Recently we received an e-mail with exciting content. Christine, a lifestyle blogger from Frankfurt a.M., had discovered a vintage bag during her visit at the flea market and decided to buy it. Without knowing where the bag came from.
When she arrived home, she put the label on. Harold's was on it. Her interest was aroused and she started researching. On her search for clues, she finally got on our website and contacted us. "Is this really a Harold's bag?" she asked.
We immediately recognized the traditional, unique craftsmanship of the bag and Thilo Schmelz, today's designer and managing director of Harold's, who as grandson of the founder is now the third generation of the Schmelz family to run the traditional company, knew the history of the bag's origin very well.
The Christine had acquired a real rarity. The bag dates back to the Florentine times and was produced there in the seventies in one of our studios, at the latest in the early eighties. So it is at least 35 years old!
Already since81 years old, we at Harold's manufacture bags with great devotion and such a rare find is especially pleasing to us, because our bags should accompany the wearer for a lifetime. Even over generations. Therefore we pay special attention to sustainable design and environmentally friendly and fair production. Our know-how comes from our long company history, and dear Christine is now part of it with her new old bag. She has also inspired us to start a new edition of the model.
The Harold's Team is always happy to hear your stories.