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YOUR NEW YORK CITY MOTHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE

By pwsadmin | May 2, 2019

With Mother’s Day coming up in just a few days (Sunday, May 14th… Just in case you need a reminder!), it’s time to start thinking about how to create the best, most relaxing day for you mom. As a big fan of supporting local businesses, we’ve decided to make that the theme of this year’s […]

VIABUIA

By pwsadmin | May 2, 2019

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 ne 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 […]

FROM THE LIPS OF A LOCAL

By pwsadmin | May 2, 2019

We’re so excited to welcome to the blog entrepreneur, designer, and all-around inspiration Christine Tortora!  Christine is the creator and visionary of ViaBuia, a Florence-based handbag line with Brooklyn roots.  While she currently resides in Italy with her bags (not to mention her husband), she was born and raised here in New York, and is never far […]

Viabuia

By pwsadmin | May 2, 2019

Made in Florence with a team of talented artisans, Christine Tortora researches and develops thoughtful combinations of snakeskin, Italian leather, and rich damask fabric, trimmed in bronze hardware- reminiscent of decadent Italian furniture and the authenticity of times past. Inspired by those that have made a lasting impression along the way. “Each handbag tells a […]

ViaBuia ~ Bag Art for Your Soul

By pwsadmin | May 2, 2019

I was at a wedding in Germany a few years back, and met an amazing woman there.  Upon talking to her, I came to learn that her name was Christine Tortora, and she was a designer.  She was currently designing handbags which she was carrying, and I immediately fell in love.  They were beautiful and […]