Our men’s and women’s sandals, bags and small leather goods are crafted in select artisanal workshops in and around Florence, Italy. Made from vegetable tanned calf and suede or exotics such as alligator, ostrich and stingray, and all expressly developed by specialist Italian tanneries. After a career spanning more than 20 years designing accessories behind the scenes for major European luxury houses, including Valentino, Tod’s, Loewe, Emilio Pucci, Loro Piana, Valextra and Jimmy Choo, Álvaro González the Spanish-born, Florence-based designer, launched Álvaro in 2013. Introduced originally for men with Mr Porter, and then with Colette, before adding women’s in 2014. In 2017 we opened our first store in Nottingham Place, a small side street in London’s Marylebone village.