The story of our first handbag
Two years ago Valet de pique set itself the mission of promoting craftsmanship, French know-how.
It was an encounter with a workshop in the heart of Paris that gave us the desire to undertake, to design, to share with the greatest number values of authenticity, durability, locality.
This workshop, with whom we have created a strong relationship, is specialized in the making of thick leather pieces, which are more like saddlery. This allowed us to launch our first pieces: Edmond, the briefcase, George, the pouch, Emile, the satchel, Alphonse, the backpack ...
For the release of our handbag we wanted more finesse in the selected leather. So we went to meet a workshop in the southwest of France more used to working with fine leather.
This family workshop located not far from Biarritz is run by two brothers from a family of leatherworkers-saddlers. The workshop, in the heart of the Basque country, is guarantor of a quality recognized throughout the world by maintaining a French know-how.
A workshop mastering to perfection the craftsmanship of the leatherworker.
To design a handbag Valet de pique has planned:
- A sleek and elegant design
- The best of French know-how
- A philosophy
First of all, the buckle, central point of the handbag, we wanted it to be elegant and comfortable. In reference:
- to the Valet; traditional leather goods tools for holding two pieces of leather, and
- to the awl spike : tool to spread the leather to let the stitching through
Our buckle No. 1 represents craftsmanship, know-how and highlights the quality, precision and finesse from the passion of our craftsmen.
The body of the bag is simple, timeless. Inspired by your everyday life. Our know-how guarantees a fit, a comfort.
For a crossbody, or shoulder carry perfectly aligning with your silhouette
Then our knowledge. History. A legacy passed down from generation to generation. A family-owned manufacture making pieces with quality, precision and great finesse.
Mixed with full grain leather, vegetable tanned for assured longevity.
The philosophy of Valet de pique: to be at the heart of creation:
At Valet de pique we want to be an actor in the world of tomorrow, we want to imagine it, create it. We have a desire to return to real things, we are in search of authenticity, concrete, real.This is why we have made the choice of made in France of artisanal know-how, durable, timeless leather goods.