With the holidays well on their way I am delighted to find new gift suggestions to offer my clients. Perfect timing when I received an email invite last week to the Braccialini handbag showroom in Montreal. It was the first time I had heard of this handbag and was certainly glad I did.
Braccialini is one of the major Italian enterprises in the leather accessory field, high level craftsmanship weds modern technology and where the study of new shapes goes hand in hand with constant research for sophisticated material and color combinations. The Braccialini Group design produce five collections. Inside a purse, fifty years of history, creativity, innovation and passion.
Upon arriving I was happily greeted by familiar faces. To my surprise the owners Nick and Lilly were co workers from back when I first started in the fashion industry in 2002. I started an internship at the head office of Tommy Hilfiger and ended up working there once the internship was finished.
It was such fun catching up and finding out who they still saw and spoke with. After that I was in total gaw gaw heaven with all the beautiful purses, bags and totes any fashion obsessed woman could want. The showroom is gorgeous and makes you want to go home with every single bag, I really had to control myself. I ended up being practical with my choice and went with the Vanessa Shopping bag. It is a smooth calfskin with pinstripe-effect, hot-printed rose detail and is comfortable, lightweight, practical and fit perfectly with the needs of everyday life. The Vanessa is offered in six styles and six colourways.
Below I included many of my favorites and am sure to go again. Let me know if any of you would like me to share a private shopping over to the showroom.