A friend of Chéri and I has a lovely little company that I have been wanting to share with you for a while now, as I appreciate the type of business this company represents. Authenticity. Quality. Honesty. Modesty.
Carré Royal, specializing in and developing a collection of goods manufactured in the best European materials. Their design is « minimalist » (no logo, sober shapes…). : www.carreroyal.com
Accessories, wallets, bags, ipad cases etc…
The origins of the Carré Royal brand go back to the 1950s with the founding of their first workshop in Southwestern France. The value of the brand lies in their value of good craftsmanship and quality materials. Their creations are made for lovers of fine goods who appreciate the aspects of well made leather and the elegant sobriety of their no-frills products. Their leather is vegetable tanned, which allows the leather to retain some of it’s natural aspects, hence why their leather develops a particularly fine patina over time. In addition, their materials come from the very best European tanneries, mainly French tanneries. It also has that delightfully fragrant « new-leather » smell that I associate with luxury goods.
In France their products can be found at the following : France: Printemps, Galeries Lafayette, Comptoir Bourdonnais(New), Caravane(New), Afwosh (New)…or at the Carré Royal online store : http://www.carreroyal.com/3-produits
December 2012 update :
Carré Royal was chosen by Tilly Macalister-Smith, Fashion Editor, Vogue.co.uk for the Style Hunter, Christmas Gift Emporium :
In the USA they can be found at :