I’ve seen the Le Pliage Héritage Mini, and I’ve met Alexa Chung, which would technically make me the most qualified person right now to talk about Longchamp’s new bag and the woman who’s modelling it, since I experienced both up-close when I was in Paris last month for the grand opening of their latest boutique along Champs-Élysées.
And if you want to relive everything I went through while I was in Paris for Longchamp, you could check out my Instagram account and search via hashtag #longchampxbagaholicboy, and you’ll see all the finest moments, from my visit to the Longchamp’s main production facility in Segré to Alexa’s crazy selfie that she took herself after our group interview (thank you Sharon for letting me nick the snap).
But back to the bag at hand. Besides having a new-found appreciation for the Le Pliage Héritage, having witnessed for myself the rather painstaking process it takes to put the bag together, there’s no denying that this is also one of the best-looking bags Longchamp has launched in a while now, a full-leather style that was inspired by the original Le Pliage.
Shaped like a trapezoid with a slightly curved trompe-l’oeil flap and a long shoulder sling, the new size for S/S15 is also known as the Le Pliage Héritage Mini (because smaller is still better), coming in at 23 cm by 22 cm. But because it also measures some 16 cm in depth, it’s actually rather roomy on the inside, with enough space for most of your daily work essentials which would also include a small water bottle and even those one of those mini umbrellas.
Now available in Singapore and priced from SGD1742 and up (also pretty affordable for a bag that’s full-leather and made in France), you’ll find it in at least 6 different colours for now, from Blue and Coral that are shown above, along with Black, Carmine, Ecru and Yellow, which you can choose from depending on whether you intend to use it for work or play.