It’s pretty amazing seeing brands like Paravel evolving over the years, one that started out as a label producing hand-carry luggage made from durable cotton canvas and leather that’s now expanded to include an entire assortment of everyday pieces like backpacks, totes, weekenders, as well as this chic little number known as the Valise Handbag.
Taking design cues from vintage train-travel cases, Paravel’s little wonder comes in a single size that measures 20 cm wide and 12 cm high, with a roomy depth of 15 cm that’s sufficiently sized to hold a good day’s worth of essentials. Just lift up the snap-button closure and you’ll find a fully-lined leather interior fitted with a small zipped pocket that’s perfect for cards and such.
You can carry the Valise Handbag by way of the double top handles, or simply attach the accompanying shoulder strap and sling it across the body for a hands-free look. While Paravel has two versions (Black and Tan) available in lightweight canvas at their online store, NET-A-PORTER UK has a piece in full leather that’s absolutely gorgeous. Besides, it’s priced the same as its canvas/leather counterparts, coming in at GBP285, which is frankly a steal for what it’s worth. Looking for a classic handbag that will last through the seasons? The Valise Handbag would be it.