Pierre Corthay designed the first Corthay backpack while thinking of the military world. Inspired by the timeless and practical elegance of military garments, he imagined the Zermatt, a functional yet luxurious backpack. Named after one of the most popular mountain resorts in Europe, the Zermatt is made of a precious Nappa Calf found in Tuscany.

As a nod to shoemaking savoir-faire, Pierre decided to add a Vacchetta strap which you can choose to leave untouched or colour in your favourite patina. The lining is made of cotton dyed in a sophisticated shade of blue, and the three interior pockets allow you to carry your most precious objects.

The very first Corthay bag. Phileas, like Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days’ hero, is synonymous with exciting journeys and adventures.

Proudly sporting distinctive “C” shaped handles, the Phileas is a briefcase with perfect proportions. Small on the outside, big on the inside, he is the ideal companion.


Le Cyrus, cousin du Phileas, doit son nom au personnage principal du roman de Jules Verne L’Île Mystérieuse. Ce porte-documents au profil effilé se compose de 3 parties : la poche avant, l’intérieur et la poche intérieure, qui en font un objet fonctionnel et distingué.