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PopImpressKA Journal Interview with a French-Italian actor, singer and musician Michel Altieri and his business partner Genevieve Laurent. Exclusive story about their Laurent & Altieri Brand.

by Olga Papkovitch

August 08, 2017


Michel Altieri: 

Michel Altieri is a true force of nature. A French-Italian actor, singer and musician, he performs in musical theatre, film and TV in Italy and New York City. His knowledge of the luxury market, eye for interior design and taste for high-end fashion created a potent with Genevieve. They both share a passion for design, fashion and Italian leather and came together to bring this craftsmanship to the United States.

Above: Michel Altieri

Genevieve Laurent:

Genevieve is currently a pharmacist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.  While pursuing this demanding career, she noticed a void in the fashion industry - practical handbags for professional women. Combining her passion for leather goods and love of design, she made it her mission to solve the problem.

Above: Genevieve Laurent

About The Brand:

Laurent & Altieri is an Italian importer of genuine, handcrafted leather handbags. Sourced from artisanal craftsmen in Italy, L&A create sophisticated, wearable creations that are perfect for all occasions. The handbags represent original styling from Florence and speak to the elegance and taste of their creators.


The Laurent & Altieri story begins with founder Genevieve Laurent who fell in love with a handbag when she was a child. The fur and leather details sparked her interest in fashion and she began to collect handbags from a variety of designers, dreaming of having her own collection someday. 

From shoulder bags to smaller crossbody bags to clutches, Laurent & Altieri designs bags that transition effortlessly from day to night, season to season, uptown to downtown.  It’s the perfect mix of sophistication, fun and function for the chic city woman.  Every piece makes a statement that reflects a unique personality.

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