It is most fascinating to have people ask me about bags. My one true love and extravagance haha… But I was surprised to receive some emails a while ago and then again, recently about LeSportsac bags and what I thought of them. Not that what I think is going to matter really. As with everything fashion related, its what YOU think that matters 🙂
But I’m always happy to chat about bags 😀 I actually adore LeSportsac bags. I’ve owned quite a few over the years in various designs as you can see, and they always make an appearance when I travel because they are lightweight, sturdy and cute! My personal faves are the messenger bags which are perfect for travel because you can sling them cross body and don’t kill your shoulders. You can also adjust them so you can carry them like a shoulder bag.
The material is sturdy padded nylon and is water resistant. What this means is that if you are caught in a raging thunderstorm and allow it to get soaked, then your stuff inside will get wet. However, if its just a light drizzle it’ll be alright.
What may or may not do it for you would be the design.
Most of the designs are very colourful with bright prints. Personally, I like it and every piece is unique because the placements of the designs will be quite different. Some will hate it for being loud, garish, childish etc. Personal preference 🙂 There are also some plain designs but we don’t see them as often. I scored the purple one above at an amazing price a few years ago. I think it was a limited edition design and its cute, because the metallic trim makes it look different from the norm.
My latest acquisition is the weekender which I’d been wanting to get for ages. Its a good size for a weekend as the name implies and it even functions as an extra carry on bag if you are travelling on holiday. Because its a soft nylon without a firm base, it folds up, if not into a small package at least into a small enough size to fit into a suitcase. The other one I have (Top Left) also functions as a spare bag or weekend bag but is less roomy and has no lock or sling so is less practical. I do still use it as a spare bag or overnighter though. It fits quite a lot in there and you can carry it on board your flight.
And here’s another thing I like about LeSportsac bags – they all come with a pouch in a matching design!
LeSportsac does pouches as part of their regular line, but these useful pouches come as standard together with most of the bags. Bigger bags have bigger pouches and vice versa. I use one of the smaller pouches as my makeup pouch in my everyday handbag. Perhaps I should say my lipstick pouch, because that’s all it carries 🙂 The bright print makes it easy to find and its light… so its actually all those lipsticks adding to the weight 😛 I use one of the bigger pouches to hold my travel documents when I travel.
A word of warning. When I recently bought my weekender, the girl at the counter told me it did not come with a pouch. I told her to perish that thought. Almost every LeSportsac bag I know of comes with a pouch and I know for a fact the weekender does. She went to check and true enough it did, except that this pouch had been kept in a drawer, separate from the bag instead of in the inner pocket as its usually found. I’m not sure if it was in the hope someone might overlook it but it was sneaky and so you should take note. If you plan to make a purchase, please remember to check the inner pocket for the included pouch and if its not there, ask for it.
Cleaning them is easy as far as I’m concerned. I just put them in a net bag and toss them into the washing machine on delicate cycle, cold wash, no spin. Gets them clean in a jiffy!
Now aren’t LeSportsac bags expensive for what they are? Nylon bags? Well yes…. if you buy them full price 😀 I never do because I’m not into collecting their latest designs. What I usually do is wait for Isetan or Metrojaya to go on sale, flash my loyalty card for the extra discount and look through the sale racks. The best deal I got is nearly 80% off and the least, 50% so the bags I own range from under RM100-250 max. I never pay retail 🙂 If you aren’t fussy over the design, you can get them quite cheaply during sales too.
I do realize fakes are abundant and you can easily get those very cheaply. But I don’t do fakes so that’s that 😉
How are you for LeSportsac? Like them? Hate them? 😉