GREAT. NEWS. FASHION AND LEATHER LOVERS. A flight to Florence in order to accumulate the worlds best leathers *at affordable prices* is no longer necessary. Well, a trip to Italy will always necessary, but there’s a new e-commerce marketplace that has officially made it their mission to give fashionistas like you and I direct access to the workshops of the finest leather artisans in Italy. Armadio is their name, and hand crafted, limited-run leather goods is their game – all at 70% off suggested retail price. “What?! How?! Why?!” you say? It’s a simple yet genius business plan and one the fashion world is becoming more and more partial to: partner and source directly from the artists/workshops, cut out the middle man, and thus have the power to eliminate ridiculous price markups. Armadio has specifically teamed up with the same craftsmen who produce for global fashion houses like Chanel, Gucci, Prada, you name it, to bring you gorgeous designs of their very own creation. From shoes, accessories, clothes, to bags, Armadio has it all and it’s all to die for.
I’ve always been partial to more ‘minimalist’ looks and evidently everything Armadio has in their current collection is directly in line with my personal taste. Each artisan crafts genuinely relevant products, ones any fashion lover would be immediately drawn to, but even beyond the chic esthetics, the quality and feel of each item is simply unparalleled. When I took my Augusta out of the bag, took a deep breath in of that intoxicating genuine leather smell and felt it in my hands, I knew Armadio and I were headed towards a long and loving relationship together. These are the types of bags and items you’ll have for a lifetime and like a fine Italian wine they’ll only get better with time. I adore my Schoenberg bag; as you can see I can go from casual to dressy with ease and rock the bag during almost any outing. For Coachella I might consider the Hannover for (fashionable) functionality purposes, but otherwise, you’re lookin’ at my new best friend. A bag that looks like it could easily be worth a grand or two but really is just $369; I’ve spent more on bags with lesser quality but fortunately I think those days have officially ended.
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BAG: Armadio – Schoenberg – “Augusta” – $369
OUTFIT(S) – Zara
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Thank you Armadio for not only making the most incredible leather goods available to us budget conscious fashionistas, but thank you for sponsoring this post to allow me to continue creating meaningful community driven content. And thank YOU for supporting brands who support me!