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The pouch, history of a centuries-old accessory


When talking about pouch, it immediately comes to mind that a particular accessory has grown in popularity especially in recent years. Suitable for sports environments and extremely practical, the pouch has gradually become an increasingly accurate accessory and also suitable for casual situations.

What perhaps not everyone knows, is that the pouch is a product of centuries, and that Florence Leather Market has been able to carefully revisit to propose it to modern customers.

The origins

The oldest version of what were the first pouches dates back to the time of homo sapiens, where a bag was applied to a rope. Over the years the practicality of this element has been rediscovered in the years of war.

Now as already mentioned this product is back in vogue, and although few people would think to wear it outside of sports contexts and outdoor trips, the pouch is actually still today a great ally for those who do not want to give up comfort and appear in the latest fashion.

The pouches of Florence Leather Market are iconic and fashionable leather products and made by skilled hands of skilled artisans.

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Made in Italy and absolutely high quality, their design and their characteristics can vary deeply, to better adapt to the needs of each buyer

The characteristics

Although the models may be different, some of the main features found in each pouch can still be identified. It certainly starts from the bag, the real “body” of the pouch, which can contain objects and in turn accommodate other pockets, both internal and external. Another fundamental feature is certainly the presence of zip. A real pouch can have buttons, but it wouldn’t be a complete and practical model without the presence of comfortable zippers. Last fundamental point, but certainly not for importance, is the buckle. Both in fabric and leather, the adjustable buckle makes the pouch such.

The models proposed by Florence Leather Market clearly have many different details and finishes, but a common line that is repeated in each of them.


For the realization of the pouches, have been chosen of the practical and comfortable designs, as well as attractive and innovative. Among the most requested ones we must certainly mention the pouches for men in real calfskin. Available in five different colors, this model has sober shades such as dark brown, brown and black, and other more flamboyant and lively colors such as orange and red. Characterized by a textile shoulder strap to wear on the shoulder and multiple external zippers, this simple and practical model represents the modern style accompanied by tradition (which is called by the symbol of the metallic lily at the top). The interior, fully lined with fabric, hasPerfect for men who are always on the move and need comfort in two pockets, one with and the other without zip. Perfetto per gli uomini sempre in movimento e che necessitano di comfort.

Come and discover all our baby carrier models on our online shop FlorenceLeatherMarket.com


Shades of leathers

The trendy colors for the next season


For the fall/winter 2021, Florence Leather Market has paid particular attention to trends, in order to create attractive models and in line with the tastes of the seasons.

Quality, elegance and details were the keywords for the development of the new models, which were certainly made following a careful study for the selection of colors.


When it comes to trends, you can certainly not exclude colors. The latter are an important and not negligible detail.

When you buy a product, both for necessity and aesthetics, the color is perhaps one of the first things that jumps to the eye. The colors selected by Florence Leather Market for the new collections have been chosen with care after careful analysis of past trends and based on the tastes of buyers.

Whether you are buying a bag, a clutch, a wallet or a briefcase, the main colors for fall/winter 2021 are certainly blue, orange, red, lilac, military green, but also gray and black.

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These shades are very different from each other. You can then choose bright and flashy colors, but also sober and refined. The choice according to your needs and tastes is certainly not limited, and when it comes to leather, the options are really endless.


Leather goods made in Italy is certainly one of the many qualities that stand out, and among the novelties that Florence Leather Market has to offer, you can notice a wide range of colors, often flanked by more or less articulated forms.

Linda, the handmade bag made from braids, is one of the latest models most appreciated for its design and sophistication. In 100% calfskin, this handbag is available in six colors. The first, sober and elegant, is just the black. Perfect for important evenings, this color gives style and finesse. In line with the latest trends we then find orange and yellow, bright and cheerful tones; the perfect first for the day and the second for the evening.

Even lilac, gray and red are not lacking in the list, in perfect line with the latest trends.

The Tote Isla is a hand bag with quilt effect.

