This place resembles more of a Moroccan Bazar than a retail store..."pile it high and watch it fly" must be their moto. Took the advice of Tong J. who said they have "quality bags" including Tumi (which they don't)...he must be a relative handing out star ratings for Yelp. I told the salesperson what brand I was looking for and she tried to sell me some other garbage with calculator in hand... more
I've been looking for a well-structured, leather handbag appropriate for work for more than 2 years.* De Catarina had a ton of selection in a variety of materials, prices, brands, shapes, sizes, and what a visual person appreciates most: store shelves categorized by colour rather than by brand. They aren't pushy, they are helpful, but it's obvious the shop is a family-run business because their... more
Whenever we are looking for a good quality bag, De Catarina is the first place we generally pay a visit. The shop carries handbags, computer bags, briefcase, wallets and other small leather goods. In side the shop, you'll find quality names such as Tumi, Dooney & Bourke, Francesco Biasia, Perlina and Mandarina Duck.
The owner and staffs are always helpful and knowledgable. Recently, I was... more