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Last updated May 20, 2019

MASSACCESI HANDBAGS (Canceled)

Handmade bespoke leather handbags. Real bags for real people, towards a new definition of "real luxury".

MASSACCESI HANDBAGS (Canceled)

Handmade bespoke leather handbags. Real bags for real people, towards a new definition of "real luxury".

€21,289
pledged of €55,000pledged of €55,000 goal
57
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 20 2019
Last updated May 20, 2019

About

MASSACCESI is a bespoke handbag company handed down from father to son. In 1970, Oliviero (my father) converted an old tool shed in the Ascoli Piceno Italian countryside into a workshop equipped to produce leather items. While Old World craftsmanship has not changed substantially, changes to the production and distribution chain have made staying in business challenging for independent artisans. Successful funding of our Kickstarter project will allow us to maintain our well-loved, direct to consumer artisanal handbag design service while bringing our operational infrastructure into the 21st Century. 

Massaccesi is a special brand with a growing family of satisfied international customers, but we need support to reach the next level while providing such a complex and personalized service in the present manufacturing environment. During the last few months my co-workers and I have worked day and night, even during weekends, to try to keep this project alive, but we have realized that the only possible way to grow while remaining faithful to our philosophy of a reciprocal and ethical customer-artisan connection is to create Massaccesi 2.0.

My goal is to use my 30 years of work in handbag manufacturing and these first years of experience with the Massaccesi brand to be the only handbag producer in the world that is able to offer a shopping experience that gives the customer the chance to own a luxury, bespoke item as unique as the person carrying it.

Thank you in advance to all those who will become part of this adventure!

The passion of the Massaccesi family and our dedication to the fine art of leather craft for nearly fifty years was noted by some of the most famous Italian designers. Our little workshop was selected to produce these designers’ leather bags. After my father’s retirement, I made the hard decision to not follow the direction taken by numerous Italian handbag producers during the first years of the new Century. In short, I rejected the idea of moving production to countries where costs were much lower than in Italy (e.g. Romania, Poland, India and China) or to subcontract production orders to the hundreds of emerging fast fashion producers in Italy during last 20 years. I was sure that there was at least a part of the world market interested in Italian quality produced in Italy by Italian artisans. I offered my little company’s services for some years to some foreign private labels. That attempt made me finally aware that the only possible way to create a loyal, equal and ethical connection between producer and final customer was to offer craftmade leather handbags direct to the consumer. 

In September 2014, together with my small team (formed by 3 incredibly skilled and experienced workers, Giorgio, Teresa and Paolo), we launched the first Massaccesi collection as a bespoke service that has expanded exponentially during these four years. We have received a great response to our products and serve a large number of dedicated customers season after season. My goal was to offer the widest range of designs and customization opportunities available in the market. I think that goal has been partially reached. No handbag producer has ever offered their customers the ability to choose between 50 different styles, all available in 6 or 7 different kinds of leather. Additionally, each leather is available in dozens of different colors, with 4 different hardware choices and 16 different lining colors. Customers have the ability to design a bag that is unique and a fit for their lifestyle. For example, a mother with a need for a large daily bag could choose from several base tote styles, and then choose a beautiful, resilient and enduring leather that demonstrated her own personal style. We know that 70% of our customers return to work with us again. To me, that demonstrates that our core belief has value – that the loyal, equal, and ethical customer-artisan relationship still exists.

And here we are because of lessons we have learned: it is indeed possible to keep bespoke item prices low by simply limiting investments on marketing, relying on reputation, and cutting out costs for any middlemen (agencies, distributors, prs, resellers or representatives). However, our "basic" offer was so big that we quickly outgrew our operational infrastructure and the ordering capability of an inexpensive e-commerce website like ours. The customer’s ability to order a handbag with more than 5000 combinations of style, leather, hardware, and lining was beyond the scope of our small staff, software and website integration. Specifically, our ask is this: presently we lack the startup capital required to make a shift to customer-driven web ordering and timely order fulfilment. Because we have so many options, we would like the customer to be able to see a mockup of their design on the website as they order and then have that order go straight to a detailed work order. Not only will this investment in operations free us to concentrate more on creating our art, but it will help us reach more people and ensure order accuracy – a marriage of craftsmanship and technology.  

Aphrodite (left) & Zhoe (right).
Aphrodite (left) & Zhoe (right).
Aura.
Aura.
Venus.
Venus.
Sabrina.
Sabrina.
Alexia.
Alexia.
Divina.
Divina.

