Spring is here! A soft and elegant piece that combines vintage and modernity, an ode to renewal. A unique, versatile, and durable small frame handbag.
- Type : Bags - Hybrid Bag ;
- Model : Jump Squat ;
- Dimensions : 35x19x13cm ;
- lines that are both retro and modern ;
- surprisingly spacious interior despite a very compact exterior ;
- invisible metal frame closure ;
- one zippered pocket and one flat pocket inside ;
- metal bag feet for worry-free placement ;
- hand, shoulder, crossbody, or back carrying with two detachable handles or a detachable reversible/bi-material adjustable strap.
- Exterior: Upcycled synthetic upholstery fabric (composition unknown) and upcycled synthetic leather (end of roll, 78% Viscose / 20% Polyester / 2% Polyurethane) ;
- Interior: 100% linen canvas ;
- Interlining: 100% cotton interfacing, Easyfoam foam, Jeffitex.
Its detailed story
Spring is here! Tender buds are blossoming on their branches, a delicate scent is wafting from the plants, and the sun is finally warming us...
This soft and elegant piece, which combines vintage and modernity by blending a retro shape, distinctive finishes, and a fabric with a botanical motif in delicious colors, is an ode to renewal.
I stumbled upon this fabric by chance while rummaging in a flea market for pants for my youngest son (we are fans of second-hand items). Digging through a pile, I discovered this huge piece of synthetic fabric (probably for curtains) with a pattern and colors that drew me in despite myself. I took it with me, and destiny revealed itself when, at my next stop, I found four display samples of synthetic leathers in a harmonious range of colors (cream, pink, orange, and apricot)...
I had my color scheme, and I immediately envisioned creating a mini-collection around this fabric. Its name eluded me for a long time until I asked my "fans" (a lofty word) on social media, and when the word “Éclosion” was suggested, I immediately knew it was the right one.
As for the design, it's an exclusive model. It was initially designed by a designer who was thinking of me and all my contradictions: she imagined a small but functional shape, sturdy yet feminine... when she showed me her prototype, it was love at first sight, but I wondered how to ensure a durable and solid opening without compromising the bag's lines. She temporarily abandoned the project and created another one, still for me (see the “Marie” handbag).
But I couldn't get this draft out of my head, so I asked her for the initial pattern pieces to examine it and find a solution. On her end, she also resumed her reflection, and we came up with three different solutions, two from my side.
The piece presented here is one of my two solutions, with handles that depart from rings securely anchored on the exterior facade with straps sewn across the width to distribute the force so as not to pull on the exterior fabric at tight points, allowing for various carrying styles (hand, shoulder, crossbody, and even on the back). I also modified the external shape designed by her to have a panel that widens at the bottom and changes the overall proportions of the bag, making it even more robust.
The result is original, versatile, and durable.
I named it “Jump Squat” because it reminds me of the corresponding strength exercise, where you crouch to leap and use the impetus gained to rise and grow.
The other piece is here and shares a common base but also has many differences.
Did you know?
- This piece took 4h of careful labor ;
- It's composed of 80% of repurposed materials.
Shipping, Returns & Warranty
All orders are shipped within 24 hours (excl. week-ends).
I ship internationally and offer free shipping to France.
14 days satisfaction warranty (excl. custom orders), 2-year conformity warranty.
Slightly reduced price (normally 484€) because this prototype has imperfect stitching on the inside and two tiny snags on the decorative front strips (see last photos).
I care that your bags last you a long time, even when not in use. As such, this piece will come to you in its complimentary, custom-sized, branded dustbag made from organic cotton satin with an organic cotton cord.