Italian bag brands are the cream of handbags.Why not! the craftsmanship, taste and quality Italy provides is unrivaled. What’s more? Italy is a home of panache and elegance, where fashion and pageantry flourish; breathtaking cities such as Bologna, Milan. Rome Naples, Florence, leave one in awe. Apart from being home for tourist attractions, rich culture, art and cuisine, it is in fact one of the leading countries in fashion design and a country well known for their rich fashion sense.
Also famous for very good leather bags; Italian leather bag brands are considered the best in the world and has made tremendous impact in helping Italy rank as the largest leather bag producing.
Italian Fashion Bag Brands Worth Recognizing!
Below are Top Italian bag brands that have helped shaped fashion and the bag market at large
The Armani logo is a curved ‘G’ completing a curved ‘A’’ forming a circle. Founded 43 years ago, Giorgio Armani is a luxury fashion house which bears the name of its founder and has its headquarters in Milan, Italy. It is a most sophisticated label specializing in men’s wear, women’s wear, glasses, shoes, bags etc. this Italian bag brand name is associated with sophistication and good taste.
- DOLCE & GABBANA
This Fashion Giant for 33 years has stood unshakable in the fashion world with their brand of bags souring high in the bag market. Founded by designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. After the two met in 1980, they established a designer consulting studio, which latter grew to become “Dolce and Gabbana” which has evolved to become one the most well-known fashion brand made in Italy. With headquarters in Milan, the Italian bag brand has stores Worldwide.
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Prada specializes in leather handbags, shoes, travel accessories, perfume and other fashion items but handbags seem to make up the majority of this fashion house business. Founded in 1913 by Mario Prada, with headquarters in Milan, Italy, this fashion house has over 618 worldwide boutiques. When we talk about investment bags, Prada bags are really worth spending your money on. No surprise it is one of the top ten bag brands in the bag market and with a well-known presence in the global bag market, this brand ranks top in the Italian hand bag list.
Gucci, a luxury fashion house with Italian craftsmanship and creativity at its finest, was founded by Guccio Gucci in Florence in 1921. Gucci is one of the worlds most loved brands.
Versace with its headquarters in Milan, Italy, has dominated the fashion World today. It founder Gianni Versace together with his family created a fashion empire that stand tall even till this day. Its innovative bag designs (amongst other products).The logo for Versace is medusa.
With headquarters in Rome; Fendi Fashion House was birthed when Adele Casagrande (who later got married to Edoardo Fendi) born 1897 opened a leather and fur shop in Via del Plebiscito in Rome. Fendi bags are amongst the world’s most sought after. This brand is popularly identified with the inverted FF logo which was created by Karl Lagerfeld in 1965 when he joined the brand.
Valentino spA, a clothing Company founded 68 years ago by Valentino Garavani in Rome, boast of various products such as foot wear, accessories, bags and other fashion items. The Company is a brand to reckon with in the bag market globally. Valentino Garavani‘s rise to popularity began in 1962 and ever since has remained a souring force both in the Italian fashion industry and in the world.
This is yet another global fashion brand that we cannot ignore. Founded in 1965 in Ponzano Veneto, Italy by Lucia Benetton who was the oldest of four children. However, in 1963 when his small collection of sweaters began raking in great sales in Veneto, he asked his younger sister and two younger brothers to join him. In 1965, the Benetton group was created. Over the years, this brand has excelled in products such as bags, clothing and accessories. This group has a network of over 5, 000 all over the world.
Founded by Carla and her husband Roberto Braccialini in 1954, this brand started as a small workshop in Florence, Italy. The brands first bag was made with leather and straw. Because of Carla’s love for flowers, the image of a rose forms the brands logo.
Furla takes pride in its Italian designed products ranging from handbags to shoes to other fashion accessories which stands as one of the best Italian leather brand bags in the world. This Italian luxury fashion company was established in 1927 by the Furlanneto family, unlike a few of other fashion brands, this Limited Liability Company is still owned by the Furlanneto family till this day. It has its headquarters in Bologna, Italy with over 320 stores
These 10 Italian brands above have earned their spot in the fashion industry both in Italy and around the world due to their excellent creativity and craftsmanship in their bag designs.