Welcome to EL CUERO del TORO



Since 1974, Alberto Toro has worked in the medium of LEATHER: every piece of work is done totally by hand with the simplest of tools.  Each handbag and furniture ottoman is made of the finest quality cowhide and bullhide with accents of exotic ostrich, alligator, and python.  The plaiting (braiding) and hand-stitching are the signature characteristics of the leatherwork.

"I have been working with LEATHER since I was 15 years old; fascinated with the graciousness of leather, I have learned that I can make out of animal hides anything that is proposed to me.  I understand leather's inherent qualities and textures; and I am able to mold it into a product that is functional and beautiful.  What my hands produce is a limited quantity; and as I go forward with my life, I realize that each piece is numbered...each ottoman, each briefcase...these are pieces that are few.  One day it will be those who have one of my handbags or one of my ottomans ( or even one of my benches that I made in the past) and those who don't. 

The day has come: I am closing my studio and opening my life to my garden.

On this website, you will see the LAST of my work offered.




Handcrafted Designs

Committed to Quality

Committed to Quality

These pieces that I am offering in my online store are the LAST works of my  46 years as a leatherworker.  Each piece is of excellent craftmanship and made by my hands.


Committed to Quality

Committed to Quality

Committed to Quality

I am committed to creating handsome and functional pieces; I guarantee my work 100%.


Online Return Policy

Committed to Quality

Online Return Policy

If for some reason, you are not happy with your purchase: please read my policy for returns.

Within 5 business days of receipt of your purchase, please notify me of your wish to return via email, text, or phone.  Please return unused and kindly packaged via USPS Priority or FEDEX Home Delivery for a full return of the purchase.

Between 5 business days - 15 business days, please notify me and return via USPS Priority or FEDEX Home Delivery, for full STORE or agreed custom order CREDIT.

After 15 business days of receipt of the product, no returns are accepted.


These products are the LAST works I will make in my studio workshop.

Contact Me

Contact: Alberto Toro

819 Ivy Log Lane, Maryville, Tennessee 37804, United States

(865) 414-4302