Hand Crafted Italian Handbags by Italian Bag Works. Creating the most unique Italian handbags you never knew existed. Italian Bag Works or IBW, Inc. began in 1992 in Italy after an Italian-American and an Italian met during English and a second language course in Bergamo, Italy. The onset was focused on fashion, fashion design, fashion trim design, accessory development, production management and sustainable material sourcing. Prototypes were created, tested, revised and refined. Some items sold, some didn’t and yet through it all a valuable acumen of style and purpose slowly emerged: Follow your passion and sales will follow. Our bags and items go through numerous steps from design to prototype to tanning, gluing, skiving, sanding, sewing, riveting, and the steps go on and on and on. However we have found over the years that nothing of beauty comes to fruition without a lot of sweat equity and attention to details. It’s the IBW way, and it gives us great pride.