A firm French girl favourite, Polène has been the under-the-radar buzz word in bags this year. The Parisian brand’s minimal yet elevated aesthetic has unsurprisingly caught the eye of many an uber-chic influencer recently, and we totally get why. As you know, we’re fans of most French exports, but this lesser-known handbag brand is yet another we’ll be adding to our holiday wish lists this year.
Searching for the perfect bag can sometimes feel like a herculean task, especially with such a crowded marketplace to sift through. However, if you’re a fashion girl after something extra special that won’t blow your life’s savings, we’d highly recommend checking out Polène’s bestselling ‘Numero Un’ collection.
The signature sumptuous envelope style feels pleasingly original whilst still maintaining a timeless air, and buying from an independent brand means you aren’t going to see one on every street corner (at least not just yet).
Despite being expensive-looking, the bags mostly sit between the £200-£300 mark, making them more accessible than so many other designer styles. Plus, with multiple iterations of the ‘Numero Un’ design— from nano, to mini, to backpack— there’s bound to be a style that fits seamlessly into your wardrobe. Failing that, we’d happily take any of Polène’s other bag designs home too— don’t worry, we’ve listed some of our favourites for you below.
Whether it’s some well-deserved self-gifting you’re looking to do, or just in need of an under-the-tree hint to send, you can be sure that anything from this brand has the fashion world’s stamp of approval.