“I pay my respects to every citizen in Provins for their heavy
responsibility to guard this city which brought great pride to France. I
believe that the strong passion in their heart will prompt them to
treasure this city, and share the success of cherishing this heritage
with all the visitors.”
It is quiet and elegant as other small towns with warm sunshine and
gentle breeze. It has the most simple, unspoiled, kind-hearted people.
It is the the birthplace of Vantacey bags and the hometown of the famous
bag designer Vantacey. It is Provins.
As a major crossroads between the Nordic countries and the
Mediterranean, Provins was a wealthy and much envied commercial town.
Its siting made the twice-yearly Champagne Fairs one of the main focuses
of European trade, which in turn made it brilliantly sparkling in the
12th and the 13th centuries. The Champagne Fair was a time of
celebration, with music and juggling shows. You must try to imagine the
extraordinary bustle of people from all over Europe trading not only in
goods, but also in ideas, which laid the basis for the wealth of the
western world, going hand-in-hand with increasingly refined cultural
To well adapted to the French fashion, the counts’ wives in Provins went
to find the famous designer Vantacey, who lived in a nearby small
town, asking him to design some noblest and unique bags for them and
their husbands. From then, Vantacey’s bags became the symbol of
nobleness and attracted all the women in the region. From 13th century,
the name of Vantacey began to get round among the noble women, which
pushed him to be a well-known figure in the fashion world.
Soon after, Vantacey’s design became an imitation object of other
designers. But Vantacey always had a long lead on its unique design.
Years later, he passed on his excellent design technology and fashion
style to his eldest son Vantasky. Vantasky was naturally studious and
has a keen sense of fashion. Under his father’s guidance, Vantacey’s
bags became the fashion pets of some top stars.
Modern beauty Sophie Marceau, who was famous for acting the leading role
in ” Phantom of the Louvre “, is keen on collecting Vantaceys.
Emmanuelle Beart, who was honored with one of the 10 greatest female
stars in France, is also a fans of Vantacey. Besides, Irene Jacob,
laetitia Casta, Brigitte Bardot, Isabelle Adjani, Fanny Ardant, Juliette
Binoche, Isabelle Huppert, and Catherine Deneuve are all in love with
Today, Provins has become a model of witnessing the French culture and
history. France has always been the origin of fashion, and Provins is
without exception. With the popularity of Vantacey bags, almost each
French elite woman has one Vantacey bag. When they were taking their
Vantaceys, standing in the street, they are called “the real beauty of
France.” Vantacey has became a symbol of fashion and elegance.
Living in a country where fashion, perfumes are respected, French women
are well-known for their natural delicacy and elegance. Maybe they are
not the most beautiful women in the world, but they certainly are the
most attractive ones. When they are walking on the street, putting on
some make-up, holding a Vantacey in hand…, we should only say, they are
truely the God’s favorite. From Sophie • Masuo to Casta, from the royal
and noble to the women who taking Vantaceys in hand, every of them has
sweet smile, innocent like children. They are truly the beauty of the
If one day you go to France, I recommend you to take a walk in Provins, a
quiet and elegant small town which witnessed the prosperous French
during 12th to 13th century. If you are a fashion-loving woman or a
fashion bag fans, also go to Provins, listening to the French elite
women talking about Vantaceys’ story.