Brand philosophy

Exceptional Italian craftsmanship, a clean and simple aesthetic and our functional lightweight leather, are the hallmarks of an Alexandra de Curtis handbag.

Our promise

Quality Craftsmanship

Our shoes and bags are handcrafted in Italy by a team of skilled artisans who have been working with leather since 1959. The whole process is 100% Made in Italy, from the initial prototype, to the materials we use, to the end production.

What does this mean for you? It means you’re getting the very best quality product, at the best price, straight from the source.

Our secret sauce?

Our easy to clean, lightweight leather

Each bag is expertly handcrafted with our signature Italian calfskin leather with custom coloured bonded suede lining. This leather is very lightweight, water-resistant and keeps its shape over time, making it durable and practical; the perfect companion for a busy lifestyle.

Our Inspiration

Effortless Italian Style

Inspired by the impeccable style of Italy’s best-dressed women and modern style icons such as Olivia Palermo and Giovanna Battaglia, our handbags are sophisticated and practical styles designed for the busy, modern woman.

“I’d always wanted a handbag that would take weight off my shoulder and not add to it, a simple design that is effortlessly stylish and luxuriously chic.”


The making of our bestselling Loren Tote

Our workshop is located in Rome, Italy, and our team of expert artisans have been working with leather for over 60 years. That’s why wearing one of our products doesn’t just mean owning a unique handcrafted accessory, but you’re also supporting an ancient Italian craft that is struggling to survive.

The workmanship is made up of slow, careful, and encoded gestures that are at the heart of this typically Italian expertise. Each bag is made by our four artisans with specific skill-sets, and takes 6-8 hours to make by hand.


Meet The Designer

Hey there, I’m Alexandra, an entrepreneur since the age of 9 when I started my first business: an arts & crafts club. I founded Alexandra de Curtis in 2011, to provide women with functional and beautiful handbags to accompany them on their unique and busy lives.

When I’m not working I love travelling the globe with my family. I’m a kick-ass parallel parker and I work hard to be the best role model to my daughters. One day, I hope they will feel confident enough to follow their dreams, no matter what they are.

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