Welcome to East Side Collars!

Thank you for your interest in East Side Collars. I have a small artisan shop on the East Coast where each leather dog collar, leash, belt and bracelet is handcrafted with love.  I have over 25 years of experience working with leather and over the years, the love for my dogs drew me to develop my Collar business.

If you have an idea for a product you would like to have created,  I’m always interested, CONTACT ME to discuss your ideas.  I’ll design a collar with your dogs personality in mind or a custom belt or bracelet for you or to gift.

*I ship USPS Priority Mail and will also ship to Canada, please allow extra time! 

My mission is to create a superior product that captures the essence of “man’s best friend”…key members of our family who deserve quality, style and life-long lasting functioning pieces. Hand crafted customizable accessories, leashes and collars made from high grade Latigo leather and made with love in design and creation.

Why I Do What I Do

After walking out of Rumplestilskin’s in Troy with a custom leather jacket I had been dying for, my passion for leather working was awakened.  With years of design and sewing work already under my belt I set out researching how to merge the two. Buying book after book, I begin to research quality materials and techniques, instantly igniting my desire to begin on what would be a life-long journey and love of leather working. Thirty years later, after designing clothing and accessories for myself, my family and friends… I found inspiration in the organic beauty, radiance and stature of our 2 Dobermans, Dutch and Axl.

The prominence of their energy and exquisiteness fueled me…my spark of ingenuity in designing pieces that would be both functional and fashionable began to bloom. Designing custom collars and leashes that would evoke the vitality of their spirit as well as be a visual reflection of their magnificence came so natural.

-Lori Nieckarz

Purchase a Collar

I sell my leather work in several ways.  You can make a purchase through my Etsy store, visit Facebook for the latest styles, or you can contact me directly.  In addition to my custom-designed collars, I also sell leather bracelets and braided leather leashes.  I have a wide selection of standard products, and I’m always willing to work with you to design something new and unique.

Contact Me

I’d love to hear from you!  If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, don’t hesitate to ask.  CLICK HERE to contact me!


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