I was at the Longchamp Spring/Summer 2012 press preview a while ago and out of the dazzling array of bags in the room – apparently more than 130 bags according to the PR – the understated Le Pliage Cuir caught my eye.

I am sure all of us are familiar with the famed Le Pliage bag from Longchamp. The simple folding canvas bag, which was inspired by the Japanese art of origami, has sold more than 13 million worldwide since 1993. Now, leather lovers (such as yours truly) can rejoice because the Le Pliage is finally available in soft metis leather! And yes, these leather bags are foldable too.

The Le Pliage Cuir collection is available in 8 delicious shades, and 5 sizes: travel bag, two totes, shopper and pouch.

While the shape of the leather collection is closely similar to the canvas version, right down to the zip closure and button flap, the leather version also comes with a practical removable shoulder strap and a fabric printed lining. While the Le Pliage Cuir is perhaps slightly heavier than the canvas ones, it is definitely lighter than many other full leather bags.

I believe this is a go-to bag for business travelers and working ladies, who need a portable and presentable bag for both work and play. I can imagine myself throwing my laptop, work documents and other necessities and would still look classy and sophisticated with the signature bag in timeless leather material.

Prices in USD (SGD prices to be announced later):
Pouch (28x17x10cm) – USD 255 (Not available in Singapore)
Handbag (25x23x16cm) – USD 490 (S$673)
Handbag (40x31x18cm) – USD 590 (S$813)
Tote (31x30x19cm) – USD 525 (S$718)
Travel bag (45x35x23cm) – USD 775 (S$1067)

UPDATE: Le Pliage Cuir will arrive in Longchamp boutiques on Friday April 13th.

There are other exciting collections in Longchamp’s upcoming Spring/Summer offerings. Check out the photos that I took at the preview – featuring designs by Mary Katrantzou, Kate Moss and Jeremy Scott for Longchamp. The Spring/Summer collection will be available in stores from February onwards.

Longchamp Le Pliage 折叠饺子包,相信大家一定不感到陌生。外形轻便,容量又大,设计简单大方。可是本人之前略嫌包包帆布质地给人一种不扎实的感觉。幸好,Longchamp似乎听见我内心的呼唤,在接下来的春夏季推出了Le Pliage Cuir 皮质包包。外形依旧轻便,由于利用柔软的羊皮制造,因此这皮包与之前的饺子包一样,是可以折叠的。除此之外,除了短柄手提,还附上斜背带。这么耐用又简便,绝对适合经常出国的上班族女性。共有8种颜色任您选择,Le Pliage Cuir即将于3月在本地Longchamp店出售。若想要了解Longchamp其他春夏季的皮包,请浏览我的Facebook相簿


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