Authentic Salvatore Ferragamo Handbags
Salvatore was a Florentine was born in 1898 in Bonito near Avellino, the eleventh of 14 children. After making his first pair of shoes at age nine, for his sisters to wear on their confirmation, young Salvatore decided that he had found his calling. He always had a passion for shoes. He studied in Naples and then opened a small store in his parents home. In 1914 he moved to Boston where his brothers worked in a cowboy boot factory.
He had a brief stint at the factory and then convinced his brothers to move to California. Hollywood is where he found his success, initially opening a shop for repair and made-to-measure shoes, which soon became prized items among celebrities of the day, leading to designing footwear for the cinema. He obtained the reputation of "Shoemaker to the Stars", he made cowboy boots for Cecil B. de Mille, beautiful shoes for such stars as Audrey Hepburn and Marlene Dietrich, and the famous ruby slippers that Judy Garland wore as Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz.
Ferragamo returned to Italy in 1927, this time settling in Florence. He designed shoes for the wealthiest and most powerful women of the century, from the Maharani of Cooch Behar to Eva Peron and Marilyn Monroe. He opened a workshop in the Via Mannelli, concentrating his efforts in experimenting with design, applying for patents for ornamental and utility models and some related inventions. After a few hard years Ferragamo nonetheless expanded his operation during the 1950 to a workforce of around 700 expert artisans that produced 350 pairs of hand-made shoes a day.
Ferragamo was always recognized as a visionary, and his designs ranged from the strikingly bizarre objet d'art to the traditionally elegant and possibly his most famous invention the "cage heel".
Ferragamo died in 1960 at the age of 62 but his name lives on as an international company, which has expanded its operations to include luxury shoes, bags, eye-wear, silk accessories, watches, perfumes and clothing. At his death his wife Wanda and their six children ran the Ferragamo company and it is still family owned and operated today.
Carry Me Please, having solid relationships in Italy, imports Ferragamo Handbag direct from authorized dealers located in Italy. Carry Me Please offers a Shop Risk Free experience, and a life-time guarantee that all our Farragamo Handbags are 100% authentic.