A POSTCARD FROM SAINT-GEORGES-DE-LUZENÇON: BLEU DE CHAUFFE’S BAZAR TOTE
WORDS: Beth Bennett
Hand-crafted by artisans in Saint-Georges-De-Luzençon, Bleu De Chauffe’s collection of sustainably manufactured leather goods has caught the eye of quality purveyors around the world. Embracing the cultural heritage passed through France’s fashion forward history, the company strives to ensure each item is timeless, with a ruggedly made perseverance, to be handed down from generation to generation. Their unique Bazar Tote is no different. From the feel alone, the bag is exquisitely constructed, an ambience of expense accompanies it. Made from the same high quality cotton canvas as resistance jeeps in the early 1940s, the bag is both subtle and stylish with any outfit. Handles made from vegetable-tanned leather provide a sturdy hold for your laptop, books, groceries, or whatever essentials, while a snap fastening keeps the bag tightly presented. Each piece comes with a unique label inside, detailing the date of production and the craftsman who brought it to life, which only adds to the individuality of the bag itself. This bag feels more than just an accessory, it feels like carrying around a piece of culture, of history, of art — an accoutrement of outstanding authenticity.