French handbag company, Longchamp, is coming up on it’s 60th Anniversary and to celebrate the occasion it’s teamed up with Belgian artist Jean-Luc Moerman to produce a limited collection designed by the artist. The large tote is based on a bag design from the 1970s archive and no two bags will be the same since they are hand silk screened – the uniqueness is reflected in the price tag – a hefty $6,500. If you can’t afford the originals, a set of reproduction bags will be available for sale. An installation of the bags can be viewed at the Anniversary Party on July 2nd in Paris at the L’Elysée Montmartre in Paris where The Kills are performing. Longchamp is hosting a celebration state-side at its NY flagship in conjunction with Deitch Projects on Bastille Day, July 14th. I’m a big fan of Longchamp and one of my favorite bags is one of their leather tote bags from 2006. Their style is timeless and classic and makes a welcome addition to any bag collection. Happy 60th! Very excited to see what’s more to come!
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