Atelier Badura by Aleksandra Badura, Via Luigi Settembrini, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome Capital, Italy
+39 345 334 6612
When Rome-based interior designer Aleksandra Badura couldn’t find the perfect leather bag she wanted, she sketched it out—three compartments and two semi-circular straps—and commissioned a local custom bag-maker to make it for her. Within weeks of wearing it around, a client of hers asked if she could have one too. Badura realized her designs could become a successful business, and her eponymous brand was born, launching in 2013. Today, shoppers at the appointment-only Rome atelier can browse a selection of pieces and commission their own, and learn how Badura works with master Italian artisans at the brand's in-house lab in the Eternal City to create entirely handmade bags and accessories. The pieces are available in various leathers and suedes—ostrich, python, goat, eel, alligator and calfskin are all on offer—and colors, allowing for full customization and one-of-a-kind, eye-catching products. By appointment only.
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Written by Peter Schlesinger