Established in 1970 by Wanny Di Filippo as an artisan workshop, Il Bisonte flagship store is located in the historic Palazzo Corsini on Via del Parione 31r (055/215722), just off via Tornabuoni and the Lungarno.
Handbags, travel bags, briefcases, billfolds, diaries, belts and timeless items are made almost exclusively of the finest vacchetta leather, a natural vegetable - tanned hide that becomes increasingly beautiful as age and sunlight build a patina on its surface.
But where does the name Bisonte come from? " I was always fascinated by the feeling of peace and power that the bison symbolizes" explains Wanny Di Filippo. " For someone it was the source of life and continuity i mean people who freely roamed what is now America: it is a symbol that I gladly use to sign my products.
It now distributes its products throughout the world and has single - brand stores in Europe, America and Japan”