Before the days of email and mobile phones, the arrival of the postman was a highly anticipated event. Carrying letters from loved ones and news from the outside world, the postman was a noble and respected figure.
Perhaps nothing recalls the memory of the long ago postman like his iconic bag. A symbol of the postal profession, the bag was the repository of an intimate and personal world, disclosed through expressive words, confidential letters, and consequential documents.
Zanellato, luxury craftsman of tailor-made leather goods, has recaptured the memory and style of the 1950s-era postman with the Postina bag collection. Creating a postman-inspired bag has been a passion of owner Franco Zanellato since the early 1990s, at which time he approached the Poste Italiane for the authorization to recreate the letter-carrier bag using the original bag closures. Luckily, Zanellato’s dream has finally materialized.
The Postina collection includes bags of diverse sizes, materials, and colors, including the super soft calf-leather bag in black, the exclusive stone washed leather bag in mustard, or the powdered-leather version in brandy. Yet, despite the differences, each Postina bag boasts the same curved bag flaps, aged leather, and original studs and rotors. For maximum comfort, every bag has been equipped with unique Poron® padding in the handles for maximum carrying comfort. The exclusive padding absorbs shocks and balances weight, and is extremely ductile, yet nondeformable.
Based in the province of Vicenza, Zanellato produces leather products of exceptional style and elegance, respecting tradition while continually seeking new designs. The company has traditionally specialized in male leather goods, though women have come to love the unique and comfortable travel and tote bags. Since its inception Zanellato has been based on two principles, craftsmanship and luxury. Both of these values have been captured in the Postina line, displaying a tradition of excellence that has played a large part in the history and culture of Italy.
From shoulder bags to luggage trolley’s, and from belts to wallets, every item produced by Zanellato is a true luxury item that aims to make life easier and more beautiful. The pieces are modern, yet reminiscent of a distant past, and always made to last a lifetime.
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