Recently, both here and on my new YouTube channel, I have received several requests to talk about the best Italian handbag brands, but also about what, in my opinion, are the most beautiful and best mid-range handbags to buy in 2021.
Yes, because Italian handbags, even those that do not necessarily fall into the “designer bags” segment, are usually absolutely stunning.
In Italy, in fact, we look back to a very long tradition of gorgeous leather craftsmanship.
That, combined with a design that has always contributed to create the concept of “Bel Paese”, churns out year after year true masterpieces in terms of Italian handbags.
These purses are, in many cases, products that have nothing to envy to the most emblazoned “it bags” produced by big, globalized fashion brands. And that, thanks to first-class materials, skillful workmanship and a wonderful design, are true, affordable luxury products.
So, in today’s post I would like to introduce six brands that I have chosen to include in my personal wish list of the best Italian handbag brands to watch in 2021.
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Of course, this list is far from being exhaustive. I hope, indeed, to be able to write and talk a lot more about Italian handbags and other leather accessories in the future. And to be able to discover, maybe also with your help, many new Italian handbag brands that I still don’t know!
But let’s get straight to the point: here is a short overview of 6 of the best Italian bag brands to buy in 2021 that I really, really love.
Research and study of the best materials, experimentation of new processes, and creative processing of materials are the hallmarks of Orciani’s beautiful iconic handbags.
From every Orciani product transpire the great handmade innovation and a great stylistic and aesthetic research. Anyone who has ever looked closely at an Orciani purse could not help but notice first of all the beauty of the leather, but also the great skill of the workmanship, which emerges from every detail.
My favorite model of this brand is undoubtedly the Sveva bag, available in many different leathers, models and colors. Sooner or later this beautiful Italian handbag will be mine!
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#2 Gianni Chiarini
Gianni Chiarini is a brand of handbags and other accessories whose essence is to think outside the box, reinventing its rules with energy and vitality.
The brand’s bags capture everybody’s attention and are appreciated all over the world. Gianni Chiarini and GUM Gianni Chiarini Design are the two brands of the house. Two different universes – the first characterized by leather and the other by rubber as the main material used – which share a single production that is entirely “Made in Italy”.
WHERE TO BUY GIANNI CHIARINI BAGS:
Furla is synonymous with style, Italian tradition and family business.
The brand was in fact born in 1927 in Bologna and it is known today all over the world thanks to the founders and creators of the maison and their great talent.
Masterpiece of this gorgeous Italian handbag brand are the women’s purses, famous all over the world and object of desire of women of all ages. But Furla but also produces men’s leather goods, suitable both for casual and more formal looks.
My favorite model? Definitely the little Furla Metropolis, object of desire of many women all over the planet. Available in many different colors and fittings, even in several limited editions.
A small, luxurious, trendy object you should absolutely own!
WHERE TO BUY FURLA BAGS:
Coccinelle is an Italian fashion company, specialized in leather goods and accessories of the “accessible luxury” segment. Since 2016 it is controlled by the Korean group E-Land.
The declared “mission” of the maison Coccinelle? To celebrate women by creating a product that enhances their natural security and joy of life. And it fully succeeds, thanks to its wide range of luxurious and successful products, loved by women all over the world.
My favorite model? There are several, but one is undoubtedly the iconic Arlettis!
WHERE TO FIND THE BEST CHOICE OF COCCINELLE BAGS:
Zanellato is a young company: in fact, it was founded in 1999, by a young entrepreneur. Nonetheless, it absolutely deserves a place among the best Italian handbag brands to buy in 2021.
Today, with a decidedly unique and unmistakable identity, the company offers sophisticated luxury creations, contemporary and typical of Italian taste. In just a few years Zanellato’s creations have become iconic pieces distributed in the most important boutiques and department stores in Italy and around the world, as well as opening boutiques in Milan, Moscow and Tokyo.
The elegance, refinement and authenticity of the products are the unmistakable expression of “Made in Italy”. The production follows the rules of a sartorial atelier, which combines tradition and continuous research of new designs, generating refined pieces that enhance the true Italian know-how.
WHERE TO BUY ZANELLATO BAGS:
#6 The Bridge
The Bridge purses combine tradition and modernity, nostalgia and joie de vivre, a vintage touch and a green soul. Superior quality materials and great craftsmanship are embodied in handbags and accessories with natural and timeless elegance, made of vegetable-tanned and polished, soft, full-grain Italian leather.
But as fashions pass, the natural, somehow nomadic style of The Bridge remains, inextricably linked to a slow fashion approach.
Some classic handbag designs by The Bridge have recently been revisited, giving life to current and contemporary handbags. They do not lose, however, their slight “country style” allure that is so typical of the brand.
WHERE TO FIND THE BRIDGE HANDBAGS: