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.
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.
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.
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
Structured city bag in Taurillon Gex. Perle calfskin lining. Patented locking system. Detachable and adjustable shoulder strap.
Permanent Colours : Black, Taupe, Tourterelle, Madder, Burgundy, Bougainvillea, Petrol Blue
Also available in Taurillon Blush, Box, Natural Calf or in exotic skins (crocodilians or lizard)*
*Leather & colors may vary depending on the size of the model.
Mini Réjane20 × 8 × 15 cm
Petite Réjane26 × 10 × 18,5 cm
Réjane30 × 14 × 20,5 cm
Structured city bag in Natural Calf. Perle calfskin lining. Patented locking system. Detachable and adjustable shoulder strap.
Permanent Colour : Cognac
Dimensions29 × 27 × 10 cm
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
Dimensions28 × 14 × 5 cm