The History of Lancel
Lancel is one of the older French fashion label. It was indeed created by Angèle Lancel in 1876 who wanted to sell feminine accessories and home decorations. All these years of experience insure the quality of the label’s designs, known for its quite classic style but that still manages to surprise by its originality.
The Premier Flirt bag
The Premier Flirt bag is probably one of the most iconic items made by Lancel, and the oldest as it was launched in 1927. You can easily recognized it: bucket bag made of leather with a pocket on the side and a tassel. It was renamed Premier Flirt in 2006. You will find it in each new collection by Lancel in different kind of leather, and coming in many colors, from the classic black to bold pink, light blue or snake skin style.
The BB bag
Lancel decided in 2010 to pay tribute to the French actress Brigitte Bardot by designing the BB. The label describes this bag as “the encounter between a feminine ideal and nature friendly.” Lancel works here on a shape that made its success, the bucket bag, but rounder and with no leather. Instead, the label uses tweed, denim and other fabrics. The strap can be removed and the famous BB initials are tied up to the handle by a chain.
A cheap Lancel handbag
The Lancel handbags are true luxury accessories and can thus be quite expensive. You will find though cheaper bags if you first look at the label’s sales, but also in outlet shops. You might find a Lancel bag on website such as ebay selling second-hand items but always keep in mind that many fakes exist for these kind of brands and be careful about what you will buy!