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In 1970 Giuseppe Specie founded Spazio Specie, a show room specialised in the distribution of shoes and accessories. Starting in the 80’s, Spazio Specie exhibited its collections at the most important fashion fairs and started cooperations with emerging designers who then became leaders in the following decades, such as: Romeo Gigli, Jean Paul Gaultier, Stephane Kelian, Robert Clergerie, Patrick Cox, Fausto Santini and Gianni Barbato. In 1988 Spazio Specie opened a new space in Milan, facilitating the dialogue between the showroom and international buyers who wanted to approach innovative collections. Our staff have a huge experience. We speak six languages in order to offer a qualified service and assistance on the product choice. In the last few years Spazio Specie has maintained an intense business relationship with modern factories that keep on using techniques to make shoes by hand such as Strategia and Sarah Summer. Spazio Specie is not just a simple show room but goes beyond the traditional concept of exhibition. It researches an aesthetic closely related to the style of the most innovative shops in the world. Located in an industrial building with a strong and tough structure, not far from downtown Bologna, Spazio Specie has an area of 3000 squared meters that spread over two levels. The interior surfaces of the show room are illuminated by natural light that seeps in through the wide windows, typical in industrials lofts, making the exhibition objects and furniture to stand out as real unique pieces that are the result of a conceptual and material reworking. The recent introduction of interior designer Antonio Mastrorocco One Off Atelier gave rise to a very contemporary and refined exhibition area. Shoes and accessories are perfectly blended in design and colours of this stylish and sophisticated frame. Moreover, during sales time, several business lunches are organised in cooperation with the famous italian chef Cesare Marretti in order to complete the customer’s experience. During 40 years of hard and accurate work we have successfully expanded our clientele to 77 countries worldwide, including several historical names like Barney’s NYC, Bergdorf Goodman, American Rag Los Angeles, Brown’s in Canada, Lane Crawford and I.T. Hong Kong, Isetan in Tokyo, Russell and Bromley and Kurt Geiger in UK, Paul Warmer in Netherlands, Monar in Antwerp, Quikke in Bruges, Emerson Renaldi in Nuremberg, Sigrun Whoer in Stuttgart, Riccardo Cartillone in Berlin, Zumnorde in Munster, Luisa Via Roma in Florence, Vergelio in Milan, Gaudenzi in Riccione. All 1200 customers are assisted by Spazio Specie customer service every day, establishing year by year not only a business relationship but a solid and mutual respect based on well-timed communication.