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Pure materials

The more durable pieces are the ones we treasure. ‘They grow on you’. Natural materials absorb the traces of our life and leave a personal patina. They will look better the more you wear them.

Every piece will be unique with it’s natural marks. This is a sign of quality.


There are as many unique DCEMBER bags, as there are unique women. Just like the interior of your house, you start from a base and accessorise according to your mood or season.

Beloved objects become icons for what we stand for.


The way we consume makes us aware how we love and treat life. All our bags are handcrafted in Italy by local artisans and all materials are treated naturally.

With DCEMBER you choose for a transparent production process which is kind to people and environment.

“A DCEMBER bag is a lifetime piece with endless possibilities day by day, all over again.”


Who we are

DCEMBER is an Antwerp (Belgium) based design label founded by designer Florien Pénard and her husband Olivier.

How did it all begin?

My inspiration stems from my walk of life. Born in the magic month of December, the love for pure materials was passed on to me from a very young age. Like the scent of wooden art objects carved by my father. Or the soft touch of the leather handbag my grandmother made herself.

When did you start designing?

Graduating from the academy of fine arts in the Netherlands, I pursued my passion for design at Kenzo and later on as lead designer at Dirk Bikkembergs.

What inspired you to create this collection?

When my kids, Zoé and Louie, started personalizing their saddle leather schoolbags, I started thinking ... “I want that too!”

A companion, that is an extension of my personality and adapts to every season and occasion.

DCEMBER was born…

Florien Pénard