We have always wanted to add a tote to our line but we wanted to ensure that we had a product that was as practical and durable as it was stylish. When Roséline and I began working on our design, we focussed on the size and construction. We knew that a lot of totes looked great initially, but quickly lost their shape with unsightly stretching on the leather, especially at the base of the bag where the bottom sometimes fall out. With the help of our highly experienced maker, we were able create a solid base for our tote and a unique construction that makes it roomy yet still appear sleek and stylish.
The other major aspect of utmost importance in the design was the choice of leather — we wanted something that was rich and full of character. For this reason, we choose a small family run tannery in Tuscany that specialises in vegetable tanned leather using traditional pit tanning; this complex process produces a timeless leather unparalleled in its depth of colour, smell and texture. We felt the leather we choose perfectly evoked the rolling landscape and rich history of Tuscany. ⎯P.F.M.
Please note that the Tuscany Tote is made with Natural Grain Leather, which is leather whose grain has not been altered in any way, so the natural appearance of the grain is apparent. Any marks, blemishes or scratches are a natural part of this full grain leather, picked up by the animal in its lifetime and in no way makes the leather defective, but are a natural occurrence and should be seen as character marks. Our Italian Vegetable Tanned Leather is completely natural, meaning it is naked, with no synthetic top finishes and will show its wear beautifully over time. When your new Tuscany Tote arrives, it may have a matte appearance that will gradually change to a glossy finish with use over time. For advice on general maintenance and care, the best option is to take your bag to a trusted leather goods repair shop. To care for your tote at home, you can find commercial products in drugstores to clean and polish the leather.
Made of rich Italian leather from Tuscany, The Balmoral in Chestnut is cool and sophisticated, and as perfect with skinny jeans and tall leather boots, as with a sexy pencil skirt and bow blouse at the office on a sunny Monday morning . . .
The Saint-Germain-des-Prés Shoulder Bag in Cognac, is made from the same Tuscan Italian leather as the Tuscany City Tote. A perfectly chic alternative to the Bruyere & Seacliff bags, wear it with your favourite trench or a white lace jacket or just about anything . . .
The Rue Saint-Honoré Mini Bucket Bag is also available in eternally chic leopard print, the same that is used on our iconic zip pouches. The perfect size for bright winter days & starry nights out, this mini bucket bag is lightweight and just large enough to hold the essentials.
Colour: Leopard / Dimensions : 6.5″ x 6″ x 6″ (16.5cm x 15cm x 15cm)