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Caterina Lucchi designer handbags, were designed to be a compliment to a personality that like to be a protagonist in her worlds – someone who was a mover and a shaker. These characteristics are highlighted with texture by mixing and matching sheraling, wool, washed leather, embossed leather and a polished vachetta. The designers use natural earthy colors, in fact there is a coupling of elements that which is a perfect mix between rugged and elegant. Easily identified with the Caterina Lucchi trademark – a super sized tassel that hangs from almost each one of the designs – or the Caterina Lucchi logo which is embroidered on the inside of the bags. In any case, these leather handbags are unmistakable! Simply look for a design that sends the message – Look at me! I was made in Italy!
What could be more attractive in washed leather than a Campomaggi bag? Only Caterina Lucchi captures the essence of the leather like Campomaggi and transforms it into a master piece with a feminine touch. These Italian leather handbags use the same material that goes into the internationally sought washed leather Campomaggi business bags, messenger bags and overnight totes. Yet the final result is distinctly for women only! Caterina Lucchi, started business in 1986. It was obvious that the masterminds behind Campomaggi had decided that it was time to created a second personality. As appealing as their rugged appearance was, the designing fashion world wanted something different grace a female form. Caterina Lucchi designer Italian leather handbags were the answer, finally a bag that the ladies could call all their own.
Catterina Lucchi washed leather designer handbags and tote bags are designed to utilize the much appreciated look of a leather that has a vintage appeal. The assembly of these Italian leather handbags is essentially the sames as the procedure used for their masculine counterpart. The bags are cut and assembled and then aged with their very own secret process. All of the hardware has an antique look to it which naturally compliments the colors and texture of the leather.
Perhaps one of the major distinguishing points between Campomaggi and Caterina Lucchi are the seasons. The Caterina Lucchi desiger bags are frequently appearing in new shades and variations of a theme. The bags for SS 2013 are already in the stores and you will find pastel colors and vintage inspired textures including soft shades of pink and biege – a stark contrast to last winters bold colors in green, rust and blue.
Are you one of those who Caterina Lucchi identifies as “creating her own world?”
but we have to say that it really kicks *$&?*
It’s easy to say what we like about this designer leather handbag, to start off it has to be the color! Basically this color will move from winter to spring to summer and back to winter all without batting an eyelid. Using the Campomaggi bags distinctive trademark of a washed leather look, Caterina Lucchi takes it one step further by adding color. And when we say color – we mean a deep rich color. This season they have been dipping their bags into orange (be it intense, washed-out or a variation of) – and you know what? It works!
Another feature that we really love about these bags – besides the multitude of pockets and carry methods? It’s the way that the Caterina Lucchi design team plays with texture. Just look at how the L3232MU shows not one … not even two but four different leathers mixing together. There is a laser cut net leather, then a laser cut daisy pattern, an embossed python print and “normal” vachetta leather. All four mix together bringing movement to a style that could actually be considered – plain (?, I think we can say that, the flap over rectangular tote bag with three inner compartments is not anything new on the market) – however when you mix the leather textures, add the signature Caterina Lucchi tassel, and antique varnished hardware – well now you are starting to talk designer level.
If we really had to pinpoint something that we would change? Well, we could comment on the fact that every single bag is different – and since what you see is NOT always what you get . . . you need to be prepared for the diversities that come with this particular brand. Since the washed leather effect is done manually (and not by some technological robot paintbrush) there will always be differences in the color – the intensity of the color and the application of the color.
But not only that, Caterina Lucchi is infamous for changing the style – without warning. You might see the bag online with an antique finished chainlink cross body strap – but when it arrives it actually has an all leather cross body strap. Be sure to ask for details about the bag if these things are important, the Pierotucci Customer service team will give you exact details on the bag that is actually be shipped to you – just ask!
Yet on the other hand, this is exactly one of the reasons that we love Caterina Lucchi Italian leather handbags – it’s almost like owning a one of a kind bag.
