The Peau de Chagrin

The Peau de Chagrin handbag, the first in our range of beautiful, luxury gifts and accessories, is limited to an edition of 100, and is handcrafted and made by a single artisan in the Swiss Juras, an area with a long standing tradition of precision watch making in small ateliers. Our skins, from European animals, are prepared by a Belgian tannery using the vegetable tanning method. All of the leather is chrome free including the black leather interior.

Each handbag comes with a specially printed edition of Honoré de Balzac's La Peau de Chagrin, a constant inspiration through its decadent sensibility, the ideas it explores and the values it holds.

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Editions Peau de Chagrin

In addition to our focus on leather accessories and gifts, Peau de Chagrin includes a niche publishing house. With each bag released, Peau de Chagrin will publish a book that has inspired us, drawn from a tradition of decadent European literature. Our first edition will be “La Peau de Chagrin” by Honoré de Balzac. The novel is the story of the dilemma between the possession of a talisman that will fulfil all desire whilst hastening one’s end or a perpetual suffering of unquenchable desires.


click here to watch LA PASSANTE videos and listen to the podcasts Conversations around La Peau de Chagrin inspired by Honoré de Balzac's Novel La Peau de Chagrin