With the holidays just around the corner, our brains are set to ultimate shopping mode, haha. We’re on the lookout not just for presents for special persons in our lives, but also for outfits and accessories we can rock in the different parties and gatherings we’re bound to attend in the next couple of months as well as for what items we can possibly add to our own wish list to share with, say, our significant other. Hmm…haha!
My favorite piece from the Amazone line
I brought my best friend along to the launch of the new line of Longchamp bags, and we both had the same impression: This isn’t your typical Longchamp bag. World-renowned for its luggage, handbags, and accessories, French luxury house Longchamp unveiled its new Amazone line inspired by powerful women who defy the status quo, women who dare to wear a look that’s sophisticated, modern, and sleek. It’s no wonder the Amazone bags defy even the look that you’ve come to expect of classic Longchamp bags. These bags are nothing like your Le Pliage, of course. But I can assure you they’re chic and totally irresistible.
In explaining the name of the collection, Creative Director at Longchamp Sophie Delafontaine said, “Longchamp women are the 21st century Amazons. They own their femininity. I was thinking about them while creating this new line.”
The one-of-a-kind and contemporary Amazone line has three different sizes of messenger bags. There are pieces crafted with supple leather in black and powder, as well as python-print calfskin in shades of dusty pink, blush, coral pink, gray. There’s even a version with gray and white gradations. Two versions in black or burgundy lambskin also have a wildly modern quilting design with a graphic look.
The edges of the bag are elegantly trimmed with a tone-on-tone or contrasting braided leather band. This ultra-feminine detail also appears in the middle of the flap on the messenger bag. The nickel saddle buckle conjures up the equestrian spirit that Longchamp treasures.
The versatile Amazone bags have a sliding metal chain so they can be worn like a handbag, a shoulder bag, or a cross-body—you can go from dressed up to dressed down and back when using this bag. The Amazone still fits the brand’s identity of sharing the active lives of women across the world who enjoy a touch of luxury everyday.
In the Philippines, Longchamp is available at Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-La Plaza, and Rustan’s Ayala Cebu. Longchamp is also available through boutiques owned and operated by Stores Specialists, Inc. located at Greenbelt 5. Visit www.ssilife.com.ph for more information.