Italia Consultant is a buying office in Florence, Italy. We are professional buyers of Made in Italy, specializing in product sourcing and manufacturing in Italy. Brand name, private brand, private label, OEM.  Italian fashion, jeans, denim, leather goods, home decor, ceramics, stone, tiles, food, wine, industrial.            FAST - RELIABLE - THOROUGH
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ABOUT US 
Marino Caliterna, owner
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Paolo Catucci, sales,
account manager
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Gaia Martelli, designer,
custom collections
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Michele Moricci, designer
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ITALIA CONSULTANT
Italia Consultant is a privately held, profitable buying office firm privately run since 2004 and incorporated in July 2006 in Florence, Italy. Italia Consultant specializes as: 

1) Manufacturers and wholesale dealers of fine Made in Italy products: leather handbags, jewelry, fine shoes, silk scarves, under their own brand "Bellini" as well as OEM private label.
2) Manufacturing agents in Italy of handbags and fine leather goods for a number of foreign brands.
3) Manufacturers of custom Made in Italy dustbags / sleeperbags for fashion goods.
4) Manufacturers of custom Made in Italy press knives / cutting formes / cutting dies for leather cutting.
5) Fashion brokers in Italy of brand name fashion. 

Marino Caliterna, owner of Italia Consultant, is a dual citizen, Italian and British. Formerly a US resident, has extensive experience about cultural and business issues between Italy, the United States and Japan.
We are a small  business and choose to stay so in order to offer our clients a complete and personal service.
Our showroom is conveniently located in the center of Florence in a 1,000 year old building.

Italia Consultant has been doing business internationally for over 18 years. In the process, working also with Global 500 and Fortune 500 companies as well as government and international institutions. We believe in integrity, honesty, thoroughness, long-lasting, happy clients.

Recent activity shows a marked growth owing to our reliability, integrity, connections with top Italian distributors, suppliers and manufacturers, keen attention to each client's needs. Our success is also due to the ability of spotting new profitable Italian brands and Made in Italy products through continuous scouting.
 
 
Our location,
Florence Italy
COMPANY RECORDS
Registered company name: Italia Consultant di Marino Caliterna
Registered address of business: Via del Podestà 72/c - 50125, Florence, ITALY.
VAT Number (P. IVA): IT05658320485
Italian Chamber of Commerce records: CLTMRN67A11D612H
n. Rea : 564158
D-U-N-S Number (Dunn & Bradstreet): 33-842-8416

 

Our showroom in the center of
Florence, Italy
BelliniMadeinItaly
Leather Handbags
Download Bellini Brand history

WHAT WE DO - FIELDS OF ACTIVITY
Italia Consultant acts as a buying office and brokers on behalf of International clients seeking either high quality ready products or contract manufacturing   in Italy.
 
Since the early 1800's, many buying offices have been active in Florence, mostly connected with English and American trading companies. A heritage of global trading dating back to the early Renaissance and which eventually allowed Florence to become powerful and endowed with the works of art which are known to all of the world.
 
Keeping up with centuries of tradition in the age of the Internet, Italia Consultant specializes in better Italian product and manufacturing sourcing, buying and consulting services for foreign businesses operating with Italy, Made in Italy product and manufacturer search, new fashion brands sourcing, private brand/OEM sourcing, production management, inspections, logistics, all buying office services.
Italia Consultant is also an exporter and  wholesale dealer of Made in Italy fashion products, under its own brand "Bellini" as well as private label. Italian handbags, small leather goods, shoes, silk scarves, jewellery, home fragrances, cashmere. All Made in italy.
Visit www.bellinimadeinitaly.com for catalogs.

Recent activity shows a trend towards establishing long term business relationship with larger buying companies from North America, Japan and Europe. Among services offered are: manufacturing in Italy of fashion collections,  sourcing of  brand name fashion collections; securing International distribution contracts with established and emerging Italian brands; production management of high end Italian leather goods, shoes, leather handbags, belts, wallets.  Private brand, private label productions.

Recent clients:

Christie’s Inc.  (USA-UK) Dustbags
www.christies.com

Polyvore (USA) Dustbags
www.polyvore.com

Morabito Paris (small leather goods)
www.morabito.com

The Bag Atelier, Dubai (UAE) Custom handbags
www.thebagatelierdubai.com

Norwegian Wool (USA) custom coats and blazers
www.norwegianwool.com

Mia Italia (Australia) Handbags
http://www.miaitalia.com/

Loro Piana (leather goods, custom hardware)
www.loropiana.com

Tom Ford (USA) (Custom hardware, clutches)
www.tomford.com

Jean Paul Gaultier (France) (handbags)
http://www.jeanpaul-gaultier.com/

Derek Lam (USA) custom hardware
www.dereklam.com

UGG (Australia) custom hardware)
www.uggaustralia.com

Akris (CH)  (custom hardware, leather belts)
http://www.akris.ch

Anya Hindmarch (UK), hardware development
http://www.anyahindmarch.com/

Cortiglia (USA)
www.cortiglia.com

Passion4Style (CH) handbags
www.passion4style.com

Merci Marie Handbags (USA)

Launer (UK)
www.launer.co.uk (custom hardware)

John Hardy (USA) (Leather woven materials)
www.johnhardy.com

Thomas Lyte (UK) (custom hardware)
www.thomaslyte.com

Maison du Posh (The Netherlands, handbag collections)
www.maisonduposh.com

L.K. Bennet (UK) (Handbags, custom hardware)
www.lkbennett.com

Judith Leiber (USA) (custom handbag frames)

Canipelli Firenze (USA) Product development/sourcing
www.canipellifirenze.com

Christi Lang Designs (USA) custom handbags
www.christilang.com

Ella Valentine London (UK) custom handbags
www.ella-valentine.com

We support UNICEF

COMMITMENTS
Italia Consultant is committed to support and propagate the Italian lifestyle through quality Italian products. We believe that people's lives and the world can improve from the present condition by adopting an Italian lifestyle, in the better sense of the word. An Italian lifestyle is a complex and healthy combination of aesthetics, innovation, pride in doing our job "as well as God demands" (as we say here), enjoyment of the fine but simple things of life, enjoyment of other people's company.  All this enriches the experience of life.
In this, we are committed to support the smaller and traditional quality enterprises of Italy which offer a unique combination of skilled craftmanship, new ideas and technological innovation. Italia Consultant prefers to source its suppliers and manufacturers among those who comply with Italian and EU labour, environmental and fiscal laws and regulations.
Italia Consultant strives to make a small impact on the environnment and is proud to be a virtually paperless operation. Our CO2 emissions are estimated to be below 1 Ton/month.
Italia Consultant supports the children through UNICEF and invites you to do the same: www.unicef.org
Full company profile and references are available upon request.
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