What: This fringed-out suede purse features supple leather; delicate, braided piping; a sleek, metallic stirrup buckle; and a long, metallic chain, allowing for multiple carrying options. It’s equestrian and boho and elegant all at once.
Who: Longchamp turns 70 this year and is pulling out all the stop to celebrate — making their New York Fashion Week debut on September 8, tapping supermodel Kendall Jenner to front their fall campaign, and issuing a treasure trove of chic new products. Artistic director Sophie Delafontaine has been immersed in the brand from birth, growing up with her parents and two brothers above the tobacco store on boulevard Poissonnière where, in 1948, her grandfather founded Longchamp, selling leather-covered pipes to Allied soldiers after the liberation of Paris. Delafontaine joined the family business in 1995, leading the company’s transformation from a maker of luggage and small leather goods to the full-blown luxury lifestyle brand it is today.
Why: Like so many of Longchamp’s new bags, this one is beautiful and trendy without being all in-your-face about it. Between the discreet branding, clean lines, and understated hardware, it whispers where other bags shout, which means you’ll carry it for years.
How (much): $810
Now, just because it’s cool and kind of endearing, here’s a video of Kendall Jenner and a horse running through the streets of Paris and nuzzling each other on the steps of Sacré-Cœur.