Delvaux Handbags the 1st luxury leather goods house in the world
A prestigious family-owned company established in 1829 by CHARLE DELVAUX in Brussels, the House of Delvaux is internationally recognized and revered for its unwavering craftsmanship and excellent quality leather goods.
At the forefront of luxury leather goods for nearly two centuries because of their savoir-faire, the brand brings a witty approach to all its creations, infusing each design with original touches.
This house is unlike any other, and what makes it different is that each piece is crafted by skilled master leather artisans that create, instead of merely everyday bags, smooth living works of art.
"That’s our universe. Not a question of look, but of form and construction. The quality of leather, and our very special buckles. A subliminal element that lasts for a long time. We are not in fashion, but we play with fashion. We are not conservative, we are classic. Classic means that which allows you to express yourself in the long term. That allows you to welcome creativity," said the current CEO of the brand, Jean-Marc Loubier, to Fashion Network.
The ateliers of Brussels and France produce handbags that stand out in the history of leather goods, such as the Brillant: the most recognized bag from the brand, created for the Brussels World Fair in 1958.
At the time of the brand's creation, the realization that women would want to keep their most precious belongings close in practical, small bags during their travels turned out to be a visionary move.
Their designs are classic, and all of 'em can be teamed up effortlessly with all styles. For this year, Delvaux introduced the new models of So Cool, crafted in two exquisite leathers, one grainy and one smooth. It's a not-so-casual bag with a stunningly modern silhouette. Its elegant simplicity and impeccable functionality attest to la Maison’s unrivaled dedication to craftsmanship and technical finesse.
Taking a look inside the ateliers of the oldest fine leather goods house in the world, we discover the magic created by la Maison’s invaluable artisans, with the most high-quality materials plus intricate processes and rituals that come together in the creation of the emblematic Delvaux handbags. Find explained here, the process of 'la refente' and 'le parage'.
Delvaux progressed from its luggage-making origins and became the first brand worldwide to file a patent for handbags in 1908. The full history of the brand you can find on their website — it's worth the read.
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