The artisan bag made in Italy

Quality, creativity, originality, class and style! These are some of the attributes which by now are associated with the legendary “Made in Italy”. They are characteristics of a product which cares about the honor, as well as legal right, to express this coveted mark well known by all, whether in Italy or around the world. The artisan bag made in Italy is no exception, rather it is one of the articles most representative of the unparalleled fashion designed and produced in the boot.Italian luxury puthon bag

And so all of the runways of the world, whether haute couture or prèt-à-porter, collection after collection, are boasting these mini masterpieces of design, many of which are made right here in this beautiful country. Whether a famous brand or an emerging label, the artisan bag made in Italy always has a unique character, and the more discerning fashionistas recognize it with the bat of an eye. Continue reading

Crocodile or not? How to ascertain the value of your vintage bag.

Among the questions we most receive from our clients is a request to assess the bag in their possession, simply by sending us a photo of it. Was it made with genuine exotic animal skin? Or to what particular species does it belong? How much might it be worth? Does it still have value?

Perhaps it is a bag that was inherited from their grandmother or an article purchased while visiting an exotic country. Or simply a bag bought at the mall or on E-bay and Amazon.

Although we seek to respond to everyone, providing some direction, you must understand that the question is not as simple as it seems, and it is not always possible to respond to you correctly. This depends on many factors. Here we can list a few to help you understand how a simple question can become a complicated one – especially if the quality of the photo is limited.

First, it must be established if the bag in question was made with genuine exotic leather (such as crocodile, alligator, python) or just genuine leather (calfskin for example) but imprinted. As you can imagine, the difference in value is substantially great.

Handbag croco

Know that nowadays, the Italian tanneries have become so good at reproducing the exotic look – making them appear almost authentic – simply by imprinting, so that even we, who work closely with this leather, find difficulty in confirming which type of leather it truly is! Continue reading

For Spring 2017 we would like to offer these amazing wallets, made in genuine Molurus Python, strictly following Cites laws.

Woman python wallet in blue and champagne

Woman python wallet made in genuine Python Molurus leather, following Cites laws.

The wallets are model ACC/4, one of the most requested by our customers and, above all the biggest one. If you want to know more about it, read our blog post about women wallets.

Blue and champagne python woman wallet

Genuine Python Molurus, used following Cites laws, creates amazing woman wallets

Only the blue one is available for sale!
Hurry up: every item is unique and once sold, is it not possible to reproduce it!

Blue and champagne tonalities of amazing genuine python Molurus wallet

Come to visit us in San Benedetto del Tronto, 43 Risorgimento street, to earn the item at a special price!

Color Report – Spring 2017


As previously announced by the color of the year 2017, Greenery, this spring will be defined by colors originating from the world of nature.
Here, the proposals of the Pantone Color Institute:

Color Report – Spring 2017

Like Greenery, this palette is strongly inspired by nature and unequivocally evokes positive feelings of change and rebirth. It is composed of shades that combine a mix of vitality, relaxation and desire for a deep connection with the nature surrounding us.

Look around you, are these not the colors which characterize our world in the spring? Are they not the colors which trigger in us positive emotions and instill a deep sense of calm yet also vitality? Are they not the green of the forest and the blue of the sea which come to mind when we feel the need to disconnect from everyday routine and indulge for a while in the respite of nature? Continue reading

The ABC of exotic leather

These days it is ever more complex to explain and to introduce to customers the vast world of exotic leather, certainly also due to new trends of life and the connection they have toward the animal world.

For this reason, certain types of products made from the precious leathers of crocodile, alligator, python and ostrich are increasingly viewed with a critical eye by new society, accusing the manufacturers and lovers of this kind of leather to be causing the extinction of such species.

In reality, many ignore the existence of a CITES certificate, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wild fauna and flora, held in Washington in 1973, which aims to regulate and monitor the international trade of endangered species; this document is intended, in a seemingly paradoxical way, to protect and ensure the preservation of the ecosystems of threatened species, thus encouraging their reproduction; in particular, species protected by the Convention are classified according to the level of threat of extinction, and therefore, divided into three categories. To this end, it is obligatory to possess a CITES document, applying for it at relevant authorities, to be able to trade to and from Europe with parts of animal species covered by the Convention, or products made from it, such as accessories.CITES

Adhering to CITES and abiding by existing regulations, undoubtedly supports the safeguarding of the habitat of numerous species which unfortunately today are subjected to the threat of their extinction, due to illegality which often characterizes their commercialization.


How does CITES affects our production?

