Inspired by the versatility, range of colors and the geometric shapes of legos, Les Petits Joueurs aims to create a brand that shakes up familiar aesthetic conceits and expectations of what a purse should be.
Designer and creative director, Maria Sole Cecchi began this inventive journey on her own. At the young age of 19, Maria Sole dropped out of law school, and left her home in Florence to move to Paris and work in a handbag store. While working in retail, the savvy Italian decided to put her creativity to work and glued a few pieces of lego onto one of her old handbags, and wore it for a night out in Paris. The handbag was a huge hit, and Maria started designing for friends, before securing a professional Florence-based manufacturer who produced 60 bags for a line she would call Les Petits Joueurs.
In 2010, Maria Sole moved to Brazil and joined forces with her brother and financial arm, Andrea Cecchi. The Italian duo continued to push forward approaching potential South American stockists until securing top placements for her 60-piece strong handbag line.
Today Maria’s Brand is hand-made, shipped around the world and sold In 130 of the worlds top retailers including Joyce in Hong Kong, Luisa via Roma in Florence, Selfridges in London, and Le Bon Marchè in Paris. Taking 2015 Fall/ Winter New York Fashion Week street style by storm, Les Petits Joueurs was named by Style Caster as Fashion Weeks MVP.