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Vera Pelle

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Vera Pelle means 'real leather' in Italian. Sounds like the Divinci bit is the brand name.
 

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Originally Posted by Nataku
Hello. Found a Vera Pelle wallet on eBay. Says Made in Italy and has Leonardo Divinci embosed into the leather. Are they a reputable leather goods company, or a cheap eBay scam?

Leonardo DIVINCI?!
 

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Originally Posted by acidicboy
Leonardo DIVINCI?!


Yeah, he's a distant relative to da Vinci, as Paolo Gucci is to the house of Gucci.

While DIVINCI didn't paint any Mona Lisa's he did make afew nice wallets!
 

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Medieval, mate. You really need to pay attention to spelling.
 

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Originally Posted by Nataku
Haha, whoops! Show's how much I pay attention to spelling, let alone world-famous artists from medevil times :p
Renaissance, actually.
 

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Originally Posted by rnoldh
Yeah, he's a distant relative to da Vinci, as Paolo Gucci is to the house of Gucci.
Actually, Paolo Gucci was a direct descendant (grandson?) of the Gucci founder (Guccio Gucci?) and was the design director of Gucci in the 1980s and was forced out during some of the acrimonious family battles of that period. After leaving, he threatened to start his own line of more mass-market Paolo Gucci clothing (which led to litigation); I've only seen it in Marshalls on occasion so I'm not sure if it ever really got off the ground. I believe he's dead now.
 

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:p Annnnyway, I guess the designer, or maker is Leonardo Da Vinci. I thought it was just the style name or something. Found a blog about the almost exact same one, and the lady said she bought it here:

http://www.forzieri.com/usa/default.asp?l=usa&c=usa

Looks like a nice place with a ncie array of designers. I'm thinkin it must be nice if it's from here. Anyone have any past experiences with this place?
 

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Originally Posted by RJman
Actually, Paolo Gucci was a direct descendant (grandson?) of the Gucci founder (Guccio Gucci?) and was the design director of Gucci in the 1980s and was forced out during some of the acrimonious family battles of that period. After leaving, he threatened to start his own line of more mass-market Paolo Gucci clothing (which led to litigation); I've only seen it in Marshalls on occasion so I'm not sure if it ever really got off the ground. I believe he's dead now.
Sara Gay Forden recounts the Borgia-like battles of the Gucci family in her book.
 

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Originally Posted by RJman
Actually, Paolo Gucci was a direct descendant (grandson?) of the Gucci founder (Guccio Gucci?) and was the design director of Gucci in the 1980s and was forced out during some of the acrimonious family battles of that period. After leaving, he threatened to start his own line of more mass-market Paolo Gucci clothing (which led to litigation); I've only seen it in Marshalls on occasion so I'm not sure if it ever really got off the ground. I believe he's dead now.

Wasn't he murdered? If I recall, someone walked up and plugged him in the back of the head on a sidewalk in broad daylight.
 

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