When you finally have your own place, you can indulge in all your oddball eccentricities (what roommate wants to live with hippie tapestries, cardboard football players, or you?). For a leather-goods company letting its eclectic flag fly, hit the new Hlaska store.
Even now, SF's own Hlaska is stockpiling their Italian leather merch at their new Fillmore flagship: a Bill Nye-chic boutique (lab lamps & exposed pipes vs custom oak furniture) that's a perfect home for bags & billfolds inspired by "nature, science, and architecture" (sorry, "philology"). All-cow sacks range from the wood-grain-embossed "Evergreen Brief" to the multi-pocket, cotton-lined "Artifact Weekender"; less PETAgregious basket-weave fabric options come w/ just leather trim 'n handles, and include rugged "Caliper" duffels, backpacks, dopp kits in moss and black, and contrast interior laptop carriers from 13-17" -- if your screen's bigger, you and your freak lap are out of luck. Leather wallets include the 1950s speakerphone-inspired, punched-leather "Brisbane" and the laser cut "Astronomy" (holes form Big Dipper and Northern Cross); there're also mini "Nominal" card/coin holders and a magnetic money clip to securely clasp your bills (effectiveness decreases as financial security increases)
Also on-site: silk ties emblazoned with sci-shoutouts like DNA and telescopes, and ltd edition bags sewn up with whatever fabric swatch caught the designer's eye -- stuff like binary codes and lunar patterns and, hey, isn't that your tapestry?