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Italian Treasure On American Soil: Fontana Milano 1915 Arrives Stateside

It’s no secret: We’ve got a permanent love affair going on with forever bags, the timeless carryalls you’ll enjoy for eternity. The most recent addition to the lust-worthy list? Fontana Milano 1915. Made by a family of master leather workers in Italy, Fontana’s bags possess flawless construction, distinctive hardware, and fresh colorways that warrant an immediate addition to your ever-growing collection. And although Fontana is luxe to the max, the brand maintains a whimsical feel—just take a peek at their website, chock-full of fun animations and illustrations that are sure to bring the same joy as the bags themselves.

Barneys is honored to be the sole purveyor of these beauties in the U.S.. And word on the street is that one might even have a difficult time searching out their workshop and store when in Italy, the label is oh-so-discreet. It should come as no surprise then that the Fashion Office and the buying team are simply gushing about Fontana’s American debut.

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TOMOKO OGURA
SENIOR FASHION DIRECTOR

“When I first opened a Fontana bag and took a look inside, I was immediately drawn to the quality and construction. The bag didn’t just look beautiful—it felt beautiful. The collection has a luxurious feel and timeless elegance which is distinctly Fontana.”

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JENNIFER SUNWOO
GMM, EVP, WOMEN’S

“A sense of playfulness and whimsy underscores the luxury and workmanship of Fontana. The combination of the silhouettes and materials, the colors, the hardware details, and the exquisite use of studs distinguishes the collection. And the exclusivity of these incredibly chic bags makes them even more appealing, and so Barneys.”

 

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SARAH BLAIR
SVP, DMM WOMEN’S ACCESSORIES AND SHOES

“Fontana imbues fine elegance with exceptional and superior craftsmanship inspired by the art of saddlery. Barneys is thrilled to launch this resonating and modern heritage brand.”

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LAURA STOLOFF
ASSISTANT FASHION DIRECTOR

“Fontana represents what we love at Barneys: quality, luxury, unique design, and heritage. The family-owned company combines function and elegant construction to create truly unique bags that will last a lifetime.”

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MOLLY HOGWOOD
ASSOCIATE BUYER, DESIGNER HANDBAGS AND LEATHER GOODS

“The Fontana brand exemplifies excellent Italian craftsmanship. All bags receive immense attention to detail. They are cut, dyed, brushed, waxed, and polished by hand in a small factory above their store in Milan.”

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ALEXA SEITZ
ASSISTANT BUYER, WOMEN’S HANDBAGS AND LEATHER GOODS

“Everyone in the buying office is very excited about the exclusive launch of the brand. Fontana offers a new aesthetic to the Barneys floor, mixing elegance and femininity with a modern and sophisticated edge.”

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