While this isn’t the first time French brand Fauré Le Page is making an appearance on this blog, I thought it would be apt to do a proper introduction what with a) the recent release of their official brand book (of which I’m sharing some of the beautiful illustrations here) and b) quite a fair number of you have been writing in asking for more information about FLP.
First established in 1717, Fauré Le Page was originally a master gunsmith to the kings, making everything from swords and sabres to pistols and rifles. Lauded for handing out weapons to the revolutionary forces in 1789 and 1830, Fauré Le Page is today a maker of luxury bags, its pieces never straying far from its heritage, from gun holster-shaped coin purses to the House’s iconic ‘Scale‘ motif.
Which brings us to this lovely illustration. On the bags and SLGs bearing the ‘Scale‘ motif, it’s a lightweight waterproof coated cloth that’s silk-screened with the motif, making it supple and slightly glossy yet quite hardy.
Located along Rue Cambon (it’s literally just beside Chanel which should make it hard to miss), you’ll find a nice array of everything from coated canvas bags and SLGs to tech cases and other interesting pieces, like drinking flasks and a boot-shaped bag. Prices are also rather low at the moment, which I attribute to the fact that the newly relaunched brand is still new to the luxury market. In other words, there’s no better time than now to head on down when you’re in Paris for an up-close and personal look.
And before I sign off, here’s a selection of Fauré Le Page’s SLGs and accessories (you’ll find their names and prices at the end of this post) for your viewing pleasure. Any other questions?
Clockwise from top left: iPhone4 case, EUR170, drinking flask, 4 oz, EUR160, 6 oz, EUR190, portable pocket mirror, EUR180, round coin purse, EUR130, zipped laptop case, EUR490, card holder, EUR115, passport covers, EUR180