Swanson Reed Galleries offers a wide variety of handmade crafts ranging in price from $10 to several thousand dollars.
Our last stop was Leatherhead Shop, Inc., a local institution since 1967. Owner Nick Boone taught himself the art of leatherworking at age 5.
"We're a custom leather and repair shop," he said. "People come in when they want something different--a work belt, a dress belt, or a guitar strap."
The ergonomic guitar strap ($125) is Nick's latest hot item. "The strap is designed so there's not as much pressure on the trapezoid muscle because the weight is distributed more evenly," he explained. His custom-made belts are also popular.
We watched Nick work on a guitar strap; then we enjoyed browsing his store, which features Frye and Lucchese boots, leather coats, hats, and bags.
With our car packed full, Susan and I had empty wallets. Bardstown Road had worked its shopping magic again.
This article is from the January 2004 issue of Southern Living. Because prices, dates, and other specifics are subject to change, please check all information to make sure it's still current before making your travel plans.