GIANOI ‘Small Nadia’ in red calf and snake leather
GIANOI ‘Medium Nadia in beige calf leather
Discovering new designers has been at the very core of my blog ever since I started, it is admittedly a genre that often gets forgotten in the busy lifestyle of mine. So I thought it would be time to shine light on this matter again and talk about Gianoi, which is not just a newcomer in the fashion but in the technology category as well, bare with me.
See, how many of you carry your phone chargers around? Juice packs and cables rolling around in your precious purses? I’m definitely guilty to this and can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to buy a new charger after leaving it home in the morning, or desperately ending up begging restaurants to charge my phone behind the bar. I’ve seen bags with portable juice packs before but this is next level, because not only does these bags recharge your phone up to two times, but they also communicate with your phone. Yes, download the Gianoi app and connect your bag with the notification feature on your phone and you will have the logo telling you in selected colours when you have emails, WhatsApp messages, missed phone calls – you name it, waiting.
So it works somewhat like a calendar and personal assistant all rolled into one designer bag but what really sold it to me was the style. No matter how smart, in this industry style comes first, there is no denying of that. Gianoi had me at Italian made, beautifully finished leather bags, designed by two brothers that simply combined their knowledge and passion with a gap in the market. The outcome is a wide range of bags in everything from bright leathers to eye-catching snake skin. No need to tell you that I am convinced.
Gianoi bags are now available to pre-order with a 25% discount through the website, with a full collection launching this fall.
Photos by Mikko Puttonen