Moynat Cabotin

You can tell a lot about a brand just by looking at the bags they create, and after staring at the Moynat Cabotin for the longest time via Moynat’s online site, I have deduced the following. For starters, it’s obvious that French luxury house Moynat (that was founded in 1849) only makes beautiful bags, but more importantly, elegant, everyday pieces that use only the finest leathers.

Their bags are also simple, without all those distracting bells and whistles, which in turn forces you to see their creations for what they are, wonderfully structured and uncomplicated, with an emphasis on craftsmanship and artistry.

Take the Cabotin, for example, which in my opinion is as versatile as it is stunning. Carry it hand-held or use the accompanying shoulder sling, this bag will bring you from the tearoom to the boardroom with ease. What I’m loving even more about it is how unfettered it is, the silver-tone hardware (could it be palladium-plated?) the perfect foil against the rich, luxe leather.

Priced at EUR2550, the Cabotin is also available in Black, Mahogany and Taupe, besides the one in Amaranth that’s shown above. And because Moynat only has a single store in the world that’s located in Paris (at 348 Rue Saint Honoré, to be exact), it certainly makes the Cabotin (and their other bags) even more desirable.

No guesses then on where I’ll be spending a lot of time at come September when I’m in Paris.

Image: Moynat

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