Our mission is to create products that suit your everyday needs so you can live easier, and carry fashionably. We’ll carry everything you need and have them exactly where you need them, so you’re free to go about being you.
At Tocco Toscano, we bridge the old and the new. Founded in 1987, we’ve evolved with the times while paying tribute to family traditions that began with our resilient founder, James Lor.
James Lor first encountered the basics of leather production such as cutting, stitching and embossing through a rehabilitation program that required him to bind leather bibles.
When interest developed into passion, he resolved to leave a troubled past by starting a business in leather craftsmanship—he purchased leather and metal buckles to produce his own belts and sold them door-to-door. Upon convincing department stores to carry them, he created more complex goods such as bags and wallets.
TOSCANO was initially owned by Mr Stefano who ran a small workshop in Florence, Italy. Deeply inspired by the intricate techniques and attention to detail that other craftsmen exhibited, he felt the desire to introduce these quality products to Asian consumers.
In the mid-1990s, after initially granting James with licensing rights, Stefano sold the trademark—TOSCANO was then rebranded as TOCCO TOSCANO.
We launched in various department stores throughout Singapore in 1987, with products that maintained the original quality and essence of TOSCANO.
Over the next few years, several iconic collections including DURAN (1988), Breezy (1990) and Eodia (1995) were released. With a strong focus on department store sales, we grew from strength to strength.
Today, we are led by second generation entrepreneur Joseph Lor. With a newfound focus on growing our online presence and a young and diverse team at the forefront, our mission is to create products that suit your everyday needs so you can live easier, and carry fashionably.