Look out Bottega Veneta. Step aside Yves Saint Laurent. There’s a new bag in town and it’s demanding the attention of fashionistas worldwide. While the history behind luxury handbag designer, Marcela Calvet
, is one that began back in the 1900s, the latest collection of luxury handbags prove to be the perfect accessory in today’s fashion-forward world.
It all began in 1895 with the birth of the iconic Parisian couture house, Callot Soeurs, which quickly became the quintessential label of feminine chic. With full intentions to preserve the Callot name, the label was acquired by Maison Calvet in 1928. After the war, some of the biggest names in French fashion came together to create a collection of mannequins and couture pieces designed to lift the spirits of war-torn Europe. The band of designers, known as Théâtre de la Mode, included Callot (Calvet), Elsa Schiaparelli, Hermès, Nina Ricci, Robert Piguet, Worth, Carven, Paquin, Maggy Rouff, Marcel Rochas, Lanvin, Lelong, Jean Patou, and Balenciaga.
It wasn’t long before trendsetting socialites, leading ladies, and some of the most distinguished names of the ‘30s and ‘40s turned to the luxury label, which was now known for its exquisitely crafted exotic skin handbags. Using only the finest skins, colors and textures, a limited number of handbags were exclusively handmade to order for the label’s select clientele. Handcrafted in Argentina, each signature handbag captured the essence of Argentine sensuality while offering the chic sophistication of Paris.
Following the couture path that her ancestors had so beautifully paved, Marcela Calvet launched her eponymous label in 2005 with the hopes of bringing back the allure and sophistication that had once defined an era. Marcela Calvet handbags not only symbolize elegance and glamour, but also present avant-garde style and contemporary refinement.
Named for a particular person, place or event, each collection pays tribute to a defining moment in Calvet history, while each individual handbag is named after a woman who embodies the essence and style of the Marcela Calvet brand. The Chamagnieu Collection pays homage to the beloved home of Baron Pierre Hercule Ferdinand Calvet-Rogniat; the Tauzia 1945 Collection represents the summers spent at Chateau Tauzia, with handbags that offer the same fine details reflected in the exquisite 18th century architecture; the Rue Taitbout Collection portraits a time when fashion became the heart of Parisian savoire-faire and is named after the street where the Callot sisters first opened their Parisian Couture atelier; and the Matigon Collection illustrates the changes that were to come in the world of high-fashion and glamour, with handbags that represent modern, simplistic, and understated elegance.
If you love luxury handbags as much as I do, and are looking for something that stands out among the crowds, Marcela Calvet truly makes the ultimate fashion statement. What’s even more exciting is that JustLuxe has recently partnered up with the couture handbag designer, who so graciously has extended an amazing offer to our JLRewards Members. JLRewards Members will receive 30 percent off all limited edition, exotic skin handbags, 20 percent off on limited edition, ultra-soft Argentine leather handbags, and will also receive a complimentary gift. To take advantage of these incredible savings, just visit JLRewards, where you’ll have access to the promo code, which Marcela Calvet has created exclusively for JL Rewards Members.