The Milanese store of the Il Bisonte brand opens its doors to lovers of fine leather
The Milanese store of the Il Bisonte brand opens its doors to lovers of fine leather, revealing a vast collection of accessories with a timeless flavour. By Giulia Minero
What happens when the heritage of traditional Tuscan leather making meets the world of Milanese fashion? Enter the Il Bisonte store in the beating heart of the Quadrilatero della Moda to discover a world dedicated to style and craftsmanship. Since 1970, this Florentine brand of leather goods and accessories founded by Wanny Di Filippo has been distinguished by the originality of its creations, handcrafted by skilled artisans using high-quality materials such as cowhide, leather and all-natural vegetable-tanned leather. In addition to bearing the Made in Italy merchandise mark, Il Bisonte's bags, document holders, suitcases, travel accessories and small leather goods share the same attention to detail, both as regards their design and the various stages involved in production process. From leather cutting to splitting and hand-sewn details, each stage of the process is carried out according to time-honoured methods, handed down from generation to generation like a precious art to be safeguarded. The use of natural materials guarantees the uniqueness of each product, a characteristic that has always been dear to Il Bisonte. Beyond the romance, the magic of Il Bisonte's assorted accessories lies in the leather. Using a traditional Tuscan process of vegetable tanning, an Il Bistonte bag only gets better with time, embracing the unique qualities impressed on it with each wear. Those wishing to further personalize their accessories with custom-made details can now take advantage of a new service offered by the boutique in via Santo Spirito which offers customers the option of having their name, surname and date of purchase engraved on various products making each Il Bisonte accessory a travel companion with timeless appeal. The brand's stores also stock items from the ‘Liberty Inside' collection featuring a combination of leather and coloured cotton canvas.
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