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The Roseau: A New Shape With Buckets Of Style

The Roseau: A New Shape With Buckets Of Style

Alongside the legendary Le Pliage®, the Roseau bag is a Longchamp icon, perhaps the ultimate symbol of its leather heritage and savoir-faire. A revolution when it was launched nearly three decades ago as an open tote secured with a bamboo toggle – the roseau of the name – the bag is regularly reinterpreted so that, as well as being an enduring emblem of elegance and authenticity, it remains at the cutting edge of fashion.

That is more than ever the case for Spring/Summer 2022, when the latest iteration of the Roseau – a simple yet stylish bucket bag – captures the easy, insouciant spirit of the season. Crafted from cowhide leather with a wonderfully supple feel and subtly grained texture, the small yet spacious Roseau bucket is made to be dangled lightly from one hand by its rounded handle or – thanks to its longer, removable strap – slung nonchalantly over the shoulder or across the body. A palette of timeless shades, including tan and black, enhances the authentic feel of this design, which is equally at home at a market in Provence as on the streets of Paris.

In addition to the leather Roseau bucket, an array of desirable variations are directly inspired by Longchamp’s Spring/Summer 2022 ready-to-wear collection – witness a model in cotton canvas embroidered with soft floral motifs like a Provençal tapestry, or another version in blue and white striped cotton, which evokes the spirit of the Mediterranean. Both have a natural leather handle and trim, and a canvas shoulder strap.

Two further variations play on Longchamp signatures: the first, in ecru cotton canvas with black grained cowhide trim, is printed with the name of the House on one side and the racehorse logo on the other; the second comes in black and taupe LGP jacquard canvas with black Russian leather trim. The one feature all these stylish buckets share? The iconic toggle, now in shiny silver or pale gold-tone metal, without which the Roseau would not be the Roseau.

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