I know, I know, casual chic sounds so cliche. And it is. But I use it for this bag because it describes the Lanvin Relex Shopping Sac ideally. We have become accustomed to seeing Lanvin add flowers or bows, but this bag is entirely void of both. And while it may be void of these two accessories, the overall allure of the bag is its casual wearability.

Lanvin is a brand you are going to dish out more money for. But the product shows the attention to detail and luxury materials. I have felt the leather they use for many of their bags… divine. If this lambskin shopping tote is remotely as soft as it looks in pictures, it will be one of those bags you will not want to take your hands off.


Right now what I want to do is get my hands on this bag. I want to try it on with the 13″ strap and use it as a foldover shopper. Then transfer it to my hand with the 7″ handle drop. This way I can see exactly how this bag will feel on (though I mostly would use the long strap). I feature many bags that are perfect day-to-day bags because they are wardrobe necessities. And black is an optimal choice when you want to invest in a good everyday bag. Add this Lanvin number to your list. Buy via Barneys for $2,150.

  • Elizabeth

    I recently discovered Lanvin bags after having taken notice of the shoes first. I can’t believe it took me so long! This is like a more functional “Happy”! LOVE!

  • Elizabeth

    I recently discovered Lanvin bags after having taken notice of the shoes first. I can’t believe it took me so long! This is like a more functional “Happy”! LOVE! (ipad)

  • Chanelle

    I love, love, love this bag! The lines are so clean and the little bit of chain detailing in the handle make it so femme fatale ( in a good way). (iPad)

  • quimerula

    Lovely and original (ipad).

  • Amy

    the leather looks so soft <3. (ipad)

  • 19yearslater

    I have mixed feelings about these foldover tote bags, but this one I like. It is casual chic exactly. Would I pay that much for one, even with the highest quality leather? No way. But its a hit. (ipad)

  • vivalalauren

    I don’t like this one as much as I do the Hero. It kind of looks similar when folded.. Is there a Lanvin section in the forum, or am I just missing it? (ipad)

  • Ellen

    Very pretty, but I do not care for foldover bags. (ipad)

  • Kelly

    I like it. (iPad)

  • Leah

    Very cute but I just can’t get behind foldover bags! (ipad)

  • April

    I could carry that! (iPad)

  • Jen

    The first Lanvin bag that I’ve liked for a long time! (ipad)

  • Shana

    Wow, it’s like grown up Foley & Corinna (iPad)

  • ninjaninja

    I think it could have been better 9ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    I meant (ipad)

  • Britney Anderson (Saenz)

    What an interesting design! Very versatile! Loves it. (ipad)

  • Joyce

    A different direction than usual for Lanvin (ipad)

  • spanish moss

    such clean lines. (ipad)

  • Max

    Love the simple bag but it’s Amazing Price lol

  • Lianne

    I really dislike fold-over bags. I wouldn’t look at it twice in a store, no matter who made it. (ipad)

  • nini

    cute fold over (ipad)

  • S.J.

    very chic (ipad)

  • S.J.

    casual (ipad)

  • Sherry

    love the foldover look (ipad)

  • Tonya

    I love the foldover look (ipad)

  • Sherry

    cute black bag (ipad)

  • cl

    i actually really like this bag! love that’s it’s versatile too (ipad)

  • itillliee

    i like it! its cute so my style . (ipad)

  • coachwife6

    Must have. I am dying for a Lanvin. Since I can’t have the kansas, I may have to cave on this. (ipad)

  • Jenn

    casual and classic (ipad)

  • Jenn

    it goes with anything (ipad)

  • Chells

    The leather looks yummy. I’m just not sure about the fold over design and how functional it would be. (ipad)

  • Marion

    This is absolutely beautiful! It’s not even funny how much I want this. (ipad)

  • Danae

    Quite different from the classic Lanvins but still lovely (ipad)

  • window of happiness

    Oh love the look of this one…very much! If only my finances could afford (sigh ). ( ipad )

  • somethingbags

    move over chanel and balenciaga, welcome lanvin and (ipad)!

