Firm specialized in second-hand clothes. They import, select and, in the slang of the industry, make the garments “hygienic” for bulk and retail sale. Founded in 1979 by Angelo Caroli and Mario Gulmanelli, it has its headquarters in Lugo di Romagna with more than 10,000 square feet in which garments from the late 1800s up to the 1990s are collected. Some 30,000 articles of clothing are available for rent and use in video and film. The firm distributes its recycled clothes through thirteen points of sale, including privately-owned shops, franchises, and kiosks, all over Italy.
Milan hosts an exhibition about camouflage, in which some thirty original pieces from the armies of different countries around the world are reused as fashion accessories.
Special appearance during an episode of the television program Link dedicated to vintage clothing. The firm is mentioned as a major resource for second-hand clothes in Italy.
Birth of the line A.n.g.e.l.o. Gold for recycled men’s clothing in Spring-Summer 2002.
The Vintage Palace, which is the firm’s headquarters, in cooperation with the municipality of Lugo di Romagna, organizes the exhibit L’eleganza ai tempi della Callas (“Elegance in the Era of Callas”). On display are garments and accessories of the 1950s.
At the same time as the presenations of Pitti Filati, an exhibit Vintage Selection A.n.g.e.l.o takes place at the Stazione Leopolda in Florence. The firm shows its line of men’s and women’s wear for summer, military-style jackets, swimwear, handbags, and shoes.