David-Alexandre Détilleux’s Tuscan leather label sells chic but expensive bags and accessories.
Modern Italian leather accessories label Almare Toscana has already brought a slice of the dolce vita to cities like Shanghai, London and Vancouver, so Paris is a natural next move. Founded in 2013 by David-Alexandre Détilleux, the 100 percent made-in-Italy brand has set up shop in the third arrondissement, selling rucksacks, handbags, briefcases and other accessories mostly made from a mix of Santa Croce leather and stone-washed cotton (many also come ‘reinforced’ with waterproof Teflon). All pieces are available in a variety of Mediterranean shades including ochre, aqua green, rust, light blue and several Tuscan oranges. Everything is understated and yet stylish, but prices are steep: think €200-€400 for a bag, €90 for a wash bag, €175 for an iPad case and €55-€75 for a card holder.
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|Venue name:||Almare Toscana|
75 rue charlot
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat 10am-7.30pm, Sun 12noon-7.30pm|
|Transport:||Metro: Filles du calvaire|