Our history

Pierotucci started in the 1970’s on the picturesque via Toscanella in the city center of Florence. Their very first production included belts and men’s bags which were all the rage at that time. Piero used the knowledge of leather processing he gained as an apprentice to the Nardi family and his natural business sense to quickly establish himself in producing and distributing leather bags and accessories. From these humble beginnings the owner, Piero Tucci, created a group of artisans who excelled in their craft, and in 1972 officially established the Pierotucci Italian Leather Workshop. Their mission was to produce quality leather bags and small leather goods such as wallets, gloves and belts. As his reputation grew the company began to produce not only their own designs but also those of others such as Dunhill, Bally, Valentino, Fratelli Rossetti, Cole Haan and Hugo Boss. Their distinctly elegant styled creations were the mainstay collection for boutiques serving the local and tourist shoppers all over Italy. Piero and his wife Loretta opened their first boutique in 1974 at via Porta Rossa with a complete line of ladies leather handbags, men’s accessories and more.

A Family tradition: Made in Italy

With the continued growth of their popularity, Piero added more and more bags, wallets and even leather clothing and shoes to his collection. In 1985 the Tucci family moved the workshop to larger accommodations where the craftsmen had the space to create their magic. The Pierotucci factory today, as in the past, covers every aspect of the production. The team still includes expert leather cutters as well as craftsmen and women who have learned the antique traditions of prepping, sealing and buffing the pattern pieces for assembling bags, wallets and purses. The Pierotucci workshop proudly carries on a tradition of Made in Italy taking great care that each component of the handbags, business bags, wallets and accessories are sourced locally in Italy. From the tanned leather to the decorative hardware, they are all branded Made in Italy.

Development and Growth

Initially, the first designs from the Pierotucci workshop were sold in high end fashion shops. Through the popular catalog they published, these classic items were sold worldwide, especially in Japan where Pierotucci had earned a name for being synonymous to quality craftsmanship. Since the demand for Pierotucci leather goods continued to grow, Piero, his wife and his sons opened the Pierotucci Italian Leather Showroom in 1994 located next to the factory thus creating an all-in-one exclusive shopping experience.

Pierotucci Leather Store is open to the public and provides a shopping experience unlike any other. Choose from a wide selection of handcrafted leather bags, accessories and more while watching our artisans assemble these very items. People from all over the world can participate in a guided tour in:

  • English
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Italian

In addition, university and design students from the all over the world visit our leather factory to learn about the traditional Florentine art of leather making.

Today, Pierotucci is still a family run business using the traditions passed down from father to son with the technical and commercial direction by Mr. Tucci's two sons.