Floto Italian Leather Venezia Duffle - Weekender (18)
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Floto Italian Leather Venezia Duffle - Weekender (18):
The Venezia Duffle combines our famous Vecchio Brown polished Italian calf-skin leather and brass hardware in a timeless design. It fits nicely into an airlines overhead compartment and the floor-to-floor zipper makes packing easy and painless.
The Venezia Duffle is our most popular model, and Bene Magazine agrees:
new Ottone(TM) Handle System - under each leather handle and strap hook hides a 500lb test mending plate. By strengthening these stress points the new Venezia Duffle stronger and better then ever - see the second listing image at the top of this sale for more information.
Venezia Duffle Features:
11" high x 10" wide x 21" long
Italian Polished Calf-Skin Leather
Double Stitched Seams
Thick Khaki Stitching
Detachable Shoulder Strap - 38"
100% Cotton/Denim Lining
Floor-to-floor Zipper for Easy Packing
Weight 4.5 pounds
Handmade by a small pelleteria in Tuscany, Floto luggage is very rugged and improves with age.
The Venezia Duffle comes with a detachable shoulder strap, has double stitched seams and reinforced handles. The leather is high quality Italian calf-skin - what Italy is famous for.
It all started in 1997 when Joe Floto brought a similar bag back from Tuscany. After countless trips and adventures with it Joe noticed two things - it looks better as it ages and people always ask about it - where did you get that bag? How much was it? Where can I get one? Joe was so pleased with the craftsmanship, durability, and look - that he started Floto Imports to design and make them.
Timeless and sporty, Floto travel bags are handmade in Italy using craft methods passed down from generations of Italians. They are made with full grain Italian calf-skin leather and pop nicely when combined with subtle contrast stitching. The interior of all of our travel bags are lined with rugged 100% Cotton/Denim so your clothes will always unpack smelling fresh.
About Floto Leather:
The finest grade Full Grain Italian Calf-skin leather is used in the production of all Floto bags. The leather is produced at a tannery in Tuscany using all natural vegetable oils. Floto leather is slightly thinner than a belting leather, but thicker than standard luggage leather. It is strong enough for generations of wear and tear, but not too heavy or unwieldy. This is important if you travel alot as you will find that our bags are not too heavy but are extremely durable and will outlast any nylon bag. The type of leather we use and our tanning process ensures that it will look better as it ages.
Leather comes in many different forms and styles. Producing a leather that will withstand the abuse of heavy travel and still look good was a challenge. Our leathers is unique because we tan it with a vegetable dye and then give it a "European Finish". Vegetable dye is a natural dye that produces a vibrant color and is fade resistant. Unlike inferior leathers that are dyed with chemicals, or diesel - vegetable dyes bring out the natural leather smell over time and are better for the Environment than hybrid chemical dyes.
Graphical analysis of Floto leather:
Solid Clear Finish vs. European Finish:
A solid clear finish is a constant clear coat film that completely seals off the leather. A European Finish consists of microscopic particles that bond together and form the clear coat protection. This creates a leather that is softer to the touch and breaks in better over time, while at the same time offering good protection against stains.
Weight - Our duffles and travel bags weigh 4-5 pounds on average. Our garment bags weigh about 6 pounds and our briefs and handbags weigh 2-3 pounds on average.
Shoulder Straps - The shoulder straps on our bags are average length - about 38".
Sliders/ Feet - All of our travel bags have protective sliders on the bottom - 4 in each corner and 1 in the middle. The Casiani Mini, Venezia Mini, and Ciabatta also have sliders.
All Floto products are guaranteed for their natural life. Natural life is defined as normal use - we want to make sure you are as happy with your bag as we are!
5 Star + response - we pride ourselves in excellent customer service. If you experience any problems along the way that would prevent you from leaving us 5 Star response please send us an e-mail so we can make it right. Thank you - your business and shopping experience means a lot to us!
Payment - Paypal, Mastercard, Visa, AMEX, and Discover. For Paypal use checkout. For credit cards click on our secure shopping cart link that will be e-mailed to you after the sale ends.
Sales Tax - We collect sales tax for residents of NY and Connecticut.
New Items - Unless clearly stated at the top of the sale all items are brand new with tags.
Retail Stores - We are a mail order company - we do not have any retail stores. We do not offer pick up - all items must be shipped. Shipping to the NY area takes 1-2 days on average.
International Shipping - we send UPS Expedited to most countries (1 week on average, low duties). Here are average shipping rates:
Europe and U.K. - $72 for travel bags / $52 for handbags & briefs, and $10 each additional item
Canada via USPS - $28 for one item and $5 each additional item
International Buyers - Please Note: Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to offerding/buying.
Contacting Us -- Please Note: when asking a question through do not click "hide my email" - to provide faster service we only reply to questions through our internal mail system. Without a reply to e-mail address included your answer will not be delivered correctly. Thank you for understanding!
We have been selling on since 2003 and this could not happen if we did not love our customers! If you have any additional questions or need any help with an order along the way please email us.
Thank you and arrive in style!
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