Au Départ

Au Départ

Lombardy, Italy

Designer

Founded in Paris in 1834, Au Départ is a French brand specialized in crafting luggage and travel goods that entirely produces its products in Italy. In 1847, brothers Ernest and Paul Bertin acquired the Au Départ shop located in front of the Gare du Nord and opened another on Avenue de l’Opéra in 1874. The Bertin Frères also developed several patented methods, specifically a new production technique that renders hides and leather completely waterproof. The brand was re-launched during Milan Design Week 2019 with an installation of old trunks from the historical archive and the introduction of new pieces.


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