SIMPLE, FUNCTIONAL, DURABLE. These are the traits defining each IRERI piece. That is why we selected
among the best Tuscan leather factories for the making of our bags & accessories. Our collections are
inspired by art, architecture, nature and all it symbolises.
Women are the protagonists of our collections: we want them to feel empowered. IRERI speaks to the
personality, physicality and characteristics of all them, with their diverse taste and expectations.
We do not follow the rhythms of fast fashion, intentionally. Our pieces are carefully designed, tested and
crafted. We believe that artisanal processes counteract the waste and pollution often generated by a
fashion world that moves at an excessive pace.
IRERI encourages customers to be conscious about what they purchase. That is why we love taking time to
tell customers about processes and the story behind our brand. It is not only our great pleasure seeing
them appreciate IRERI, it is also acknowledging all those who have taken part behind the scenes, from the
first idea to the final object.
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”
Leonardo da Vinci
Since her childhood, Teresa Chen had a passion for fabrics, leather and colours.
Born in Taiwan and driven by a passion for art, she moved to Florence in 1990 where she began working
with a historical name in Tuscan leather, the Limberti firm. Over the years, she worked closely with stylists
and designers dealing with both products and style, but she always had a strong desire for a business of her
own. In 2008 she founded IRERI. The brand’s name, a palindromic word, derives from merging her twin
daughters’ names, IREne and ERIca, often models for the brand.
"If I had not come to Italy and had not seen the beauty that reigns everywhere I would never have found
IRERI uses only the finest materials from Italy. The whole production takes place in Italy, both in Tuscany
and in Veneto, through the hands of skilful artisans. Attention to detail is what we care about the most.
IRERI items are durable objects, therefore we invite our customers to appreciate the feel and the
characteristics that our high-quality leather may feature as time passes.
Ireri flagship is located in one of the jewels of Italian architecture, the historic Palazzo Gondi adjacent to
Piazza della Signoria built in 1490 on the ruins of an ancient Roman Theatre. In the three rooms of the
boutique - Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raffaello - accessories produced in Florence can be admired,
assembled after a careful study of proportions, materials and the choice of unique details.