Lemaire is a brand founded on strict principles of fashion and glamor by none other than Christophe Lemaire, who had earned great acclaim as the Creative Director of Lacoste and the Head of Womenswear Design at Hermes. Needless to say, having worked at such a prestigious position in what has been referred to the Holy Grail of fashion houses means that Lemaire’s designs are a force to be reckoned with, whether it be trench coats, loose trousers or luxury bags. In partnership with co-designer Sarah-Linh Tran, Lemaire presents an understated, feminine interpretation of menswear-influenced tailoring, with fiercely modern modifications and an ineffably Parisian ease.
Recently, in collaboration with Carlos Peñafiel, Lemaire has created the stunning Carlos Bag that truly has me swooning. Made of vegetable-tanned leather, this little lady has been crafted to look like an oyster, or a mermaid’s tail, and given the fact that it’s all-black without any noticeable hardware, it’ll be a perfect addition to any outfit without worrying about matching jewelry. Its shoulder strap is fixed, meaning you can wear it crossbody when running to the supermarket, or sling it on your shoulder to appear effortlessly elegant with an evening dress. Its closure is magnetic too, which is both easy to reach and secure and there is a patch pocket on the inside for your miscellaneous cards and cash. But even though I’m saying it’s an evening bag, it can still hold aplenty. Measuring at 12″, it’s not a bag for micro-lovers, rather it’s for those who are looking to fit more even in their smaller purses (myself included!). Get this gorgeous Made in Italy piece from Lemaire’s atelier at SSENSE today!
P.S. For a very limited time, the Carlos bag is offered at a 28% sale at SSENSE from $4790 USD to $3449 USD. Sweet!