MY EPITOME OF LOVE
Stepping into D’AUCHEL’s maison and atelier, I found my love at first sight – THAIS, a timeless bucket bag that stands out from the crowd.
Women are always in search of a bag that is perfect in every way, just like the perfect man. This is my first encounter with D’AUCHEL, a French luxury leather goods brand. Stepping into its maison and atelier located in the heart of Central, I found my love at first sight – THAIS, a timeless bucket bag that stands out from the crowd.
There is a fascinating story behind THAIS. The founder of D’AUCHEL, Olivier Dauchez, is the descendant of a French noble family. Boasting 20 years of experience in the industry, he oversaw the manufacturing of fine leather goods for the world’s most recognisable luxury brands. Having a grandfather who was a master craftsman of silk scarves, led Olivier to develop an exquisite eye for the details of luxury since an early age.
While I was admiring THAIS, out of the blue, Olivier walked out and greeted me with a friendly smile. I was so flattered. With the manner and style of a modest gentleman, Olivier conducted himself nobly. Gently taking out THAIS from the display shelf, he placed it on a leather table mat and demonstrated various styles to carry this handbag.
Picking up the handbag for a closer look, I was astonished by the lightweight of this large capacity leather bag. Olivier explained that they have a very high standard for leather, insisting all handbags to be entirely hand-assembled by master French artisans using the finest imported leather, threads, and hardware from France, in order to achieve flawless and long-lasting results.
In fact, all artisans working at D’AUCHEL are required to have a minimum of 10 years experience at high-end ateliers. D’AUCHEL also seeks talent from top institutions, including Compagnons du Tour de France, to ensure their bags are made with the highest possible standard.
The classic handbag THAIS is certainly one of Olivier’s brainchildren. The simple and sleek design gives THAIS a timeless style. Featuring a sexy, slouchy silhouette collapsible by lightly structured straps, THAIS can be worn 3 ways with versatile styles, either casual or classy by your choice.
Putting THAIS back on the shelf, Olivier took out another artistic handbag, which turned out to be a piece from the global limited-edition collection collaborated with British visual artist Allan Banford. Putting abstract paintings on the finest leather, this meticulously crafted handbag is truly a masterpiece of art and another proud work of Olivier.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Feauting a simple zipper design on the top, and a delicate metal lock buckle for embellishment, the handbag is hand-painted with a harmonious mix of patterns and colours by Allan Banford, bringing the leather alive. With Allan Banford’s signature printed on the back, every handbag is given a unique character and soul.
A handbag is personal, truly authentic, and quintessential luxury. Finding your perfect bag is like searching for a soulamte, anything worthwhile takes time.
D’AUCHEL Maison & Atelier
Suite 1402, 14/F Lyndhurst Tower, 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2116 9400