Bag Review : Longchamp Le Pliage Tote in Gunmetal + Notes On How To Spot The Fakes5:43:00 PM
Yes, I've been converted into a #crazybaglady - and it all started about 2 years ago. My love for clothes would always be number one, but now the bags and luxury accessories have taken the number 2 place on my heart. I was once asked which bag that I used the most out of my whole bag collection. Well, the answer is obvious : my Longchamp Le Pliage Tote Bag.
Longchamp is a French luxury leather goods company and is primarily known for its leather and canvas handbags, its travel items, and numerous fashion accessories. The brand has been around since 1948 and founded in paris by Jean Cassegrain. Longchamp's most popular item is their iconic Le Pliage tote bags.
The Longchamp Le Pliage Tote Bag comes in different sizes and types, including many array of colors that you can choose from. It basically comes in three sizes (small, medium, large) - and it also comes in two different handle strap (short and long).
I hope this explanation would help those who are still confuse and seeking for information about the different sizes of the Le Pliage. In short explanation, the sizes available would be like this :
- Small size with short handle
- Small size with long handle
- Medium size with short handle
- Medium size with long handle
- Large size with short handle
- Large size with long handle
The small/medium/large Size determines the size of the bag. Mine is the Large one, and the small size is very small like a mini handbag, while the medium size falls in-between.
The short/long Handle describe how long the handle strap is. The short handle is just like a handheld bag where you can only hold it with your hands. The long handle is like a shoulder bag.
For example, mine is an LLH - Large with Long Handle in the shade: Gunmetal (a cross between dark navy and asphalt-grey shade).
I got this bag from Reebonz - I was blessed and really lucky because this purchase was sponsored by one of my blog sponsor. The size that were available on Reebonz at that time was the large one. And there were only two colors left available, so I chose this gunmetal shade which is actually a dark bluish gray color to my eyes.
It's my favorite bag if I have to bring my laptop with me because it wouldn't feel as heavy as my other large bag. I have a Ninewest bag in similar size that I used to bring my laptop with (before I have the Le Pliage). That Nine West bag -just like commonly large bags- was already heavy on its own, so if I carry my laptop it would hurt my shoulder because of the extra weight I had to pull.
But this LC Le Pliage is such a miracle worker, the bag itself is very very light (almost like holding a clothing item) so when you put heavy items inside it (such as my laptop) it wouldn't be as heavy as you think it would. The leather shoulder strap also feels comfortable on my shoulder and does not hurt my shoulder area.
Another thing I love about Le Pliage is how roomy the bag is. The inside is just one big roomy area (with one small pocket near the top) so you can basically fill it with anything you want. The roomy bag makes it perfect for traveling or as a weekender bag.
The photo below is an example of what I put inside my bag when I'm using this LC Le Pliage. I can carry my long big wallet (not shown on the pic), my 3-zippered pouch (for my phone and charger), my makeup pouch, my ipad + case, my key pouch, my sunglasses case (not shown), and another big pouch filled with daily essentials such as tissue, mints, medicine, etc. Sometimes I also carry my big HappyPlanner with me or my shopping bag if I'm buying something from the store and don't want to carry it on my hand.
Cath Kidston phone + charger pouch // Marc by Marc Jacobs iPad pouch + the actual iPad // Michael Kors long wallet (not shown) // Guess essential pouch // Marc by Marc Jacobs gold makeup pouch // Coach key pouch // Sunglasses case (not shown)