Although these elegant bags have been handmade in the same workshop for more than 70 years, they've managed to remain under the radar until fairly recently. And with only one or two new styles created each year, these bags rise above the tide of flashy trends and join the zone of discreet luxury. Here are five reasons why we love Valextra:
1. No logos ever.
2. It's the anti–"It" bag! No frills and dangly bits — just clean simple design.
3. They are heirlooms — classic pieces that you will pass on to your daughter.
4. It’s the Hermès of Italy.
5. The 60 people who work on each handbag ensure perfect craftsmanship.
Handbag shown ranges from $1,500 to $2,500, available at Barneys.