Leather goods


Karine Arabian

Although the sector also includes saddlery (automobile, nautical sectors), it is in the fashion world that French leather goods really shine. Bags – that natural extension of the body – have become a keynote accessory, even generating the now infamous expression of the ‘it bag’, and the popular sites offering "bags to rent". Leather goods makers from the luxury sector – Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Longchamp and Lancel, amongst others – have lead the way for the ready-to-wear labels, which now include leather goods in their diversification strategy. Tradition and innovation come together in a product that is enhanced by its material.