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From Brooklyn to Florence, the spirit of the sophisticated globe-trotter


ViaBuia is an edgy, eclectic, Italian specialty bag brand with Brooklyn roots. Founder and creator, Christine Tortora, awarded the title of Brooklyn Rising Star in 2014, blends fine Italian exotic leathers with nostalgic upholstery fabrics to create unique textures, showcasing iconic damask prints in carefully designed urban shapes from the inside out.

Each piece is considered “BagArt” and is characterized by its airy weight and eye-catching detail designed to travel better, every day.

The bags are Made in Florence with a team of talented artisans. Shortly after her first samples were made in Brooklyn, in 2013, ViaBuia made a first appearance in specialty boutiques in the US, Italy, and London, where her iconic Pastina Camera Bag completely sold out.

In January 2017, Tortora opened the first ViaBuia store on Via Capo di Mondo in Florence and just this May, the brand discretely revealed a small and focused shoe collection - a series of must-have flats that retail under $200.

The most recent ‘Nomad’ collection, featuring totes with fringe and pompom embellishments of Florentine passamanerie, is the current ViaBuia Spring-Summer vibe, all made in limited quantity.

Be whimsical. Be chic.

 Whether in Forte dei Marmi or in the Hamptons...we’ve got you covered.

 Accessorize your life with PASTINA

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