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Our Italian Leather Designer Brands

Anna Cecere

Based in Rimini on the Italian Riviera, Ciro Cecere a traditional and innovative designer and glove maker founded Cecere 30 years ago. From a young age his daughters were influenced by the creativity and craftsmanship shown by the artisans at work and they have continued this tradition of beautiful design and luxury, extending the range to include scarves, hats, handbags and world renowned Anna Cecere pochettes.

Anna Cecere family's experience in the world of luxury, merges beauty with Italian tradition. Not simply clutches but jewels.

 

Arcadia

Arcadia was founded by the master artisan Tonino Tondi. Setting up his workshop on the Adriatic coastline of eastern Italy and driven by his skill and love of leatherwork, he soon established an enviable reputation for producing very stylish and fashionable leather handbags.

In 1986 Tonino’s sons, Pascquale and Sergio joined the company and with their combined passion, moved the brand forward and established the Arcadia brand on an international level.

Today the Arcadia name is synonymous with the latest fashion trends and produces some of the finest quality handbags Italy has to offer. The embossed patent leather is one of their most endearing styles and famous the world over.

Although this iconic brand has it’s roots set in it’s Italian heritage, it’s heart is in producing high quality, new and exciting fashion pieces season after season.

 

Blu Style

Set on the beautiful Adriatic coastline of eastern Italy, Blu Style has established itself as a leading designer and manufacturer of leather goods for more than 20 years especially in women’s handbags and belts.

All of their handbags and accessories are beautifully handcrafted to the highest standard using traditional methods passed down from generation to generation alongside new technologies.

Although Blu Style’s methods maybe traditional, their style and flair are of the moment. Producing highly fashionable and exciting designs that have earned them rave reviews in some of Italy’s top fashion magazines.

Whether you’re looking for a traditional or contemporary design, Blu Style handbags make the perfect statement piece for any wardrobe.

 

Bonfanti

Bonfanti Borse s.r.l was founded in 1945 by Ermogene Bonfanti and his wife Anita. A small artisan workshop, they produced handbags and briefcases for local workers from several factories in the surronding area. As manufacturing production improved in the 50's they produced their first collections, focused on everyday shoppers and light luggage.

The 60s saw the turning point for the company with the imput of sons Angelo and Terenzio and the development of stylish collections throughout the 80s and 90s and expanding their sales in Italy and abroad too. 

Success has continued up to this day with Anna Bonfanti and the distinctive styled Bonfanti labeled collections for both mens and ladies fashion. An eclectic range from printed nautical canvas shoppers, luxury Italian leather briefcases and luggage and Harris tweed totes.

A member of AIMPES that verifies every product is genuinely made in Italy, you will find something that is stylish and beautifully made in the finest materials from around the world.

 

Carbotti

Driven by his passion and expertise, Dominico Carbotti set up the now famous Carbotti brand in 1950. Based in the beautiful town of Martina Franca in the southern heel of Italy, he established the company to become what it is today, one of the most respected names in Italy for producing high quality and very stylish leather handbags.

Each handbag is lovingly made with passion and pride by true Italian artisans using high quality materials such as calf and kid leather, luxury fabrics and attractive metal fittings. To verify it’s heritage and authenticity, every handbag is supplied sporting the ‘We love Italian Handbags’ tag. A guarantee of Italian authenticity set up by AIMPES, the Italian Leather Handbags Association to verify that every product is genuinely made in Italy.

When you buy a Carbotti you not only get one of the best quality handbags Italy has to offer but also a little bit of Italian heritage. A key accessory you will enjoy for years to come.

 

Chiarugi

Chiarugi is a family run business that was founded in Florence by Remo Chiarugi in 1969 and used the traditional Tuscan crafts and Florentine leather to produce beautiful quality, vegetable tanned leather handbags, briefcases and travel bags. Today this passion has been passed down to his son Emiliano Chiarugi, who over the years with his creativity and experimentation has produced a timeless style that is recognised the world over.

Chiarugi represents an exclusive brand that has transformed its style into a mark of distinction.

 

Fontanelli

Fontanelli Florence, date back over 1 century ago to 1860 and were first known for producing leather saddles. In the 1970's they moved from saddle making into the world of fashion and producing fine handbags and accessories. Using their heritage and experience, the finest leathers, creativity and master craftsmen Fontanelli has become a successful high end luxury brand.

A family run artisan company, still based in Florence, Fontanelli is known for it's sumptuous hand woven intrecciato and fine saffiano luxury leather handbags, briefcases and accessories. The beauty is in the detail of every Fontanelli piece.

 

Giorgio Fedon

The Fedon Group was founded in 1919 in district of Vallesella, Belluno, Italy producing stylish spectacle cases. Production was mainly for the Italian market but over the years exported to other european countries and to the US. In the 1980’s production expanded as fashion branded eyewear became popular, supplying opticians as well as producers.

