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With the philosophy of “Querer es Poder” translated to “to want to achieve is to achieve” he has grown his humble little business to a retail location that brings customers in from as far away as Florida. Recently gaining global fame, some customers are now ordering from Spain, England and other European locations.
Dedicated customers visit Espinoza’s not only for the quality of the goods but the great attention to detail and the kind of customer service no longer found in any retail establishment.
Word of mouth brings in new customers eager to see the shop that makes everything custom at a fair price.
Gilberto Espinoza is the Father of three sons, Gilbert Jr., Joe and Eric and one daughter, Margarita. You will often find the siblings in the store learning the trade and dedicated to keep the tradition of “customer first” for years to come. Margarita, his wife of over 40 years, has been his pillar of strength and support while managing the office and administrative side business.
Family owned and operated, Espinoza’s Leather Goods will continue to serve the biker community, and other customers alike, with quality leather goods in a friendly environment that makes every customer feel good to have made the trip.
Starting in 1971 with the manufacturing of leather bracelets and barrettes, immigrant Gilberto Espinoza was determined to grow his small one man operation into a prosperous business.
Soon leather belts, chain wallets and purses made its way into the inventory. The result was growth warranting the opening of a formal manufacturing location. So the garage was returned to the family car and small but suitable shop was found in a strip mall in Rosemead.
In September of 1985 the first retail store was opened just two short blocks away from the first shop. Espinoza’s Leather Goods retail was born and the offering at the time was the same inventory of wallets and purses with some samplings of import products from Mexico.
That summer the first motorcycle jacket was made and Gilberto never looked back. Leather jackets, vests and chaps are his passion coupled with customer satisfaction.