I’ve been toying with the idea of the Longchamp Le Pliage tote for quite a while now. Yes I know its overdone and that every young girl out there is toting her Les Pliages like it was a school bag.
But I’m drawn to it anyway :P
Perhaps I like the many colours they come in (although this time I’m drawn to the humble black version – very NOT me :P) or the different sizes they come in, or perhaps the fact that it is foldable and that it holds a ton without being heavy.
I’m NOT quite liking the fact that its nylon on the body although I’ve read that its a very hardy nylon that doesn’t get furry, tear or spoil that easily.
I own a nylon tote from Herve Chapelier which I travelled with with absolutely no problems and it didn’t get too dirty despite it being a light colour so really, I have no cause to worry.
That said, I stopped by the Longchamp boutique in The Gardens last week just to take a look again at the Les Pliage (brown leather on colored nylon body) and Planètes (leather color matches the nylon body and is not foldable – black tote in picture) but the selection of colours here is quite poor so I might take another look the next time I go to Singapore (they seemed to have a better colour selection). Or maybe I’d just think about it again the next time I’m at duty free somewhere – I always see Longchamp sold at airports :)
On another note, I’m quite impressed by the quality of the Longchamp leather bags. They are understated, aren’t too heavy and aren’t crazy expensive. With the sales now on, they are actually affordable for a good leather bag!
But coming back to the Les Pliage and Planètes totes – if you own one, I’d love to hear from you how it holds up to wear and how you like it :) No better way to find out how a bag performs than to find out from an owner! :)