Introducing Centro39: Luxury Fashion from Italy

In case you haven’t heard, Centro39 is a place where you can find luxury Italian fashions from emerging designers in Italy. “Centro” is the street sign to downtown in every Italian city, and 39 is the country code for calls to Italy. Founder Dorothy Torresi merged the two and created an e-commerce site and source for 100 percent “Made in Italy” fashion brands. The e-commerce site is based right here in San Francisco.

Torresi discovers modern Italian designers from regions where quality and craftsmanship are renowned globally. She scouts the fashion regions of Italy for unique, high quality and special pieces from designers rarely heard of or seen in the United States. For example, some exclusives available on the site now:

  • Handbags from Manurina, designed by Manuela Rinaldi, formerly of Costume National, Trussardi and Dolce & Gabbana
  • Turbans, wraps, cloche, headbands, and hats from Flapper by Genevieve Xhaet, former design assistant to Pierangelo D’Agostin for collections from Jil Sander, Malo and Hlam
  • Leather tote bags from Officina del Poggio — antique craftsmanship, modern designs from Allison Hoeltzel Savini and Marco Savini, launched in 2014
  • Romance inspired ready-to-wear from Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, formerly of Roberto Cavalli and Dolce & Gabbana

Just a few items worth coveting from Centro39 right now:

  1. Giamba by Giambattista Valli – White Floral Lace Sheer Dress
  2. Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini — Black Patent Leather Double-Breasted Coat
  3. Oscar Tiye – Black and Tan Casandra Sandals
  4. DROMe — White Cracked Leather Coat
  5. Erika Cavallini – Metallic Floral Brocade Cheyene Maxi Dress
  6. Erika Cavallini – Bronze Metallic Brocade Platform Sandals
  7. Alberta Ferretti – Gold Metallic Perforated Lace-up Sandals
  8. Alberta Ferretti – Beige Lace Silk Dress
  9. Blancha — Terracotta Suede Jacket
  10. Sabrina Franchini — Terracotta Striped Suede Tote Bag
  11. Inverni — Black Glitter Cashmere Arm Warmers
  12. Officina del Poggio — Black Leather Medium Buckle Tote Bag
  13. Flapper — Black Teresa Wool Turban Hat

Centro39: From Italy to Your Doorstep and by private appointment in San Francisco