Q: Dear Bagaholicboy, I read your blog whenever I get the chance and I gotta admit I’m becoming more and more fascinated by bags because of your blog! Congrats on a wonderful blog! I’m actually looking for a gym bag. The usual suspects from Nike or Adidas just won’t do anymore. I don’t want to seem like some secondary school boy since I will bring the bag to the office on a daily basis. I’m looking for something reasonably priced (SGD300 or less), and perhaps something from the Longchamp Le Pliage collection. Would it be suitable? Oh and it’s also got to have a shoulder strap. Thanks for a wonderful blog and keep writing!
A: Dear FR, thanks for dropping by. Only one bag from the Le Pliage collection would suit your needs, as it is the only one with a shoulder strap. That said, the Longchamp Le Pliage Travel Bag is also pretty big, which may or may not suit your frame. Best you check it in person at the boutique at Paragon and if I remember correctly, it retails for around SGD316, which fits your budget.
I would like to make another suggestion. Since it is for the gym, you could perhaps look into a nylon holdhall as well. Like the one pictured above from Asos, these babies can hold alot and the simple contrast of colours make it suitable for the boys. If you do not wish to order online, you can head down to Zara. I’ve seen similar holdalls for sale there, in Black, Grey and Blue with white stripe details for SGD49 each. With your budget, you could even get all 3 and rotate them as and when you wish.