What is Saffiano Leather?

Prada, Furla, Michael Kors, Pierotucci and many other designer bags in saffiano leatherMany times a product will be described using words that we are unfamiliar with, so it is hard to tell if what you are getting is just a fancy way of saying “cheap” leather.  This is not the case when you find saffiano leather in the description.

Typical used in very elegant leather handbags and business cases, saffiano leather equates to luxury and prestigious name designers. Commonly used in high leather producers for handbags such as Prada, Ferragamo, Pierotucci and many other important fashion designers.  The distinctive markings on this leather is a series of diagonal lines, also called cross hatched, are what distinguish this type of leather from other types of embossed leathers.  Embossed means that a pattern has been impressed on to the surface of the leather, like the two images below.  In fact Saffiano leather was invented by Mario Prada himself.

Also noteworthy, is the fact that this design creates a highly scratch resistant surface making this type of leather ideal for business bags, briefcases.

Saffiano leather detail

Below is a detailed photo of embossed leather – so you can compare to the above.
Embossed Leather Detail


About Pierotucci

Since 1972 Pierotucci has been designing and producing classic Italian Leather goods for men & women, including leather bags, leather handbags and purses, leather jackets and leather accessories such as wallets, gloves, belts and much more.
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