What is so special about boucle fabric?

by Crystalyn Brennan
model in swimsuit with boucle backpack

bou·clé /bo͞oˈklā/ French: late 19th century: literally ‘buckled, curled’.

Definition. yarn with a looped or curled ply, or fabric woven from this yarn

A Coco Chanel trademark - Bouclé Fabric

Once relegated as an upholstery fabric until made fashionable by Coco Chanel in the 1950's this textural fabric called bouclé has become a classic staple of French style. Popularized further in the 1960's by Jackie Kennedy, bouclé has become a mainstay of today's fashion.

teal boucle fabric by crystalyn kae

While Thrift shopping in Seattle, Crystalyn discovered an entire roll of unused bouclé fabric that just screamed to be made into bags.

bossa nova crossbody bag by crystalyn kae

Bouclé is textural and soft, yet surprisingly hard-wearing and durable..

Mix and match textures of rescued animal-print leathers, vintage fabrics and prints

boucle coin pouch
fabric side of Bossa Nova Medium Crossbody- Teal Bouclé on white background
fabric side of Bossa Nova Medium Crossbody- Teal Bouclé on white background
zipper and glazed canvas side of Bossa Nova Medium Crossbody- Teal Bouclé on white background
Bossa Nova Medium Crossbody- Teal Bouclé
Bossa Nova Medium Crossbody- Teal Bouclé

Bossa Nova Medium Crossbody- Teal Bouclé

$125.00
Amélie Backpack Teal with Teal Bouclé Fabric
Amélie Backpack Teal with Teal Bouclé Fabric
Amélie Backpack Teal with Teal Bouclé Fabric
Amélie Backpack Teal with Teal Bouclé Fabric
Amélie Backpack Teal with Teal Bouclé Fabric
Amélie Backpack Teal with Teal Bouclé Fabric
Amélie Backpack Teal with Teal Bouclé Fabric
Amélie Backpack Teal with Teal Bouclé Fabric
Amélie Backpack Teal with Teal Bouclé Fabric
Amélie Backpack Teal with Teal Bouclé Fabric
Amélie Backpack Teal with Teal Bouclé Fabric

Amélie Backpack Teal with Teal Bouclé Fabric

$295.00