Kimberly Pucci Atelier + Vault, is a bespoke luxury and lifestyle brand for the discerning clientele who seeks uncompromised quality, and the finest craftsmanship Italy has to offer.
A display of the visionary’s Tuscan heritage and unparalleled attention to detail and craftsmanship, Kimberly Pucci brings together her distinctive American sensibility in collections which include customized handbags, travel accessories, décor, and precious jewels. Kimberly Pucci embodies the Art of Travel and Living.
“True luxury allows a woman to wear exactly what she wants, when she wants. It includes her in the creative process. It expresses her individuality. It fits so perfectly with her lifestyle, she’ll wear it every day. I love that I can give my clients that freedom, with the very highest level of quality and craftsmanship—and at a value the big luxury houses simply cannot offer.” Kimberly Pucci
Kimberly Pucci was planning to become a lawyer, but a fateful junior year abroad at the Università degli Studi di Firenze changed everything. “Florence stopped me in my tracks,” she recalls. “Everywhere I turned I was inspired, whether it was food, wine, art or just the culture of living la dolce vita.” Immediately after graduating from the University of Rhode Island, she returned to Florence and immersed herself in every aspect of Renaissance art— and later took a job at Ponte Vecchio, the world’s most renowned jewelry destination for almost 500 years and soon she found herself working with everyone from American senators to African kings.
Over the next 11 years she learned every aspect of the business, ultimately becoming Retail Director of the store. “What I really loved was sitting with the artisans as they handcrafted a piece of jewelry,” she says. “They would literally show me the entire process: how to select and set gemstones, how to transform the raw materials into a wearable work of art.”
Missing her family back in Rhode Island, Kimberly built a private trunk show business in the US. “I’d fly to Chicago, or Houston, or San Francisco with four million dollars of amazing Italian jewelry in my backpack!” she laughs. “That’s really how I became an entrepreneur. Women loved that I could offer them something unique, one-of-a-kind, that they couldn’t get anywhere else.”
During this time, Kimberly met her husband Alessio, a native of Tuscany studying architecture at the Università di Firenze. As her stateside success grew, the couple decided to relocate to Kimberly’s native Rhode Island, but still maintain a foothold in Tuscany with their villa in Montespertoli.
Kimberly continued to build her career with leading fine jewelers in the New England area, but her entrepreneurial spirit would not be denied. Now, with Kimberly Pucci Atelier and Kimberly Pucci Vault, her artistic sensibility and unparalleled expertise have found their ultimate expression. “I am living my passion,” she says. “Building relationships with my clients, and my artisans, based on uncompromising quality and integrity. It’s a dream come true.”