Giudi Leather Wallets Are Selling Like Hot Cakes

CONTO Slim Italian Leather Wallet Brown
The CONTO Slim Italian Leather Wallet is selling like hot cakes. No wonder!

Giudi has figured out how to deliver stylish product that are in tune with the American consumer. And our American customers are responding.

It had been a long time since last time we had to beg one of our suppliers to anticipate a shipment by a month because we had run out of their products, in particular the Conto, which is literally selling like a hot cake.

We had seen a rising trend at the beginning of the year and had made our best efforts to keep the CONTO in stock. But starting in September, we began selling it far beyond our forecasts. Now we have practically run out but expect to get more by next week thanks to Giudi splitting our order and preparing what was hot first. The first question that comes to mind is: is this success going to continue?

Obviously it is impossible to tell what the future will bring, but the CONTO has “le carte in regola” which means something like “it has its ducks in a row” although, literally translated, it means that it has its paperwork properly filled out–revealing the bureaucratic lifestyle that still dominates Italian work life. First of all it is well designed for the American market where guys prefer a small wallet that can fit in the front pocket. The CONTO does that, even though there are some who feel that it is still too big. You can’t please everyone, but the CONTO obviously pleases the majority. The majority also has lots of credit cards and does not want a coin compartment (which makes things bulge by default.) The CONTO delivers very well on this count. Finally, the leather. Although thinner than Dionigi or Campomaggi wallets, it is still high quality Italian leather and it lasts a long time. Plus thinner leather means a thinner wallet with more card slots.

Finally the price. It currently sell for $56, which is a tight margin for us but we want to try to keep volumes high. The stronger dollar has helped us keep the price down. Let’s hope it continues!

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Our Week 3 Giveaways: Giudi and Sara & Blair

We have kicked off Week 3 with our #6 bestselling items yesterday. That means the Week 3 Giveaways have finally arrived! We will be announcing the winners of the Week 3 Giveaways next Wednesday and post the Week 4 Giveaways! As the weeks go by, the stakes will be higher and the prizes will get better! Keep checking back if you want a chance to win something BIG!

The winners of the Week 2 Giveaways are:

Victor N.  for a Kazari ornament of his choice

Kirsten E. for a Rosa ring of her choice

CONGRATULATIONS! We will contact you shortly!!

Now for the Week 3 Giveaway…

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VOLARE Passport Cover by Giudi

 

If you are selected as the winner of a VOLARE Passport Cover, you get to select the color of your choice!

 

Paua Chunky ring
Paua Chunky Segmented Ring

 

If you are selected as the winner of a Paua Chunky Segmented Ring, you get the size of your choice!

Ten Year Anniversary Celebration: Week 2, Day 8

Today starts Week 2 of our Ten Year Anniversary Celebration! We are featuring our #8 bestselling items on our Celebration Page so come take a look at what we are offering! The 10% off coupon code will be good through Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 Midnight PDT.

We will be posting the #7 bestsellers on Thursday, October 10, 2013 and Week 2 Giveaways tomorrow! Keep checking back and tell your friends! We have lots of things going on this month. 🙂

 

Beltrami Campomaggi Vertical Tote Latte
Beltrami Vertical Tote by Campomaggi, #8

The New LUSTRO Leather Toiletry Bag by Giudi

The LUSTRO Leather Toiletry Bag by Giudi
The LUSTRO Leather Toiletry Bag by Giudi

This week we introduced the latest addition to our lineup of Giudi leather bags. The LUSTRO Leather Toiletry Bag for Men is simple, yet stilish.

At first glance, the LUSTRO toiletry bag strikes you for its appearance. The shape enforced by the hard bottom and the buttons that tie the zipper’s ends to the bag is attractive, the calfskin leather is beautiful, and the zipper with the two distinctive zipper pulls becomes a defining accent.

The bag comes with a detachable strap and the interior is covered by the signature “G” lining by Giudi. There are no pockets, just plenty of space for toiletries. The two zippers enable you to decide where the opening will be so you can hang the bag on a hook and open it to reach its contents without everything spilling out–something that comes in handy when you are in a hotel that doesn’t offer any counter space in the bathroom.

A nice toiletry bag becomes a familiar accessory that adds a touch of luxury to your travels and that makes being away from home more comfortable. The LUSTRO has been designed to be just that and is ready to take off.

