Carcassonne. It manufactures handbags EUR 25 000 Amalvi Pimenta and her father Robert come to settle in Verzeille where the young leather creates high range bags, unique to EUR 25 000 pieces unity.
In the small workshop of Verzeille, do not look for machine... There's not. Pieces of leather that come out are made entirely by hand. Yet here are the outstanding achievement of a level of impeccable finish. Hand bags guaranteed for life, reserved, considering their price to a customer who swears by the luxury. The basic model Dolce Belluci is sold around EUR 25 000 or more if the customer has specific requirements. Bags that are not delivered, it goes without saying, in a vulgar plastic bag but in a soft leather tote, tonnage plant, made by hand, unique piece that can be negotiated, alone, around EUR 1 500. At the controls of this leather micro-unite which comprises four designers, Robert Pimenta that imagines the design of models and daughter Amalvi, which devoted to them between 200 and 400 hours per piece.
"In times of crisis, analysis Robert Pimenta, the luxury industry and of grand luxury still doing well. It is a way of keeping alive knowledge make exceptional. Without these people, everywhere on the planet, willing to spend tens of thousands of euros for one shows, a piece of cabinetry or leather goods, for example, these skills would disappear irretrievably."
Under the brand O'nolan (which reminds its Irish origins), Robert Pimenta and daughter Amalvi therefore produce real works of art that all areas of the creation in leather goods, appeal to what is most successful. "The cabinetmaker who works with us, notes Amalvi, imagined closure parts that never existed". Because these which exalt the virtues of tradition are also small jewels of technology, with microphones cylinders in ceramics in the clasps, led bulbs encrusted in precious woods that light up when you open the bag, a pouch fitted with a RFID system which prohibits the scanning of content... "All areas that range from the quality of the sewing thread, that skins used, or natural glues, we take that excellence" ensures Amalvi. And clients are ready to wait a year after ordering to take possession of their bag. 'This is a creative work that does not tolerate precipitation', euphémise Amalvi. "On a claim to do exceptional things at exceptional prices," said Robert Pimenta. Verzeille Quality
Goat hides that are tanned in Mazamet, sewing threads, adhesives... all products come from France. The pride of Robert Pimenta does not solve to see disappear the French know-how. "Our products are labeled Verzeille Quality, like to repeat the bloom is to show that he has not and Paris known to do beautiful things. ''