“At my grandparent’s house there is a magnificent lion rug I have always admired. It was a gift from Ernest Hemingway. When I asked my grandmother how they met, she showed me a photo album of a boat trip between Plymouth and Bombay dated 1933, complete with a signed photo of Hemingway kneeling next to his kill on an African plain. It’s an incredible record of a time when travel was seen as a life experience rather than the quickest way from A to B. The album inspired us to create a collection of travel bags and accessories that recapture that spirit of adventurous travel.”
Jose Urrutia, Founder
Leather, cotton, brass, wax. Good, honest natural materials are the foundation on which La Portegna is built. Our style evolves, but this commitment to quality and authenticity never wavers.
There is craftsmanship and authenticity in every stitch. That unmistakeable human touch is the hallmark of our work. It imbues our design and our manufacturing, distinguishing each La Portegna product as a true original.
The lifestyle, the sunshine, the traditions, the values – the spirit of Spain shines through in everything we do. We are passionately inspired by our Iberian roots and we wear the Made in Spain label with pride.
These are the qualities that run through La Portegna and unite every product we produce. It’s a magical combination – an alchemy that creates something unique to us that is so much greater than the sum of its parts.