In the end of last year I made an unforgettable trip to Brussels, where I had an amazing experience – a visit to Delvaux factory. I can say that I was a “passive Dalvaux fan” (I appreciated the brand but never used to buy anything) for a long time already, knowing about it through my friends, fashion insiders. They always told me to pay attention to bags by Delvaux, as they are an epitome of luxury and style but are not overexposed and thus, are truly unique.
After visiting Delvaux factory, which is the oldest bags’ factory in the world (initiated in 1829), I understood that my wardrobe won’t be complete without a classic Delvaux bag. Discovering the process of how each bag is produced, I reminded myself about the importance of craftsmanship in luxury. In our fast changing world ruled by instant messages and social networks, we usually forget that there are still some things in life created by hands of real people. Each person, who works at Delvaux factory, can produce one bag – from the beginning to an end. Speaking to those people in charge of the production, I felt their love and appreciation towards their work, and most importantly, the brand in general. There were many amazing stories in the history of the brand – from the opening of the first store, to introduction of Delvaux’s own “it” bag, the Brillant, in 1960, to the recent Magritte collection launch, which I also visited during my trip.
The Magritte collection has the wit and charm of all the Delvaux pieces – as with all the heritage brands, the “devil is in the details”. A very classic black bag has a very significant lining, which makes it totally unique and puts in a range of collectible pieces.
My choice is the white Tempête GM Delvaux – the best bag of a relatively big size I ever owned. It is the first time I can fit all my books in one bag – it was extremely useful during my recent trips to LA and San Francisco! It also looks super easy and fashionable – two qualities I search for when choosing a perfect accessory.