Maison Lancel was founded in 1876 by Angèle Lancel — a smart and vivacious woman who opened a shop near the Opéra Garnier. There, she sold articles for smokers, but eventually ventured into ornaments and accessories for ladies.
In 1927, Lancel developed its legendary bucket bag—an icon of the French Légèreté, and this style was reintroduced as Premiere Flirt in 2006.
New this season! The Premiere Flirt Tote is a spin-off from the classic bucket bag style
Maison Lancel is also known as a label that finds its inspiration in artists and icons. From the Daligramme Collection named after Salvador Dali's "daligramas” - a secret language characterized by an alphabet dedicated to his muse, Gala; to Alice Taglioni, the blonde muse of French Cinema, as well as Olympic champion Laure Manaudou and the alluring actress Isabelle Adjani.
L'Adjani for F/W 2012-2013 comes in exquisite lambskin and mock python leather
In 2010, the brand turned to Brigitte Bardot, the legendary actress who inspired the Brigitte Bardot bag—a piece that evokes her sensuality and femininity.
Le Brigitte Bardot or “BB”, is coming out with a denim-themed collection for F/W 2012-2013
In celebration of its 135th year last year, Lancel came up with an entirely new collection — L’Angèle by Lancel. This bag is of course named after Angèle Lancel, who founded Lancel in 1876. Strong-willed and forward-looking, she created handbags and leather accessories for discriminating women, unique creations that are as elegant as they are impertinent, as stylish as they are functional.
L'Angele's silhouette is inspired by one of Lancel’s vintage handbags from the 1960s. It also has an ingenious mechanism to fix upright the mirror flap, creating a vanity with which to check your makeup!
New additions to these well-loved collections were launched last September 2012 at a special event attended by Xavier Le Borgne, the Head of Branded Retail at Lancel.
Behold! Two new designs from Lancel's vintage series: La Charmeuse, which is inspired by the soft, curvy female figures of the 18th century...
La Charmeuse, which I can totally see is going to be a bag great for the busy career woman
...and La Galante, which brings back the vintage looks of 1974.
La Galante, a ladylike box bag, in a shape and style that has been enjoying a resurgence amongst stylish women these days
I personally think Lancel has the potential to incite a bag craze in the Charmeuse and La Galante this season. Plus the L'Angele is perfect for maarte girls! I love the classic shapes of these bags and I think these are going to be bag closet staples in the years to come.
Lancel is exclusively distributed in the Philippines by Riviera Luxury Retailers Corporation.