The history of Campania bags began in the 1960s with Gennaro Giaquinto, a worker from a small factory in Naples. In 1998 Gennaro, with the collaboration of his sons, Claudio and Paolo created their own small business, Giuliapel Sas, which initially worked for third parties, first for Cesare Paciotti and then, since 1999, for Dior.
The company moved to Casandrino in 2002 and took the name P&C, which worked for Prada and Gucci. In 2008 the exclusive collaboration with Dior resumed. Production grew and turnover rose to 1 million with 55 employees. The P&C company became the first-level supplier, technologies and organisation are integrated and production expanded considerably. Production for Fendi was also introduced.
But a family production was always in the heart of the Giaquinto family and later in 2017 they took the big step: that of entering the market producing bags under the Giaquinto brand. These bags are for a high-end market, made with fine leathers with exclusive inserts and handles. The production maintains Dior’s standards but the design is definitely more Italian. Giaquinto bags are sold in the finest multi-brand boutiques.
For their own-brand line of bags the two companies P&C and Giaquinto have a total turnover of 7 million and about 120 employees.