A shop-atelier for bags addicted specialized in made to measure leather goods: laContrie in Paris
Right in the heart of Paris, between the Palais Royal Gardens and Place Vendôme, there is the dream of every bag addicted: a boutique-workshop specialized in made to measure bags and leather goods called La Contrie. Unable to find the bag or the service she was looking for, Edwina de Charette de la Contrie (the founder and owner) searched for an alternatives. She came across an independent craftsman and over the course of the days spent in his work-shop she caught the leather-working bug. Her family, a historic constituent of French luxury, instilled strong values of quality and service. Edwina decided to channel these traits of character into a workshop providing made to measure leather working service and that’s the story of how the laContrie brand and the shop is born.
Clients can choose among a selection of highly sophisticated and timeless models, away from the dictates of fashion, that can be customised by colour, type of leather, inside lining, and right (up to) the smallest details such as the size and style of interior pockets, the strap length and the handle size. You can also have your initials or other personal details such as dates and names hot-stamped on your bag. It takes about 8 weeks to make one bag, but the collection is truly unique and the final result is absolutely stunning thanks to the attention to details and the high-quality finishes, all signature traits of French taste. The company makes each item by hand by young artisans in the atelier of the shop and is renowned for styles that aren’t just modern, but timeless. Looking to purchase, but aren’t in France? Naturally, that’s no problem; laContrie is no stranger to e-commerce and will ship his made to measure leather goods worldwide.
laContrie Rue De La Sourdière, 11 Paris