Un nouveau sac à main !

A new handbag!

You've been waiting for it… It's here! This handbag to wear over the shoulder, practical, not bulky and yet larger than the Colette handbag . We have taken your feedback into account and we present to you Madeleine .

Madeleine is our new handbag. It is available in 3 colors, black, chocolate and honey. Size-wise, it's a little roomier than the Colette handbag but not too big or bulky to carry. It can be worn over the shoulder or across the body. It has an inside pocket and its great originality lies in its opening. Indeed, to create the Madeleine bag, we were inspired by doctors' bags from the 1900s. We created a kind of miniature of these old bags used by doctors. We have kept this special opening which allows the bag to be opened wide and makes everything inside very accessible and visible. Impossible not to find your things in this bag or to find yourself stuck without being able to grab your phone. This opening will make your life easier and will allow you to find a vintage side. In addition to being practical, this opening will properly protect your belongings since it allows the bag to close completely and it is impossible to lose your belongings without completely opening the handbag .

What should I put in my Madeleine handbag?

Thanks to its advantageous size, you can store your belongings for a whole day without having a bag that is too big to carry. Here is an example of what you can put in the Madeleine handbag. Your phone, wallet, a book, your keys, a pack of tissues, hand sanitizer, lipstick, headphones, a pen, your glasses.

Why Madeline?

If you've known Valet de Pique for a little while, you know that we like to give names of authors or prominent personalities to our products (for example the Jules passport cover for the writer Jules Verne or the Prosper travel bag for Prosper Merimee). We decided to name our new handbag Madeleine in reference to Madeleine Brès, the first female doctor in France.

Who is Madeleine Bres?

She was born on November 26, 1842 in Bouillargues and died on November 30, 1921 in Montrouge. Since childhood, she has been passionate about medicine and caring for people. She meets a religious sister who will take her under her wing and show her, explain to her and give her first aid. Later, she passes the baccalaureate and then enrolls in medical school.

The Madeleine doctor's handbag is made of vegetable-tanned full-grain cowhide leather. It is made in our workshop near Biarritz in France. This workshop is a family workshop which passes down saddlery leather goods know-how from generation to generation. Vegetable tanned leather makes it possible to have a product that will acquire a patina over time. Over time, your bag will become unique and embellished.

We hope you will like this bag with an original shape. It is important for us to produce bags that accompany you in your daily life, year after year, quality bags that respect the environment. And little more, products that pay tribute to an important personality. We want to stand out and create unique products made in France to satisfy you.

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