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Delvaux iconic handbags collection

Delvaux the oldest fine leather goods since 1829. In 1933 Franz Schwennicke takes over the business. Delvaux becomes an exclusive brand and is the first to introduce seasonal collections, mirroring the practices of Haute Couture.


Under his direction and then later that of his wife, Solange, Delvaux produces countless masterpieces. The ateliers of Brussels and France produce handbags that stand out in the history of leather goods, such as the ‘Brillant’, created for the Brussels World Fair in 1958.

 



The Delvaux behind the emblematic Brillant Mini. Every detail on the Brillant has been carefully designed and expertly crafted. Leather-covered buttons for a discreet finish. A beautifully soft leather interior lining. A twisted handle for a more comfortable grip. Nothing is overlooked.

Endlessly versatile, the Brillant transforms with seasonal colours and matte, shiny or metallic finishes. Different leathers also give it very different styles. Box Calf and precious skins give the Brillant a highly sophisticated look, while more supple hides such as Rodéo and Crispy Calf give it a softer appearance. Truly a bag for all seasons.

 



The Brillant can be carried by its top handle and can be worn with an adjustable strap. Long or short, the strap can be placed over the shoulder or across the body for a more relaxed style. Depending on the occasion, day or mood, the Brillant adapts to your every need. Brilliantly.


 

Delvaux Brilliant mini Coliseum box Handbag
Delvaux Brilliant mini Coliseum box

Brillant Mini Coliseum Box Calf Noir

This mini handbag from Delvaux with the shape of a goddess, a buckle like a gem, and the posture of a queen, the Brillant shines down on its subjects, but will never outshine you.


 

Exquisite details and craftsmanship

The Brillant Mini Coliseum will dazzle your nights with its jewel handle. Refined and light, this handle is the first of its kind made for one of our emblematic bags. A real jewel of know-how.


 

The perfect Autumn-Winter colour in prune.


 

Not only gorgeous from the outside, but also inside a true eye-catcher.

(Source first and last picture).


 

The must-have from Delvaux, a divine silk scarf. Beautifully soft on the skin, our square Silk Twill scarves add the perfect touch of colour and style. Available in a wide range of prints and sizes, they look as good worn on the body as they do tied to our handbags. The ultimate accessory for the full Delvaux look.


 


Wondrous Creatures

These specials are called Wondrous creatures.‘Animaux fantastiques’ is the stand-out motif of the season. A refined blend of Kaki and Noir, this subtle camouflage-like design appears in printed form on the Tempête PM and Pochette and is embroidered on the Brillant Mini with black thread and elegant beads. The midnight blue ‘Night Birds’ designs also put on a majestic display. Appearing on the Brillant, the Tempête Small and the Pin Mini Bucket, they are made of Box Calf and exotic leathers. Masterpieces of artisanal ingenuity, they fuse haute couture embroidery techniques with bursts of luscious ostrich feathers, transforming leather bags into regal creatures.



 

Delvaux Museum

Something really special. Delvaux opened a museum in 2019. It is an exceptional museum with the most precious pieces of the Delvaux collection. You can visit the museum here: 7, Boulevard Louis, Schmidtlaan,1040 Brussels.


Delvaux celebrates its heritage at Paris Bon Marché event honouring Belgium

The latest news from Delvaux is a collaboration between Delvaux and Le Bon Marché Department. Every year, Le Bon Marché hosts an exhibition paying tribute to a specific country. This year, Belgium takes centre stage, with the comic strip in particular, taking the spotlight. The event will be a celebration of all things Belgian, from food and drink to culture to fashion. Belgium’s savoir-faire in design, the culinary arts and comic strips has long been appreciated by connoisseurs, but is increasingly being recognised internationally and will be honoured by the exclusive department store through a series of events this autumn.



The Delvaux pop-up stand

 

It is always an enjoyment writing about Delvaux. They have the most iconic bags since 1829. One day I hope to possess one ;)


 


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