Bag Guide: Longchamp Le Pliage

Once again, the French label Longchamp shows us that beautiful designer handbags do not always have to cost a fortune. Le Pliage is not just an iconic key-piece of the long-established company – it has even mesmerized fashion girls. Why you should own a Longchamp Le Plage handle bag, you will find out in our Bag Guide!

The history of Longchamp

The success story of Longchamp began in 1948. Just shortly after the Second World War the French company was founded by Jean Cassegrain in Paris and has since embodied the typical chicness of French women. Today you can shop the bags from Longchamp in more than 100 countries. The first ladies bag from Longchamp was launched in 1971. It was a revised cosmetic bag with a shoulder strap and two flaps. More than 20 years later, the label created probably the most famous bag of the house: the Le Pliage. Well, and the rest is history! Even today, the Le Pliage by Longchamp is one of the most popular bags in the world. We think: rightly so!

The Facts

The Longchamp Le Pliage is one of the hottest foldable handbags in the world! With its minimalist look and compact storage space, this handle bag attracts everyone’s attention. No wonder! With the large choice of colors and materials everyone’s taste gets satisfied. Inspired by origami, Longchamp created the light and foldable Le Pliage, which became a real cult object worldwide. Whether made out of classic nylon or of high quality genuine leather – the Longchamp Le Pliage makes all fashion hearts beat faster. Ours too!

What fits inside?

Longchamp Le Pliage Large

You generally carry the right product for absolutely every situation with you? Or you just like to travel with an XXL bag? So that your bag does not become a heavy burden, you should definitely resort to a lightweight model. How about, for example, the Longchamp Le Pliage in Large? It measures 26 x 32 x 12 cm (width x height x depth) and offers enough space for all your everyday treasures. With the long handles you can easily throw the designer bag around your shoulder. It could not be more comfortable!

Longchamp Le Pliage Medium

The classic Le Pliage by Longchamp comes in the size Medium and measures 30 x 28 x 20 cm (width x height x depth). It’s just perfect for your everyday needs. After work, quickly buy one or two things in the supermarket – just throw them into your Longchamp! Wallets, smartphones, keys and beauty bags – in the Longchamp Le Pliage there is more than enough room for all the things we need everyday.

Longchamp Le Pliage Small

Do you want to go to the movies with your girls in the evening and after that dance the night away in the club? Sounds like a grand plan, if only there wasn’t the handbag problem. We women just carry too much around to be prepared for any situation, therefore a clutch mostly does not do the job. How convenient that the Le Pliage by Longchamp is also available in the small size. Your seven things are perfectly stowed away in the 28 x 25 x 14 cm (width x height x depth) – and the wild party night can start.

The prices

Compared to other designer handbags, the Longchamp Le Pliage is more than affordable and therefore doesn’t have to remain just a dream. In order to afford such a model, you do not necessarily have to eat spaghetti with ketchup every day and let your next summer vacation go by. Through Longchamp directly a model of the classic Le Pliage in Large made of nylon with long handles costs 85 euros. Second hand you can find the one or the other catch even for much less. The Longchamp Le Pliage Medium with short handles is available for 70 euros and the mini version in Small with short handles even for 60 euros, the model with long handles in the small size costs around 75 euros. Special creations of the Longchamp Le Pliage – for example, made of genuine leather – are of course a little more expensive and can easily get up to 450 euros, but here at CATCHYS you can find some great bargains – sale or second hand.

The styling / combination options

The Longchamp Le Pliage is an absolute classic and with its foldable technology even more practical. You can carry the bag combined with your favorite stirrup pants, a feminine tie-neck blouse and an oversize blazer into the office or show off the mini version combined with an airy dress and sexy high heels in the evening in your favorite bar. The Longchamp Le Pliage is a stylish all-rounder that will be at your side all day long. The Longchamp Le Pliage looks great, too, with mom jeans, sneakers and your comfy hoodie – the perfect outfit for university! Try it out – we bet there is no look that does not go with the coolest foldable tote bag in the world!

Care Instructions

The classic Longchamp Le Pliage is made of nylon or leather, making it relatively insensitive and easy to clean. It is a bag that will give you pleasure for a very long time – that is if you take care of it, of course! All models of the Le Pliage by Longchamp are made with the utmost care and you should also handle the bag carefully. Please note the following things:

  1. Avoid any contact with greasy (e.g. hand cream) or alcohol containing products (such as perfume).
  2. Protect your bag from heavy rain!
  3. Also, do not expose your Longchamp Le Pliage to excessive sunlight. A direct exposure to light can cause damage to the material.
  4. Do you have a bright Longchamp Le Pliage? Then avoid friction with other materials or printing materials. For example, jeans can stain very much and then your handle bag is ruined for good.
  5. The opposite is the case with a dark model. Here you should avoid bright colors.
  6. The Longchamp Le Pliage handbags are delicate, so contact with rough surfaces is an absolute taboo.
  7. If you do not combine the Longchamp Le Pliage with your look, keep it in a dark and dry place. In addition, the use of a protective cover would be ideal.
  8. To care for the handle bag regularly, you can use a soft brush and a corresponding colorless care cream (especially for the leather Le Pliage models). For very dirty areas, clean the surface with a cloth, water and neutral soap first. But beware: The leather applications should not get wet!

Second Hand

The worst horror story ever: The Longchamp Le Pliage bag in your favorite color is completely sold out! Oh no, could it get any worse? To save you from this fashion nightmare, have a look at CATCHYS. Here you will find super hyped models second-hand that are probably not even available in this exact coloring, size or material at any Longchamp store. Another plus: Long sold-out limited editions in a hip vintage flair are waiting for a new home at CATCHYS – maybe your new designer bag is already there?!

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