It’s officially Paris Fashion Week so I took advantage and poked through showrooms between rue Saint-Honoré and Le Marais to hunt for some serious labels. I discovered Officina del Poggio.
The luxury leather handbag brand is based in Italy and designed by Allison Nicole Hoeltzel, a Texan native with a passion for minimal design and of course, quality leather. In her take on leather craftsmanship, she opts for durability – doing away with synthetic linings in order to make timeless pieces that withstand aging. I’m a fan of the “Bauletto” bags from her prefall collection, but check out her broad selection of satchels, totes and more Officina del Poggio.