The creator of Bosca, Hugo Bosca, a young Italian immigrant and leather craftsman, traveled from Italy to The United States at the turn of the 20th century to pursue the American dream. He founded Bosca in 1911 after he made his first purse. Hugo served as creative director until the end of World War Two when Mario and Arcino Bosco took over until the 1980s. Christopher Bosca is currently serving as the CEO and creative director.
Sketching, reading, seeing, experiencing-absorbing influences from every walk down the street; experimenting with techniques, methods, machines, tools, and especially playing with materials. Design/engineering is done in their Ohio design studio, factory, and in Italian artisan workshops.
Styles range from handbags, wallets to money clips and briefcases to messengers. Bosca uses fine leather and quality stitching, each Bosca bag, wallet, and money clip is designed to outlast excessive use while still maintaining its finely crafted style.
Some of their popular collections include the Old Leather Collection and Nappa Vitello Collection. Bosca returned to their roots with the Old Leather Collection after discovering some lost leather products from years gone by in the Bosca archives, Bosca designers realized that the formula for Old Leather had changed over the years. It was their desire then to restore the original ideas that produced one of the finest leathers available anywhere in the world and introduce it in their Old Leather Collection.
For the Nappa Vitello Collection, Bosca's goal was to create the softest of the soft when they began developing this leather almost twenty years ago with one of their favorite Italian tanners. The result is classically designed pieces with the softness of lambskin and the durability of cowhide.