Designer Maria Sole Cecchi
Born and raised in Florence, Italy Maria Sole moved to Paris at the young age of 20 in search of inspiration. After casually experimenting with LEGO bricks on an old handbag, Maria Sole stepped into the Parisian night scene styling her DIY purse with the famous lettering of LOVE, only to be blown away with the huge success that it apprehended.
After designing for friends and family, Maria Sole followed her instinct and moved to Sao Paulo, where her consecration as a Designer and the the brand truly took off. Her bags where coveted and worn by Brazil’s most famous it girls, actresses and models, she herself became an instant style Icon, conquering the pages and covers of Vogue, Elle, and Harpers Bazaar. She was also nominated ambassador for Farfetch Brazil and became the face of several other fashion Brands due to her popularity.
The exponential growth of the Brand brought her back to her hometown of Florence in 2014 where her creations are produced. That same year she was invited to participate at Vogue Talents a competition for promising emerging designers, and won. Since then, its history!
Les Petits Joueurs is a thriving luxury handbag brand that shakes up the familiar aesthetics of a purse into a quirky, lively, statement piece. Founded in 2013 in Florence, Italy, LPJ’s signature thrives in the use of unique materials and refreshingly modern designs. Ideas are then brought to life by Florentine craftsman, creating bags of impeccable quality. Pop elegance and product excellence have since become pillars of a brand. Available in 145 countries, LPJ is currently placed in 200 of the most prestigious stores, including Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Browns, Luisa Via Roma, and 10 Corso Como. LPJ’s unmistakable designs have resulted in an outpour of features in the likes of Vogue, L’Officiel, Elle, Harpers Bazaar, and Marie Claire. The creations also repeatedly top the list of most photographed accessory during international Fashion Weeks, becoming one of the most sought after brands among world renowned celebrities, bloggers, and influencers. In 2016, an iconic piece from the brand’s SS16 collection was selected to be permanently displayed at Tassen Museum of Bags and Purses in Amsterdam.