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OUR STORY

THE DESIGNER
YEN CONDÉ

EVERYTHING BEGINS WITH LOVE, ALSO THESE BAGS.

LET ME TELL YOU THE TALE OF A MODERN TRAVELER WHO FELL HEAD OVER HEELS FOR SICILY - ITS CULTURE, ITS BREATHTAKING BEAUTY, AND ITS AWE-INSPIRING SENSE OF FASHION.

MEET YEN -  WHO FOUND HERSELF ENCHANTED BY THE GLAMOUR AND RICH HISTORY ENCAPSULATED IN THE ICONIC HANDMADE SICILIAN COFFA BAG.

DRIVEN BY A DEEP PASSION, HER MISSION BECAME CLEAR: TO EXTEND THIS LOVE AFFAIR TO THE WORLD. HER GOAL IS TO PROVIDE A GENUINE ALTERNATIVE TO THE EVERYDAY BAG, CRAFTING UNIQUE, ELEGANT ART PIECES THAT CAPTURE THE ESSENCE OF HER SICILY LOVE STORY.

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THE BRAND

"SICILY, THE FAMOUS ITALIAN ISLAND, STANDS AS THE BIRTHPLACE OF AMORE SICILIANO™, WHERE THE COFFA BAG REIGNS AS A SYMBOL OF SICILIAN FOLK ICONOGRAPHY. WITH A KEEN EYE ON THE FASHION INDUSTRY, THESE BAGS HAVE TRANSFORMED INTO A

HIGH-END PHENOMENON, MAKING A RECENT COMEBACK ON

THE INTERNATIONAL STAGE THANKS TO THE SICILIAN LUXURY POWERHOUSE, DOLCE & GABBANA.

 

THE SICILIAN COFFA, AN ANCIENT STRAW BASKET, TRACES ITS ROOTS BACK TO THE YEAR 1154. CRAFTED FROM SICILIAN DWARF PALM STRAW, SOURCED FROM THE ISLAND'S MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN,

OUR AMORE SICILIANO®  BAGS ARE METICULOUSLY HANDMADE.

THE EXPERTISE OF THIS CRAFT IS PRESERVED BY A FEW REMAINING PRACTITIONERS OF THIS FADING ART-FORM. EACH BAG IS ADORNED WITH LION'S HEADS, PLAYFUL POMPOMS, GOLDEN MIRRORS,

AND AUTHENTIC ITALIAN FABRICS, ALL METICULOUSLY APPLIED

IN THE TRADITIONAL SICILIAN STYLE,

FOLLOWING THE UNIQUE DESIGNS OF YEN CONDÉ."

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