As bags continue to reject “It” status in favor of a lo-fi kind of glamor, it’s worth noting that Tucci has recently started carrying the work of French designer (and husband of Feast 30 member Isabel Marant) Jérôme Dreyfuss, whose bags have an unfussy and almost anonymous appeal.
At the Solana Beach shop, the Carlos tote — grown-up, classic, with restrained hardware — caught our eye thanks to the lived-in leather and the ingenious zipper along the side ($1012, below). Also, the Lucien ($656, above) is a fringed marvel, with a chain strap and front-loaded coin purse, and with leather that says “let’s read antiquarian books” even as its shape invites you out to the discotheque.
For all the old-money anti-glitz these bags exude, there are still boldfaced names attached; Diane Kruger, Jade Jagger, and Juliette Binoche are all fans of the line.
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