November 12, 2010

it’s friday; i’m in love – longchamps custom tote

I’ve been a girl on the go lately!  From Miami to High Point to Las Vegas,  I’ve seen a lot of airports.  With that kind of crazy schedule, I’m thrilled that I finally purchased a Longchamps Le Pliage tote.  I’ve considered buying one before – after all, if you are looking in Charlotte, Nordstrom and B.D. Jeffries are both stocked up.  But I’ve always been irritated by the gold hardware on every single tote … at least in those stores.  I’m a silver-white gold-platinum wearing girl … and I just can’t help but be annoyed by the combination of my jewelry with gold hardware on a handbag.   (Even though I have a two-toned watch.  Don’t ask.  I can’t explain it.)


Then I realized you could order a custom Le Pliage – to your exact specifications, including color, size, handle length and metal finish on the hardware – for not too terribly much of a premium price.  In other words, the world is your oyster!  And it’s delivered to your door in three weeks.  Bingo!

Here I am packed up and ready to head to my next destination.  I love how lightweight the tote is – perfect for lugging all of those materials I pick up while perusing furniture and accessory vendors – and just how much stuff I can cram into it.  That’s my cute trench coat on top; I’ve been living in it because it’s perfect for this fickle weather.  With travel being the way it is these days (you know, jam-packed into tiny planes), it’s hard to stay stylish on-the-go … but my Le Pliage gets me at least a little closer!

What tricks do you have for traveling in style?   Bon weekend!


  • Sarah
    Nov. 12, 2010
    Ohhhh I am so inspired. This looks like the perfect carry on! Is it the largest Longchamp? I think I might have to follow in your footsteps and order a custom in another color!
  • sarah devaney-o’neil
    Nov. 14, 2010
    Love that bag! I've got a lot of travel ahead for me this year as well so I am so glad you pointed my attention to this. Love the neutral tones. May just have to pick me up one of these babies!
  • tz
    Nov. 14, 2010
    I have had tons of these bags and they are just fabulous. I bought a handful last time I was in Paris and they are a must. I just get over the gold...not that vein to care I guess. There are just some things I don't have the engergy to worry about and having the clasp and my earings match is one of them! Love those that do think this is important! Enjoy I may have to get a new bag after reading about these custom ones.
  • Traci Zeller
    Nov. 14, 2010
    You're so right, Tammy! I should just not worry about the gold - I don't know why it bothers me so much!!
  • Sarah (Matters of Style)
    Nov. 16, 2010
    Love these bags! Did you see that you can get them monogrammed now too? I need another one!

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