Since its inception, Polène’s focus has always been quality and craft, and it’s that attention to detail that is immediately evident in all of the brand’s bags. The latest bag from the cult-favorite Parisian brand is no different. Sleekly combining functionality with unique stylistic detailing, the Ilo Tote is the ideal summer carry, and it oozes the same Parisian-chic, quiet luxury feel that fans have grown to know and love.
A New Era
The once little-known brand has hit cult status amongst handbag aficionados and for good reason. The brand continues to expand its offerings, and this year, it’s also ushering in a whole new era with the unveiling of a graphic new logo meant to convey a timeless, minimalist style. Along with the introduction of this new brand identity comes the new Ilo Tote, which features the elegant new logo imprinted onto the bag’s canvas body in tone-on-tone high-frequency debossing. The first of its kind, this logo bag is anything but flashy, still possessing the clean lines and simple but still stylish aesthetic that fans look to Polène for.
While at first glance, the Ilo, which just launched, appears to be your average tote, it’s actually anything but. Unique thin leather loops frame the bag’s canvas body, and those loops are more than just a stylish detail; they hold the fabric in place. This different way of crafting adds dimensionality and an interesting aesthetic to a simple silhouette. Vertical in shape, the Ilo is large enough to hold a laptop along with other daily necessities but is stylish enough to be worn to the chicest of beach parties too, making this the ideal summer carryall.
In true Polène quality, the Ilo is made by leather goods artisans in Spain, crafted from 100% cotton and Italian full-grain smooth calf leather. Currently offered in black, tan, sand, and cognac, the overall dimensions are 38 cm x 35 cm, and retail is $290 via Polène.