Stazione by Giudi: the Evolved Man Bag

Stazione messenger briefcase
Stazione Messenger Briefcase

Young men who, on a day off,  can slow down, who know how to move as if they were old, are way ahead of the game. It takes talent and a certain bag.

Giudi’s Stazione is a most evolved bag. It’s a hybrid: A blend of messenger and briefcase, on a modest scale. It is no burden to carry, it has many pockets but little bulk, it zips up tight. It draws on many types of bag, but I’d call it a man bag.

A man bag is a bag a man is not embarrassed to carry, but it is not a briefcase or tote. It is too small to be a “work bag” – a new category which helps in marketing because it makes men feel they will be identified as a “worker” when in use. This need to be seen as working is one of the myths that keep men from being honest about their needs for a bag and the associated problem with self-expression: what does this bag, your bag, say about you?

As boomers mature, this identity as worker becomes problematic and finally false: I’m not working, I do not work, my career is over! I carry a bag because I like walking about (though on some days I make slow progress) and seeing things and people and I need to have some things with me.

I carry a bag because I don’t like vests with “multiple” pockets (I am not a mountain climber or an adventurer; I don’t turn leisuire into work). My bag may look like a briefcase, an echo from the past;  but it is a shoulder bag and only big enough for the novel I’m reading, my journal, my newspaper, my reading glasses, my keys, a pen, a flask for the grappa I will add to my espresso, and there’s room for something small I will pick up later in my wanderings, some nice chocolate. If I remember, I will get the mail – it’s always just bills these days, the children use email — and store it in my Stazione until I get home.

I am Odysseus, back from the wars, happy to have survived; Penelope is at home, or not (she’s a bit like me, likes to get out, we are not the jealous kind); I still wander, but I don’t make people suffer for my libido. I’m at peace with myself and my bag makes no apologies. It happens to be quite handsome, Giudi being a very fine outfit, masters of hides, and women do ask me about it, it has real charm. I like to think it rubs off on me, we’re that close.

Review of the STAZIONE Leather Messenger Bag Briefcase by Giudi

Daniele reviews the new STAZIONE Messenger Bag Briefcase by Giudi.

Transcript:

Hi. Today I want to introduce the STAZIONE: a new briefcase messenger bag by Giudi.

As you can see, it’s got the classic, sporty school-satchel design, but the smooth, high-sheen Italian leather and brass-colored hardware add a touch of elegance.

The front flap has two buckles – but they’re actually just for show. Hidden behind them are clip-in-closures … so you get the old-world coolness without the hassle.
The two open pockets behind the flap are really useful for small items that you might need to access in a hurry.

Inside, you’ve got one main compartment with a zipper closure, a back zippered pocket, a hook for your keys, a front velcro-pocket, and a couple of built-in pen loops and card holders.

There is also a larger zippered pocket in the back as well.
The shoulder strap is all leather, and you can adjust the length with this belt buckle.

All in all, I think it’s a great bag for business professionals, but I think it looks good with jeans, too … what do you think??

New Leather Bags

We have been very busy over the last couple of weeks and have added so many products that today I am going to have to talk about only the leather bags. The are all leather bags by Giudi.

The PIAZZA Small Zippered Crossbody Bag is a very popular shape due to the rise of tablet and netbook sales in recent years.

Piazza small zippered crossbody bag

The PLICO Zippered Laptop Leather Bag is a very contemporary dual tone leather bag that can replace a briefcase.

Plico leather laptop bag

The CORRIERE Organizer Crossbody Bag.

Corriere organizer crossbody bag

The DONNA Classic Italian Leather Satchel.

Donna classic italian leather satchel

New GRANA Italian leather wallet with ID window

Last week we added a lot of new color variations to our catalog, but the only new product that is ready for viewing is the GRANA Italian leather wallet with ID window.

GRANA Italian leather wallet with ID window

This wallet is very practical because it features an abundance of credit card slots, a very convenient ID window, and 2 document pockets. It is also very stylish with its very unique design. These features make it ideal for young men who are starting to tackle life’s many responsibilities.

Men’s Handbag

Today we added a Men’s handbag to our lineup. The UOMO Italian leather handbag for men is handcrafted by Giudi in their signature classy style. We have added this bag because of how practical and distinct it is–something that many of our customers are demanding. The UOMO joins the LUCIO by Dionigi in the handbags for men section of the Marcopoloni catalog.
New UOMO Italian Leather Handbag for Men