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OUR HISTORY

In 1924 Giovanni Talarico at that time an umbrella maker opened a shop in a small alley adjacent to the current Via Toledo, a walking street located in the historic center of Naples. Giovanni, master in the art of umbrella manufacturing and passionate about artisan crafts, decided to combine his art with leather working, and it was thus that the small shop soon found itself exercising two very noble arts. Immediately after the Second World War, Giovanni found himself in a very difficult situation to face, the great war had left hunger and economic difficulties for most of the population. But thanks to the precious help of his wife Concetta Carlevalis and his 7 children, Giovanni was able to get up from the difficulties and began a brilliant career. One of the most talented sons is Alfredo who already helped his father at the age of nine and soon became a skilled master craftsman of leather goods. In 1972 Alfredo's son Luca was born. Already as a boy he showed a great interest in the trade, in fact after school he often went to his father's shop, to help him and to learn. In 1990 at the age of about 18 Luca decided to abandon his studies to perfect the techniques and processing of leather, soon becoming a skilled pattern maker, cutter, machinist and counter operator, four specializations that will allow him to be able to build a complete product. Extravagant and imaginative, he creates unique and particular models that make him a craftsman much appreciated by his public. But the real success for Luca begins when he is joined by his wife Maria Marciano, who together create a collection of leather products that will make a lot of talk about them, the collection is entitled "Gulf of Naples". Bags, wallets, accessories, leather paintings depicting the Neapolitan beauties. From there they continue to design and produce unique products by choosing the finest materials, winning the hearts of their Neapolitan customers and the many tourists who every year invade the folkloric street of Spaccanapoli, where their small and fascinating shop is currently located.

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PHOTOS OF GRANDFATHER GIOVANNI'S SHOP PRESUMABLY TAKEN IN 1954

 

As a leftist

Antonio Talarico (Umbrella maker) Uncle

Giovanni Talarico (Umbrella maker) Grandfather

Mario Talarico (Umbrella maker) Uncle

Concetta Carlevalis (Umbrella maker) Grandmother

Rosaria Talarico (purse and umbrella maker) Aunt

Crouched:

Alfredo Talarico (Purse and Umbrella maker) Father