The history of Goyard handbags.
Before going into details about the history of the legendary bags designed by the House of Goyard, we need to take a look back over the origins of the brand itself. For that, we must delve into the year 1792, with Pierre-François Martin and the very beginnings of the House of Goyard. At the time, the brand's founder was a packer and maker of trunks for Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Berry. After his death, different men would succeed him in taking over the reins of the brand.
In 1885, it was Edmond Goyard who took over the stewardship of the prestigious company and under his leadership, it developed, building upon the know-how of his predecessors. The goyardine canvas designed by him is today the supreme emblem of this ancestral brand. 20 years ago now, Jean-Michel Signoles bought the House and guided it through change, holding on to the notions of luxury and authenticity as it developed.
The Saint-Louis bag, an iconic tote.
The Saint-Louis bagis today regarded as an iconic bag in the history of fashion. The first tote of that name was designed by the Goyard brand in the 1930's, to reinvent the bag carried by women day-to-day. One of the most innovative and unusual features of the bag lies in the material used. It is made of coated canvas that looks like leather at first glance, but actually composed of vegetable fibres like hemp, linen and cotton. It is the blending of these different materials that gives the bag its unique suppleness and meant it was an immediate success with ladies of the time. With this bag in particular, the material is just as well-known as the bag. To increase its appeal, many different models have been introduced over time, in myriad colourways, from classic hues right through to snazzy tones. The aim is to constantly surprise and reinvent, but keep to a look that is chic and timeless.
How can you sell your Goyard bag on the Vestiaire Collective website?
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On our site, we give you the chance of finding models of Goyard bags aligning aesthetic appeal and function, including the following legendary references: