September 18, 2015

Everyone knows the Longchamp Tote Bag. You probably have it, right now, in various sizes, including a travel version where you put all your in-flight essentials. Your closest girl friends have one, your frenemy has one, even your mom carries one. Trust us, there’s nothing wrong with loving the ubiquitous tote bag – after all, the Le Pliage is an institution. But in case you’re thinking of branching out… we’ve got options.

The Le Pliage Héritage Crossbody Bag

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Still part of the Le Pliage collection, though these pay homage to Longchamp’s leather craftsmanship and expertise. Details include contrasting trims, a structured silhouette and gold finishes that make it sophisticated, yet classic enough to pair with pretty much anything you have in your closet. And they always come up with new shades and iterations every season. Here, we have them in single colours like white and purple, in bright colourblock, or with a little bit of texture.

The Paris Rocks Boho Bag

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The collection emphasises day-to-night looks, and with metal chains and eyelets, we can see how their bags have a rock-chic edge. At the same time, the minimal design of this structured hobo means you can go more adventurous with the material. Opt for fun, pastel colours, or even trendy suede.

The Paris Rocks Crossbody Bag

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Another from the Paris Rocks collection because we can’t resist. This smaller crossbody ties in with the whole downsized bag trend, while it’s “hip” enough to be literally worn by our hips. Classic shades make the bag more versatile as well.

The Artwalk Cuir Crossbody Bag

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The most artistic of the lot, this features the Memphis print, where each bag is a “blank canvas” filled with a kaleidoscope of colours and materials in an 80s-inspired patchwork design. The geometric shape lends some order to the cool, eye-catching style.

Longchamp F/W15 Bags, available at all Longchamp stores.