The ubiquitous (and thank god, because they are beautiful) Longchamp totes seem to be a fixture in the upper middle class fashion world in the United States. So since it is a French brand, I really wasn’t too surprised at first when I noticed them E-V-E-R-Y-W-H-E-R-E in France, but then it hit me. Here they are a basic staple, a necessity, that nearly everyone finds the money to possess. They aren’t a status symbol. They serve a practical purpose. I saw a group of children that were about 6 years old crossing the street in a big line holding hands a few days ago and some of these 6 year old kids were actually wearing Longchamp backpacks. It’s just the way things are over here lol.
Right now, I’m seriously jonesing for a “Serviette” Longchamp bag…specifically, the Pliage. I see students carrying them a lot because they are the perfect size for notebooks. And at a little less than €50, it’s affordable. I need to go into the Longchamp store in Rennes and look around, but right now I’m loving it in this purple shade:
What do you think?