The magic of creation
Precursors since 1930
The history of RECIFE begins in a family where three generations succeed each other in the manufacture of saddles and harnesses for horses. From its inception, the company has specialized in luggage storage.
Constantin SAMARD innovates and invents the “tote” bag. Creator of the “French-style” shopping bag that millions of women would adopt around the world, he was also the first to have the idea of using coated canvas to make his bags.
Always a pioneer, he designs and manufactures the first beach bag for the first paid holidays. A few years later, belts, cigar cases and travel accessories intended for globetrotters on transatlantics and the first long-haul flights joined the historic tote bags and beach bags.
RECIFE continues to this day this tradition of innovative leather goods rooted in travel by creating collections of flamboyant accessories, both functional and elegant, available in technical and colorful leathers.
BAGS AND SHOPPING BAGS
THE SHOPPING BAG -1930-
THE BEACH BAG -1936-
L’ICONIQUE CÔNE RECIFE
THE BELT -LA BOUCLE-
LE LÉGENDAIRE ÉTUI À CIGARE