IMAGE: KRISTA YEONG FOR BAGAHOLICBOY
Open your bag wardrobe and you’d most probably find one (or two) that comes from Longchamp’s diverse Le Pliage line. Search Le Pliage on Longchamp’s site and you’ll find 4 distinct categories – there’s the ever popular Le Pliage Nylon, the canvas-based Le Pliage Néo, the limited editions (remember the collaborations with Jeremy Scott and Mary Katrantzou?) and of course, the Le Pliage Cuir line.
An all-leather series that stays true to the origami-inspired Le Pliage line, Le Pliage Cuir bags are light and foldable, yet retaining a soft-to-the-touch appeal that makes it a standout from its nylon siblings. Crafted out of Metis leather, which is a hybrid of goatskin and lambskin, the Le Pliage Cuir range has 3 bags under its line-up, the top-handle totes that come in many sizes, the smaller crossbody sling and the all-new Backpack XS, which is also the subject of today’s post.
Measuring 22 cm wide and 25 cm high, this backpack is the answer for the lady who’s looking for an all-leather variant of the zippered nylon backpack we’re used to seeing from the Le Pliage Nylon range. With the Backpack XS, the zipper is replaced with a drawstring closure beneath the buttoned front flap, which makes it easier to reach into. Finished with a top handle and adjustable straps, the backpack is every bit as functional as it is stylish, with seven (yes seven!) different hues for you to choose from.
Aside from Natural, Pilot Blue and Pink you see sketched out above, the Backpack XS (SGD710) also comes in 4 other colours like Black, Cherry, Navy, and Pebble. From safe neutrals to the bright and snazzy, there’s got to be one colour that’s suited for you. Been on a search for an all-leather casual weekend backpack that’s affordably priced? You’re looking at it.