We simply adore the Campomaggi bag style – all that wonderful leather with a washed look about it, just delights the senses! The simple lines of the bags, loaded with lots of pockets and sturdy hardware. But. There is just one thing you can always be assured of, not one bag is like another. We frequently comment that the sizes (even in the same model) will commonly vary a few cm here and there – so if size is important, you always need to confirm the measurements. But as they say on the late nite commercials – “but wait folks, that’s not all!” Campomaggi bags also likes to throw a few curve balls just to keep you on your toes.
We just opened up our latest delivery of Campomaggi leather messenger bags – a style we have carried online since the beginning of time, to find that this delivery included all leather cross body straps as opposed to the standard canvas straps. Is this a permanent feature?
San Miniato al Monte is directly above Piazza Michelangelo & is one of #Pierotucci ‘s special spots to watch over #Florence. Just look at the view.
As I parked my car and zipped my leather jacket up another notch, I contemplated the wind whipping around the corner of the Pierotucci workshop and the new Pierotucci Kids building and the rose buds bobbing frantically.
Can this truly be almost the end of May? Are these Arctic winds merely a harbinger of what awaits us here in Tuscany for the month of June? Or are they just the last farwell of a very soggy and chilly Spring?
Breaking out of the mold is always a bit daunting, one is always second guessing the wisdom of doing something different then what has always been done. Of course, tradition has its good points. – we are in the business of using tradition to produce quality leather handbags, jackets and wallets. But. When you are talking about marketing and advertising – tradition might not always have a place. This year we have gone “a little” crazy and have decided to vary our photos for the new leather jacket collection and include a shot of a real life model wearing the jacket in one or two poses.
Personally, sometimes it can be a bit daunting and … face it …. disappointing to see one of these super slender models wearing a jacket. You purchase it with the intention of looking just like her and then … you don’t. Since Pierotucci specializes in working with customizing jacket sizes and personalizing the leather jacket for the shopper I wonder if these images offer unrealistic expectations of the jackets.
One solution can be to offer photos with “real life models” – you know those that really wear a size 14, 16 or 18 (even if A&F have dubbed them as taboo . . . we find that more times than not – these are the very sizes that require special attention.)
What do you think of our real life model? Would you rather see the jacket your buying only modeled by size 6 or would you prefer to see a larger size?
These deliciously handmade ballet flats from E. Porselli have been making waves at Pierotucci Italian Leather Handbag Factory. Truth be known we can’t keep them on the shelves long enough! We just received a long awaited back order of these all leather ballet flats from Milano where there are handcrafted one by one and … AND opps we received a color that we weren’t looking for.
So my question is, did Porselli send it by mistake or …. is this going to be a new must for those PORSELLI lovers out there.
This rich chocolatey brown color is warm and enticing – what do you think, should we make it part of our permanent stock?
As we mentioned before, Italy is certainly a stickler for eating what’s in season – and even though there some things you can find all year round, don’t expect to see certain dishes on the menu unless the temps are reading 25°C or above! One of my favorite dishes (hot or cold) is stuffed zucchini. There are all kinds of thoughts on how these are to be made – only use the round zucchini – no some insist on the long ones that look like boats. Then there are those who do an all veggie stuffing (rare) – those who prefer the fresh ricotta cheese and then the traditionalists that use only ground beef. THEN. There are the recipes that have them with toasty breadcrumbs or lounging in fresh homemade tomato sauce. The difference as like trying to pin down the true recipe for Tex-Mex Chili or define the perfect Italian leather handbag . . . obviously somethings are better left un-mentioned. My favorite consists of the long zucchini with ground beef (and a heavy does of sauted zucs) sprinkled with a mix of crunchy breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese, surrounded by a thick (but not too heavy) fresh tomato sauce…and though they can be quite tempting while hot . . . even when they are chilled . . . I find I can’t resist!!
Even it’s dress down day, there is something about the classic black leather jacket that can send an outfit over the top. Take a pair of washed out jeans, add your favorite boots (the ones that have been worn so often that the soles are paper thin) and add a leather jacket . . . and guess what, you are on the cutting edge of fashion.