From jet-setting to fashion parties, the iconic handbag proves the accessory of choice for every woman.

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Inspired by the shape of augmented reality glasses and binocular cases of gentlemen, Gabrielle is also inspired by a modern spirit – a combination of practicality and beauty.

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Light, supple and crafted from aged calfskin, the quilted icon continues to lend comfort and confidence to famous fashionistas in new collections of the Paris Cosmopolite 2016/17 Metiers D'art and spring summer 2017

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Ardent fan Kristen Stewart takes her hobo bag in black from airport to evening chic.

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Parisian golden girl Caroline de Maigret rocks her hobo bag in white and black, maximising its double duty straps. 

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Bai Bai He keeps her valuables close in a classic Chanel texture with a beige tweed and black leather number from the Paris Cosmopolite 2016/17 Metiers D'art collection.

Accessorised like a purse

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Lily Allen accessorises her avant-garde look with a black Gabrielle from theParis Cosmopolite 2016/17 Metiers D'art collection.

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Jetting off in style, Irene Kim topped her airport outfit with a roomy Gabrielle two-tone leather handbag.

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