Soft and refined, its size allows you to carry many things with you. Perfect for work, the bag can be used on different occasions of the day, especially during the day. Present in six colors, the most popular is certainly the gray, able to confer sobriety. Suitable for the office and the most elegant personalities, this bag has a fresh and innovative charm, while retaining elegance.

Other colors are beige, light turtledove and black. For those who want something more appealing, the colors available are certainly leather and light red.

A profoundly different model is definitely Harper. A refined backpack but still functional.It is one of the most popular pieces among the latest collections because of its cutting-edge design. Also available in six colors, it has warm tones such as mustard, leather and light red, perfect for the day and informal occasions.


Bags and personalities

What does a bag model say about your personality?


Leather is a frequently used material for manufacturing fashion accessories. Not infrequently however, what you buy has a poor quality, and both aesthetically and functionally you end up having a poor product.

Florence Leather Market is one of the leaders in the leather industry. Every product, absolutely luxury, is able to guarantee a quality that many other brands do not possess. In fact, these are handmade models 100% Made in Italy.


Leather bags are certainly one of the most popular accessories when it comes to leather. The choice in this case is really wide, both for the models, and for the specific characteristics.

Genuine leather bags are suitable for any occasion, and include: travel bags, clutch bags, messenger, shoulder bags and much more.


Born in France in 1700, this small leather handbag was often used by women of the time. Today recognized globally, this model enjoys a popularity not indifferent. The refined sewing techniques are such as to make the wearer, a person with a careful and careful look. Treated with completely natural procedures, clutches offer a practical choice for those who need an accessory. Small size and suitable for evenings out.


So called because previously used by postmen, these models are widely recognized for their practicality. Thanks to its remarkable size, the bag can be used to hold many objects, and above all to be taken to workplaces.

The messenger that Florence Leather Market realizes stand out for their production 100% hand and for their resistance. Equipped with various pockets, these models can contain everything you want.

Perfect especially for informal occasions, among the most popular models we find Freestyle, genuine calfskin bag available in six colors. Equipped with two buckles and zipper, this model offers liveliness and comfort to those who wear it.

The Mirko MM is another very popular model for its careful finishing and its silver details. Also made of calfskin, inside has two pockets to hold pen and cell phone. 


The handbags category is one of the most appreciated by women, especially because of its practicality but also for its beauty at an aesthetic level. Owning one means in fact being able to lead a life that may be hectic, without sacrificing comfort and the need to bring many objects with you. The capacity of these bags is not to be underestimated.

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The model Giulia GM, is a business bag in calfskin Soffiano, very capacious. Characterized by a rigid structure, the bag has two handles and a removable shoulder strap as well as adjustable. Produced 100% by hand in Florentine laboratories, this model gives elegance and an extra touch to the wearer.


The category of travel bags is absolutely not to be forgotten. The models are many, and are distinguished by their comfort and certainly for their capacity.

Fortunato is the high-quality travel bag made with a combination of semi-soft and semi-rigid leather. Also made in Florence, thanks to its large size can contain many objects, making it a perfect travel bag. Equipped with handles and removable shoulder strap, it can be easily carried by hand or on the shoulder.



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How to wear leather belts short driving

Usually you tend to consider the belt an accessory simply functional and not glamorous. Actually the belt can be an essential element to give an original touch to your outfit.

To match the belt to a look there are no real rules to follow, but we can give you some advice so that this accessory goes to beautify your look and not to make it worse. 

First essential tip, the belt must always be combined with shoes.And here comes the dilemma, you first choose the shoes or the belt? Normally it is always good to match the shoes to your outfit and choose the belt accordingly.

Usually, however, it is indicated to choose a belt of the same color as the shoes. cintura in pelle marrone

In addition to the color to match it is important that the style of shoes and belt is the same. Even leather belts can be of different styles, in fact if the accessory in question is smooth and characterized by a simple and linear buckle we are talking about an elegant and refined belt. On the contrary, if the belt has various designs or decorations and the buckle is more conspicuous, the accessory will be casual and sporty.

