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7
March
2021

Essential features for your little treasure chest, the wallet.

The wallet is one of the daily accessories that we use and show off the most, just think every time we need to display a document or exchange money and then pull out of the bag, or pocket, our little chest.

 

For many, the wallet is no longer just a utility accessory, but a real element of clothing and for this reason much attention is paid to its characteristics during the choice of purchase.

 

Features

To choose a good quality portfolio, there are some basic rules or characteristics, which you need to consider. Such as:

 

– Use Materials;

– Size and shape;

– Efficiency and functionality;

– Closure;

– Price.

 

For some, color is also fundamental, but we have decided to list only these types of characteristics because they are the fundamental basis on which we choose and make our products.

 

Use Materials

The materials used for the realization of a wallet tend to start from the leather tanned in Italy and selected by our best technicians.

 

The leather can be of different types, for those who do not want to give up the luxury and look for an accessory of pure elegance directs its choice on a python or crocodile skin, to give a timeless and timeless style to their outfit in detail.

 

Size and shape

Among the various proposals of Florence Leather Market we have about 89 products, one different from the other in shape and size.

 

Generally, men’s wallets are smaller and thinner, just for the practical use of inserting it in the pocket. Very often, in fact, the wallet accessory is replaced with card holders, see here an example.

Some models, however, for women are similar to small clutches, they are not able to store documents and money, but also with compartments to insert keys or cell phone. For those who love to travel and move lightly, see here.

 

Functionality

As already anticipated for the wallet-purse for women, in an accessory as indispensable as the wallet or purse, it is right to consider its functionality not only aesthetic.

 

The wallet should contain zippers or compartments capable of holding without, crinkling and folding documents and passport, if any.

A very practical example can be found here with our Boris, in pure leather worked in a vintage way to give a touch of class to the object.

 

Closure

As for the closure of the wallet, it is good to remember that the men’s accessory tends to fold on itself precisely for the reason of practicality, as well as for a sporty and versatile style.

 

On the contrary, the women’s wallet can be enriched with zippers, zippers, elastics and much more capable of giving practicality and speed in closing and opening.

Price

Last, but not least, is the price.

 

Florence Leather Market bases its company policy on the optimal quality-price ratio. There is a 99% satisfaction guarantee about this last point because the quality of workmanship and materials is incredible, in addition to the immensity of offers that we daily propose and offer as a basis for purchase.

 

We invite you to look at our virtual showcase and fall in love with our most varied products, from bags to wallets and purses.

 

Read also here a curiosity about the type of Messenger Bag, its name and history.

2
March
2021

The most iconic and desired bags in the world.

As we all know, the bag is a woman’s accessory par excellence. In fact, it does not represent just an object, but a way of being. In fact, on this last point there is a real psychology that identifies which person you are based on the bag you use.

The choice of the bag is like choosing a dress, because we always wear it according to the mood we have and the moment we have to face. Then, there are also trends that convey our choice and in this there are a series of bags that have made history.

Speedy by Louis Vuitton

The very famous Speedy trunk has acquired greater fame thanks to Audrey Hepburn who wore it frequently and for this reason it is now one of the most desired bags ever.

Today this model can be found in many materials and colors, as well as sizes to satisfy every type of need. Moreover, thanks to the various collaborations also with Urs Fischer, this model of bag has always been able to adapt and modernize.

Lady D by Dior

In 1995 the Chirac politician wanted to give Princess Diana a bag as a thank you for her first visit to Paris.

For this reason, Dior was commissioned to create a unique bag for Lady D, in black color, which later became the very famous handbag with rounded handles and D.i.o.r. charm.

A well-structured model of unmistakable elegance revisited over the years with a wide shoulder strap and softer construction to give the bag a more current look.

Baguette by Fendi

The Fendi baguette is inextricably linked to Sex and the City and Sarah Jessica Parker who in the film represents Carrie, totally in love with shopping and bags, showing extreme willingness to spend more on an accessory than a rent.

The price of this small handbag to keep under the arm is around 500/600 € for the simplest ones and has a rectangular shape enriched with decorations on patterns and materials.

Kelly by Hermès

Hermès Kelly, together with Birkin, represent a status symbol of the company thanks to its use on Grace Kelly in the film To Catch a Thief.

After the film, the actress seems to have fallen in love with the bag, so much so that she also needs to use it for her public occasions, especially during pregnancy to cover her belly.

The Kelly, in fact, represents a handbag with calf leather finishes, high handle and front closure with decorative padlock. It has all the characteristics of a refined and timeless it-bag.

In 2021 what are the most iconic models?

The three bags listed above have made history, but what are the bags that women aspire to most nowadays?

Balenciaga motorcycle bag in soft lambskin, with a price ranging from € 1050 to € 1500

Falabella by Stella McCartney which has depopulated in recent years with its chain at the edges, ranging from € 600 up to € 950

Luggage by Celine made of pure leather and different colors, both in mini and maxi size, for the modest sum of € 2500

Some of our models, obviously adapted to the style of Florence Leather Market, can be found here as the Bauletto, here as for the classic Lady D and here for example for the baguette so loved by Carrie from Sex and the City.

 

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!