We know Longchamp for their famous Le Pliage Tote – not expensive at all and very classic, it’s even rain resistance. And I just recently read that a lot of women use the Le Pliage bag to store their expensive bag in rainy days. It also need low maintenance and can be tossed in the washer to get rid of all the germs, easy right?
Recently I have discovered something new from Longchamp, it’s from the Lm Cuir Collection, meet the Lm Cuir Shopping Tote. This bag represents the artisanal work of Longchamp craftsman, it’s smooth and elegant, inexpensive and made with supple cowhide that’s gently embossed with luxurious quilted patterns.
The black is so classic, but for the summer, you want to move toward the color Lagoon or Pink. It’s embellished with a tag on the front and refined in either golden hardware or silver hardware. The strap can be entirely adjusted to your comfort level. Its generous space can store every daily essential you need, take it from day to evening.
I love the simplicity of a single colored bag, but also the sophisticated pattern that adds a touch of luxury, and at the same time, the price is not overwhelming or mind boggling. For a gift, like today – moms day is ideal.
This shopping tote comes in two sizes, the medium size is 12 x 10 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch and priced at $585 USD or €415. The large size is 14 1/4 x 12 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch and is priced at $675 USD or €480. At Longchamp e-store.
I like the detailed bag pictures on Louis Vuitton official website. I love it, but they are model pictures and as a dedicated bag addict, I need to see shots from different angles to confirm my crave. And the less Photoshop involvement, the better.
That is why, after publishing a detailed review of the newest Louis Vuitton W BB Tote, I followed up with this post, giving you a better look before making any judgment.
It’s a natural picture, also giving you a clearer indication of what to expect before running into your nearest Louis Vuitton store and get disappointed (or even more excited, either way).
The Veau Cachemire leather is one of the finest – durable and luxurious for the eyes to see. Though small and compact, but perfect for the fashion obsessed girl, I mean the refinement is in the details.
Light and structured, there are always days that you need a smaller bag. This version can be carried with just one hand, but it also comes with a shoulder strap if you need to cross body. The Louis Vuitton W BB Tote can help you shift from day to night, it has all the pockets to store your urgent essentials.
But like what we said in our previous post, you need to adore monogram canvas to understand this style. It’s a statement maker, yes that is what it is.
Measuring 11’ x 7.5’ x 3.9’.Other Brands
Those of you in the market looking for something utilitarian for work should check out the new Miu Miu Cracked Glossed-Leather Tote, a roomy workhorse of a bag that measures 32 cm across by 29 cm.
Built with dual compartments along with a section in the middle that can be zipped up (there’s also a smaller zip compartment in the tote), it’s perfect for work, good for days when you need to lug just about everything you own around. Another bonus, because it already comes ‘cracked’, you won’t have to worry about keeping it pristine, especially when it already looks so beautifully seasoned and worn.
Besides Black (shown above), you’ll also find another tote in a deep rich hue of Burgundy over at Net-A-Porter where they sell for GBP990 a pop. Or check out Miu Miu at ION Orchard, Marina Bay Sands or Paragon where I’m pretty sure you will find it stocked as well.Other Brands
The smaller, the better, as long as it’s beautiful.
The famous Diorissimo tote bag, you know from the brand DIOR. Its fame is still rising and certainly keeping the pace of the Lady Dior Tote (the bag that we love so much, in no matter what shape and style.) But after introducing a series of new colors and decoration of the Diorissimo Bag in medium and large size, it was about time that something stunning would shake our never-ending wish list. Here you are, the Dior Small Diorissimo Tote.
Basically the exact same design like the medium size, but just a bit smaller. So small that it’s shape reminds of the Lady Dior Medium Tote. But do not get confused, the Lady Dior Tote is embellished with cannage stitching, while the Diorrismo tote is enriched with smooth leather.
Made from calfskin, a leather that’s strong and impeccable (especially when it comes to DIOR), the color effect between rose hot pink exterior and the gris interior enhances the smooth skin. It can be carried by hand, across body or on the shoulder with its elegant but spontaneous look, also accessorized with silver hardware.
The Diorissimo Small Tote is also available in different colors, more information will be shared later on. Measuring 22.5 x 16.5 x 10 cm (just to give you an indication, the medium size is measured 32 x 23 x 11 cm). Priced at $3700 USD and around $4500 SGD. Only available at Dior boutique.
What is this we’re seeing? Another reversible available in the market? Well, just so you know, Prada ain’t the type to be left behind – they’ve come up with their own version of the reversible tote as well…in Nappa leather, no less. And we are quite impressed, alright. So, do you want to have your very own piece? We’ll try to convince you even more.
This piece is a soft reversible tote with double handles – perfect for giving you ease in carrying all of your essentials. It is also adorned with steel hardware and metal lettering logo (a testament of the bag’s quality), which gives it a beautiful shine. It even gets better because it has a pocket with zipper closure – who says you can’t have it all with a reversible? Life just got better.
The main side comes in black, but you can choose from four equally beautiful colors for the flip side (Lily-of-the-Valley White, Agave, Anise and Astral). You can get your very own Soft Reversible Nappa Leather Tote for $1,590 USD or €1,250 EUR via Prada e-store.