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Delvaux may attract buyers after Belgian brand parts ways with designer

By Astrid Wendlandt
Delvaux may attract buyers after Belgian brand parts ways with designer
Belgium’s Delvaux, Europe’s oldest leather goods maker that predates the fabled Hermès, has parted ways with its long-standing creative mind and designer Christina Zeller. Delvaux, which is known for its high-quality handbags and craftsmanship, is the pride of Belgium and a purveyor to the royal family since 1883. Founded in 1829 (Hermès dates back to 1837), Delvaux says it is the inventor of the modern handbag, having filed the first ever handbag patents in 1908. Its miniature handbags start at 800 euros and bigger more sophisticated box calf models sell for 4,800 euros.

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