I am not going to lie to you, I have built up a nice collection of bags over the years. I have party bags, Summer bags, casual bags, IT-bags…but rare is the one that I could wear every day without getting tired of it. To me, the ideal bag has pure lines and a minimalist design that I can easily match to any outfit…and must be made with the best quality leather because I have the bad habit of being rough with my clothes.
Let me tell you a little bit more about the brand: it was created by two brothers, Laurent and Xavier, who decided to become partners in 2012 to create a leather goods brand for men. Their creations are both timeless and modern, inspired by contemporary architecture with simple, discreet and elegant lines.
In 2018, the brand decided to launch their first feminine bag, the “Monceau” model that I am wearing: very chic, versatile and minimalist. Made for me!
I chose the mini-Monceau (the smaller version) because I realized that I prefer small purses that can fit any occasion (this one is following me from the morning when I drop my son to school to my business appointments or my girl’s nights out).
As soon as I opened the package (it traveled all the way from Paris to LA), I noticed the excellent quality of the leather, smooth and shiny: the Monceau is Made in Italy with a full grain vegetable tanned leather (one of the oldest and most traditional way to treat the leather, so it develops a patina over time with prolonged use. It also does not have harmful chemicals and is way better for the environment!
I encourage you to discover the full line on Ateliers Auguste’s eshop because this bag comes in different sizes and colors (I hesitated a lot between black and camel…). Which one is your favorite?