Cartier’s desire to deliver luxury in new forms has expanded with addition of new evening bags to their collection.
From next month, two further designs will be added to the Panthere De Cartier line in green crocodile skin and black satin with pixel print in gold. These, like the other evening clutches, will be a one-off design made to order.
The panther remains the Maisons favourite animal for it’s wild and glamorous nature that pays a tribute to Jeanne Toussaint who joined the company in the early 1920s and was nicknamed La Panthère for her wit. Last month, the house launched bags inspired by the Cactus De Cartier collection with clasps decorated in emerald beads and carnelian leaves, as well as a high-jewellery clutch range Metiers D’Art featuring precious pendants (such as a tiger and snake) on the bags that can be removed and worn as a brooch.
The precious materials used and high degree of customisation mean handbags have much in common with fine jewellery. Expect the same level of craftsmanship, best materials making these evening companions just as precious as a diamond bracelet.