Few brands at the contemporary price point reach the level of icon status that Polène has in its less than a decade in business. While in 2018, we listed it as an emerging brand to look out for, in 2022, it’s not just a brand to watch; it’s a brand you won’t be able to ignore.
This icon status is not without merit either; its bags are not only incredibly chic and sleek but boast unmatched quality at a price point well under $1,000—a nearly impossible balance to strike. A following of brand loyalists continues to grow, and with each new season comes new bags to love. This Fall/Winter, Polène is here to indulge fans in the perfect seasonal iteration of some of its best bags.
Fan-Favorites Get a Shearling Update
First up, there’s the feminine Polène Numéro Neuf Mini, which is a sculptural, soft take on the classic top handle bag (though it also offers a detachable strap). Defined by its soft, draped lines, the bag’s incredible attention to detail makes it a fan favorite, and it also shines in shearling.
Committing to purchasing a shearling bag is a big ask of consumers, considering it is not a bag to use year-round. Still, this bag will not only enthrall even the pickiest of luxury handbag shoppers, but its price point is incredibly affordable, which is ideal for a novelty bag of its kind. This unique, seasonal iteration is crafted of a soft Bouclé that is made fully of recycled fabrics, furthering the brand’s commitment to sustainability. Leather details complete the bag, which oozes the Parisian spirit of Polène with a fresh spin. Available in Ecru and Black shearling, retail is $350 via Polene.
Next up, there’s the Béri bag, which is crafted from the same recycled, knitted Bouclé fabric, creating a stunning shearling. The Béri is tiny, but there’s a reason this shape is highly beloved by brand loyalists, it’s simple yet eye-catching with beautiful fold work that somehow isn’t lost even on this winterized version. The Béri is also available in Ecru and Black shearling, and the retail is $290 via Polene.
While perfect for the season, these new iterations still feel inherently Polène, oozing the uniqueness and attention to detail we’ve grown to expect (and love) from the brand.