What comes to your mind when you hear the word Italy? I personally think of art, architecture and… fashion. But please do not think that I am going to write about Michelangelo, Raphael, and Leonardo da Vinci here. No way! This blog is not about art. It is about Italian bags :)
So… let us start our journey! Have a look at Italy today: a popular tourist destination, a country with incredibly delicious cuisine, resorts with breathtaking views and… a center of design and fashion. I can hear you saying: “Why Italy? We have always thought that it is France!” And you are right, to some extent, though! Just think about such names as Dior, Versace, Armani, Cardin, Prada, Gucci… These fashion designers are known all over the world, and this is not a full list. A complete list is really impressive! Fashion is not just a fancy word, and it is clear as a day that remarkable Italian art traditions are represented in Italian designers’ masterpieces now. These masterpieces include bags as well as apparel and footwear.
Leather bags have always been pride of Italian designers and artisans. Italian leather products are top quality due to the long (often more than 50 years) traditions of leather production and product handcrafting that are secretly passed on from old generations to new ones. All these know-hows are so thoroughly kept that each Italian brand has not only their exclusive designs, but unique technologies as well. This is one of the reasons why it is so hard to copy them: an expert will always identify lower quality replicas.
So when you are buying a bag with a Made in Italy tag, be sure that you are buying a high quality elite product – a luxury we all deserve! :)
Leather bag production in Italy (Carbotti brand). Photo credit: carbotti.it