Delvaux’s Le Pin satchel, which was big in the Eighties with über chic Euros (check out Princess Stéphanie of Monaco sporting a red one in her 1986 music video “Comme Un Ouragan”), had rather humble beginnings as a horse feed bag. Solange Schwennicke, the owner and former CEO of the nearly 200-year-old Belgian leather goods brand, was vacationing in Tunisia when she saw the canvas pouches, strapped around the animals’ necks and bearing tiny perforations so that the dust within the oats could pass through. Inspired by them, she introduced a leather variation in 1972, and this spring the family-owned house is reissuing it in supple calfskin (complete with punched holes at the bottom of the bag) and in a range of neutral shades. “When it is authentic, a creation is eternal,” says Schwennicke (available exclusively at Barneys New York; $1,690).
Princess Stéphanie of Monaco wears a red Le Pin satchel in her1986 music video “Comme Un Ouragan”
Photo courtesy of the designers.