The height of the buckle

The height of the belt gives us a precise indication, that is if a belt is elegant or a belt is more casual. 

The high one will be more sporty and informal, while the lower one will be ideal for elegant and refined outfits.

Usually the leather belts most suitable for ceremonies or elegant occasions are distinguished by a smaller and thinner buckle. The best are definitely the square ones, especially because the belts with round buckles as well as appearing more casual tend to consume more leather. 

The length of the belt

No one ever pays too much attention but the length of the belt is a factor to consider when you go to buy it. Etiquette imposes as an essential rule that the leather belt is worn to the third hole. This rule means that depending on the physicality the belt exceeds or does not exceed. For this reason it is always good to check that this tail of the belt is not longer than about 8-10 cm. It is very easy to wrong size when you go to buy a belt and for this you need to try it, and in case it is excessively long, many brands today give the opportunity to cut the excess to make it harmonious and refined.

When it comes to real leather

To recognize a real leather from a fake, first pay attention to the smell. In fact, the belt of real leather will have a particular smell that will keep even after years, while the fake one will have no smell.

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Another test you can do to understand if your belt is really leather will wet it. A drop of water will suffice on your belt, if the material will absorb the liquid means that it is real leather.

Florence Leather Market produces genuine leather accessories specially chosen by our expert technicians to create unique, original and long-lasting creations. 


How to treat calfskin accessories, tools and methods

When it comes to leather accessories, usually, it opens an all-Italian conversation, made of high quality labor.There are many shops, such as Florence Leather Market, that represent a flagship for this market that is becoming, over time, increasingly commercial.

Buying belts, bags, wallets, leather suitcases means investing in a durable, high-quality and unique material. Buying in Italy means buying products made with passion, commitment and attention to detail.

We said that genuine leather accessories are top quality but it is still good to take care of them as you should, but how to treat this material?


To understand how to treat your leather accessories well you should never leave them exposed to water or chemicals, which would only damage them and take away their liveliness and brilliance. At the same time, however, the skin should not be too ‘dehydrated’.

Even if we do not see any particular stains or dirt we should not think of leaving the product as it is. Each month or, at most, two, it would be good to pass a nourishing cream and a shiny of the same color.

What tools to use to best treat skin?

Leather has been used for centuries to make objects of all kinds, especially calfskin. That’s why it would be good to try to clean it only with natural and delicate tools. It is often recommended to use brushes with soft bristles, which with circular movements can well clean this material, together with the use of a soft cloth that will remove all the residue of stains.

Many people, if they have many leather accessories, prefer to buy a vaporizer that does not use chemical solvents and is therefore safer and more natural. 

If the spots we want to treat are particularly stubborn, then you must use special creams for cleaning the calf leather, which should not be made up of too much water because, in addition to being synonymous with a low quality product, it would also lead to an expansion of the stain or, even, the creation of new. Donna che pulisce borsa in pelle con panno morbido

The attention should be paid above all to not scratching the material, you have to be gentle and treat gently and lightly, so you absolutely do not have to use abrasive tools, such as sponges. It is better to prefer absorbent leather clothes.

Methods for cleaning calfskin

There are steps, more or less precise, to go and take care of genuine calfskin accessories. 

In a preliminary way, we can say that you have to remove the dirt and dust that are on the surface. 

Secondly, with a small and soft brush, to get even in the most difficult areas to treat, it is good to rub to soften the skin and prepare it for the actual treatment. 

After that, you must dab the object with the vaporizer as above, and then dry everything for at least 24 hours.

If we notice that the damage we see on our bag (or wallet, belt, shoulder bag) are irreparable, such as difficult spots or rips, turn to an expert ‘restorer’ will be the only viable solution, because it will know well how to recover the accessory and revive it.

In conclusion, Italian leather goods (and in particular Tuscan) are an industry to keep alive, because it is a form of craftsmanship that has shapes and designs of other times, of which we not only buy the object itself but all the ideas, projects and work that they bring with them, each in a unique and own form.