I used to have two Longchamp Les Pliages bags – one blue medium sized with short handles and one purple large with long handles. I sold the purple one and kept the blue one but never used it.
I love using them for travel. You can pop one or two into your luggage (they are light and don’t take up any space when folded) and use them for day trips or to carry excess purchases home with you. They are also very tough and waterproof and, for a ‘designer’ handbag, the price is very good.
Until recently though, I had never been able to use one as a daily handbag. I was of the opinion that I needed a more structured bag with proper internal or external pockets – these just have one small slip pocket inside. I felt that everything fell into a heap at the bottom. Even though I loved them for travelling, I could not understand people who used them as their EDC (everyday carry).
Well, that all changed about three weeks ago when I was going through all my bags deciding which ones to sell. I found this one and thought I would use it a few times before selling it. Well, I am now totally converted! It is light, comfortable, accommodating and I can throw anything in it!
As you can see, now that summer is here I have downsized quite a bit. I am not out in the field all day and I don’t have to carry work papers with me.
- makeup bag (a freebie from Air France)
- small Tupperware container with dried mango
- black Van Der Spek Touch Me binder in pocket size
- A6 spiral bound page a day planner for all my sales information
- Tissue holder