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Steve and Kay @Limekiln Falls, Big SurAbout the Artisans at Sole Survivor 

If you are new to Sole Survivor, let us introduce you. Sole Survivor is a one of a kind leather goods store owned by Steve and Kay Rye. Steve began his career in artisan leatherwork in the 1960's.  Kay joined him in 1979.
The couple has been designing and making leather goods together in the St. Louis area since 1985. Daughter Annie Rye began working with Sole Survivor in 2007 as an apprentice.  She now works full time as a leather artisan at Sole Survivor
Inside View of Sole Survivor on Manchester Rd in Maplewood, MO
Visit Sole Survivor in Maplewood to discover a variety of belts, bags, wallets, made to measure sandals and more all made in house! View the open workshop and tools used in the making. The store also offers a selection of leather jackets, denim jackets, casual Italian footwear, and Celtic jewelry and belt buckles. 
Outside View of Sole Survivor Maplewood, MO


While the location has changed a few times over the years, the focus of the business has not. Sole Survivor has always been dedicated to designing and making fine everyday leather goods. Items that are useful, needful and worth the investment.


At the corner of Sutton and Manchester
Sole Survivor
7401 Manchester Rd. Suite 100, Maplewood, MO
OPEN: Monday-Friday 10-6 pm | Sat. 10-5 pm
CALL US:  314-932-1475