The birth of the modern handbag

  • Story

    In the glittering world of Paris’ Belle Epoque, at the turn of the 20th century, a talented actress named Gabrielle Réjane reigned supreme. Independent, modern and highly educated she soon became life-long friend with the only woman trunk-maker in history, Pauline Moynat.

  • Story

    Réjane inspired the first women’s handbags designed by Moynat. Smaller, lighter and shapelier than the bags in use at that time, they proved an immense success and ushered ladies’ handbags into the modern era.

    • From 1903 to 2011

      The Réjane, the first handbag ever to be named after a star, was launched in 1903. Over a century later, Moynat revives this mythical piece of fashion history with the new Réjane, designed by the House’s Artistic Director Ramesh Nair.

    • Clean lines

      The delicate, feminine curves of the Réjane bag are an evocation of the signature clean lined trunks that made the House famous, while revealing an enveloping inner volume.

    • A patented lock

      The highlight of the Réjane bag is its jewel-like lock, a re-edition of a Moynat patented model of the Art Deco period.

    • A rich leather palette

      The Réjane is available is a range of natural and exotic leathers, in permanent and limited editions colors. It delicately incarnates the duality of charm and fantasy that is the soul of the House of Moynat.

    • The essence of versatility

      True to the independent spirit and eclectic of its namesake, the Réjane stars into many roles, be it as a classic hand-held bag, a modern on-the-shoulder or as an evening clutch.

    • Exceptional craftsmanship

      It takes our skilled artisans 20 hours to make a Réjane bag. Its edges are lovingly polished and painted no less than 8 times, while its handle is sculpted out of leather for perfect fit and lasting durability.

    • The Making of the Réjane

  • Réjane

    Structured city bag in Taurillon Blush. Perle calfskin lining. Patented locking system. Detachable and adjustable shoulder strap.

    Permanent Colours: Black, taupe, tourterelle, madder, emerald.

    Also available in Taurillon Gex, Box, Natural Calf or in exotic skins (crocodilians or lizard)*

    *Leather & colors may vary depending on the size of the model.

    • Mini Réjane
      20 × 8 × 15 cm
    • Petite Réjane
      26 × 10 × 18,5 cm
    • Réjane
      30 × 14 × 20,5 cm
  • Réjane Evening

    Structured evening bag in Box leather with adjustable chain. Perle calfskin lining. Patented locking system.

    • Réjane Evening
      20 × 14 × 7 cm
  • Réjane Saddle

    Structured city bag in Natural Calf. Perle calfskin lining. Patented locking system. Detachable and adjustable shoulder strap.

    Permanent Colour : Cognac

    • Dimensions
      29 × 27 × 10 cm
  • Réjane Opéra

    Structured clutch in Taurillon Blush. Also available in Box Calf leather or in exotic skins (crocodilians). Perle calfskin lining.

    Also available in Box Calf or in exotic skins (crocodilians).

    Permanent Colour : Black

    • Dimensions
      28 × 14 × 5 cm
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