CLOSED | Advent Competition - Win Pierluigi's fave bag!
In the exciting build up to Christmas, we’ve asked four people who work with Maison Hēroïne to choose which bag from our collection is their favorite. Each week, we’ll give away one of those bags to a lucky reader. Read on to find out how to apply and learn more about our employees and collaborators.
For the first Sunday of Advent, we spoke to Pierluigi Dalla Via, the owner of the leather factory in Italy that produces our bags.
All of our bags and small leather goods are handcrafted in an artisan factory in Vicenza in Italy. The factory, named CB Pelletterie, was founded in 1966 by Bortolo Dalla Via (pictured left) and his wife Benita. They started by producing bags of their own designs but over the years they built the business to include designs from other fashion brands.
The factory is now run by their son Pierluigi (pictured right), but his father Bortolo is still working and oversees most of the production. The family business extends to Pierluigi’s son and daughter who also work at the factory.
All of the leather used by the factory is sourced from Italian tanneries and mainly from the North-East region of Italy. Maison Hēroïne chooses to have our leather accessories made by Pierluigi and his family-owned company because of their high quality craftsmanship and expertise. The tradition and skill of leather work in Italy is unmatched elsewhere in the world.
We asked Pierluigi to share with us which bag from our collection is his favorite. He chose Marlene 13", the first style that he made for our brand. He says that he felt a satisfying sense of achievement after making and re-making the first Marlene, in finding the right compromise between functionality and aesthetic without the quality being affected.
Pierluigi says, “As of today, it is the style we mainly produce. It is an Icon for Maison Hēroïne since the bag is unique, elegant and feminine. It is perfect for all women want to have with them everything that they need during the day and it is perfect for those who want to take all different devices like a laptop, smartphone, tablet, etc…”
Do you want to win a Marlene 13"?
We’re giving away a Marlene 13" in Black Lavagna to one of our lucky readers. All you have to do is:
1. Head to our Instagram page and make sure you give us a follow. @maisonheroine
2. Like our Instagram post of Pierluigi and his father. The image was posted on 01.12.19
3. Leave a comment saying why you’d like to have a Marlene 13" bag under the Instagram post.
4. Tag a friend in your comment.
Good luck and we wish you a merry Christmas!