The finest expression of Italian craftsmanship and Milanese elegance, and the absolute epitome of luxury in leather goods, this family-owned business prides itself on providing taste beyond fashion.
Valextra was founded in 1937 by Giovanni Fontana when he opened the first Valextra boutique in Milan's Piazza San Babila to serve the cosmopolitan jet set. He created a range of leather products known for their distinctive shapes, monochromatic colours, signature lacquered piping and understated elegance. The ultimate in status, Valextra bags and luggage were favoured by Princess Grace of Monaco, Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Aristotle Onassis. The collection pieces are still constructed in Italy by expert master craftsmen and the brand continues to cater to a loyal clientele of discerning celebrities.
Valextra is poised to become an internationally recognised luxury brand that competes with the very best players in the market.
The partnership between NEO and Valextra will focus on investment in production, design and communication, with a highly selective roll-out of retail and wholesale channels internationally.