Joining a not-so-long list of Parisian contenders that continue to fare well in sartorial savoir-faire is Longchamp. And while most labels look towards muses and demystifying the feminine mystique, this one out-fashions its French frères as it doesn’t just dedicate its craftsmanship to celebrities but celebrated figures of fictional history. The brand pays a handbag homage of s(p)orts with the Gatsby sport, its ode de Gatsby.
Much like the character, this messenger bag is straight out of a Fitzgerald fantasy. Available now in a newlizard-effect grain version, the mysterious millionaire’s namesake is a star in its own double-strapped right. And a very versatile one at that! The bag transforms into a shorter version at the switch of a strap, amidst its cognac revelry.
While the leather’s patinated, almost worn effect brings a vintage feel, its de-structured appearance befits a modern street setting perfectly. The closures, straps and buckles channel nonchalance with a Gatsby-esque air of distinction. Available in Black, besides Cognac, it comes priced at $850.
[Available at Longchamp]