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September 2016



Le Huit offers an echo to 8, Place de l’Opéra, the legendary location of the historic flagship store and since 1929 the home of the bucket bag, Lancel’s iconic design which has marked generations.

Le Huit, a figure eight whose sensual curves evoke Lancel’s latest bucket bag.

This updated version is Lancel’s tribute to all those women and girls who, with their bags as constant companions, reflect the spirit of the times and the energy of an urban lifestyle. They love the concepts of Rock, Boho and Liberty but are keenly discerning and attach great importance to detail and to objects that reflect their character.

The understated, structured shape of the bucket bag is still there but has been softened. There is minimal sewing and overstitching on the body of the bag. The leather moves freely, forms folds and offers a casual look with a zest of rock and roll spirit. This sophisticated nonchalance is illuminated by some metallic strokes of light: large rivets to hold the tie (which features a silver-coloured metal ring at the end) and a chain to which a matching leather pouch is attached. The raw seams and black-dyed edges, which have become true brand hallmarks, provide the final, striking touch. This bag offers subtle and carefully studied detail. This is the strength of Lancel’s expertise.

Ultra-practical, Le Huit can be worn in a variety of ways. Ideal for those changing moods, it can be worn as a long shoulder bag using the strap or as a hand-held bag or short shoulder bag using the tubular handles. This ingenuity makes it a perfect match for week or weekend use. Le Huit comes in two sizes: a large size and a smaller one. Inside, they both offer Lancel's usual practical features: grosgrain lining in Lancel red and flat and zipped pockets to organise those personal items.

With its emblematic Lancel red lining, Le Huit is crafted in smooth-grained leather and in crocodile-style embossed matt leather. The bag is available in a range of bright colours (royal blue, rust and shocking pink) and neutral or muted tones (opal, black and plum) according to the size of the bag. The crocodile version comes in visually striking shades such as alabaster white, grey and black.