The Elegant ‘Épure’ Is Longchamp’s Take On A Minimalist Bucket Bag

Longchamp captures the essence of bucket bags, in the truest sense, with the Épure, a series of beautifully-crafted bucket bags done in single-toned leather or woven styles. And, my, we’re tempted. The Épure takes on a refined, elegant form, with its smooth silhouette and rounded bottom, which then streamlines into minimalist details such as a simple press stud and short handle, making for a casual number we’d like to tout about town.

While the Russian leather forms in shades of brown, black, orange, yellow, red and green are elegant in their versatility, there’s also a strong case to be made for the multi-coloured, cane-weave iterations too, which take after the familiar bistro chairs typical to Parisian cafes.

Here, we see braided cowhide leather that combines a carefully picked-out colour palette — a funky bright orange is accented with white, blue and purple; sweeter hues abound on a pale pink version that’s interlaced with white, red and black leather; while a more neutral but still cheery beige base sees colours of red, yellow and blue in between. Furthermore, these are made with leftover leather from previous productions, sustainably upcycled into a most creative new form.

The Fall/Winter 2022 launch also sees another style of the Épure bucket bag, this time in a more chunky cable-knit style braided leather. Alongside that, we can also expect two designs that expand on the sophisticated range — a small crossbody bag that’s inspired by the flap of the Le Pliage, and interestingly, a chic leather bottle holder that’s able to hold a refillable 500ml bottle in insulated steel, one that’s stamped with the Longchamp racehorse logo and dynamic side stripes.

See the Épure collection of bucket bags, crossbody bags, and bottle holders, here:

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The Longchamp Épure Bucket bags, priced at $525 for plain leather and $815 for woven leather, now available in-stores and online.
Longchamp Épure Crossbody bags and Bottle Holders will be in-stores and online from 28 June.