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October 2023

Carmen & Simone

Souvenir brand

by Bruno Lambert

Behind the name of a recent Marseille plant-based leather goods label, created this year by 28-year-old Chloé Durand, is a determination to pay tribute to her two grandmothers, Carmen and Simone. The result of the endeavour was the development of two bags using Apple Skin leather, which is produced from apple waste. One is the Carmen – the ultimate baguette bag – and other is the Simone, a square bag with understated, modern lines. This is an eco-responsible (recycled packaging), vegan and European brand whose accessories are designed in Aix-en-Provence and handcrafted in Portugal.

Lua Baïla : 156 rue Paradis, Marseille 6e

Tél. 09 54 04 17 24


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