Think of Italy and you can’t help thinking about their sense of style and their ability to produce effortless designs, after all, this is the home of Ferrari, Versace, Gucci and Prada.
However, Italy does have a little secret. Apart from all the famous brand names, there is a whole industry of small family run artisan businesses, producing luxury items of the highest quality, especially handcrafted leather goods.
In fact, many of their beautiful products were difficult to find outside Italy but now, thanks to Attavanti, they are now readily available online. Their suppliers have been carefully selected for their exclusive designs, the quality of their products and of course their passion and integrity, using ecologically tanned leathers and age old techniques. In fact, some of these businesses can trace their roots back through many generations such as Pratesi and Paolo Masi, both based in the heart of the leather industry, Florence. Fontanelli, who are also based in the region, can trace their heritage back to 1860, when they were originally saddle makers.
Their extensive collection of stunning leather goods include handbags, business briefcases, messenger and travel bags, all available in a choice of styles ranging from classic to contemporary as well as the latest new season designs. There is also a beautiful selection of scarves and stolls to tempt you by the family run Maalbi, based in Biella in northern Italy, famed for its wool production.
So there you go, the secret’s out, now you really can treat yourself to some Italian style.