never disappointed by their customer service, expertise and workmanship. It is so nice that they are keeping such a wonderful trade alive by doing things the right way. I will never buy any premodern leather goods again. Their prices and quality surpasses any other manufacturer any day. Thank you to the staff for all your hard work.

- Sarah V.

The best spot for vintage jewelry I've found. Selection is always on point, things are priced to sell, they know their product and the owner Evar Hecht was awesome. He stayed with me and my GF almost a full 30 mins past closing time and he was so patient and nice. I drive 2 hours a few times a year to see these guys because they are that awesome.

-Eric and Laura

This place specializes in custom fitting belts, bags and shoes. I really enjoyed being able to pick out a leather and size the bag to fit my body. You can tell they really put love into each piece they make. I would recommend Shining Rock Goods to anyone who appreciates beautiful leather craftsmanship. They also have some really nice silver and copper jewelry and cool belt buckles as well.

- Heather

I have been looking for the perfect tote for a long time. Not only did I find my dream bag the owner is a dream too. So nice! The rest of the team there seemed cool too and creative. The items are great quality and doesn't get more local/artisanal!

- Hilary

Awesome place. I found a great one of a kind belt buckle made by a local artist. They had such a huge collection of buckles and styles there is something for everyone.

- Gaerard
Los Angeles, CA

We've got the goods...

Handmade from the highest quality, solid, full grain leather in our Asheville, NC studio.


Founded by Paul Taylor in 1965

Paul Taylor has always been quite the bon vivant with an appreciation for functional art and design. Paul and his wife, Valerie, started creating handmade sandals, belts and other leather items in the East Village of NYC and carried their craft along to the west coast and the world over as they explored continents; collecting art, inspiration and curiosities along the way

Handcrafted in
Asheville, North Carolina.

Originally founded by
Paul Taylor in 1965.

Quality craftsmanship
that endures generates of use