Our Generation's Luxury Handbag Brand | Fossati – Exquisite Limited Edition Handbags
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Named after my family, Fossati is a luxury handbag brand specializing in exquisite limited edition handbags. I’m Catherine founder and chief designer for Fossati. After a long career in the auto industry I decided to follow my childhood passions.
I’ve had a long love affair with art, design and textiles. I used to spend hours learning the feel and drape of fine materials. Cashmere, wool, cotton, silk and leather. I grew up immersed in classic style and quality in a culture where everything bought was an investment meant to be passed to the next generation. My love for timeless style and lasting quality is rooted deep in meand forms the foundation for the classic design and quality of Fossati handbags.
I love the look and durability of exotic leather. The rich texture and patterns of exotic leather ensure every bag is unique. Lizard, alligator and ostrich are very durable leathers and will last a life time if cared for. The python is more delicate but the variety of colors and texture is irresistible. Then there is the rarity. Alligator is practically a controlled commodity. It takes an atelier who really knows how to work with exotics.
I work with a small atelier in California who specializes in luxury handbags. Her work is meticulous. . It’s the care we take in the details of the bag like the timber, the sound (like a luxury car door) when the bag closes, the soft leather linings in bright fun colors that make owning a Fossati bag an experience greater than pictures can convey.
The exotic leathers, meticulous craftsmanship and exclusivity make Fossati stand out as a luxury brand. I chose luxury because it’s more fun to share rare treasures with friends. Luxury is so much more personal than mass market.
We’ve had opportunities that would launch a brand … in the era of conspicuous consumption… but this is a different era. Fossati has been featured on the Golden Globe red carpet and USA Network's White Collar. We've shown at Henri Bendel's, in London and been featured as Luxist's handbag of the day. Fossati bags are available in prestigious locations like Aspen CO, and Milan Italy. Fossati is still a bootstrapped startup in need of funding.
I'm asking for your help to take Fossati to the next level. I have a number of opportunities coming up to get into bigger distribution channels and to show in places like Shanghai. I need more silhouettes and material choices. Profits from your contribution will go towards completing three new designs and making samples in new luxurious exotic materials. For your help I'm offering some exclusive rewards
Check out the rewards to the right and the pictures below.
Exclusively through kickstarter, Fossati is offering below wholesale pricing on our Venice evening clutch in gold python and ombre lizard , our card case and slim line wallet in lizard. Your contribution in kickstarting Fossati, our generation’s luxury handbag brand, could lead to even more exclusive offers.
Note: Yes we will ship ostrich items overseas if you'll pay the extra shipping and VAT. Sorry python, and lizard items cannot be shipped overseas due to CITES restrictions. Sorry python can not be shipped to California.
Should our project reach its goal your rewards will be delivered within 2-4 weeks of the project completion. Please share this offer with your friends and family.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP! And thanks for visiting my project on kickstarter.
Art Direction: Angela Tunner
Photographer: Cathy Empey
Hand painted by Gwen Borders, owner and lead designer at Trifles, this chocolate snake is as delicious as it is beautiful. It sparkles silver and pink in the sun but every one will be unique. Our gift to you for pledging $25
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on July 24, 2011.
Jun 24, 2011 - Jul 24, 2011 (30 days)
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Pledge $1 or more
Thank you! Every little bit helps!
Pledge $10 or more
We’ll list your name on FossatiUS.com as one of the contributors and send you a signed thank you card.
Pledge $25 or more
All the above plus a delicious hand painted chocolate snake from Trifles. Trifles owner Gwen is an artist in confections. Her wedding cakes are known and in demand internationally. Truly works of art. Each snake will be unique (just like our handbags) and made with the utmost attention to detail.
Pledge $68 or more
We’ll send you one of our decadent card cases.(Retails $135) Available in luxurious lizard in your choice of ombre (shown), black, or red. Fossati card cases have three inside slots for your credit cards, cash, ID and business cards. We’ll list your name on FossatiUS.com as one of the contributors and send you a signed thank you card.
Pledge $118 or more
We’ll send you one of our luxurious and comfortable slim-line bi fold wallets.(Retails $235) Available in luxurious lizard in your choice of ombre (shown), black, or red . Fossati bi fold wallets have a bill fold, 6 inside slots your credit cards, cash and ID. We’ll list your name on FossatiUS.com forevermore as one of the contributors to kickstarting Fossati – Our generation’s luxury handbag brand.
Pledge $299 or more
We'll send you a stunning Venice Evening Clutch in gold python (Retails $785): Made in our small atelier in California with meticulous care. I personally handpick flawless grade one python hand painted in Spain. The lining is soft Italian lambskin skin in a luscious hot pink. A convenient magnetic snap closure ensures your contents are safe.Measurements: 9"W X 5"H X 1.5"D. We’ll list you as one of our executive contributors and send you a signed thank you card.
Pledge $399 or more
Featured on the Golden Globe red carpet and selected Luxist's handbag of the day, our Venice Evening Clutch in ombre lizard (Retails $885) always gets compliments: Made in our small atelier in California with meticulous care. I personally handpick flawless grade one lizard for its high contrast coloring and distinctive ring pattern.. The lining is soft Italian lambskin skin in a luscious hot pink. A convenient magnetic snap closure ensures your contents are safe.Measurements: 9"W X 5"H X 1.5"D. We’ll list you as one of our executive contributors and send you a signed thank you card.
Pledge $1,150 or more
Be the first to own our Venice evening clutch in full quill South African ostrich in red or saddle white (Retails $2300). We’ll list you as one of our executive contributors and send you a signed thank you card.