Exhibitors at the Mipel TheBagShow fair underscored the importance of the rising Asian market.
Running Sept. 16 to 19, the leather goods’ trade show will showcase 300 brands with a focus on emerging labels.
The line, which includes bags and small accessories, will launch in August.
Chief executive officer Lisa Montague said the company has already opened three stores in the Gulf, together with Liwa, over the past five years, two in Abu Dhabi and one in Kuwait.
The luxury brand is launching a licensed collection of upscale leather goods in the flag colors of the participating nations.
The fall collections reinvented Italian know-how to target younger customers and new markets.
The Florence-based brand’s small leather goods can be personalized with patches in various shapes until Dec. 31.
Developed in partnership with Farfetch, the customization service enables users to create bespoke versions of the Kan I F bag and the Strap You leather strap.
A series of Leather Lounges will pop up periodically across the U.S. to showcase local leather artisans and their craftsmanship.
The monogramming service is free for those buying leather goods at Bloomingdale’s.
The shop offers customers the ability to personalize their accessories with their names, initials and emojis.