De Marquet Story

An entrepreneur at heart, creative and passionate, I’m probably one of those women who love a challenge and do not hesitate to throw themselves into it. Always fascinated by fashion and on the road for work as a typical “frequent flyer”, I was inspired to create “De Marquet”, my own brand of handbags whose name I chose in honor of my noble Viennese great-grandmother, a few years ago. The iconic “Night&Day” is a bag with interchangeable covers, appreciated by women who travel often for its practicality but also because it reflects a new and sustainable way of consuming less, but consuming better. For the “Night&Day” with its smart concept and interchangeable covers, entirely “Made in Italy” by Tuscan artisans, I’m always on the lookout for collaborations with renowned and also emerging artists; I see each cover as a real territory of expression. These collaborations not seldom lead to beautiful and precious friendships, and that’s one more reason why I thoroughly enjoy what I do: I am interested in people and their stories. What inspires them, what they stand for, what they believe in. As far as I’m concerned, I believe in the spark, the courage to turn and pivot one’s life towards a dream. I will not stop believing in dreams, and I very much hope the same for you. Thank you for taking your time to stop by our De Marquet site. I hope that – while you are browsing – you feel the passion and love we put into what we do. 


Sustainability seems to be a buzzword nowadays, though I sometimes wonder if we all truly grasp its meaning in the same way. Regardless, I believe the essence lies in embracing a new mindfulness and making a positive impact, no matter how small. At De Marquet, embedding sustainable and social considerations into our product development has been a cornerstone from the start. Opting for “Made in Italy” wasn’t just a label for us; it was about fostering local production. That’s why our workshops are nestled in the heart of Tuscany.
A unique aspect of our atelier is its role as a re-integration facility. This means 30% of our workforce comprises individuals facing physical or mental challenges or disabilities or those emerging from tough social backgrounds.
The COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing lockdowns underscored the importance of safeguarding these jobs. To adapt, our facility, typically focused on crafting bags and shoes, pivoted to mask production. This move was dual-purpose: it preserved jobs and provided meaningful engagement for our team while supporting the broader community.
For us, this adaptability is a shining example of sustainability and social responsibility in action.
It’s a testament to how sometimes, the smallest actions can make the most significant impact.
Wouldn’t you agree?