Valextra

Valextra Brera Medium Leather Tote Bag

£2,350.00
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Valextra

Valextra Brera Medium Leather Tote Bag

£2,350.00

Fusing traditional style with modern flourish, Valextra astutely reimagines the classic top-handle tote with this sleekly autumnal burgundy iteration of the Brera tote. Masterfully crafted in Italy from smooth leather and finished with their signature 'costa' lacquered edges, it's accented with gold-tone metal hardware which beautifully complements the red leather-lined front pocket. Perfect for everyday comings-and-goings, carry it as part of your smart edits for the upcoming season.

    • COLOUR: Burgundy
    • COMPOSITION: Leather.
    • COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Italy
    • Detachable shoulder strap
    • Black Costa-lacquered edges
    • Gold-tone metal hardware
    • Flip-lock front pocket, red leather lining
    • Magnetic top flap
    • Taupe suede lining
    • Can be held, worn over the shoulder or across the body
    • Width 9in/22.9cm
    • Length 7.5in/19cm
    • Depth 5in/12.7cm
    • Handle drop length 3.5in/9cm
    • Strap drop length 18.5in/47cm
  • In an age where the boons of luxury have gone from exclusive to ubiquitously accessible, and the true meaning of the word has been somewhat devalued, it takes a little something special to standout from the riffraff. Not dependent on any of the glitz or ostentation, legendary leather accessories label Valextra eschews any logos and blatant gimmicks and instead offers a more subtly nuanced approach.

    Founded in 1937 by Giovanni Fontana in Milan, Italy, Valextra has always been that great bastion of connoisseurship tailored to the more refined tastes of the beau monde (as regular clients opera diva Maria Callas and Hollywood actress Grace Kelly would attest). Coveted for its pure, tasteful aesthetic, irreproachable expertise, and yes, exclusivity, Valextra quickly garnered a reputation for excellence. Indeed, Fontana's innovative approach to design led to many of the brands most iconic styles which are still made today including the inimitable '24 Hour Bag' attaché overnight handbag, 'Avietta 48' cabin briefcase that became the go-to companion for the new age of jet-set travel, as well as the 'Grip' coin purse and 'Tric Trac' wrist bag which began the vogue for gentlemen's accessories. True to the authentic spirit of the brand's Milanese legacy, Valextra remains every bit as exacting as Fontana intended when he opened his original boutique at the Piazza San Babila, characterised by an innate sense of discretion and a heightened appreciation for the craft, where form follows function, heritage meets innovation, and timeless aesthetics are reinforced by cutting edge craftsmanship. A label that exist beyond the confines of fashion, at Valextra luxury reveals itself in the intelligent design and uncompromising attention to the details, all intricately handcrafted by leather artisans using only the finest leathers and traditional saddlery techniques: exclusive individually selected skins; distinctive raw-cut edges created using the special 'Costa' piping technique before being meticulously hand painted and polished in precisely chosen contrasting or tonal shades; the butter-soft lining of each accessory, subtly cut with the signature V shape on its internal compartments with a double saddle-stitch securing its seams, it's these painstaking details that maintain the luxury brand's allure. After years of state-of-the-art technical research, all of Valextra's locking systems, clasps, handles and wheels are patented protected, and finished with a bespoke white-glove treatment with each piece being hot-stamped with the craftsman's personal code, the items serial number and the date of production. A delight for those discerning individuals who like their fashion smart and their style to be unique, Valextra carries a variety of stylish men's and women's handbags, as well as its shrewdly functional travel accessories that range from passport holders to vanity cases and handy continental wallets, all of which come in an extensive range of hides (from classic calfskin to exotic crocodile), an array of colours and beautiful finishes (such as the thread used for the stitching, hardware and piping). The antithesis of fast fashion, this is stealth style that is truly made to last.