To inaugurate MASSACCESI 2.0 I decided to create a complete new collection of bags and accessories. These 10 new styles are available just via Kickstarter. Backers have access to a special price on all styles. Early-birds backers who will pre-order a bag from our collection will benefit of a special 30% off (small leather goods are excluded) instead of regular 20% off we reserve to all Massaccesi supporters! Hope you'll love MM new collection.


HOW TO BACK THIS PROJECT:

1: Click "Back this project" to pre-order your bag.

2: Choose your reward: select style you prefer without worrying about colors. You can select leather, color, lining and hardware after the campaign ends. Don't worry about that now.

3: Continue as a "Guest" or "Create an account".

4: Add your payment info.

5: Pledge.

(See pledge for details)

(All available colors can be combined)

I realize not everyone can support Massaccesi project with a pledge. You can also support us subscribing to our social media pages and you can help us letting the world know about our Kickstarter campaign!

Risks and challenges

Obviously all projects have associated risks and challenges but, after 30 years spent in handbags manufacturing, I have learned how to limit risks at minimum.
Massaccesi has a wonderful staff of very loyal and experienced people and all companies we cooperate with (tanneries, hardware producers, fabric manufacturers) have stories similar to ours, they're all located in Central Italy and, most of all, we're all real friends. We have the luck to share the same passion, love and respect for our job.
That said I can't hide that there could be unpredictable circumstances which could create delays with production schedule and planned deliveries. We all work at our best to minimise that risk.
I'll personally keep you updated about Kickstarter campaign and I'll be always open to provide any info about any future development of our work.

Feel free to contact me at marco@marcomassaccesi.it for any request.

Thank you so much for supporting us. This will keep Massaccesi story alive!

Marco Massaccesi

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    Pledge €10 or more About $12

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    Your support will help keeping alive our dream to show to the world that real quality can't be replaced by a logo.

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    TABLET HOLDER

    Retail price: € 80,00 (approx. $ 90.00)
    Kickstarter 20% off price: € 64,00 (approx. $ 72,00).

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    • Tablet Holder (in genuine Nappa leather or Pebbled calf leather)
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    SATURN WALLET

    Retail price: € 90,00 (approx. $ 101.00)
    Kickstarter 20% off price: € 70,00 (approx. $ 78.00).

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    • Saturn Wallet (in genuine Nappa leather or Pebbled calf leather)
    • Your lining color choice (silver or dark grey)
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    IRIDE CLUTCH

    Retail price: € 240,00 (approx. $ 268.00)
    Kickstarter 20% off price: € 190,00 (approx. $ 212,00).

    Includes:
    • Iride Clutch (in genuine Nappa leather or Pebbled calf leather)
    • Your lining color choice (silver or dark grey)
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    LITTLE DIANA - EARLY BIRD -

    Retail price: € 470,00 (approx. $ 525.00)
    First 5 backers will receive our LITTLE DIANA for 30% off the retail price!
    € 329,00 (approx. $ 367.00).

    Includes:
    • Little Diana Handbag
    • Your lining color choice (silver or dark grey)
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    JUNO BACKPACK

    Retail price: € 425,00 (approx. $ 474.00)
    Kickstarter 20% off price: € 335,00 (approx. $ 374,00).

    Includes:
    • Juno Backpack (in genuine Nappa leather or Pebbled calf leather)
    • Your lining color choice (silver or dark grey)
    • Your hardware finishing choice (silver - l.gold - l.gnm - d.gnm)
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    AURORA Small Satchel

    Retail price: € 455,00 (approx. $ 508.00)
    Kickstarter 20% off price: € 365,00 (approx. $ 407,00).

    Includes:
    • Aurora Small Satchel (in genuine Nappa or Pebbled calf leather)
    • Your lining color choice (silver or dark grey)
    • Your hardware finishing choice (silver - l.gold - l.gnm - d.gnm)
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    LITTLE DIANA Handbag

    Retail price: € 470,00 (approx. $ 525.00)
    Kickstarter 20% off price: € 370,00 (approx. $ 413,00).

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    • Little Diana Handbag
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    DIANA - EARLY BIRD -

    Retail price: € 530,00 (approx. $ 591.00)
    First 5 backers will receive our DIANA for 30% off the retail price!
    € 371,00 (approx. $ 414.00).

