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- Send a message that classic never goes out of style with the New Classic Large Tote from Lacoste™.
- Tote-style shoulder bag made of all man-made materials.
- Holds your wallet, sunglasses, personal technology and a copy of your favorite magazine.
- Dual shoulder straps.
- Signature logo croc embroidery.
- Flat bottom.
- Top-zip closure.
- Interior lining with a back wall zip pocket and multifunctional slip pockets.
- Bottom Width: 15 in
- Depth: 6 in
- Height: 12 in
- Strap Length: 20 in
- Strap Drop: 10 in
- Weight: 1 lb 9 oz
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René Lacoste entered the legend of tennis when he and his teammates "The Musketeers", stole the Davis Cup away from the Americans for the first time in 1927. Not forgetting his three French Open victories (1925, 1927 and the Roland-Garros stadium in 1929), his two victories in Great Britain (Wimbledon 1925 and 1928) and two U.S. Open titles at Forest Hills (1926 and 1927).
René Lacoste was born in France on July 2, 1904 and died on October 12, 1996. The true story of the "Crocodile" begins in 1927. René Lacoste liked to recount how his nickname became an emblem recognized throughout the world.
"I was nicknamed 'the Alligator' by the American press, after I made a bet with the Captain of the French Davis Cup Team concerning a suitcase made from crocodile skin. He promised to buy it for me if I won a very important match for our team. The public must have been fond of this nickname which conveyed the tenacity I displayed on the tennis courts, never letting go of my prey! So my friend Robert George drew a 'crocodile', which I then had embroidered on the blazer I wore on the courts."
An attentive spectator at René Lacoste’s Davis Cup matches was the winner of the British Women’s golf title, Mademoiselle Simone Thion de la Chaume, who soon became his wife and constant support.
In 1933, René Lacoste and André Gillier, the owner and President of the largest French knitwear manufacturing firm of that time, set up a company to manufacture the logo-embroidered shirt. The champion had designed this for his own use on the tennis court, as well as a number of other shirts for tennis, golf and sailing - as can be seen in the first catalogue, produced in 1933.
To the best of our knowledge, this was the first time that a brand name appeared on the outside of an article of clothing - an idea which has since become extremely successful.
This shirt revolutionized men’s sportswear and replaced the woven fabric, long-sleeved, starched classic shirts. The first Lacoste shirt was white, slightly shorter than its counterparts, had a ribbed collar, short sleeves with ribbed bands and was made of a light knitted fabric called "Jersey petit piqué".
Today, it continues to offer the same quality, comfort and solidity on which it built its name and which constitutes its uniqueness.
As an enduring legacy, the Lacoste brand has widely expanded over the years. Its famous crocodile emblem can now be seen on shoes, eyewear, watches, bedding, bath towels, bags, accessories, kid's shoes, as well as apparel.
Lacoste New Classic Large Tote
I love this bag! It's big enough to comfortably hold my 15" laptop along with all of my other stuff that I normally carry around. I can take the laptop out and use the bag as my everyday purse. I would describe the size as big, yet small enough that I don't feel like I am carrying around a suitcase. The bag is sturdy and seems like it will last forever and be easy to clean. Right now I am carrying my laptop, medium makeup bag, iPad mini, 2 glasses cases, wallet, keys, phone and a few other small items. I love that the tote zips as I have seen a lot of tote bags lately that don't zip at the top. This will keep all your items safe when it tips over. Get this bag, you won't regret it!
Felt true to size
Felt true to width
- Amy L - customer
- from North Andover MA
- April 8, 2013