A total of 21 Italian companies, including Baldinini, will participate in a collective exhibition organized for the second time by the Italian shoe industry association (Anci) in collaboration with the Marche region during the Paris Fashion Week on Oct. 1-3. Showing their spring/summer 2012 collections again in the Pavillon Gabriel, the companies will come from the Marche as well as other regions of Italy. Italian sales of footwear to France rose last year by 21 percent in volume and by 14 percent in value. In the first quarter of this year, they went up by 10.6 percent in volume and by 12.8 percent in value.