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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?”
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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.
The leaves have started to ever so slightly change from their bright, lively green to a more subdued, relaxed color with hints of yellow and brown. It’s that inevitable changing of seasons and with a change in weather comes a change in wardrobe. Surprisingly, I am finding myself more open to the thought of warmer clothes, long sleeves and scarves fashionably drapped around my neck. So why not follow suit this Fall and find a handbag rich and warm in color too. At Pierotucci, Caterina Lucchi’s latest designer handbags are in and more eye-catching than ever. These beautiful vintage inspired, washed leather handbags come in two gorgeous colors, a dark brown and a unique shade of green. And to finish off it’s vintage look, there is a beautiful hand stitched, intricate leather detailing on the front of this must have leather handbag. Take a look and tell us what you think. Would you wear this bag?
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Savage, jungle-like, and camouflage is what’s in this Fall for Caterina Lucchi. Meet one of our new handbag arrivals for the changing of the season. With a drastic color change, from bright and colorful for Summer to dark and mysterious for the beginning of a cooler climate this bag is definitely unique and one-of-a-kind. I’m particularly fond of the six external pockets to hold all your accessories, so nothing gets lost in that endless sea of handbag I so adore to carry. Not to mention some of the pockets are decorated in a very soft, light green colored shearling and you can’t get any more outrageously sheik than that. With shearling pockets to the reptile like texture throughout, it really is all about texture this season. Plus, this bag is extremely spacey, so if you’re like me, and love to fill your handbag with your life than this is definitely a contender for this seasons “oh-so-in” look.
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.
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Just a little bit of water and sun to make the green grass grow all around as well as the flowers and all of my aromatic plants. Springtime in the countryside is synonymous with color and perfumes. What really got me thinking of sun and water is that last weekend I watered my chives (or the brown stubs of what was left of my chives) and this afternoon I noticed new green shoots coming up…look out baked potatoes!! What I always found fun living in Italy, is that each season brings with it’s own personal menu. In Tuscany you begin to see agreti, fresh basil, fave and baby red onions in the market at this time and they all have their own specialties tied to them.
I love all of these, each comes with a particular tradition and favorite recipes. Fave beans are traditionally eaten with the fresh percorino cheese which is also just coming into season, in fact many times this is on the Easter menu. Fresh basil . . . well even though tomatoes aren’t in season . . . everyone will tempt fate and try a few of the green house tomatoes with some fresh basil and mozzarella cheese. One of my particular favorites are baby onions – nice and sweet. I like to put them on the table with fresh veggies (carrots, artichokes, red bell peppers and fresh baby onions) along with a nice dish of extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper. The perfect happy hour nibbler this and a glass of bubbly prosecco, and I am in heaven.
And just to keep in the theme with green – here is our St. Patrick’s Day favorite picks:
And just to keep in the theme with green – here is our St. Patrick’s Day favorite picks:
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.
The Zoe report tells us that not only metallics are hot but also pastel shades. Caught a post from Runwaycrazy that shows the D & G highlights, and we must say that we love the way that not only are they using wicker like bags but their colors are all on shades of pastels and intricate lace like patterns – just like what we have seen in Cosci and Caterina Lucchi.