The Bridge

The Bridge Leather Briefcases & Travel Bags

The brand known as The Bridge was founded by Il Ponte Pelleteria Company in 1969 just outside of Florence Italy.  The Bridge’s range of product is quite extensive including briefcases and accessories, luggage and travel bags, and a large selection of small leather goods.

The quality and beautiful character of The Bridge’s leather is what sets this brand apart.  Only the finest full-grained leather is selected and tanned using vegetable tannins and animal fats.  The leather is then repeatedly dyed by hand using wool pads and finished by polishing the surface with amber rollers. All these processes and techniques bring out the naturalness of the leather, preserve the uniqueness of its surface, give the leather a subtle shine and allow it to patina beautifully with use. Over time a Bridge piece will have a unique and unmistakable well-worn appearance.

Not until the leather has been perfectly prepared is each piece then painstakingly assembled and stitched by a master craftsman, using specially chosen German threads with unsurpassed anti-break qualities. This keen attention to detail helps to ensure every piece’s durability for years to come. The last finishing touch is the strong solid brass hardware, a beautiful match to the rich tone of the leather. The Bridge collection represents the best combination of tradition, high quality, classic elegance and understated luxury.

The Bridge in Canada

Betty Hemmings Leathergoods is the largest Bridge retailer in Canada.