I thought nothing of the Longchamp Le Pliage when I first discovered the bags. Sure, my mates were carrying them to class, but despite all the hype, I wasn’t interested and couldn’t understand how a plain bag became so coveted.
Anyway, when my mum went to Paris last year, she was shopping for Longchamp bags. She came back with a few bags from the Le Pliage line, showing them off to me. I didn’t get it.
I continued not getting it until I tried the bag myself.
When I went for my honeymoon late last year, Mama offered to lend me one of her Le Pliage bags as I was running out of appropriate bags for traveling. I accepted the offer thinking that the bag will come in handy — it’s light, it’s spacious and it seemed durable.
During my trip I stashed so many things inside the bag. Considering it’s lightweight, I could throw in things without worrying it’d be too heavy. The large bag could accommodate my wallet, travel guide, bottled water, A4-sized documents and even my Macbook. Despite enduring a lot of weight, the bag showed no sign of distress.
So maybe this is the appeal. It’s very practical!
Past the trip, I thought it’d be good to have a Le Pliage in the large size as a daily bag. It’s just my luck that Mama went on a Longchamp haul in Paris and when she returned, offered me a piece!
Figured that a large tote in navy would do me a lot of good. New day bag woohoo!
Anyway, my mum has a lot of bags from her shopping haul and she’s letting some the bags go. We’ve got the Le Pliage in different colors and sizes and you can get them here.