The Story of Kit Kraft

Kit Kraft was founded in 1946 when Joe and Gussie Sitkin discovered their love for leather crafting after learning about it in the USO. The first products for sale were leather crafting kits for wallets, handbags, belts, moccasins and fashion accessories under the name "Double K Brand".

The first location was the closet of another store on Melrose Ave. Later, as the business grew, it was moved to a storefront of its own also on Melrose Ave. By 1954 our mail order business was expanding and more floor space was needed. The valley looked like a good place for a growing business, so the store was moved to 12109 Ventura Place in Studio City, CA. Our retail location is still there today.

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We now operate a thriving online business to provide creatives all over the world with the best supplies available.

Since the beginning, Kit Kraft has been a family-run business. We've built up our extensive catalog over many years by seeking out special tools and materials based on what our customers need. Three generations later our catalog has grown past 15,000 items, nearly all of which we offer on this site.

We love what we do and are constantly inspired by what our customers create. Let us know what you're working on!

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