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Le petit cartable is an unisex leather messenger bag. Made to fit and protect your laptops and tablets. Designed and made in FRANCE ! Read more

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Le petit cartable is an unisex leather messenger bag. Made to fit and protect your laptops and tablets. Designed and made in FRANCE !

About this project

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Hello Kickstarter, 

We are a young designer couple living in Paris (France) and today we want to introduce you our new project, made in France

Le petit cartable de Léo et Violette

The main idea behind this project is to try to solve a problem that we have :      For years we've been looking for an elegant , stylish and functionnal bag to carry our daily devices (MacBook pro , iPad , iPhone , accessories...). We were looking for a bag that we would be proud to wear. A bag that we could take for a meeting , a class or just a walk in Paris... After hours of research we realized that the market of this kind of bag was divided in 2 parts :

- Really high quality bags (some of them in leather) , beautiful design but not adapted to our devices (no protections , pockets are too large , can only fit one product , no room for accessories...). 

OR 

- Poor quality bag , poor design but really well thought for devices (protections, fit perfectly your devices, place for chargers , adapters...)  All this time spent on searching the perfect bag helped us realized what we truly love. 

And what we both truly love is the elegant , classic , and unisex look of the original leather "cartable".

We wanted to start from this point and we decided to keep the outside look unchanged, BUT we redesigned and adapted the inside of the bag with a :

13 inch compartment to fit your MacBook Pro/Air (or any 13" laptop)

10 inch compartment to fit your iPad (or any 10" tablets)

Back pocket to fit your chargers , external hard drives , adapters....

And of course a large compartment to fit your books , folders , papers....      

The accessories , materials and details are carefully choosed to meet the needs of a really high quality "cartable".  

The 13" and 10" pockets are doubled with velvet. This means your devices are perfectly safe and well protected. No need for an extra sleeve. No need for an extra hard case .

Just Le petit cartable

We made a video to show you all the things you can put in your "petit cartable"

Official website
Official website
2GB USB key
2GB USB key
Dust bag
Dust bag

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Exact dimensions

  • 37.5cm (horizontal) 
  • 28.5cm (vertical)  
  • 7cm (depth) 

Materials used :

  • 100% calfskin leather from France
  • Velvet 100% cotton inside the pockets
  • 2 aluminium TUCS to close it
  • Zipp to close all the pockets (see update HERE)
  • Coton inside the cartable.

What does it come with ? :

  • One "le petit cartable" of your choice
  • One shoulder strap 
  • One pair of shoulder braces
  • One USB key of 2GB
  • One dust bag


Green leather
Green leather
Shoulder braces
Shoulder braces
Leather handle
Leather handle
iPad and MacBook pro
iPad and MacBook pro
iPhone compartment
iPhone compartment
Black leather
Black leather
Green velvet
Green velvet

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WHY 390$ ?

First of all because 390$ = 295€. And that’s the price we choosed.                   So now , why 295€ ? There are a dozen of reasons for that price but we decided to focus on 5 :

1/ The outside of the bag is ENTIRELY made with pure leather. Our leather is the best leather you can have. It’s a natural vegetable leather. It’s the kind of leather you will find in «haute couture».

2/ Every details are high quality details. It goes from the zipp - to the thread that we used for the liner. From the velvet 100% coton - to the shoulder strap

3/ This is not «just a bag». It’s also a sleeve. A sleeve for your iPad. A sleeve for your MacBook. 

4/ Made in France. The french "savoir-faire" is one of the highest in the world. And it has a price! 

5/ This is the price. Even if we consider our product unique, if you have look on the other «similar» product on the market they have a higher, price. ( Hard Graft , Ally Cappellino , Michael Kors, Wantlesessentiels, Mismo...........)

This list could go on and on but we think that these are the most important reasons for you to choose our Petit cartable. And we sincerely hope you’ll do.

Q&A

Can it fit a 13" MacBook ? MacBook Pro (retina) ? MacBook Air ? 

YES 

Can it fit an iPad 1 ? 2 ? 3 ? 4 ? 

YES 

Can it fit an iPad with a Smart Cover ? 

YES

Can it fit an iPhone 1 ? 3G ? 4 ? 5 ? 

YES

Can it fit a wider, larger laptop ? 

NO. It is made especially for 13". 

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Family business

To make this project a reality we needed help and support from people around us. And we got it. That's why we want to thank them : 

  • Our parents. Our first fans.
  • Léa Dominguez (Léo's sister) - Photograph. 
  • Samuel Maurin  - Movie director
  • Nicolas Leau (Violette's friend) - Music composer
  • Amadéo Barreiro - Prototypist
  • Hélène Nepomiatzi (friend of Violette's mother) - Stylist
  • Vincent Méchin (Léo and Violette's friend) - For the dust bag.
  • Zachary Franzen (Léo's friend) - For his precious help
  • Romain Boyer (Léo and Violette's friend). For his kindness.
  • Jean Charles Diamé - For all his help

Risks and challenges

If you decide to back "le petit cartable" you will be helping us fund the first run of production. We need your help more than anything to make these prototypes a reality.
Our goal on a long term is to bring this bag to the market and with our fund we would like to develop more products... We have a lot of ideas and we would love to show them to you!

Léo & Violette

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    20 backers

    Every dollar counts! Pledge a symbolic dollar and you will get your name on our backers list on our official website : www.lepetitcartable.com Plus your name will link to your website , facebook page , twitter account or whatever you want.

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    13 backers

    Everybody needs a nice USB key with him at all time so pledge 20$ and you will receive our very very cool 2GB USB key! Only for Kickstarter backers. This USB key , made with stainless steel , works with Mac OS X and Windows. Plus , there might be a little surprise waiting for you on the key...

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    30 backers All gone!

    LE PETIT CARTABLE + 2GB USB KEY!
    Early Backers only!!! You will receive one "Le petit cartable" leather messenger bag of your choice.
    It comes with the shoulder strap + shoulder braces and a dust bag.
    360$ = 270€. Retail Price 495$
    Shipping included

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
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    70 backers All gone!

    LE PETIT CARTABLE BACKER! You will receive one "Le petit cartable" leather messenger bag of your choice + 2GB USB KEY
    It comes with the shoulder strap + shoulder braces and a dust bag.
    390$ = 290€
    Shipping included

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $390 or more

    35 backers

    LE PETIT CARTABLE BACKER! You will receive one "Le petit cartable" leather messenger bag of your choice + 2GB USB KEY
    It comes with the shoulder strap + shoulder braces and a dust bag. Shipping not included
    390$ = 290€

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
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    4 backers

    LE PETIT CARTABLE COUPLE BACKERS!
    You will receive 2 "le petit cartable", leather messenger bag of your choice + 2 2GB usb keys.
    It comes wiith 2 shoulder straps + 2 shoulder braces and 2 dust bags. 750$ = 560€

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

Funding period

- (40 days)