    Includes:
    • Diana Shoulder Bag (in genuine Nappa or Pebbled calf leather)
    • Your lining color choice (silver or dark grey)
    • Your hardware finishing choice (silver - l.gold - l.gnm - d.gnm)
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    LUNA Shoulder Bag

    Retail price: € 480,00 (approx. $ 536.00)
    Kickstarter 20% off price: € 380,00 (approx. $ 424,00).

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    Pledge €385 or more About $425

    CALYPSO Shoulder Bag

    Retail price: € 485,00 (approx. $ 541.00)
    Kickstarter 20% off price: € 385,00 (approx. $ 430,00).

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    • Calypso Shoulder Bag (in genuine Nappa of Pebbled calf leather)
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    DIANA Shoulder Bag

    Retail price: € 530,00 (approx. $ 592.00)
    Kickstarter 20% off price: € 420,00 (approx. $ 469,00).

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    Pledge €441 or more About $487

    THE WEEKENDER - EARLY BIRD -

    Retail price: € 630,00 (approx. $ 703.00)
    First 5 backers will receive our WEEKENDER for 30% off the retail price!
    € 441,00 (approx. $ 492.00).

    Includes:
    • The Weekender Bag (in genuine Nappa or Pebbled calf leather)
    • Your lining color choice (silver or dark grey)
    • Your hardware finishing choice (silver - l.gold - l.gnm - d.gnm)
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    Pledge €495 or more About $546

    THE WEEKENDER Bag

    Retail price: € 630,00 (approx. $ 703.00)
    Kickstarter 20% off price: € 495,00 (approx. $ 553.00).

    Includes:
    • The Weekender Bag (in genuine Nappa or Pebbled calf leather)
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    BAG OF MY DREAMS (SPECIAL REWARD)

    Design, create and receive your bag! You'll collaborate with me and my team and you'll be involved in the creation of YOUR style. Following your inputs we'll will create your bag, you'll be free to decide shape, dimensions and all details of the bag of your dreams. Bag will have your name embossed and it will remain a unique masterpiece forever!
    You'll be free to decide:
    * Bag shape and size.
    * Leather (any Nappa, Pebbled, Merinos, Verona, Pompei or Metallic calf).
    * Leather color (between all available ones at our tannery).
    * Lining (fabric or thin lamb).
    * Lining color (any available fabric or lamb color).
    * Hardware finishing (light gold, silver, light gunmetal, dark gunmetal, rose gold).
    * Embossed initials or complete name.
    * Matching key-chain and credit-card holder.
    * Personalized tag.
    * Special dust bag.
    * Special gift box.

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    JUNO - EARLY BIRD -

    Retail price: € 425,00 (approx. $ 475.00)
    First 5 backers will receive our JUNO for 30% off the retail price!
    € 297,00 (approx. $ 331.00).

    Includes:
    • Juno Backpack (in genuine Nappa leather or Pebbled calf leather)
    • Your lining color choice (silver or dark grey)
    • Your hardware finishing choice (silver - l.gold - l.gnm - d.gnm)
    • MM Dust Bag
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    Pledge €318 or more About $351

    AURORA - EARLY BIRD -

    Retail price: € 455,00 (approx. $ 508.00)
    First 5 backers will receive our AURORA for 30% off the retail price!
    € 318,00 (approx. $ 355.00).

    Includes:
    • Aurora Small Satchel (in genuine Nappa or Pebbled calf leather)
    • Your lining color choice (silver or dark grey)
    • Your hardware finishing choice (silver - l.gold - l.gnm - d.gnm)
    • MM Dust Bag
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    Pledge €336 or more About $371

    LUNA - EARLY BIRD -

    Retail price: € 480,00 (approx. $ 536.00)
    First 5 backers will receive our LUNA for 30% off the retail price!
    € 336,00 (approx. $ 375.00).

    Includes:
    • Your lining color choice (silver or dark grey)
    • Your hardware finishing choice (silver - l.gold - l.gnm - d.gnm)
    • MM Dust Bag
    • Personalized Tag
    • Luna Shoulder Bag (in genuine Nappa or Pebbled calf leather)
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    Pledge €339 or more About $374

    CALYPSO - EARLY BIRD -

    Retail price: € 485,00 (approx. $ 541.00)
    First 5 backers will receive our CALYPSO for 30% off the retail price!
    € 339,00 (approx. $ 378.00).

    Includes:
    • Calypso Shoulder Bag (in genuine Nappa of Pebbled calf leather)
    • Your lining color choice (silver or dark grey)
    • Your hardware finishing choice (silver - l.gold - l.gnm - d.gnm)
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Funding period

- (28 days)