I’m always very pleased to attend the press launch of Lancel because of my unequivocal love for all things French– and Lancel is deeply French!
The Premier Flirt, always a favorite, comes with a distinctly French signature: the Eiffel Tower. Yes, this particular piece was inspired by the Eiffel Tower!
This other Premier Flirt is inspired by the Opera Garnier in Paris. I love the puffy stitching of the actual Opera House on the leather
The Canaille is actually a beautiful surprise from Lancel– very very discreet without any logos or monograms except for the detachable chain-leather charm.
I specially like the almost- secret exterior pocket (do you see it?), and of course, the ever important opposing zippers– since there are many of you who are also left- handed and would prefer to carry this leather hobo on your left shoulder. Lancel really thinks of everything these days. This is a very thoughtful design and comes in different colors.
The Adjani is another surprise.
And my favorite (which I had bought) is the L bag. This season the L bag evolved! There is a separate pochette which you can take out if you don’t need the extra compartment.
And the straps are detachable and adjustable too. I think this is one of the chicest little bags of Lancel. And now the L bag comes in black and tan– the perfect neutral colors! And ladies who seem to find this smaller L bag rather small can opt for the larger size– and the larger one comes with a detachable larger pouch too which can be carried separately as a flat clutch!
Such a strong collection for Lancel’s SS2013. You must pay Lancel a visit to test- drive these bags. I am a Lancel convert– in fact, I just happily carried my Lancel L bag last night to the SMART Live More Event + Mega Magazine party (and it fit everything I needed!)