About Us

“Our mission is to provide our customers with unique high quality products that will last them a lifetime”

We are a New York based company. Established in 2013 by Johanny and Quimairy Puello. Observing our Grandfather make shoes on a daily basis in his atelier back   home in the Dominican Republic seeded our inspiration to create our leather bags.  

In cooperation with a great team of colleagues in Italy, we have been able to finally realize the long time dream of creating a line of handbags inspired by the amalgam of knowledge acquired by many years in production, detailing, graphing and being curious about the world and the things around us.

Some of our Italian colleagues are:
UNICA del Forte. Tania Lucchesi and Barbara Giustignani, have a combined experience of 30 years in the world fashion leather goods industry. After many years they finally started they brand UNICA del Forte in 2012. Tania and Barbaba wanted to stand out from the crow by using simple designs using the most exquisite materials available such as crocodile, python, ostrich, lizard, and snake. Each an every style is Handmade in Tuscan by some of the best Italian craftsmen.  They make all our exotic items.  All our Exotic Leather items include a "CITES" Certificate (The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora).

 Tania & Barbara

Luciano Gelisio has been creating beautiful and unique handbags and other leather goods since the late sixties in London. After a few years of created growth in London Luciano moved to Rosignano Marittimo, where he has been for more than 30 years.  Rosignano Marittimo is located in Toscany in an area called “golden Triangle,” where raw skins are processed and transformed. Techniques are transmitted by generations and offer more than half a millennium of experience.  All Luciano’s designs are cut, assembled and sewn entirely by hand from the start to finish. He uses special aged vegetable tanned leather which splendor can be appreciated over time.