We are happy to announce that going forward, we will be posting all Campomaggi bags as unique items ... so that you get to choose the EXACT bag that you want to receive! Now, this is going to take a lot of work on our part - we have to create a separate product and take and post photos for each unique bag - and with nearly 600 in stock, it's going to take a while!! But we believe this is the only way to showcase the individual characteristics of each masterpiece!
During this transitional period, if you see options like "Distressed Espresso, 2" and "Distressed Espresso 3", the item that you select will be the exact one that we ship to you. If instead you only see generic options like "Distressed Espresso" or "Distressed Espresso, Lighter", then please read the About the Color Variations section to understand what these options mean.
Marco Campomaggi's bags are intentionally made to be
In short: if you are looking for an even-toned, uniform-looking, cookie-cutter bag that looks like it came off of an assembly line, look elsewhere. Those of you who love a bag with uniqueness and personality to match your own, look no further.
The leather used in Marco's rugged bags and accessories is 100% Italian full-grain leather - the finest quality - and the more you wear it, the more charm and personality it acquires. There are several varieties of leather used, which are:
The product options that share the same color code - for example, Olive Brown, Olive Brown, Lighter and Olive Brown, Darker - are all dyed with the same color dye. Naturally, just like some of us get a sunburn while others develope a nice "tan" (not fair!), some bags come out a bit ligher, some a little darker, and the rest in between. Each of those bags is an Olive Brown, but in order to better service our customers, we have broken them down into three levels of tonality. So in this example, the Olive Brown is the classification given to the medium-toned bags (which serve as the baseline), while any bag that is lighter in color we call Olive Brown, Lighter, and anything darker, Olive Brown, Darker.
To complicate things further, not all parts of the bag will acquire the same amount of color. Let's go back to the part about the bag being dyed after it's been put together ... well, since the individual pieces of leather that make up the bag are not pre-dyed, it's impossible to know which parts will acquire more or less color. In some cases, the difference will be significant enough to warrant its own color name. Thus, we present you with two more terms: Contrast Trim and Multi-Tone. If you see Contrast Trim appended to a color option, you know that specific parts of the bag, usually the trim, absorbed the color more readily than the rest. If instead you see Multi-Tone, this means that the overall impression of the bag is such that we couldn't easily classify it under one of the three tonal gradients we explained above.
Now, these characteristics would be considered a fault when you're talking about piece-dyed bags ... but only increases the desirability when it comes garment-dyed (fancy word for dyed after put together) bags. If you like a bag with strong, uncompromising characters, you'll want to look for these. After all, these effects can't be reproduced on command!
You can also join our Campomaggi Fan page on Facebook!!