When I was younger, it was the LV Speedy that was the bag du jour. Whether you were 12 or 212, practically every female had an LV Speedy bag on her arm.
Fast forward a few years later and the LV Speedy is sparsely strewn along the arms of Yorkville’s visitors, with Longchamp’s Le Pliage heavily taking over handbag street style.
Le Pliage line was first introduced by Longchamp in 1993 and to date, it is the brand’s most popular collection. I bought my first Pliage almost a decade ago and have since bought two more.
So why is the line so popular? First, probably because compared to other similar handbags, like the LV Neverfull, the price point for a Pliage collection bag is fairly reasonable. With bags starting at just over $100, it’s an affordable for many shoppers. Made out of nylon, the bag is also foldable which makes it ultra portable and unique amongst its competitors. The material is also super easy to clean. I know I’ve spilt things on my bag and with the quick dab of a sponge or quick swipe with a Lysol wipe and an overnight dry, the bag is basically as good as new. The other thing I love about these bags is how durable they are. I’m stunned that I’ve been able to stash my laptop, books, binders, wallets, shoes (basically my whole life) in it all at once and the bag has never failed me. Meanwhile, I’ve seen how other bags, ten times as expensive, have worn over time while mine, save for some frayed corners, has weathered time quite well.
All in all, the bags are incredibly well designed and really functional. The craftsmanship is definitely there, so really, it’s not surprising that Longchamp Le Pliage bags are as ubiquitous as they are.
Celebrating it’s 20th anniversary, Longchamp decided to design a newer version called Le Pliage Héritage which is a sturdier leather take on the classic shape.
The Le Pliage Héritage line bears witness to Longchamp’s expertise with leather. Each subtle detail, like the slightly curved trompe-l’oeil flap and handles, reflects the sophistication and timeless elegance of the overall design.
For more info on the bag, check this article from New Straight Times.
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