Di nuovo a Milano

Patricia and Jennifer are always happy to return to Italy, and they traveled there in September of last year as well as February of this year to attend the Lineapelle in Milan. Most people familiar with the brand know that Italy holds a special place in Patricia’s heart and in the history of the company. As she was starting Patricia Nash Designs, she was in Italy when she sketched her signature floret grape leaf on a cocktail napkin. It became the brand logo. With Patricia’s deep knowledge of tanning methods using natural ingredients, such as the bark of a mimosa tree, as well as other special leather finishes, and her uniquely elegant prints, her leather creations incorporate the passion and traditions of authentic Italian leather artisanship.

The new Josselin Satchel in Signature Floret Print, which features our iconic grape leaf floret in an allover print, is available now.


Lineapelle is the largest leather fair in the world. It typically features as many as 1,200 companies from 40 or more countries. It is a great place to learn about upcoming leather fashion trends, discover new methods, accessories, and materials.

Exploring more of Milan

In addition to attending the trade show, Patricia and Jennifer worked in time to see the sights, eat the great food, and, of course, shop. The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II (seen in the above center image) is Italy's oldest active shopping gallery and if you are in Milan, you won't want to miss it. The top Italian luxury brands all have offices in the open air gallery and it’s on the doorstep of the Duomo.

Our Favorite Pasticceria

Patricia and Jennifer always make a point to stop at their favorite pasticceria, Cova Montenapoleone, even if just for a cocktail before dinner. It is a famous hotspot, known for its amazing menu of sandwiches, sweets, and cocktails. Tables can be hard to come by, especially during fashion week. The Irving Bucket Bag (above left), Albertine Crossbody Phone Case (above right), and Gimone Tote (seen on Jennifer) in Vintage Signature Embossed Quilted are available now. 

  • Patricia is seen here with the Marion Tote in Cavo Tooled Leather. Shop Marion Tote
  • Lineapelle is held at the Fiera Milano, now a very modern venue, but it has been hosting events since the 1920s.
  • The breathtakingly beautiful Duomo di Milano is the cathedral church of Milan. Featuring Rayonnant gothic architecture it is dedicated to the Nativity of St. Mary. Construction of the cathedral began in 1386, and it took nearly six centuries to complete. Patricia and Jennifer are always struck by the massive structure and all the intricate carvings of marble, which are in a constant state of renovation.
  • Bice Restaurant in Milan is one of Patricia and Jennifer's favorite eateries.
  • Gelato Mountains-Patricia and Jennifer always enjoy gelato when they are in Milan. The stracciatella, a light vanilla ice cream with chunks of chocolate, is one of the local favorites.
  • Patricia and Jennifer always make time to explore the side streets, visit their favorite vintage shops, and soak up the local atmosphere.

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