Stand Out From The Crowd With The Guirlande De Cartier Bag
Cartier watches are famous for their exquisite and sometimes unusual designs that break the mould in some small way–be it the shape of the watch face or the design of the strap. So, it is no wonder that Cartier has now designed a bag quite unlike any other on the market.
Ideal for anyone with a touch of the post-Christmas blues, or on the hunt for the ideal new season accessory, the Guirlande de Cartier handbag is simply unforgettable. Designed in the famous Cartier atelier and launching later this month, it has eight clean-cut facets carved into luxurious supple calfskin and stamped with a gold frieze.
It is also a piece of history–Cartier has released jewellery bags in the 1910s, and clutch bags in the 1960s, but this is their first everyday accessory that taps into the needs of the modern woman.
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We all have different desires when it comes to our handbags. Sometimes you’re popping out with no more than a lipstick, your phone and a credit card; at other periods you might want to bring that book you are half way through reading, a hairbrush and a warm scarf. Hence why the collection currently showcases three sizes of a single silhouette, in mini, small and medium.
And the customisation doesn’t end there–pick between red, green, black and camel, all with the same gold piping and a black calfskin interior. These are the same four colours of leather found historically on Cartier watches. Meanwhile the golden wreath they are adorned with is reminiscent of Cartier’s signature box motifs in the 18th century.
There is also an adjustable or removable leather strap, so you can sling it over your shoulder or wear it as a clutch, depending on your plans for the day and the rest of your outfit.
This collection mimics Cartier’s great jewellery heritage in every way possible, and as much care goes into what is seen as what is unseen. The black velvet inside the jewellery bags has been turned into a butter-soft leather lining for this collection. Meanwhile, silhouettes of Cartier’s three native cities–Paris, London, and New York–are stamped on the front of a mirror that slips into a secret slot.
In this era of mass production, it is often difficult to find a piece that is truly unique. But this Guirlande de Cartier handbag, which fuses the jewellery and watch traditions of the iconic brand in one beautiful leather accessory, is quite unlike anything else you will find in the great department stores of Europe and Asia. Which means Valentine’s Day shopping just got a whole lot easier for your other half.
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