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28
February
2021

Fashion bags 2021, all new models to discover

The collection of bags for the spring-summer 2021 season is full of special elements, unusual shapes, and pastel and bright colors. These creations represent an exceptional combination of classic models and innovative elements.
Let’s discover together the most popular models for this season!

Shoulder bags

Let’s start with a bang, the new entry of the bags is represented by the iconic Dior Saddle. This bag is characterized by a particular shape, similar to a horse saddle, which is slowly becoming the protagonist of the major passageways.
To be really fashionable this type of bag should be worn as a shoulder bag, or cross body, using the lace of which it is provided.

Bucket bag


It’s been a while since this model made its appearance on the scene, but it’s this season that made it famous. In fact, the bucket model is an exceptionally versatile bag, combined with several outfits, with a contemporary look in fact can be used both in more formal contexts and in more casual and sporty situations.
The bucket bags of this season are colors of very colorful shades that are perfectly with the summer, but also more neutral shades perfect to be combined with more sober look.

Shopping Bag


The shopping bag, the bag always present in every collection, why? Because it is extremely comfortable, practical and above all you can put it all in given the conspicuous size. The shopping bags of this season will be distinguished by particular tones, and especially by original material, hand-woven, basket-shaped, or wicker.
Also this type of bag can be worn by adding a shoulder strap, which will make the accessory more fashionable and special.

Shoulder bags


The shoulder bag is a type of bag that will never go down. Since it was invented it has been used by many celebrities, and represents the must-have that every woman must have in her closet. Could it be missing this season? Absolutely not!
The shoulder bags of this season 2020-2021 show special details such as, for example, the shoulder strap itself made of chains, or represented by fabric elements or showy embroidery, as well as beautiful, very comfortable as wide.
A bag to wear both day and night, both to go to the office and to go out for an evening, as it is a versatile accessory and adaptable to several different situations.

On the passageways you can see all kinds, from bright colors to darker ones, up to the use of completely different materials, such as perforated leather and embellished with metal inserts, or lighter fabrics such as canvas.
In addition to these types of bags have seen many more on the most famous catwalk this year, but we can safely say that these models are the ones that will go for the most for the summer, as they combine the beauty and harmony of the forms with the practicality and comfort of large bags, which can also be used for travel, which alas, we hope to be able to return soon!

14
February
2021

Discover some of the best types of Florentine leathers.

Leather and other stories

When you need to buy a leather product do you ever wonder what type of skin you prefer? In fact, on the market there is a huge variety of types of leather, each with its own characteristics and peculiarities. The types of leathers usually go according to both the animal used, but also according to the methods of tanning, cutting, of various procedures, which mean that each type has a totally different yield from another.

Let’s go see them together!

Some types of animals used for leathers

The suede’s leather

We start from one of the rarest and therefore also less economical types of leathers that can be found on the market.

The suede skin, which attention is not the suede leather (term indicating a technique for processing other leather such as bovine or ovine leather), comes directly from the chamois, and sometimes also directly from animals such as deer and reindeer. The surface of this type of leather is very soft to the touch, and overly ductile and versatile.

It must be said, however, that hunting these animals is prohibited, which is why it is very difficult to find such products on the market.

The snake’s leather

Another exceptionally esteemed leather is snakeskin, frequently used in articles concerning the luxury fashion sector.

For example, python leather is very valuable, because on the surface it is formed by scales that represent unique designs, unusual and impossible to find in other plots. From the appearance of the snake leather could be a very fragile leather and destined to deteriorate in a very short time, in reality it is not so, this leather is very resistant and capable of lasting for many years.

The bovine’s leather

Bovine leather is the most widely used on the market. Normally this type of leather is used in the production of belts, (discover all the news on belts, click here), and bags, as it is characterized by a certain stability and solidity. More often than not, adult buffalo leathers are also used for furnishing products or for the automotive sector.

The crocodile’s leather

Here we are at one of the best types of leather on the market to date, which manages to unify aesthetics and durability. Crocodile leather is an exceptional leather, often used for bags, (here are 5 good reasons to choose a leather bag, read here), and not extremely large accessories. The most precious leather section is the one found on the belly of the crocodile, which is mainly used in the production of high fashion bags.

The cow’s leather

Last but not least the cowhide. This type of leather is the most famous and the most used. The leather is derived from the cow and then treated to the vegetable. A detail not to be underestimated is that to use this type of leather no animal is killed for this precise purpose, but instead cows are used for the food industry.

One of the main features of cowhide leather is that it virtually never deteriorates, and does not age, but changes color, darkens, so as time goes by the product made in this leather, changes style is modified and becomes another.

 

4
February
2021

Messenger bag model? Why is it called that, what is its story?

The “Messenger” bag is a type of accessory model deriving from a sack, usually produced in vintage fabric or leather. Usually worn on the shoulder or over the shoulder, typical of an urban fashion.

History

Messenger bags were used by postmen to carry various postal files and documents for citizens. This bag design was used in the transport of goods because it represented a spacious, comfortable but above all light bags.

