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WHAT WOMEN’S BAGS HIDE: A DREAM CLOSE AT HAND

Antonia Sautter

10 November 2017

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Women’s bags are a magic universe, often misunderstood by men, that always find it incredible and fascinating
how many things we can fit in our purses, no matter how big or small they are.
Who hasn’t at least once daydreamed about the contents of bags passing by in the streets, secretly guarded in a lady’s hand?

I always loved the definition about bags by Billy Connolly, that I read some time ago:

“A woman’s mind is as complex as the contents of her bag:
even when you finally get to the bottom,
you will always find something to surprise you”

women handbags

I like to playfully define women’s bags as “dreams close at hands”, since I understand that in the collective imaginary, the purse of a woman is not only a fashion accessory, but a chest full of powerful weapons: from the lipstick to the blender!

Jokes apart, writing this article, I asked myself how to explain the concept to those that don’t understand it yet, why such an important accessory needs to combine practicality and aesthetics, way beyond the normal meaning we give to purses.

To choose a handbag is an intimate and significant act, defining a long term bond, that will mix necessity and pleasure. The pleasure to express our own personality through details.

Women handbags Antonia Sautter Collection

“Tell me what purse you wear and I’ll tell you who you are…”

When I started designing and hand making my purses’ collections I wanted to include also a third element that has a strong ethical value to me: the craftsmanship of the made in Venice, the love for the design study and the old work techniques, combining the art of the leather industry to the art of fabric printing.

And so my fashion creations were born: a waterfall of fabrics made using the old painting and hand printing techniques of the past, always with different patterns inspired by historic and cultural trends, strongly interconnected with Venice’ s history itself and its relationship with the Orient, reinterpreted in a modern key.

I like the way a woman can provoke by wearing her handbag, with a touch of exaggeration.

Women’s bags are a serious matter, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be also beautiful, eccentric, eye-catching and put on completely at ease, even when daring with different styles and combos, becoming real “conversation pieces”.

My bags are designed either as tote bags, spacious, for women working away from home and has to take with her all that she needs, without losing her style in order to be comfortable, either for women that want to add a touch of elegance to their special moments, carrying a small piece of jewellery in their hands, representing them, a real work of art, like every lady is.

When I work at a new collection “Made in Venice with love” I always hope to convey the same joy, fun and flair that I experience while designing and creating, thinking of the various facets women have, and of men that will always keep on imagining that untouchable universe hidden in a lady’s bag.

To jump-start daydreaming, visit the gallery of my accessories and write me to have more information and to order your “dream close at hand”.

 

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Where to find my bags
In my boutique in St Mark’s Square, in the heart of Venice!
San Marco, Frezzeria 1286
tel: (+39) 041 5224426
Venezia Italia

Order them online!
Write me a mail or call (0039) 041 5224426

My bags can be shipped all over the world!

 

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