THE VENDÔME BAG IN PM & MINI SIZES

10-01-2020

Style and History intertwined

At the dawn of the 20th century, under the direction of Edmond Goyard, our Maison was the first amongst the Parisian luggage makers to create a bag in the form of a dome.

It was named Vendôme, in honour of the prestigious Place Vendôme, one of the epicentres of French elegance, which is situated just a stone’s throw from Goyard’s historical comptoir at 233, rue Saint‑Honoré, but also in reference to Comité Vendôme, of which Robert Goyard, Edmond’s son, was one of the founding members in 1936. Its creation was a technical and stylistic innovation that was radical in its day, rapidly becoming one of the most emblematic and sought‑after pieces presented by the house and has continually remained so right up until the present day.

Today, the Vendôme bag reinvents itself in two new formats that give this unique classic a new contemporary feel: a chic and cheeky Mini‑sized bag, and a PM (small‑sized) bag that is both aristocratic and refined.

Streamlined and refined, both of the new Vendôme bags respect the quintessentially Goyard aesthetics and craftsmanship codes of their ancestor: rounded hinged handles in smooth Clamecy calfskin leather, chapes that are decorated with riveted beechwood details, a sturdy zipper, leather protective corners… The generously sized interior is lined with yellow cotton, and features a discrete patch pocket with leather piping, perfect to slip cards, papers and small personal everyday items into.

Both of the new‑sized bags can be hand‑held or arm‑held for timeless allure, or worn on the shoulder or crossbody thanks to their clever adjustable strap proposed as a complementary option, for a more urban, modern look.

Exactly in the same way as the original model, the shapes of the Mini and PM Vendôme bags lend themselves perfectly to hand‑painted monogramming, one of the most longstanding Goyard traditions ever since the 19th Century.

The Vendôme PM & Mini bags are available in the following colours: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Navy Blue, Sky Blue, Grey, Black and White, in addition to its original Black & Tan colour scheme.

10-01-2020