Jacquemus was founded in 2009 by French designer Simon Porte Jacquemus, who was just 19 years old at the time. Jacquemus has become a major force in French ready-to-wear as well as accessories, especially for its signature microbags and minibags like the wildly popular Le Chiquito, Le Grand Chiquito, and Le Grand Bambino. These miniature bags with top handles are sculptural yet functional accessories rendered in luxe materials like croc-embossed leather. Prices range from around $500-$1500 for these mini icons of French girl chic.
While the distribution of Jacquemus bags in the US is limited, the bags have earned cult status for their resemblance to Hermès' own microbag offerings. Beyond bags, Jacquemus is also known for whimsical accessories like oversized hoop earrings and pared back feminine footwear. The overall aesthetic of the brand is minimalist and structural yet infused with Parisian insouciance. Under Simon Porte Jacquemus' creative direction, the maison has grown from a small line of jewelry into an international fashion powerhouse beloved by celebrities and influencers. Jacquemus' architectural but wearable clothing and accessories encapsulate the effortless chic of la Parisienne.