I looked high and low yet the offer seemed to be cheap plastic PU faux leather bags or grossly overpriced designer bags, retailing for thousands of dollars.
I knew there needed to be a middle ground, for smart, modern women who wanted to look a million dollars, but didn't want to spend thousands of dollars to do it. For women that are smart enough to know it doesn't cost $3000 to make a beautiful leather bag. For women that don't want to pay for the middle men, mark-ups and marketing budget luxury designer brands funnel back to their customers through their over-inflated prices.
I knew there was a solution and luckily (thanks to my Italian grandparents) I knew where I could find it. So, with the knowledge that the best leather in the world was located in Italy I set off to my grandparents hometown to find the best leather suppliers and the most skilled leather artisans, in the hope I could create this missing "middle ground" handbag range myself.
I made these bags for my friends; smart, successful women who appreciate style and expect quality, but know they shouldn't have the pay thousands for it. Each bag is named after a special woman in my life. My sister, sister-in-laws, cousins and best friends are all featured.
My promises to them (and to you) are below.
All VESTIRSI bags are made in Italy, the birth place of the world's finest leather.
This premium material, combined with handmade production by Italian leather artisans means each VESTIRSI bag is an exceptionally well made, quality product.
With Italian heritage, I had always been aware the best leather in the world and the most skilled leather artisans in the world hailed from Italy so there was no doubt in my mind where VESTIRSI bags would be made.
Luxury Leather minus the markup.
I have gone direct to the source and cut out the 'middle man' to remove unnecessary mark ups.
Like my best friends who were my very first customers you're a smart, modern woman and so you're smart enough to know you need not pay grossly inflated prices for a product that has simply been marked up to pay for a design houses' store fronts, offices and expensive marketing campaigns.
Our bags are not "cheap" because they are high quality products, but we believe they still represent incredible value for Italian luxury leather.
Women’s mental health issues are incredibly prevalent in Australia, yet are so often swept under the rug.
At VESTIRSI, we believe that when women support women, incredible things can happen and that's why proceeds from every bag sold online is donated to supporting essential Australian women's mental health charities through iChange. You can pick the charity of your choice at checkout.
What's the point in running a business if we don't leave a positive impact on the world somehow?