Simon Porte Jacquemus is one of the brightest bag brands today. It doesn’t matter if you’re on the coastline of France or its numerous flower valleys, there’s always a Jacquemus bag for every occasion.
The place where it all began is roughly a 2-hour-40-minute train ride away from the capital of France. Jacquemus is a reminder of warmer climates and simpler times when we didn’t have to follow rules or have responsibilities.
The selection of Jacquemus handbags is something to admire—not just because they’re made of the finest French leather you’ve ever seen but also because there’s a little bit of something for everyone. In this guide, I’ve broken down the different Jacquemus bags into their respective categories and will explain their sizes.
Le Chiquito, which literally means “tiny,” is exactly what it promises. These tiny top-handle handbags are a testament that life isn’t just about the material things we have on us—it’s about simplicity (though the price tag on these babies can be pretty steep).
Tiny but tough, these handbags are the perfect accessory for storing your essentials, from iPhones to small makeup kits. Le Chiquito is Jacquemus’ signature handbag that comes in a wide array of color options.
Le Chiquito handbags come in a wide variety of size options, which include:
- Le Petit Chiquito (8.5 × 5 × 2.5 cm)
- Le Chiquito Original (12 × 9 cm)
- Le Chiquito Noeud (18 × 13.5 cm)
- Le Chiquito Moyen (18 × 13.5 cm)
- Le Grand Chiquito (22 × 18 cm)
- Le Chiquito Long (22 × 10.5 × 5.5 cm)
Le Bambino, meaning “little child” in Italian, is what one would consider being the baby handbag in Jacquemus terms. These bags are robust enough to hold more objects than their Le Chiquito counterparts, although their size options don’t differ too much. In addition to a top handle, you’ll find magnetic fastenings, shoulder straps, and gold trims that make Le Bambino handbags a bit more luxurious.
The different size categories for Le Bambino handbags are as follows:
- Le Petit Bambino (11 × 7.5 cm)
- Le Bambino (17.5 × 9 cm)
- Le Grand Bambino (23.5 × 13 cm)
Le Riviera and Le Pitchou
If you want a handbag that is reminiscent of the picturesque coastlines of the French Riviera, then you will need the Le Riviera shoulder bag. This bag was designed for the minimalist who loves a bit of flashiness in their lives. You’ll find stunningly beautiful crocodile textures on bold white and candy-pink leather. As a shoulder bag, Le Riviera isn’t just for vacation—you can use it as an everyday backpack to add flair to your everyday getup.
As for Le Pitchou, which is Jacquemus’ signature selection of neck bags, don’t expect a ton of storage capacity. This line of neck bags, at most, will fit your business cards, cash, and maybe a few sticks of makeup on top of everything else.
Here are the sizes you can expect from Le Riviera and Le Pitchou:
- Le Riviera (18 × 12 cm)
- Le Pitchou (11.5 cm diameter, 44 cm strap)
Le Ceinture Bello and La Banane
Who says fanny packs aren’t in? Sure, calling them “fanny packs” is sure to get people to raise a few eyebrows your way, but not with a Jacquemus belt or waist bag. Le Ceinture Bello fastens to your belt with ease, and its fold-over design helps keep your daily essentials in place at all times.
As for La Banane, which is banana-like in design, you’ll wear this lovable bag diagonally across your body or situated slightly beneath your waist when walking. It doesn’t offer much in terms of storage, but it’s a lovely accessory that’s bound to get people to raise a few eyebrows (in a good way!).
- Le Ceinture (11.5 × 8.5 cm)
- Le Banane (25 × 9 × 6 cm)
Le Panier Soleil
Last but certainly not least is Jacquemus’ collection of rustic handbags known as Le Panier Soleil. These bags are reminiscent of spending lazy summer days soaking up the sun’s rays in Southern France while basking in one of the countryside’s many wheat fields. Le Panier Soleil combines the elements of natural straw with wild pink leather accents. The largest type of handbag in Jacquemus’ collection, this is a must-have for day-long trips.
- Le Panier Soleil (48 × 17 × 18.9 cm)
What Makes Jacquemus Bags So Popular?
Although Jacquemus is a relatively new bag brand (it was founded in 2009), it made a statement about boldness, sturdiness, and simplicity, quite literally, in a single package. It didn’t take long for Jacquemus to reach the arms of worldwide celebrities, from Kylie Jenner and her Kardashian Krew to Leonie Hanne and way more social media influencers than anyone can count!
But what is it about Jacquemus’ signature Le Chiquito handbags that draw the attention of superstars around the globe? Well, they’re small and portable, they’re bold and vibrant, and they’re made of the finest leather the French designer can get his hands on. All that, plus the fact that they’re super-cute, is a recipe for high demand despite their jaw-droppingly steep price tags.
Will an iPhone Fit in a Jacquemus Le Chiquito?
Although Jacquemus’ Le Chiquito top-handle handbags are as cute as a button, there’s one major concern people have about them—they’re incredibly limited storage space. Certainly, Le Chiquito handbags aren’t designed for carrying laptops and supplies for week-long trips into the wild, but they’re roomy enough for your daily essentials.
The Le Chiquito Original is large enough to store an iPhone alongside a limited number of daily necessities, including lipstick tubes and makeup kits, with a bit more room to spare. If you opt for the Le Chiquito Long, with its 22-cm length, you should have plenty of storage space for running errands, shopping trips, and other light daily activities.
Is Jacquemus Eco-Friendly?
Like many fashion brands, Jacquemus is not what one would consider “eco-friendly” by any stretch of the imagination. Its supply chain takes very little notice of the brand’s impact on the environment or the welfare of animals. However, you should take this with a grain of salt since “no evidence” should not be mistaken for “absence of evidence.”
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