My name is Lucio Bavelli.

I was born near Milan, Italy. I began my training in leatherwork over 18 years ago in Florence–the city famous for its quality and tradition in the field. There I trained in workshops that made wallets and purses for some of Italy’s top designers. I soon began experimenting with my own designs, and have continued to do so after moving to the United States in 2003. Since 2009, I have worked from my own shop in Baxter, Minnesota, creating leather goods for local customers and shipping them out around the country.

My wallets are created in my workshop from start to finish–from making the design, to cutting the leather, then sewing the pieces together. I always select quality materials, while at the same time trying to keep things affordable for my customers.

I take great pride in being a craftsman working in a society in which so much is mass-produced.