12/10/2008:

Taking the place of the old Parlor Shoes location at 1224 Washington Street is Viola Vita.

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High-end Italian Handbags

Typically, if a girl asks me “do you like by new bag?” My answer is usually honest. Either “Sure, I guess,” (good) or “That is a monstrosity. Blech!” (ugly).

However when it comes to high-end luxury handbags, I guess any person (myself included) can tell the difference between crappy knockoffs – and a well-constructed product. Mario, who owns Viola Vita – and also runs a similar store in Florence, Italy – has some very unique products you won’t be seeing anywhere else.

He said he designs and manufactures the bags in Italy, and no two bags are identical (except maybe style, but not color). When I asked how much these things cost – the prices ranged from a low of about $275 all the way up to over $600. Now I make a big deal out of moderate purchases (like the laptop I was having issues with last week) so I thought “for a bag? Don’t women have like a closet full of bags?”

Apparently, this type of product is high up on a woman’s “shopping priorities,” and they don’t take this type of shopping situation lightly. Mario said that bags of similar construction and style in the city could easily cost double – and the ladies that have already visited his store are astonished at the good value these bags are. So I guess that sounds good to me!

Also available at Viola Vita are some miscellaneous accessories – and a rack of coats which felt nicely made.

He’s open 7 days a week from 12-8 (except Sunday, closed at 5pm).

Go check it out and report your opinions in the comment section. Help educate Hoboken411 about the world of women’s fashion!

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Description: Quality high-end uniquely designed Italian Handbags and accessories
Address: 1224 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: 201-222-2674
Email: violavitadesigns@gmail.com

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