In the Circle: Partner Tours


Take the Abas Leather Factory Tour

Take the Abas Leather Factory Tour

Last winter, Paul Grangaard went once again to Florence, Italy, where his interest in fashion and especially leather goods began as a student there in 1979. While purchasing a portfolio for a friend in a high-end leather shop in the Piazza del Duomo, he pulled out his wallet made in Worcester, MA, by his friend Jim Devaney’s company, Abas. The owner of the Florence store asked where Paul had bought the wallet and complimented Paul on its leather quality and fine stitching. That’s what you call a high compliment. Jim started making “hippie leather goods” in the 1960s for sale in Harvard Square. No wonder the Italians are impressed.

Take the Knitcraft Factory Tour

Take the Knitcraft Factory Tour

Curating some of the finest sweaters in the world required us to go just down the road to Winona, Minnesota. Handcrafted with pride in the USA, each is meticulously constructed from the finest grade of luxurious Australian merino wool.