As my alter ego, Romantique – an avid lover of all things aesthetic – I’ve navigated the Globe blogging about fashion trends and sharing my style and my thoughts with the world via a fashion and lifestyle blog – Romantique & Rebel.
Of all the countries that my husband and I have been fortunate enough to visit, the style and flair of Italy has captured our imagination and our eyes more than any other.
Whilst roaming the streets of outer Palermo – a wonderful, vibrant city of immeasurable charm – my husband and I stumbled upon one of the few remaining authentic Sicilian coffa bag producers. We fell instantly in love with the delicious colours and alluring textures that make these accessories so splendidly unique and versatile.
From that chance encounter, we resolved to bring these beautiful artisanal creations to the wardrobes of the world, whilst supporting the beautiful family who ply this fading craft.
Sicily Bag was born…
Luigi smiles as he sits in the tranquil courtyard of his Palermo home. The air is humid, the temperature tropical, the sights, smells and sounds of the city hustle poetically around him as he weaves his magic.
Today is like every other day for Luigi. For decades, he has dedicated himself to manufacturing the highest quality Sicillian coffa bags; an artisanal craft that he has passed on to the next generation; his children Alfredo and Francesca. Using only the finest calibre hand shoots of Sicilian dwarf palm, Luigi painstakingly garnishes each design using mirrors, technicoloured pom-poms and other Sicillian regalia.
No two designs are the same. Each Luigi creation a masterpiece.
All will be treasured.