One of the fun aspects of my work here at Pierotucci Italian Leather Handbag Workshop is getting to participate in others dreams.
A., from Long Island New York (who I will call Ms. Long Island) stopped by our store here in Florence Italy and you could feel her excitement as she told us about her plans to open a boutique offering high quality handmade Italian and Greek leather handbags. She was vacationing in our fair city and took the opportunity to check out exactly how we do things here!
It’s hard not to appreciate her goal of offering top quality bags while avoiding designer name brands. She made it clear that she was looking for up and coming designs which would appeal to her niche of knowledgeable, fashionable shoppers looking for something that will stand out in the crowd while not knocking them down at the bank.
And it is easy to see why she was immediately drawn to what has been our major success story over the last two years, the FORTUNATA Italian leather tote bag. Each bag is a one of a kind, work of art! Ms. Long Island, was totally delighted with the story behind the creation of this leather handbags and took her time examining the entire collection in the store (over 30 unique and diverse style, texture and color combinations) to find just the ones she wanted shipped to her for opening day! Actually she saw the silver lining, not only do these bags offer a one of a kind fashion statement but they are actually part of the green movement. Instead of dumping unused quality leather in land fills, these pieces of leather are re-directed to Pierotucci who styles them into Italian fashion!
Not only was she excited about the wide selection of colors, the metallic prints and imitation python leathers, but she loved the idea of the Mini-Fortunata. Ms. Long Island had perfect timing, since the Pierotucci production department had just reopened on Monday, she was just in time to see the next production of Mini Fortunata. These pint size bags, though designed for the really young crowd, have proven to be just as popular with ladies of all ages. The size is just right for small hands and pig tails, but that doesn’t stop a college bound teen or a soccer Mom from appreciating the reduced size with the comfortable shoulder strap for carrying around keys, iPhone and wallet.
We aren’t going to tell you which ones she picked out to ship next week, but we can assure you that they will be the last of their kind by time you visit her store this October, on opening day.
As soon as she has her opening day details we will let you know where you can go to pick out your FORTUNATA leather bag.
In the meantime, you can check out our selection of Fortunata and Mini-Fortunata bags on line at our website: http://www.pierotucci.com/