All leathers we work with come, of course, from their places of origin: the American alligator from Louisiana, the crocodile from South Africa, Australia and Asia, pythons from Asia and ostriches from Africa. Continue reading

Sayonara 2016… wilkommen 2017

With tables still laid out for the holidays and glasses still filled with bollicine Made in Italy, it is already high time to take stock of the past year and define the good intentions for the year to come.

2016, for the GLENI family was a year of great change.

Logo di Gleni

First, we permanently stopped the production of bags for third parties with private labels; in this way, we sought to improve and increase the prestige of the GLENI brand.

Next, we discontinued production of handmade shoes for men, focusing on improving the collection of women’s handbags. For those interested, there are still a select few (in limited sizes) available in our online boutique.

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Feast of the Epiphany: Traditions and customs MADE IN ITALY on this special day dedicated to children

The feast of the Epiphany, celebrated on January 6, has always been here in Italy a day charged with feelings and conflicting emotions: on one hand it marks the end of the Christmas season and all the joyful and carefree moments spent in the company of friends and family in front of a good homemade panettone or a glass of Italian sparkling wine; on the other it embodies one of the most anticipated and cherished days by all children as they unquestionably become the main characters of the day. It is the day of gifts and surprises, exciting and unforgettable moments that every child looks forward to throughout the year, a day they are led to euphoria and a boundless joy.

Founded as a religious feast of the Catholic faith – we remember on this day the visit of the Magi Kings to the Christ Child at the cove in Bethlehem and the homage they paid with gifts such as gold, frankincense and myrrh – the Epiphany has become a day of celebration for all children who, since the night before, await with eagerness and anticipation the arrival of the Befana.

Befana Made in Italy

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Bollicine Made in Italy – With what will you toast the arrival of the new year?

Always, in Italy, the friendly moments of celebration and the joy of special occasions are bound and embellished by the bright of colors and brilliance of sparkling wines; the elegant aromas and the liveliness of the foam, enhance the flavors of each paired dish: we may designate wines throughout the meal, as they marry extremely well with cuisine of both land and sea, moving on to cheeses and desserts, being always careful in choosing the most suitable type.

Italy, along with France and Germany, is one of the world’s leading producers of sparkling wine, with numbers nearing around 300 million bottles produced annually.

sparkling wines

Despite the legend saying that the grandfather of quality sparkling wine is Champagne, invented in France by Dom Pierre Pérignon in the seventeenth century, historical records reveal a different reality: in fact, already from the fourteenth century, in the work of the Benedictine Don Francesco Scacchi di Fabriano, “De salubri potu dissertatio“, it speaks of sparkling wine, anticipating what would then be put in place by the French.

At any rate, the Italian territory boasts products of the highest quality, thanks to the combination of soils and microclimates, the generosity of nature combined with the wisdom and experience of the industry. Continue reading

A return to nature. Color of the year 2017

The annual press release regarding the PANTONE color of the year has finally been issued:  the color of the year 2017 will be GREENERY, a color that draws all the vitality and freshness of nature.

The Color Institute itself defines Greenery as “a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew” and in our opinion it is one of the more evocative descriptions of all time.

Color 2017

Greenery is a lively and vibrant color which recalls the image of the first leaves on the trees, the first stems of the flowers and the smell of a morning meadow, immediately sparking vitality and high spirits in those who observe. Continue reading

The other face of Gleni

There is the other face of Gleni in the new collection that slowly takes place in our windows. Just like the moon, also Gleni has another face, but unlike the most beloved of the star of our universe, we have decided to reveal it, and to do that we have created a new collection, distinct, waiting to be discovered.

We do not renounce the soft and sinuous shaped bags which so far have characterized our unique style, but now we wanted to put them together with bags of clean and minimal lines, made of geometric harmonies lit up by refined and classy hues. High quality bags, marked by the elegant and flawless finishes as those preceding. We could define it as two sisters who – just like different twins – show two sides of the same face, the face of Gleni who already you know and love.Luxury small python handbags by Gleni

New and most valuable are also the interiors, this time made entirely of soft leather in matching tones, precious material that replaces the still fascinating and precious fabric.

Fabric will not be missed in the new collection however, because for the new bags we decided to add an additional accessory: a small scarf from the simple and elegant line. Made in the classic colors that distinguish our brand and with our company logo, this scarf will be an extra detail, an added value or even better a small gift designed just for you. We have it tied to the main handle of the bag, but you can also remove it and fix it in any other place or use it alone: the choice is yours!

But now let’s talk about bags and see more closely how this new collection will be. Trapezoids, rectangles and accentuated corners… you will find many geometric shapes, some large others small. Messenger bags, backpacks, by shoulder or by hand, even the type of bag will suit all tastes, with models for every occasion, versatile and functional, equipped with removable straps and chains to attach and detach depending on the situation. Continue reading