No, the Guirlande de Cartier family of bags didn’t just stop at 3 sizes, and what you’re looking at now is the new Guirlande de Cartier Nano Bag, the new baby of the line-up that makes for the perfect addition to your bag wardrobe. Based on their symbolic eight-faceted jewellery box which is adorned with the elegant gold frieze stamp around the edges, it is also a bag that’s quintessentially Cartier through and through.
Considering it measures 19.5 cm wide and 12.5cm high, with a roomy depth of 4.7 cm that’s sufficiently sized for all your daily essentials, it is far from being a ‘nano’, featuring the same octagonal shape and opening the same way (via a magnetic front flap) as its predecessors, but there are differences.
For one, the Guirlande de Cartier Nano Bag comes without a structured top handle, which automatically gives it extra points in terms of versatility. When you remove the strap, it becomes an oversized clutch that will work perfectly well at night. Alternatively, if you hook the strap back on, you’ve got yourself a chic crossbody bag that’s great for casual days, and it definitely helps that the bag’s shorter height makes it a tad bit more comfortable when it’s slung across the body.
The other piece of good news? The new Guirlande de Cartier Nano Bag is also up for personalisation, which can be done in the form of having your initials embossed under the flap of the bag or having it engraved on the mirror located within Cartier’s ‘secret pocket’ in the interior compartment. Priced at SGD1690 each, it will be officially launched in three colours (Black, Green and Red) across all Cartier boutiques on 13 December 2019.
If, however, you’re all about getting first dibs, Cartier has launched the Red exclusively online over here, where you can have it delivered right to your doorstep in no time at all.