I noticed Giannini Chiarini's handbags at Fenwick (London) this weekend.
The cuts and designs of the bags I saw were simple (which I like), the bags nice and soft and what's more.. not horribly expensive..
Nordstrom (US) also carries the brand..
The woven leather bag below which was avaiable at Fenwick where I saw it in 3 sizes : a big tote, a medium tote and a clutch/purse (149£/99£/49£) in great muted colors (Black,light grey, offwhite, sandy brown, light mauve) giannini chiarini 02.jpg
I think this website : http://www.temporarystore.it/ explains the idea/concept behind the bags...unfortunately it's in italian.. maybe a Italian tFSpotter would help out with a translation ?