Every time Campomaggi introduces a new collection it is a feast for the eyes and a challenge for the mind. That’s because some bags immediately catch on to your tastes while others make you wonder: “will I ever become a fan of this style?” What I know is that, in my case, most of the latter models eventually do grow on me and a few don’t. That’s not surprising given how unique each model is: it is designed to appeal to different tastes.
The first member of the Fall/Winter 2013 collection by Campomaggi to go up on Marcopoloni.com was the DONDI Leather Sling Bag. My first impression was: “wow, what is it? A fanny pack?” Then I put it on and realized that, besides looking and feeling good, it was both comfortable and practical. I can see using it around town or travelling. You have heard many times that Campomaggi bags are heavy thanks to the quality of the leather. So, if you stayed away from Campomaggi bags because they are heavy and regret that because you know that Campomaggi leather is the best, give the DONDI some serious thought.
The only other bag that we have received so far is the CAMPAMINI Camouflage Canvas Tote. We decided to name it with a mix of CAMPANI and MINI to indicate that this is essentially a smaller version of the CAMPANI. The bag is the first one to sport the fantastic camouflage canvas cloth by Campomaggi. Although I generally prefer leather, there are times when canvas is the way to go and this camouflage canvas is absolutely attractive because it exudes ruggedness. I want it.
So far, then, the novelties are a new canvas print and a bag style that he had never (or not in a very long time) created. That’s a pretty interesting start. Do you like what you can see so far?