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Small authentic leather wear shop, in the middle of the shopping street

We read about this store in our Dutch travelguide (Wat&Hoe Venetië). We were a bit a surprised... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
Beautiful workmanship

Had the pleasure of purchasing a beautiful bag here over 10 years ago and it still looks perfect... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2017
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14 Apr 2018
“Small authentic leather wear shop, in the middle of the shopping street”
20 Nov 2017
“Beautiful workmanship ”
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Rugheta Ravano San Polo 773/A, 30125 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

We read about this store in our Dutch travelguide (Wat&Hoe Venetië). We were a bit a surprised about the reasonable prices. The owner of the shop was really friendly and honest, and took the time to help us choose a wallet. We also took a...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank NeleG46
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Had the pleasure of purchasing a beautiful bag here over 10 years ago and it still looks perfect. Purchased another one this year and will definitely be back next year to buy another. Nothing like it in New York and they hold up better than...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank NewYorkStar18
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We went to buy authentic Italian leather bag. One person only in the store he was busy with couple & we wanted to touch the bags & feel . You would expect when your going to pay for real Italian leather you would be allowed...More

Date of experience: April 2017
3  Thank AndrewO996
Ruggero D, Proprietario at Francis Model, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017
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Buongiorno signora Che piacere poter ricordare quel momento Ricordo che avevo il negozio pieno di clienti poi ad un certo...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful high quality Italian leather bags made by hand in Venice. Worth the price!Unique and classic designs. A must see store when visiting Venice! Quality and craftsmanship is evident in their products. Excellent service.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Ashley L
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

They are so proud of their work and you know that everything they make is 100% real. They design their own bags and have real leather. Unfortunately, very few places can say they sell authentic goods.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Alexandra P
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Visited Francis Modal today to purchase my second bag from there. The bags are all handmade in Venice and lined with leather. Admitted, not your daily type of bag purchase but the quality is so superior.....far better than the high end designer bags for sale...More

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank Karen W
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

No matter how many times I am in Venice this has been my first shopping stop since I discovered it 10 years ago. I have a bag for each year, and this year I bought 2. They only get more beautiful with age.

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank Wanderer135
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The handbags here are beautifully made from beautiful leather, and I bought one. My only caveat is the aggressive sell. Take your time.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank BMI46
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

We were in Venice in June during the last leg of our trip and I came across this lovely shop. I walked in and was kindly greeted by the craftsman's wife. She showed me the products with care and showed me the leather they use....More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank Rachna C
Reviewed 14 April 2016

My wife and I came with the recommendation from a friend. Initially it was hard to find because our friend gave the wrong address. But after looking around for awhile, the trademark criss-cross pattern leather bag confirmed we are at the right place. The bags...More

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank Joseph G
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markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops
display goods from cheese to wine to desserts. San
Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi)
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28 July 2018|
Response from Ruggero D | Property representative |
Buongiorno Le nostre borse partono dalle 149€ in su Sono tutte in pelle di vitello o agnello e interamente lavorate a mano Grazie Francis model
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16 December 2015|
Response from Ruggero D | Property representative |
Buongiorno Feancis model si trova molto vicino al ponte di rialto circa 200 metri Vedrà che sarà facile trovarci Grazie a presto Francis model
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