Couture Week: Paris Scene

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A bag from Renaud Pellegrino's spring-summer 2012 collection.

Photo By Courtesy of Renaud Pellegrino

RENAUD PELLEGRINO REDUX: Renaud Pellegrino, the French accessories designer known for his high-end richly decorative bags, is back in action with a new store due to open during couture week. The boutique is located at 149 Rue Saint-Honoré, a hop away from the Louvre and Palais Royal.

Pellegrino, who rose to prominence in the Eighties, during which time he designed bags for the house of Yves Saint Laurent before founding his signature line, was forced to pull out of the game in 2009 when the brand’s new owner, Holmex, a Martinique-based family holding, shuttered the company. There were reported differences between its namesake designer and management over the firm’s development. At the time, the label counted among the few remaining high-end independent bag brands, boasting an atelier on Paris’ tony Rue Faubourg Saint-Honoré. Pellegrino managed to keep hold of his factory, however, which is based near to Le Mans in northwest France.

In 2010, the brand was acquired by L'Atelier du Maroquinier, a French leather goods firm that is located near the factory.


Featuring revisited icons and new designs, Pellegrino’s spring-summer ’12 collection includes handmade creations out of noble materials, going from exotics to satin and lace. — Katya Foreman

Renaud Pellegrino

149 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris.


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