When you think of Christmas, I’m sure you must think of red and green. I certainly do! But don’t let the idea of using different colors scare you off. Be adventurous, take your favorite color, and turn it into your Christmas theme this year. Everywhere I look Florence is filled with shades of purples and burgandy. The first and most important reason, which I’m sure any Italian and more specifically, any Florentine, would tell you, is because of their football (soccer) team, Fiorentina. People literally bleed purple over here and I am not exaggerating. I mean you can even see police on duty running down the streets in a panic into open bars and cafes that are playing the match on game day when screams and cheering are heard. Ok, well I won’t get carried away, back to my point. Bordeaux shades of deep reds and purples are everywhere you look in Tuscany from the wine, to sports, to Italian Leather. It’s a color that fits this area well and brings a certain type of richness to everything. So why not bring that richness to your home this year. Try something different and have a real Tuscan Christmas. Hanging grapes from your tree, although I don’t reccommend real ones, and wine ornaments will have all your friends talking. Get reinspired this Christmas and decorate however and with whatever you see fit.
Holiday Handbags specials are in. It’s that time of year again and my colleague and I have put our heads together to get you 20% off the amazing leather handbags by Italian designer Caterina Lucchi. Find 20% off all Caterina Lucchi handbags this weekend from December 7th through December 10th. Take a peak at this years collection and put one of these handmade Italian leather handbags on your Christmas wishlist or better yet, give one as a gift.
Happy Holidays From All of us at Pierotucci!
Go green, brown, and orange this Fall. Colors make all the difference. Here are some rich looking hues for your Fall wardrobe.
In one corner we have Italian designer Marco Campomaggi, in the opposing corner we have Italian designer Caterina Lucchi. Yes, it’s true, not only are these two very talented Italian handbag designers but they’re also husband and wife. While their handbags do share some similarities, for the most part, they each have a very distictive style that can’t be mistaken. So who do you prefer, Campomaggi, a vintage looking collection that uses washed leather and natural colors, typically more unisex in style or Caterina Lucchi, a handbag line unmistakably feminine that combines washed leather in an array of unique colors?
There are many ways to express yourself in Italy. There are hand gestures flying about on a regular basis, all sorts of facial expressions, hello and goodbye kisses from cheek to cheek, not to mention the slang and funny sayings the Italians have. But these things just add to the reasons why we love and adore Italy and the Italians.
Getting back to “caro asserpentato”, this is an old Tuscan “modo di dire” or saying originating from the fact that reptiles skins, even way back when, were something to be desired and typically more valued and considered more precious than others. Nowadays the Italians use it to express something that is exclusive and if you combine exclusivity with python you get a beautiful handmade Italian leather handbag by Caterina Lucchi.
The new Fall and Winter Collection is one of a kind. One style, which is made in two sizes, comes in both auburn orange and a gray-blue. This style, in orange for example, boasts a canvas base with an array of rustic orange colored leather work on the front of the bag and the larger one even has a unique external leather cell phone pocket on the backside.
And my personal favorite is the larger Senape colored tote with frilled, zipper leather detailing on the front of the bag. This too, comes in a smaller clutch version, both which can be worn with an optional cross body strap.
It’s all in the details with Caterina Lucchi. Between the original vintage coloring, the washed leather, and feminine deatils, you won’t find handbags like these anywhere else.
Campomaggi washed leather bags, which lean to a masculine or a unisex market, are being tamed with a feminine touch. The Caterina Lucchi line from Campomaggi offers the same influence of large shapes, washed and/or distressed leather, comfortable forms and slightly bulky appearances but with the gentile touch of soft, supple colors often mirroring the delicious colors found in nature. The Collection Spring 2012 plays with pastel shades as well as vibrant greens and yellows.
Philosophy : Dedicated to a woman with a strong personality that stands out from the crowd and is the protagonist of her life.
The collection plays with romantic notes and a gypsy-chic inspiration with an eye on the current trends and translate them into spacious and functional everyday bags.
Experimentation of new concepts such as shoulder straps made of leather ring and the laser cuts giving a fresh summery feeling. The front pocket has a leather lace cover that opposes the idea of a heavy bulky leather.
They are bags with a distinctive character: rectangular shapes, patchworks and strong colors reminding of the 80´s are the marks of this collection, while whitened vivid colors are often interspersed with softer colors.