Joseph Berta and Aniko Berta-Kis are not your ordinary
entrepreneurs. The pair moved here from
Europe in search of the proverbial American Dream and have been steadily
building their brands—Art of Leather and Cango & Rinalidi—haute leather and
high fashioned located at the Galleria at Fort Lauderdale.
I was drawn to this young couple as they recently joined the
Chamber. I want to see them succeed in
every way possible so this week we met at their store on the second level (park
in the plumb lot) and talked about the timeless quality of their leather goods
spanning over 100 years of Tuscan craftsmanship. The briefcases and travel bags on display
were of exceptional design and workmanship (www.artofleather.us).
On the other side of the expansive boutique are exquisite
women’s shoes, purses and jewelry. On
display is an impeccable collection of handmade designs direct from the 107-year-old
Italian design house (www.cango.us). The
quality is outstanding right down to the Swarovski inlaid crystals.
These two retailers have a passion for their business and love South Florida. Recently they have become involved with our non-profit community and more involved with the Chamber. I encourage you to head over to the Galleria
and introduce yourself to Aniko and Joseph—tell them I sent you.