The Medici family of Florence was the wealthiest in Europe throughout the Renaissance. And, behind and often times wielding that power were women of graciousness and strength. Lucrezia Tornabuoni was one such lady. Lucrezia was a poet and political adviser for those of both high and low status as well as for her son Lorenzo the Magnificent. After her husband’s death in 1469, Lucrezia bought property and businesses to lease in Florence and Pisa which extended her connections. She assisted poor women without dowries by giving her own money to them so they could marry. Lucrezia also provided aid to the women and orphans in women’s convents.
Inspired by this regal and charitable Renaissance lady, we contacted a modern Florentine dynasty of leather goods workers and asked them to create a wallet fit for a Medici. The Lucrezia Wallet is handcrafted in Italy by the Peroni family using vegetable tanned leather and the “cuioi artistico fiorentino” method, which makes the wallet miraculously seamless. Handpainted with 22-karat gold trim, this wallet shows the world you’re a woman of impeccable taste.