Describing its style as “urban couture,” the high-end Italian brand Berge expertly toes the line between old-school craftsmanship and contemporary chic with its sumptuous collections of leather footwear and accessories. Crafted by hand, the company's handbags, shoes, and other goodies are definitively luxe yet possess a distinctly broad appeal. Here you'll find red leather totes embroidered with flowers, colorful brushed suede belts marked with contrast stitching or shiny grommets, and caramel-colored bags with animal print detailing — definitely eye-catching, but not too over-the-top. Founded in 1990 by Ugo Mentasca, Berge draws inspiration from the cosmopolitan culture of northern Italy and regularly appears in the pages of top fashion magazines worldwide.
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