Cartier Introduces the Jeanne Toussaint Bags Collection
27 June 2014

Cartier Introduces the Jeanne Toussaint Bags Collection

When it comes to watches and fine jewellery, Cartier would be a brand that is on the tip of anyone’s tongue. But, did you know that Cartier also has leather goods in its store?

The brand introduces their latest collection,  Jeanne Toussaint, named after the Cartier muse. But no, “this is no homage, rather an artistic dedication of absolute elegance, a rare blend of freedom and sophistication”.  A timeless classic of half crocodile and half smooth leather, it is, without a doubt, an artisanal creation where almost 100 steps are required to put the bag together including bar tacking, edge staining, saddle stitching, and cross-stitching (and no, we’re not talking about the DIY cross-stitch kits most of us dabbled with at some point in our lives). And these aren’t exactly bags that any Cartier craftsman is allowed to construct because both bags require the artisan to have at least 5 years of experience before being allowed to do so.


Red Obsidian clasp



The croc and leather version above is actually a numbered Limited Edition piece, with only 50 available worldwide, retails for RM48,800. Alternatively, the calfskin version is available in either Burgundy or Black at RM 12,000 or in the mini size (see image below) for RM 8,800.

Jeanne Toussant Tote in Burgundy calfskin, RM 12,000


Jeanne Toussant Black calfskin Tote, RM 12,000


Jeanne Toussaint Mini Tote

The other bag from the Jeanne Toussaint collection, the “Chain” bag can be worn either on the shoulder with the long chain strap, slung in the arm through the top handle, or hand-carry style. Also available in either Burgundy or Black, the bag retails at RM 12,900

Jeanne Toussaint Chain Bag with black lacquered clasp

The Jeanne Toussaint collection is now available in-store at Cartier KLCC. Stay tuned for a post on Cartier’s new men’s collection coming up next week!

Images courtesy of Cartier