This purse makes carrying champagne, and keeping the bottle chilled, a stylish pursuit.
Whether you’re heading to an intimate cocktail party, a lavish New Year’s eve extravaganza or an anniversary dinner, a nice bottle of champagne is a good accessory to carry along and no one does champagne quite like Veuve Clicquot. Teaming up with 5.5 Design Studio, Veuve Clicquot has created a new way for you to carry around your bottle called The Clicquot Mail Collection.
The collection was inspired by mail carriers and includes the Clicquot Envelope, the Clicquot Express, and the Clicquot Clutch, a stylish way to transport your champagne while keeping it cool.
After becoming a widow at the age 27, Madame Clicquot took over her husband’s wine company and grew it into what we know today as Veuve Clicquot. A large part of this growth was due to the correspondence she kept up with agents, suppliers, and clients via mail. This served as the inspiration for the Clicquot Clutch.
The Clicquot Clutch is an insulated purse modeled after the popular envelope purse. In Veuve Clicquot’s signature yellow, the carrier has brown piping and a brown wristlet so the wearer can keep her hands free. Inside the clutch is an isothermic nest that can keep the bottle chilled for up to one hour. In addition, the oversized purse has a window where the purchaser can personalize whom the bottle if from and for.
The Clicquot Mail Collection is not the first collaboration between Veuve Clicquot and 5.5 Design Studio. In 2008 the teams joined forces to create the Champagne Cellar, which lead to a long term agreement in which 5.5 Design Studio agreed to help develop programs, solve design issues, and draft marketing materials for the company. Though the joint effort has only been in effect for six years, With innovations like the current collection sprouting from the partnership, success seems certain.
[h/t] Design Boom