The brand came about in this very place, in 1946. Back then it was just a small workshop, where two talented leather craftsmen produced bags made of precious leathers such as crocodile, ostrich, python and lizard. Now that success has reached the third generation, Bianchi and Nardi have opened their first single-brand store in the centre of Florence. Inaugurated during the most recent Pitti Uomo, the shop presents the entire new collection devoted to the elegant male universe: the soft matt crocodile doctor’s bag, which has now become iconic, takes its place alongside numerous other proposals in buckskin and ostrich, prepared using increasingly eco-sustainable processes.
However, taking pride of place is the capsule collection for her in collaboration with Giannico, the brand by Milanese designer Nicolò Beretta that is really in the ascendant. A fantastic top-handle, a micro-bag to wear as a necklace and a mini-bag to wear on the shoulder are the three unique pieces in this project, which came about to combine craftsmanship made in Florence with an unprecedented, marvellously distinctive style.