If there is one bag that epitomises Parisian chic, it has to be the bucket: fabulously functional, effortlessly elegant, the perfect illustration of the famous saying that fashion passes, but style remains. Last season, Longchamp reflected our yearning for authenticity with a reinterpretation of the bucket in its emblematic Russian leather, the material that forms the flap and handles of the iconic Le Pliage. Not surprisingly, it turned into a major hit.
For Fall/Winter 2022, the Longchamp bucket is back which neatly expresses its essential elegance, and a new iteration conjuring the spirit of Paris – in particular its legendary bistros. Longchamp drew inspiration from the multicolor cane-weave of typical bistro chairs to revisit the ÉPURE bucket bag in intricately braided cowhide leather. There are three variations with eye-catching effect: beige with predominantly red, orange, green accents and navy trim on the handle; pink with red, white, black accents and blue trim; orange with purple, blue accents and purple trim. What’s more, Longchamp decided not to purchase any new materials to create the designs, but to use left-over leathers from previous productions – a responsible choice which makes these beautifully crafted bags more desirable.
The other new season iteration of the ÉPURE bucket bag takes up the braided-leather theme, but interprets it in the spirit of a chunky cable-knit, tying in with the inspiration of Longchamp’s Fall/Winter 2022 ready-to-wear collection. Showcasing Longchamp’s savoir-faire, the black leather bucket is woven with strips of snow-white and heritage green.
Last but not least, the ÉPURE collection is enriched with two new designs in Russian leather: a small cross-body bag inspired by the flap of Le Pliage and – trend alert! – a bottle holder on a leather lace. This ingenious accessory – available in black, brown, orange and green – comes complete with a coordinating, refillable 500ml bottle in insulated steel, which sports the Longchamp racehorse logo and dynamic side stripes in bold, bright green.