introducing the “pia” bag by parisian designer alexia hollinger…
Posted in fashion, paris: made by hand, pia's photos May 13th, 2011 by pia

A couple of months ago, Parisian bag designer Alexia Hollinger (who you may recall I wrote about in  Paris: Made by Hand) emailed me to say she had created a new collection of bags in my name. I couldn’t quite believe it.  I received one of my very own just the other day, in gold linen or lin doré as they say in French. Here it is above, hanging from my studio doorknob. I adore it – it’s light, it’s big, it’s incredibly practical but stylish and sophisticated. It has a pocket especially for one’s phone, and a zipped pocket for other things, it even has a key holder.

I love it in every way, and I feel incredibly honoured that Alexia named this bag after me. It’s now available for purchase in Alexia’s shop in Paris, but also online right here. It comes in four styles including Toile de Jouy and Lin argenté (silver linen). Merci beaucoup Alexia, je suis très touchée. xx

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  1. Lisette says

    Oh la la! Il est très belle, le sac “Pia”!! Lucky you, Pia! 😉
    (well deserved, by the way)

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  2. Amanda says

    oh my! it’s SO pretty!
    i love it.
    that is quite the honour. you are super famous now. i dont think we can be friends anymore. you’re way out of my league now.

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  3. Hausfrau says

    Gorgeous bags–and such a kind gesture!

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  4. meenal@maison marigold says

    That is such a cool have a bag named after you!! the look of it are one lucky girl,Pia..have a lovely day! xx meenal

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  5. anka says

    The bag looks great, I love the little bow on the front.

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  6. classiq says

    How lovely! You must be very happy and thrilled. The bag is very nice. 🙂 Ada

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  7. Ashley says

    That bag is beautiful! What an honor.

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  8. Edwina says

    Pia it’s beautiful. Functional and pretty.

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  9. vanessa joie says

    oh how lovely!

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  10. Ashley says

    This bag is so beautiful! Somehow, it completely fits its namesake. I’ve never met you, but this bag definitely says ‘Pia’ to me. 🙂

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  11. Zina says

    I had your book last spring in Paris and alexis’ shop was a dream! I bought a gorgeous bag there with a needlework front of big red poppies. It is my favorite and I get so many compliments on it. Thank you for directing me to so many treasures!

    May 14th, 2011 | #

  12. eva vercauteren says

    You must be excited to know there’s a bag collection named after you. The bag you received looks divine.

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  13. Armada Volya says

    It’s beautiful, love it. You are so darn lucky to have such a beautiful bag named after you. I’m turning green already.


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  14. MissHeliotrope says

    Gosh – immortality in other’s arms…

    May 16th, 2011 | #

  15. MissHeliotrope says

    or others’
    I hate punctuation

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  16. hila says

    what I love most about this is that style of the bag suits the style (and mood) of your blog and books so well.

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  17. Candice says

    How fabulous that you have your very own bag named after you. I love the style and colour, by the way. Congratulations!

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  18. Miss Polly says


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  19. kms says

    one the prettiest, sweetest bags ever! so suiting for you, pia! xo.

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  20. josephine says

    I am loving soft, metallic gold these days, and the shape is so perfect. Putting this on my wishlist now.

    May 17th, 2011 | #

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