Marizio Taiuti, one of our featured designers, began creating handbags in 1958 here in Bagno a Ripoli, Florence. His inspiration for handbag designs came from the need to use a wide ranging array of materials for bag production, instead of just leathers. The use of other materials such as canvas, linens, and straws coupled with leather straps or fixtures gives each one of his bags an everyday style that also boasts of sophistication.
Also the use of non leather materials allows Taiuti bags to be used in a variety of different occasions. A day at the beach or an unexpected rain shower will not phase these bags. Taiuti also mixes his knowledge of classic Italian lines with oriental inspiration to create playful structured totes and handbags, perfect for the spring/summer seasons.
Now the question you are probably wondering is why would an Italian designer dive into the world of textiles when Italian leather is so timeless? Taiuti’s approach to creating bags is unexpectedly international. He likes to mix cultures and materials with his own innovative designs to construct bags with femininity, versatility, and utility. Taiuti bags are also handmade in Italy, attesting to their craftsmanship and quality. So this year, instead of going to Target to find the fun summer bag that is likely to show serious signs of wear after the season is over, invest in a classic yet whimsical bag with the Made in Italy mark. It is sure to last you for many seasons to come!