The use, as well as the construction, comes from the backpacks that ensured comfort and safety on the health of the back for people carrying heavy objects, also given the possibility of adjusting the shoulder strap and moving it from the back or side to the front very easily.

The use of this bag nowadays

This bag model has become a style icon of Urban Fashion.

Urban refers to the civil environments where students use the model to go to school, from high school to university or commuters by bicycle use the Messenger to go to work or for functional purposes.

Urban fashion represents the kind of convenience and utility within fashion.

As previously mentioned, the type of Messenger is used a lot within the youth world, even as a “scholarship”. In fact, there are many companies that are characterized exclusively by the production of these for the collegiate market.

The Messenger bag compared to a backpack gives much more versatility in use. With a “postman” bag model you have more ease to place and remove books, notebooks or accessories just by moving them to make them accessible. In addition to the fact that these tend to be produced with materials that are more durable over time and of greater resistance, compared to classic school bags.

Conformation and structure

The construction of this bag, having been obtained from the couriers, has a series of characteristics marked by an easy adjustment of the strap.

It also generally uses quick release buckles, zippered buckles and U-locks with a single opening to easily rotate the bag from front to back. They are in fact worn on one shoulder with a belt, shoulder strap, which crosses the chest resting on the lower back.

It is thanks to the invention of this bag that the classic smaller bags simply called “Shoulder Bag” developed. See here an example.

Production materials

The materials used to create the Messenger are often more resistant, even to changes in the weather, than other bags because they basically use thicker gauges of canvas and internal waterproof lining.

Some bags also use nylon or a vinyl lining together with more expensive, but also environmentally friendly, PVC waterproof liners.

Messenger bags are a timeless classic, easy to use and also versatile to tone down a more classic outfit. For example, on a suit or suit to go to work, if you put together a leather bag like ours from Florence Leather Market, see an example here, you will make your figure impeccable!

 

23
October
2018

Clutch bag

For the autumn: the clutch bag with shoulder strap

For your autumn events, we offer you a small bag for great events. The “removable shoulder bag” is a tiny, semi-rigid bag made of genuine soft leather. It is practical, elegant and very feminine.

With a compact and classic rectangular shape, this clutch is a simple accessory, very fine, available in different varieties of color, including pink, yellow, and red.

Equipped with an automatic button opening, it has a comfortable back pocket with zip and protective flap for the internal compartment, lined in fabric; the metal parts are golden, therefore rather precious.

The real gem, however, is the detachable shoulder strap, 145 cm long, consisting of a chain with shoulder pad in leather, for better portability.

 

Tiny and precious

 

The clutch bag is a tiny but precious handbag, suitable for elegant outfits, made of genuine leather made in Italy.

The removable shoulder strap allows you to have a more practical bag, when needed, to carry on the shoulder while keeping your hands free, and at the same time to have a more refined accessory, when the situation requires it. A precious, versatile and classy accessory.

 

Good taste and imagination

 

The small handbags like this clutch bag are a timeless symbol of good taste, style and practicality, for a woman of character and posture. The practical shoulder strap in leather and metal, provided with hooks, can be easily applied and removed depending on the occasion and the look; playing with fantasy. In short, we are dealing with a “chameleon” clutch bag!

 

10
October
2018

The tanning district of Florence

The tanning district of Florence

The district of leather and footwear in Tuscany is a reality of international importance, the excellence of the made in Italy, which has been able to react very well to the economic crisis, assuring employment. Florence has focused on luxury leather goods and thanks to this, it has won the challenge!

 

The district of luxury leather goods

 

The Florentine district is specialized in luxury leather goods. It is a classic district, which presents all the craftsmanship and industrial processes and that has managed to ride the crisis head-on.

Citing the data published by Il Sole 24 Ore (source: Centro Studi IntesaSanpaolo), among the 20 most dynamic districts for volume growth, the high-end leather goods sector in the Florence district stands out and is at the top of all the production specialization areas in Italy: with 3.8 billion exports in 2017, it has almost doubled since 2008. A result of considerable level achieved thanks to the activity of both factories owned by the major luxury brands and contractors.

The luxury leather goods of the Florentine area produce bags and wallets of the most famous world brands: Gucci, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Bulgari, Ferragamo, Fendi, Tiffany, Cartier, Dior, Celine, Montblanc, Givenchy and Chanel, just to name a few.

 

The footwear district

 

The industrial district of Santa Croce sull’Arno, between Florence and Pisa, is one of the most important European areas for leather tanning. It specializes in the production of footwear and leather products and is the only district whose specialization covers the entire leather production chain: in practice, from leather tanning to the finished product, mainly footwear.

Geographically, the district covers an area of about 330 square kilometers, with small to medium-sized businesses. The main production concerns leather, footwear, and leather goods. Interesting is the fact that about 40% of total production is exported.

The big names and stylists consider the Santa Croce district the fulcrum of the creation of leather. The future for the district today focuses on training and research system, ie university courses, a chemical-tanning technical institute, and the professional institute for the operator of leather processing.