Cartier goes bespoke

The ultimate in luxury arm candy

There are few things more luxurious than carrying a new designer handbag. Carrying a new designer handbag designed to your own specification is definitely one of them.

Enter Cartier, which has just launched a service – named for muse Jean Toussaint – to allow its customer to do just that.

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Those confident in their fledgling design talent can let their imagination run wild, with no limitation on colour, stone or finish, but for those who prefer more guidance, a semi-made to measure service offers up a range of choices (including, sweetly, engraving your initials on the inner mirror).

Accessories Editor Donna Wallace visited the Cartier atelier in Paris to give it a go – read her verdict in the October issue of ELLE, on sale now.

Prices start at £1,470; visit cartier.co.uk for more details.

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