By Tedrick Yau.
Ever wondered how a French girl would choose her bags? According to Longchamp, the shape has to be chic and structured, classic with a twist. Size needs to be large enough for the everyday essentials, but not so big that it becomes a burden to carry. Strap is adjustable for different carry options – handheld, sling, or hands-free. Hardware needs to be elegant and authentic, the very opposite of flashy and bling.
Longchamp presents the Box-Trot. Simple yet sophisticated, effortless yet elegant – the very definition of French chic. They call it perfection in a bag.
Crafted from smooth calfskin with a firm, round feel, the Box-Trot showcases Longchamp’s tradition of artisanal savoir-faire as it spotlights its resolutely modern mind-set. The flap is signed with an intricately worked medallion in pale gold-tone metal featuring the iconic horse and rider – an apt metaphor for the energy and independence of the Longchamp woman.
The Box-Trot comes in five colors – timeless black and cognac, bold orange, and on-trend lilac and cypress – and three sizes: a medium cross-body bag with two adjustable shoulder straps for short and long carry; a smaller version with one adjustable shoulder strap; and a mini format with a cute top handle and a removable shoulder strap. These are complemented by a wallet on a long leather lace, a secure and stylish way to carry cash and cards.
Box-Trot alludes both to Longchamp’s equestrian associations and to the style of the bag itself: a sleek, boxy shape designed for the free-spirited Parisienne, who lives life on the go.
Longchamp is exclusively available at Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-La, Rustan’s Cebu, Greenbelt 5 and Rustans.com.