Utmon es pour Paris is an abbreviation of Tout mon esprit pour Paris – the inspiration behind the brand. Erzsébet I. Wagner arrived in the city of love at the age of 19 and found in it a place that perfectly reflected something she had always dreamed of: ‘beauty, elegance, diversity.’ She stayed on the Seine for a few years and was mesmerised by Parisian women – women who work a great deal, go out often, enjoy each breath, and always look incredibly nonchalant and elegant at the same time. Each design by Utmon es pour Paris is an homage to Parisian women and their incomparable flair – combined with the precision and durability of German craftsmanship.
Wagner still chooses each leather herself; manufacture takes place exclusively in Germany in a traditional factory that is among the best in the country. In addition to the highest quality, Utmon es pour Paris places particular value on sustainability. In accordance with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and in cooperation with the Internationaler Reptilleder Verband (IRV), the origin of all varieties of leather can be seamlessly tracked to ensure that no animals living in the wild are endangered. For founder Erzsébet I. Wagner, social commitment is also one of the brand’s fundamental values: a partnership exists with ‘PLAN International’. Each product supports the work of this renowned child welfare organisation and therefore, ultimately, so does each Utmon es pour Paris customer.
The ‘finishing touch’ has a very French twist: rather than tanned leather, all products are scented with a perfume put together especially for Utmon es pour Paris. Wagner commissioned a Parisian perfumer, who created a fragrance for strong, exceptional women, which includes bergamot, lily of the valley, leather and vanilla – Utvoir No. 1. Each Switchbag therefore exudes not only French flair, but also the scent of Paris.
Design And Craftmanship
All bags are elaborately handcrafted from high-quality cow, lamb nappa or crocodile leather both to meet the highest standards and also to keep them looking good for a long time in spite of daily ‘switching’. Alongside classic colours such as black or brown, countless other colour variants are available. In future, other materials will also be possible to choose from in addition to the various types of leather. The interior of the Switchbag is finished to an equally high standard and is also perfectly organised: small loops and pockets ensure that nothing slips out of place and that everything is instantly at hand – meaning no more rifling through the depths of another bag to look for something. The design and the idea also won over the jury at the ‘German Design Award’: in 2019, the Switchbag took home an award in the ‘luxury goods’ category – for what is perhaps the most luxurious way of carrying your essentials with you through life.
With each purchase from our products, you support Plan International, the religiously and ideologically independent humanitarian organization. For more than 80 years, Plan has worked to help girls and boys lead a life free from poverty, violence and injustice, and it is actively involved in shaping the future for better in more than 70 countries. With the movement ‘Because I am a Girl’, Plan International aims to ensure that girls and women around the world reach their full potential on an equal footing. We can make it together!
We are helping Plan International with supporting the program ‚Girl-Funds’ to ensure that girls and women around the world reach their full potential on an equal footing. Plan International aims to create the opportunity for girls and women to have better access to health and education programs and to move towards better, sustainable life conditions. Each product sold supports the work of this renowned child welfare organization.