Keen to diversify, in 2003 the Giogio Fedon1919 brand was born and was dedicated to the development of leather products such as bags for work, leisure, office, and travel, quickly became recognised and renowned the world over for luxury and style. The vitality of design, meticulous attention to detail and continuous innovation are the essential aspects that make Fedon products unique. Ever ready to meet market demands, now produce a stunning range of technology accessories for iPhones, iPads and Samsumg Galaxy mobile phones.

To this day the company is still run by the Fedon family, four generations on.

 

Maalbi

Maalbi was founded nearly 70 years ago in 1947 by the Sasso family in the city of Biella, Piedmont, Northern Italy. Biella is known as the "City of Wool" and the region is famous for its textiles, woven fabrics and cloth. Maalbi is one of the leading luxury producers of stoles, scarves and squares and three family generations on, Maalbi have established their brand as a high end manufacturer of beautiful fashion accessories. They retain the style, design and quality in beautiful fabrics that distinguishes them from other brands.

All Maalbi sumptuous woven wool and silk scarves, stoles and squares have the prestigious 'Made in Biella" tag and signature presentation box.

 

Paolo Masi 

Paolo Masi is an exclusive brand for Attavanti and we are proud to have an exquisite range of their famous intrecciato, woven handbags. The Masi company was founded in 1927 in Florence by Silvio Masi, a master saddler by trade. In 1972 when Silvio's grandson Paolo joined the company they expanded into making elegant woven bags and portfolios using traditional Tuscan techniques.

 

Nicoli

Lead by his passion and creativity, Fernando Nicoli founded the company in 1975, thus creating the Nicoli brand. They soon gained popularity in Italy due to their painstaking workmanship, attention to detail and use of high quality Italian leathers.

Building on their reputation and a loyal following of customers, Nicoli have gone from strength to strength and are now renowned throughout the world for producing fabulous quality fashion led handbags.

Situated near the cosmopolitan city of Vicenza in north eastern Italy, this innovative family run design house is now one of the leading names for Italian style and flair. Plus blending traditional craftsmanship with modern techniques has enabled this company to provide high quality handbags at affordable prices.

Simplicity, functionality, beauty and harmony…it’s the Nicoli way.

 

Pellevera

Pellevera is based just outside Florence and uses the age old Tuscan techniques and production methods to produce leather products that are both classic, stylish and practical. These include briefcases, holdalls, messenger bags and handbag all created by artisans in vegetable tanned leather. This produces a more natural product with the leather showing more of the characteristic graining making each item unique with the added bonus of being more eco friendly.

Pellevera offer great quality, stylish design and exceptional value. 

 

Pratesi

The origins of Pratesi go back to 1948. Florentine, Edigio Pratesi a war evacuee worked on the booming film industry film sets as a tailor, making the costumes and on the film Quo Vadis he produced the centurion leather shields. This enabled Pratesi financially to continue as an artisan making small leather goods, picture frames, key fobs and belts and to set up a small workshop and start making his first handbags. From this small workshop in Via Prati, Rome he expanded and opened another larger workshop with a shop next door in the exclusive Viale Parioli, Rome.

As the company grew in the 1960's Pratesi moved his skilled artisan workers into a modern manufacturing site in Donnini, Florence. Here there are suppliers of the finest tanneries and high quality hides and they extended to specialise in briefcases, travel bags and luggage.

Pratesi a family run business over it's 50 year has embraced the new methods of craftsmanship and has become known for it's style, beautiful leathers, quality and luxury the world over.

 

Terrida

The Venetian company Terrida was founded in 1970 by Sergio and Anna Terrida. Their years of knowledge of traditional artisan techniques combined with the finest leathers and stylish designs made the name Terrida synonymous with quality, luxury and beauty.

The family business has been handed down and is now run by their children Monica and Pieroluigi who in turn have continued Terrida’s  success throughout the world. 

Monica is principal designer and with her extensive understanding of Italian craftsmanship and experience in fashion design she has created harmonising collections from start to finish particularly with their iconic luggage and travel bags.

If you are looking to arrive in style then Terrida is the brand for you.

 

Toscanella

The Toscanella brand of vegetable tanned handbags and purses are handcrafted using traditional Tuscan techniques in Florence Italy.

Launched in 2005  this top line of quality designer leather handbags and wallets fuse together nature, fashion and practicality with beautiful detailing that includes contrast stitching, embossed logo buttons and signature striped lining.

Toscanella handbags, wallets and purse are unique and will become more beautiful as they age and last a lifetime.

 

Vannini

Founded in 1973, Vannini is rapidly establishing itself as a high quality Italian brand synonymous with cutting edge designs.

Established just outside Turin and just a few miles from the fashion capital, Milan, Vannini is in the heart of cosmopolitan Italy. With their finger on the pulse of the latest trends and with sheer panache and flair, Vannini produce beautiful bags that encompass both bold colours and textures and are rapidly gaining an enviable reputation for producing bang on trend designs.  Making them very much the ones to watch in the future.

All of their handbags are made from quality leathers and fabrics sourced from Italy and handmade with passion by their inhouse artisans.

“Every bag requires its own particular leather
every woman requires her own particular bag
she wants her bag to be like her
she puts all her life inside it
Vannini Bag maintains this relationship over time”

…bellissime borse!

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