Stage One - Concept and Development.
Stimulated by a variety of influences: nature, universal shapes, current trends, accessory needs and function of the purse; all designs are cultivated through a series of research and development through the means of sketches and drawings.
Stage Two - Pattern and Template.
Once a purse concept, design and proportion are manually drafted and finalized, the specific size and pattern making process begins. The production templates are generated digitally on a computer to ensure accuracy, these include: the purse outer cover, pockets, inside lining, and the design details that characterize the purse. The template is used for each purse in a particular size and line of purse. An alteration to a particular line requires a re-drafting and re-generation of a new template.
Stage Three - Craftsmanship
Selecting the perfect combination of colors, textures and patterns takes considerable thought to create each into a unique and distinctive handmade purse. The patterns are then traced onto a piece of leather or a specified material and carefully hand-cut.
Stage Four - Interior lining.
One aspect of the Stella Vittorio Collection is all purses, wallets and other accessories within the Collection are lined exclusively with signature logo fabric. Created in a variety of vibrant colors to compliment each item, the monogrammed lining makes each experience of opening the purse a constant delight.
Stage Five - Assembly.
The assembly and construction is a combination of sewing, hand-punched and hand-riveted hardware crafting a sturdy and sustainable piece designed to last for years of use. Components vary from a wallet constructed of a single solid swatch of leather to the Adelina purse consisting of 136 pieces.
Stage Six - Packaging.
Each piece is thoroughly reviewed and placed within a fabric bag to protect against dust and damage. UPS shipping is provided free of charge when delivered within the US continuous 48 states.
Stage Seven - Warranty.
Stella Vittorio Collection warrants the work-womanship from normal wear and tear for a period of 1 year from the purchase. Items returned will be repaired at no charge.