If there’s one bag that has been with me through thick and thin, from here to there and everywhere, it’s my Longchamp Le Pliage.
I love this bag.
Durable and timeless, the Le Pliage line originated in France, but now can be found all over the world. It’s easy to see why they’re so popular: they’re priced right (usually between $100 and $150), they come in several colors, they’re easy to clean, and they last a long time. Did I mention they can also be folded up for travel?!
There are a few different sizes available. I have this bag in medium. Personally I think medium is the perfect size – it’s big enough for a large wallet, makeup bag, planner, and various toddler necessities (such as a sippy cup and several pacifiers). It can hold all this stuff, but it’s still not too big where things get lost.
Variety of Colors
This bag comes in a bunch of colors, so there’s one to match every outfit. I have the light navy color, which surprisingly goes with a lot of my clothes. My next bag will probably be a black one. Or maybe khaki? Or red? Or all of those?
Easy to Clean
To clean this bag, all you need is a wet soapy washcloth. I can’t tell you the amount of times something has spilled on (or in) it, and you’d never know. Just wipe it off and it’s good as new!
Besides slight tearing at the corners (which is often a criticism with these bags) mine still looks brand new. My bag is about six years old now, and the leather handles still don’t have any signs of wear.
It’s hard to find a bag that is truly a perfect size, but I really think the medium Le Pliage is ideal. Even my husband, who always has trouble finding things in purses, is always able to find what he’s looking for in my bag.
Longchamp bags aren’t flashy or fancy. Although they may not be the best choice for a formal occasion, the easygoing design of the Le Pliage makes them versatile for everyday use. I’m a fan of minimalism and clean lines, and this bag has elements of both.
Longevity and Sustainability
If you’ve followed my blog since the beginning, you’ll know I started out blogging about sustainability.
Although I’ve moved away from that topic as a main theme, I still think it’s important to respect the planet and buy products that are made to last.
Simply put, when you buy quality items, they need to be replaced less often. Choosing quality over quantity is a more sustainable way to live.