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Giosa Mi­lano

An ate­lier com­bined with a show­room in the Brera district, where the par­tic­u­lar way to work the croc­o­dile leather is, be­fore be­ing a busi­ness, a fam­ily his­tory for about 40 years. The ate­lier merges the tra­di­tional work­ing tech­niques of how to han­dle the most pre­cious leathers with the mod­ern and in­no­va­tive way to trans­form them. To­day Giosa Mi­lano has be­come a re­al­ity bring­ing the finest crafts­man­ship and pro­duc­ing unique pieces in­tended to sat­isfy each cos­tumer's ne­ces­sity, from the choice of col­ors to the most so­phis­ti­cated fin­ish. Open Mon-Fri 9am1pm/2pm-7pm: Sat and Sun by ap­point­ment. www.giosami­lano.com. Via Cio­vasso, 6. T: 02 86997441. M1 Cairoli, M2 Lanza. Map F4

Il Bisonte

At its bou­tique in via Santo Spir­ito, Floren­tine leather goods house Il Bisonte of­fers cus­tomers its full range of lux­ury items. Its beau­ti­fully hand­craft bags, travel bags, brief­cases, wal­lets, di­aries, belts and other ac­ces­sories epit­o­mize the best of Tus­can work­man­ship. The brand's key fo­cus is on ma­te­ri­als, in­clud­ing its iconic cowhide: a nat­u­ral, highly sought-af­ter veg­etable tanned leather which has the ad­van­tage of im­prov­ing with age. Lo­cated in the heart of the Quadri­latero della moda, in ad­di­tion to ex­quis­ite wood, the brand's trade­mark cowhide leather has been used to up­hol­ster the fur­ni­ture and as a dec­o­ra­tive el­e­ment of the store's in­te­rior dé­cor. Open Mon-Sat 10.30am-7.30pm; Sun 11am-7pm. www.il­bisonte.com. Via Santo Spir­ito, 14. T:02 76003014. M3 Montenapoleone. Map G4

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