Great By Sandie
With an actor training, Sandie Praux decided in 2005 to launch Great By Sandie, as a way to follow the trail of her mother and grand-mother both working in fashion. She creates strong and comfortable bag opening some of the most prestigious doors in France and abroad.
Who are you?
Sandie Praux, Parisian, founder and designer for Great by Sandie.
How did you start in fashion?
I started as an actress before deciding to start my own label. It was not an unexpected move for me who grew up surrounded with both mother and grandmother fashion designers and bags lovers themselves...
How would you define your style?
I would say a kind of effortless style with unstructured and fluid bags. Rock and Roll attitudes are inspiring me and I try to convey them in my bags' design. A touch of bohemian style is also present in my collection. It's the Nomades Luxe look of python and fringes bag.
What inspires you?
I must admit that the exclusive atmosphere of large cities such as Paris, New York, Tokyo and Roma is inspiring to me. I like to immerse myself in their energy and to observe the active women in their daily lives.
What's your favorite piece in our selection?
The Demie satchel in velvet calfskin with the flap in topazio python, a unique bag.
What are you most proud of?
When I see a women wearing Great By Sandie bag wherever in Paris, New York or in Tokyo, it brings me an incredible sensation.
Where do you manufacture your products?
All the leathers and exotic skins come from Italy. Then the production is done in France, Morocco and Tunisia.
If your brand was a music, a movie, a cocktail...
Glory Box of Portishead but also Seven Nation Army of The White Stripes.