The loop N°1
The buckle is the central point of the handbag, we wanted it to be elegant and comfortable. In reference to the Valet; traditional leather goods tools to hold two pieces of leather, and the awl spike tool to spread the leather to let the stitching through.
A philosophy at the heart of creation
At Valet de Pique we want to be actor of tomorrow's world, we want to imagine it, create it. We have a desire to return to real things, we are in search of authenticity, concreteness, truth. This is why we have chosen the made in France of artisanal know-how, durable, timeless leather goods.
This bag will only live worn, a handbag resulting from hundreds of hours of work, gestures, passion, history, art, know-how, and this is just the beginning of the story...
The handbag made in France
For the Colette handbag we wanted precision, finesse from the passion, nobility of craftsmen. We went to meet a workshop in the southwest of France.
This family workshop located not far from Biarritz is held by two brothers of a family of historical leatherworker-saddler, a workshop in the heart of the Basque country guaranteeing a quality recognized throughout the world maintaining a French know-how.
A workshop mastering to perfection the trades of the leatherworker.
The body of the timeless handbag
The body of the bag is simple, timeless. Inspired by your everyday life, our expertise. Guaranteed to hold, to be comfortable.
For a crossbody, or shoulder carry perfectly aligning with your figure
A historical know-how
Our know-how, historical, heritage passed down from generation to generation.
A family-owned manufacture making pieces with quality, precision, finesse from the passion, nobility of our craftsmen.
Mixed with full grain leather, vegetable tanned for assured longevity.
Is the Colette leather handbag heavy?
No, as amazing as it sounds, the handbag weighs 0.4kg. So it is within the standards of handbags.
Is the Colette handbag waterproof?
The leather handbag is water resistant, if it rains, your stuff will be preserved from moisture. However, we recommend that you apply nourishing milk (with beeswax) three times a year, to strengthen the waterproofness of the leather.
Is the Colette handbag comfortable?
The shoulder strap is made entirely of leather, it is 1.5 cm wide. It is possible to adjust it. The handbag can be worn crossed, or on the shoulder it will align perfectly with your figure.
What is the leather used?
Our wish is to have the lowest environmental impact, while ensuring the longest life of the handbag. The leather comes from a family-owned Spanish tannery. This full grain cowhide leather is robust and will patina over time. It is vegetable tanned. The leather used will not fade on your white shirts, dresses or t-shirts. The handbag is available in black leather, camel leather (Honey) and brown leather (Chocolate), yellow (Saffron), green (Fir) and red.
Does the leather handbag have a pocket?
Yes, a flat pocket inside. You can very easily slip your cell phone, keys or other. This pocket is made of softer leather for easy access.