The luxury world has many spots in Italy but in Tuscany there are many fashion excellences, especially leather goods, a result of the ancient craftsmen knowledge and the strong vocation for small details that made the leather goods district, located in province of Florence from Scandicci to Val di Sieve, a landmark for luxury market.
During a travel to Tuscany you can meet some of the protagonists of this great Italian tradition, in fact this region is sought-after for its natural and artistic heritage, but at the same time is a must for shopping addicted and for who wish to discover the secrets of the top craftsmen.
Top leather brand in Florence
In this area the big brands and the smaller companies that have their own brand and still preserve the craftsmanship skills in leather goods production coexist, a winning combination. One of these kind of brands is Pelletteria Il Ponte, that in 1975 created The Bridge, specialized in ladies handbags, travel bags, briefcases and others accessories, products directed to who likes moderate luxury.
The distinctive sign of The Bridge is the high quality of vegetable-tanned leather without chemical essences; the leather has a unique look and is pleasing to the touch.
We recommend this brand to travelers because one of the collections designed in the last years is The Bridge Wayfarer, a series of travel accessories: trolleys, bum bags and suitcases suitable for long distance trips and your daily journeys. The glamorous style and the resistance of the raw materials assure comfort and elegance in any kind of circumstance.
Violavinca, the new name of haute couture shoes
The shoe factory Violavinca is born from the match of two companies which chose to aim to women shoes as a top product; a pair of shoes can express your own personality and give you the comfort of a second skin.
The packaging reflects the target of this brand: the shoe boxes add a soft touch of charm to the final product, 100% Made In Italy. Get the high-heel shoes comfortable like sneakers can seem so strange, but Violavinca designers won this bet and opened a showroom in Moscow. In province of Pisa, Castelfranco di Sotto, there is the headquarter, where to discover the fall/winter collection 2013/2014.
The project Tradition of Innovation by Violavinca is a mix between craftsmanship and modern factory, one of the strong points of Tuscan fashion companies.
Prato Textile Museum, the house of elegance
Our advice for a stylish itinerary is a visit to a museum different from others and located at the textile district in Prato; the Textile Museum is housed in the converted Campolmi textile mill, and hosts antique fabrics, equipment and exhibition as, for example, “Italian fabrics from Renaissance”, dedicated to the workshops which were worldwide famous thanks to the high quality of velvets, damasks and others precious woven.
A great event will take place here from 1st February 2014, the exhibition “La camicia bianca secondo me. Gianfranco Ferrè”, a must for fashion lovers, a tribute to the so called “architect stylist”. You will admire 27 shirts selected among the best works by Ferrè, an item that becomes an exclusive artwork. During the exhibition there will be screenings and multimedia installations to provide a complete view about the career of this prestigious stylist. www.museodeltessuto.it
Dedicate a trip to haute couture Tuscany, the cradle of timeless class where each fabric tells a story.