  • Tracey G

    love the different shapes (ipad)

  • edoardo

    This bag is really cool especially for its eterogeneyty and “cool appeal”

    http://fashiondoesntexist.blogspot.com/

  • Kathy

    the simplicity of this bag is nice, but I think it is too bland. (ipad)

  • Mochababe73

    Not really a fan of foldover bags. They just don’t appear functional. Besides. It’s black. (iPad)

  • helen

    The material looks nice and soft, judging by the way it “drapes” at the folds. (ipad)

  • Cate

    LOVE it! A bit expensive though (ipad)

  • Ivana

    i love the biggest of them :)
    but too expensive (ipad)

  • kneehighz

    Wow this would be perfect for me right now *sigh @ pricetag. (ipad)

  • Sue E

    I love this bag..(ipad)

  • nick

    2 bags in one. I like it. (ipad)

  • FashionIsMyHobby

    I have a similar non-designer bag that’s very functional. Would love the high-end version! (ipad)

  • Miriam

    Lanvin designs my favorite handbags, but I do not care for foldover (ipad)

  • SS

    Me likey… (ipad)

  • Pam

    I like it.(ipad)

  • Vitta

    What is it with the largest brands starting to turn in mediocre designs for so much money? Is it a new trend?

  • Christine

    not bad but is it really worth 2,000? (ipad)

  • swati

    The first time i just over looked it but then i read lambskin and i went looking for pictures to zoom in . it looks so so soft. i want (ipad)

  • ob la di ob la da

    Not over the moon about the design, but I still would like to touch this bag in person! (ipad)

  • jillybean307

    I am really starting to like fold over bags, but at that price–yikes! (ipad)

  • Cindy

    I like its simplicity. (ipad)

  • mango

    very sexy. (ipad)

  • Tracey G

    need to get my hands on this wonderful bag (ipad)

  • Tiffany

    Sleek, but not amazingly original :/ (ipad)

  • harveydent

    I also think that the price of this bag is somewhat shocking, however I love the little details. I really like how the lambskin has that sort of wrinkled effect. I think that this bag is very versatile also, very easy for everyday use.

  • Kim

    I think the design isn’t v. functional. (ipad)

  • Mel

    Oooh, I love! (ipad)

  • Jane

    I did it! Ordered it from Nordstrom, arrived next day without needing a signature and without any indication of its price (thanks, Norstrom). It is the softest bag I have ever felt, way softer than even Bottega’s deerskin. The zipper hardware is almost tacky, as well as the edges of the ribbon on the outside zipper. I have never had a foldover, don’t know if it will be an easy every day bag, but I am keeping it.

  • Jelita78

    COACH has done this same style to their Bonnie collection last year.
    and far much better designed and priced too! (ipad)

  • Isabelle

    A great option is the Rebecca Minkoff Morning After Mini!!
    It’s got a similar satchel-like shape with the rocker attitude and is more affordable but still good quality.

    You can find it on eBay:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250757752364&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT#ht_500wt_1139

    The leather is so soft!! Such a classic, iconic bag with an attitude!!
    Love it!!! (ipad)

  • Jen

    No good! (ipad)

  • Lina

    Lanvin is amazing! (ipad)

  • KY

    Hmm it looks nice. (ipad)

  • Emma Glass

    Love it! (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    Not feeling it (ipad)

  • Elaine

    Pretty boring. Since it’s Lanvin it’s probably soft as a baby’s bottom though! (ipad)

  • Sheila

    Lovin’ the bag, but not the price! (ipad)

  • beanyce126

    i like this type of bag, every since i had the baby, i tend to have a soft heart for crossbody. (ipad)

  • Chic ‘n Cheap Living

    I like the foldover look and versatility but it seems a bit too basic (ipad)

  • ladyjessica42

    Looks like a very wear-able, chic bag. Not anything truly groundbreaking…but a good everyday bag! (ipad)

  • Smith

    love the concept of this bag. it’s a great city bag (ipad)

  • Deborah Curran

    I like this for an everyday bag – ipad

  • Joanna

    loveeee lanvin! (ipad)

  • Heidi

    WOW..that leather looks amazing!! (ipad)

  • mango

    i would LOVE one of these (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    Bag could have been designed better (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    Maybe improve the structure (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    Make the hardware cuter? (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    Love gold hardware on my black bags (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    I remember BCBG had something similar, but cuter several years ago (ipad)

  • ninjaninja

    Wish I had gotten it now (ipad)

  • Desaria

    i’ve never seen one i real life (ipad)

  • wendy

    The leather looks yummy on this! (ipad)

  • Shell Hale

    this seems like the perfect every day bag. ipad