A quick Sabani fur tutorial

We offer a broad selection of fur coats, hats, vests, wraps, and, of course, fur-trimmed leather products. Fur is making a big comeback as people reacquaint themselves with the wonderful textures, colors, and qualities of fur.

Here, a quick visual and written fur tutorial for a few of our product types:

Mink is one of the most enduring fur products. Male mink provides more weight and female mink is softer. Mink is the warmest of the furs, providing sufficient protection from temperatures as low as -40° F (and Celcius!). 

Fox provides beautiful variations in color and is popular for hats and trimming collars of jackets and coats. Silver Fox is more luxurious and expensive.

Rex rabbit (Lapin) is smooth and velvety. A sumptuous fur for an elegant look and feel.

Chinchilla is the most expensive of the furs, and has a soft, silky texture. And we think it’s gorgeous!



A quick Sabani leather tutorial

Honestly, in the end, it doesn’t matter what kind of leather is used to make your jacket, purse, belt, or bag, as long as you love it. We advise our customers to choose leather products based on what appeals to their eyes, their bodies.

But we’re curious, aren’t we? And we like to know a little about the pieces we’re investing in. So read on to learn more about some of our delicious, delightful, decadent leathers.

Lambskin is wonderfully soft, and baby lambskin is even softer.

Antelope suede—unlike regular suede, antelope suede is rain resistant and looks great in our reversible coats.

Calfskin is a heavy leather and typically used to make bags.

Sheerling is warm, and a natural sheepskin/wool combination

Buffalo (more precisely, Bison) is a sturdy leather with a matte finish and provides a classy look.

Deerskin is light and soft, and Goldenskin is even more so. Goldenskin, very comfortable, is simply deerskin that has been more extensively treated and is so lightweight and soft it almost feels synthetic. But it’s definitely not.

Ostrich is one of the most expensive leathers, intriguing to the eye and very soft.

Python catches the light beautifully. It’s soft, can be produced in many colors, and comes in two general finishes: net and tiger-striped. It’s a very interesting material for belts, bags, and jackets.

Sabani Leather Firenze. Your home for leather in Florence, Italy.

Insider tips for leather shopping

Travel writer and frequent Europe traveler Caron Guillo featured us in her latest article!

SabaniLeatherFirenzePhotoInsider tips for leather shopping in Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy practically smells of leather.

Leather is everywhere you look: in shop windows, market stalls, wrapped around the torsos of well-dressed Italians in the form of beautiful jackets. If it can be made of leather, you’ll find beautiful products here for every taste. Shoes, belts, coats, wallets, purses, briefcases, and luggage.

Long before the Renaissance rocked Florence and the world, guild craftsmen were producing leather goods in this already centuries-old city. Today Florence is still famous for its leather.

But not all leather is created equal. To the uninitiated, shopping for leather can be an intimidating experience. Is the seller reputable? Is the product of good quality? Is the price fair?

Marco, manager at Sabani Leather Firenze, a shop nestled beside San Lorenzo Church in Florence, Italy, offers valuable tips for those who want to invest in quality leather items.

Marco, how can shoppers be sure the leather products they’re considering to buy are of good quality?

Trust your eyes and your sense of touch. They will tell you whether . . . Read more here

Our Florence neighbors

Sabani Leather Firenze enjoys a privileged place in one of the most beautiful cities on the Italian peninsula. Come visit us and our neighbors in Florence, Italy. You’re always welcome in our shop, where you’ll experience a focus on your needs and interests, with lots of respect and no pressure to buy. And you’ll discover you have friends here you simply haven’t met yet.

In the meantime, let us introduce you to a few of our neighbors.

Located beside San Lorenzo church, we get to enjoy this view from our doorway every day:

Basilica di San Lorenzo

Basilica di San Lorenzo

But steps away you’ll also find this lovely lady and her companions:

Basilica Santa Maria del Fiore, Baptistery, and Giotto's Campanile

Basilica Santa Maria del Fiore, center, flanked by the Baptistery and Giotto’s Campanile

This little guy is the good luck symbol of Florence. Rub his snout, place a coin in his mouth, and you’ll return to Florence some day:

il Porcellino

il Porcellino

You’ll discover fascinating art and architecture in Piazza della Signoria:

View of Palazzo Vecchio from the Loggia dei Lanzi

View of Palazzo Vecchio from the Loggia dei Lanzi

There’s always live music on the old bridge during warm evenings:

Musicians on the Ponte Vecchio

Musicians on the Ponte Vecchio

The Arno River is sometimes our friend, sometimes our enemy. But at sunset, she’s always our lover:

Arno River from Ponte Vecchio

Arno River from Ponte Vecchio

Sabani Leather Firenze. Your home for leather in Florence, Italy.

5 simple leather care tips

One of the most common questions we receive at Sabani Leather Firenze is how to care for that beautiful new coat or purse. Leather care is simple, really, because leather handles life and the elements quite well.

What do we recommend?

1. Condition the leather at least once a year, or whenever it needs a little love, with a simple, thick hand cream. Rub the cream into the leather with a soft cloth and watch it shine.

2. If your leather item gets dirty, use the same trick: rub the spot with hand cream until clean.

3. Use a suede eraser to remove stains from your suede products. We provide them complimentary to our customers, but they can be purchased at many stores or online.

4. Don’t cover your leather jacket or other leather item with plastic film when storing. Leather needs to breathe.

5. When packing your leather jacket or coat for travel, fold it inside out so that nothing rubs against the finished side to mar the surface.

These simple tips will address most common leather care needs. Feel free to submit your leather-related questions to Sabani Leather Firenze via our contact page — we may feature your question and our response in an upcoming post!

Sabani Leather Firenze. Your home for leather in Florence, Italy.