Jacquemus le Grand Chiquito Bag Review – Is it Designer Worthy

A few months ago I finally pulled the trigger on this gorgeous bag, and wanted to share my honest opinion about it. The Jacquemus le Grand Chiquito bag is the only handbag that I have fallen in love with from the brand. And until unless they come up with something that is not a micro style bag, this is probably be the only bag I will own from the brand. 

But this bag has gained popularity pretty quickly everywhere, and let’s see whether its the worth the hype.

What I am covering in this post:

Is Jacquemus a Luxury Brand?

Jacquemus became a famous name in major fashion houses and runway after its famous mega straw hats in 2018 in Paris Fashion week in spring. And lets face it, most of us including myself were shocked and surprised by the design innovation. This really changed the platform for this Spanish brand.

But what really caught everyone’s eye were the Jacquemus Chiquito micro bags. This paved the way to a new era of bags and the demand for micro bags which major fashion brands embedded into their own collections. So, to answer to your question, Jacquemus has now earned its name as a designer brand alongside some similar newer brands like Stella Mcartney, Alexander Wang, Staud and others who bring in a modern luxury experience to the industry.

Price Point of The Bag

This was the biggest reason that made me buy the bag. By far, the la Grand Chiquito is the most expensive bag from the brand but   its actually below $1000 compared to most designer bags again depending on where you are shopping this from. 

Don’t worry, I have found some great places where you can shop and find good deal on this bag. But the price point definitely makes it an attractive choice for younger generation as well as older women for whom this might not be the only bag. 

And with the name the brand has acquired, I am pretty sure this bag will gain its work in future.

Bag Sizing

  • Cross Body handle Length – 44 inch (At the max loop)
  • Height – 6 inch
  • Bottom Width – 9 inch
  • Top Width – 7.5 inch
  • Depth (Bottom) – 3 inch (approx)
  • Top Handle Height – 5.5 inch

Material & Quality

The bag almost has a quilted feeling of soft leather which feels amazing when you touch the bag.

But the leather is definitely not calf leather which usually scratches pretty fast and I have been using this bag for a couple of months and the only thing I used to protect the leather is a stain resistant spray because the bag is lighter in color. 

Leather usually absorbs stains pretty fast, that is why if you ever buy lighter handbags use this stain resistant spray that I literally use to protect all my designer handbags.

But, the fantastic part is that even after so many wears, I don’t even see any scratches which usually happens with lighter leather handbags. This means that the make of the bag is awesome. And I am sure the bag will wear pretty well.

But its always important to take precautions with all of your expensive bag. I usually try not to wear any lighter handbag with cheaper blue wash denim which most certainly stains the leather. 

If you buy nice things, you should also take care of them. And does not matter whether it costs $10000 or just $100.

Design

The le Grand Chiquito is the exact copy of its smaller version, which is good at the same time bad in some ways. And I also want to share that because you should know. 

The bag only has one top handle on one side. While the design makes super sturdy and with the equally sturdier magnetic clasp closure, there is no way the bag will open while you are holding in with the top handle, unless of course you have stuffed it so much that the clasp is barely closed.

But the challenge is when you are trying to open the bag on the go while standing or while using the long strap to hang it across your body. This probably is absolutely not the problem with the micro bags or even the smaller version because the top handle is not that big. 

I also feel like the straps could use a bit more length. I am 5 ft 5 inch and not skinny at all, so for me the straps at its longest also feel short which I have never faced with any other designer bags I have purchased so far. 

On the other hand because of the triangular depth shape of the bag, the bag is roomier inside without looking bulky from outside. And you can easily put it on any surface because of the lifted leather stitching design and don’t have to worry about it topping over. 

This also gives the bag a way modern and unique design that you will not find in any other brand. And I personally think that this bag design will be the classic Jacquemus bag for many many years to come.

Fit Guide

When I initially bought the bag, I was really skeptical of the size even though I did the calculation with the sizing guide mentioned in the website. I always think, no matter how much we measure, it always looks a bit different when you have it in hand.

But when I got the bag, I was pleasantly surprised. It looked bigger than my expectation which is always good thing. But, I wanted to make sure that atleast some of my belonging would fit in the bag. 

So here are two scenarios of what typically you would put in the bag and whether it will work or not. 

Scenario 1: Full Wallet

The awesome part is that I was able to fit my full Walter easily and horizontally in the bag and still had room in terms of the width to keep my iPhone 12 Pro Max. The 3 inch depth definitely helps to pack things in. 

Alongwith the full wallet and my phone, I could drop in my lipstick, hand sanitizer and sunglasses also in the bag. And after putting all of this, I also had room for my giant key chain. 

But with the full Walter, the challenge is that if you need to take out the wallet, you pretty much have to take everything else out. This is a little weird specially if you heading for a night out dinning or somewhere which is a bit more fancy.

Scenario 2: Compact Wallet

I also tried with a compact wallet which definitely saves way more space compared to the full wallet. In fact there was enough room in the bag for a bulky sunglass case which I kept horizontally.

And because you can literally keep the wallet in the side, you won’t be faced with the problem of taking everything out to reach for it.

After putting the sunglasses case and wallet, I still had room to put my phone and other belongings in. But the issue was the same, you will have to take out your phone to take out the sunglasses.

The best possible combination will be to use the compact wallet and not have any sunglass case in the bag. This way you have enough room in the bag to fish for things in rather than taking out everything to fetch an item.

But if you like smaller bags, I am sure you are used to doing that already in someway or the other. 

Overall Thoughts

For the price point of the bag it is a really high quality bag with a modern take that honestly all of us needed. I am mostly interested to see more and more modern designs in bags that look futuristic and are innovative as well. 

And with time, Jacquemus will perfect its Chiquito design that will become better and better. While Jacquemus is mostly known for its micro bags, introducing le Grand Chiquito was the best move to actually make the bag more appealing to general people who would want to buy a bag for its real purpose, to hold things in it.

I am not a huge fan of carrying a lot of things in my bag. And this size is just perfect for my everyday use as well as because of the pop of the color in the Yellow (which is called beige for some reason) I absolutely love wearing it with all my fall dark tone outfits. 

Color Choices & Where to Shop

This is the biggest reason I love the brand. It caters to colors and incorporates them into all of the bags they have designed. 

The le Grand Chiquito comes in many colors, so for you the options are endless. But it also comes in basic colors which are black and white.  

And I am sharing below some of my favorite colors. You can directly shop them from Jacquemus.com.

But the store is based from Spain and if you are looking for some American stores where you can shop these then you can checkout Shopbop, FORWARD.

And if you are looking for some discounts then checkout SSENSE or Cettire.

This is the biggest reason I love the brand. It caters to colors and incorporates them into all of the bags they have designed. 

The le Grand Chiquito comes in many colors, so for you the options are endless. But it also comes in basic colors which are black and white.  

And I am sharing below some of my favorite colors. You can directly shop them from Jacquemus.com.

But the store is based from Spain and if you are looking for some American stores where you can shop these then you can checkout Shopbop, FORWARD.

And if you are looking for some discounts then checkout SSENSE or Cettire.

Shop The Details

Hope this post was helpful. Please feel free to ask me any questions about the bag. And I would love to know which one is your favorite one.

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