Founded in 1910 by the Baldinini family, the self-titled Italian brand started out producing bespoke shoes by hand at a small workbench. The grandson of the founders, Gimmi Baldinini, took over the company in the 1970’s. Recognised for their exceptional craftsmanship, the company was able to expand worldwide, selling first to Germany and Russia. Soon, demand was high, and Baldinini was able to start producing other leather goods- the brand now encompasses shoes, bags and accessories. In 2001, the Mariella Burani Fashion Group acquired 50% of the company.
With the heritage of the brand rooted in stunning hand-craftsmanship, the quality of Baldinini goods is of the highest importance to the brand. Italian artisans continue to produce Baldinini pieces, using age-honoured skill and the finest materials.
For women, Baldinini shoes represent femininity and graceful style. Their designs remain classic and elegant through delicate strappy heels and flattering shapes. However, Baldinini also stays current, injecting contemporary pieces into collections, seen in bold branding, crystal details and chunky sandals. Laser-cut leather is a signature Baldinini style throughout designs, creating intricate and beautiful patterns on pumps and stilettos. Colour palettes offer something for everyone, with monochrome and neutral toned shoes, as well as soft pinks and vibrant corals. Bags from totes to minis are lifelong pieces, crafted with longevity and sophistication in mind.
Baldinini for men offers timeless shoes such as loafers and tie-ups which are wardrobe essentials. Featuring refined details such as weaving textures and perforations, Baldinini shoes are understated and elegant. While modern and casual, Baldinini sneakers are effortlessly luxurious, made from rich leather and lined with fur to ensure ultimate comfort. Styles are classic and wearable, while fashionable thick soles and minimalistic design allows Baldinini to also stay current.
With boutiques around the world, including Milan, Cannes and Dubai, Baldinini collections can also be accessed through their website, as well as through Farfetch.