Italian bags: symbols of style, more than simple accessories
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“The bags are the new jewelleries” word of New York Times. The sharp American daily newspaper has managed to gather in a single sentence, the tendency of an entire age. From useful containers of objects to carry around to fundamental accessories. Today it seems almost impossible to go outside without a bag that perfectly adapts to the outfit that we have chosen. Whether it’s maxi, mini, classic, eccentric, in leather or in any other material, the bag has become a must have even in the male clothing. The handcrafted Italian bags are among the Peninsula’s most appreciated excellences of the world, symbol of that Italian style exported with the other high-quality products.
Made in Italy bags: the handcraft on the runway
Among the most listed brand bags on international level, the Italian bags stand out. Historic fashion houses create every year new collections of accessories, that recall the world fashion tendencies and the family traditions which deliver to the market unique pieces , models of personalised bags, brilliant example of the Italian handcraft. From the runway to the small shops, from the design to the attention to details, the Italian bags are the fashion touch that narrates of every woman more than you can imagine.
The peculiar twist of these precious products has earned a special focus on IEX-Italian’s Excellence. The big leather bags signed Bottega Veneta are among the most elegant luxury objects of the high Italian handcraft.
An Italian fashion giant, one of the brands that has the greater turnover of the world. From 1921 today there are many bags designed and tailored by Gucci , who opt for simple classic shapes filled with little details. According to the style, to the quality and to the selected materials there are bags that cost few hundred euros and some models that are more expensive, over ten thousand euros. What are the most famous lines? The Dionysus fashion bags, velvet accessories of GG Marmont, those in with Sylvie studs and the classic Ophidia, recognisable from the green and red strip.
One of the most famous Italian bags brands in the world and always the more chosen one within the national boundaries. Mambrini family has taken over the property of this company, founded in 1910 in Turin, and has given to it an international dimension, obtaining big success abroad, particularly in Japan. The symbol of Borbonese bags is the O.P. print, “partridge eye”, a peculiar way to treat the leather. Elegant collections with simple and classic lines and with affordable prices, around hundreds of euros.
A style that has conquered the runway of all the world, from 1975. Besides the production of male and female suits, Giorgio Armani has devoted himself also to the accessories, among them the bags stand out for beauty. There are different collections for the two production lines: more classic and
refined , with harsher colours and with higher prices, those of the main line ( Giorgio Armani’s one); younger and with showy shades, with more restrained prices , the bags of the Emporio Armani line, born in the 80’s with an innovative vocation.
The bags in Prada’s house have been the driving force of the company, leader of the fashion sector. Prada’s adventure starts in 1913 in Milan in a leather, suitcases and bags shop, open in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Still today Prada bags are unique luxury symbols, that include classic and elegant lines of the black leather bags and the younger and more eccentric ones. The price is about hundred euros. But for those who want to wear a Prada without spending so much, there is Miu Miu line with more accessible designer bags Miccia Prada.
An Italian company specialised in leather goods since the end of the 70’s. Its collections of female Italian bags are based on the idea of the “accessible luxury” A great example of Italian handcraft with bags from 100 to 300 euros.
Fantasy and fashion go hand in hand in Franco Moschino’s collection, innovator in the field of the tendencies from 1980. The colour is the first feature that stands out in these bags that mix classic and modern. Ironic collections where there is always a contemporary detail. More than affordable prices, between 100 and 200 euros.
One of the youngest Italian fashion brands, founded in Florence at the beginning of the 90’s by Patrizia Bambi and Claudio Orrea, has made the production of bags one of its strong points. These accessories are refined and not so big. The manufacturing of the leather follows the precepts of the Florentine tradition, giving to the enthusiasts’ products that cost from 100 to 400 euros.
It’s necessary to go back to the 20’s of the 1900 to trace the origin of this brand, founded in San Lazzaro of Savena, near Bologna. The nature is that of a company specialised in the manufacturing of the leather goods as it’s stressed in the elegant and stylish bags. The lines are simple, the colours are vivid but never exaggerated. The prices? From 200 euros up.
Fendi is a high-quality Italian company in the fashion field. The products tailored by skillful artisan hands are expensive and refined: from 1000 euros up. The leather Italian bags, but also the python leather bags, add a polished touch to any look.
Luxury clients also for Valentino Garavani, founder of one of the most important and historic Italian fashion houses. This brand is characterized by elegance and a touch of sensitivity. Original and unusual Gravani collections adapt themselves to every occasion and style, but to have them it’s necessary to put hands in the pocket: the prices are over 1000 euros.
In 1987 in Bologna it’s born one of the most famous Italian brands for the quality bags. The main products of this company are the bags that have conquered the hearts of Italian and foreigners with boutiques open also in Paris and in New York. Aesthetically Piquadro bags are characterized by simplicity and elegance, but above all by the qualitative efficiency that makes it perfect to use it in the professional area. A valid ally for the everyday life on a modest average price.
Alberta e Massimo Ferretti are the founders of the main company, the Aeffe, that contains the production of Pollini Italian bags. The simplicity of the lines is combined to the monochromatic shades. The practicality is the added value of these bags, available on accessible prices for few hundreds of euros.
One of the Italian bag brands, created by Gianni Chiarini who had in mind a line of accessories decisively showy and original. The colours are very vivid and the drawings are peculiar. Even in the more classic and elegant models is always present a detail that captures the attention and surprises who wears or admires a Gum bag , full of style but accessible on the price.
A brand specilised in the creation of travel and work bags. Between a classic model and another one there are more precious and glamour accessories that try to combine fashion and functionality. High quality and average restrained prices.
A young brand that has founded a space in the Italian leather goods field: from an idea of the Florentine Franco Gabrielli, this company is born in 2000 and it proposes very coloured convertible Italian bags, containers that change shape according to taste and to the need of each client. Three models in one: every bag becomes a practical shopping for everyday life, a fashion hobo for the special occasions or a beautiful case. Bags with original prints and always new, for all the tastes and for all the pockets.
Accessories that make the difference, containers of a whole life, hide secrets and show wellness. The bags tell who we are, what we like , how we deal with everyday life, with minimal elegance or moderate refinement. You can feel naked without a bag, a detail that doesn’t complete, but makes the look.
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