Valextra Index: Codes, Values, Icons, History | Valextra

Introducing Milano

Introducing Milano

The "Introducing Milano" campaign showcases Valextra's Milano handbag—a symbol of "made in Italy" craftsmanship. Blending past and present, this soft leather quiet luxury handbag captures Milan's essence through Fumiko Imano's lens, defining modern elegance and innovation.

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Carbon

Carbon

Following a carbon assessment, we have signed up to Science Based Targets Initiatives (SBTI). We ensure that most of our products are shipped to our customers with responsible carriers with certified green programs and carbon emissions compensation tools.

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The "Compasso d'Oro" Award

The "Compasso d'Oro" Award

Il riconoscimento più prezioso per Valextra, il Compasso d'Oro del 1954, assegnato alla nostra borsa Ventiquattrore, che ancora oggi è simbolo di vera e propria innovazione.

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Milanese Attitude

Milanese Attitude

Born of Milan, observed in Milan and inspired in Milan; Valextra is a reflection of its hometown in all its sobreity and splendour.

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Engineered Beauty

Engineered Beauty

The art of creating objects of desire through an architectural lens paves way for our unique concept.

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Circular Economy

Circular Economy

Valextra’s handbags are engineered to last and to ensure this we have established local Valextra repairs service centres to combine a streamlined service to the customer to reduce our carbon footprint.

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Fluid Mobility

Fluid Mobility

The stimulus behind our leather goods that have been engineered to complement each everyday movement and gesture.

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The Iside

The Iside

The Iside: fusing elegance and ergonomy, sobriety and splendour, it is a bag born of Milan and denotes our commitment to urban craft.

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Costa

Costa

The single-most distinctive identifyer of a Valextra piece: these black lacquered edges emphasis structure, silhouette and the skill behind each of our leather goods.

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Awl, Curved Detailer

Awl, Curved Detailer

Perfect precision: these tools are crucial in the appication of our handpainted Inchiostro lines on all our leather goods.

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Pergamena Leather

Pergamena White

Pure and timely elegance: Valextra's signature hue, Pergamena White, is named after the Italian word for "parchment".

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Millepunte Leather

Millepunte Leather

Named after the Italian words for "a thousand dots", our Millepunte calf skin has a multidimensional appearance that is both durable and distinctive.

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The V

The "V"

Denoting Valextra's moniker as well as our exquisite attention to detail, the V-cutout is both aesthetic signature and functional element on all our pockets and handbags.

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Intarsia

Intarsia

Ever-intricate techniques and treatments of our signature Millepunte calf skin are made even more multidimensional with our leather intarsia.

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The Twist Lock

The Twist Lock

The Iside twist lock combines engineering and elegance - and is ever evolving with our limited editions.

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Golden Foil

Golden Foil

Our embossed foiled codes - ever evolving and expanding - are unique to each handbag and the artisan who made it.

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Brass Stamps

Brass Stamps

Our signature foiled code is emossed on our leather goods along with our name and another denoting we are proudly Made in Italy using these three brass stamps.

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Giovanna's Hammer

Giovanna's Hammer

Valextra's artisans are central to our engineering process, using time-honed tools alongside cutting-edge machinery to make all our leather goods completely unique.

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A Paper Pattern

A Paper Pattern

Where the process starts: a paper pattern for our icon of urban craft, the Iside handbag and its many desirable limited editions.

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The Sherlock Holmes Lock

The "Sherlock Holmes" Lock

Our Sherlock Holmes lock, complete with its discreet dials, combines complex engineering with elegance, while keeping items secure.

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Craftsmanship

Craftsmanship

Craftsmanship is at the heart of Valextra’s leather goods, working practices and approach. Valextra is proud to design, engineer and craft 100% of products in Italy and works to preserve and encourage these skills with our specialist apprenticeship programmes. 

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The Extra in Valextra

The "Extra" in Valextra

What's in a name? Ours combines the Italian word for "suitcase", a symbol of our exquisite leather goods, and always giving a little "extra".

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An Industrial Patent

An Industrial Patent

Preserved with pride: Valextra's patents are a mark of both approval and esteem; a constant reminder of our commitment to innovation.

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Piazza San Babila

Piazza San Babila

Where it all started. The location of Valextra's original Milan boutique is where the art of observation started.

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thetrictrac

The Tric Trac

The original Valextra icon, the Tric Trac takes its name from the "sound" it makes when the central compartment is opened - "tric!" - and closed - "trac!"

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Environment

Environmental Commitment

Valextra’s tanneries are certified with Leather Working Group. They are working on reducing the impact of the leather industry throughout its supply chain, ensuring transparency, limited environmental impact and ensuring best practices concerning chemical substances.

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