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What are those bags?

(19 Posts)
oinkment Wed 17-Apr-13 10:13:05

You see posh ladies in airports with them.

Big, square, plain.
Canvas main part, brown leather bib and handles.
Long enough to wear over your shoulder.
Come in lots of colours.

They're lovely and I want one.

(Did I just post this twice? I thought I did... did it disappear?)

Lavenderhoney Wed 17-Apr-13 10:16:30

I think you mean longchamps tote bags. Can't link on iPad, but I think that's it.

SirToffeeDoris Wed 17-Apr-13 10:16:36


oinkment Wed 17-Apr-13 10:19:21


Oh Mumsnet is so clever.

madammecholet Wed 17-Apr-13 13:04:48

love longchamp

polyhymnia Wed 17-Apr-13 13:06:29

Yes me too - have about 4.

oinkment Wed 17-Apr-13 14:55:31

Ooh but what colour should I get?

My stalwart colours are lime green, brown and turquoise.

Currently having a love-in with yellow.

But they only seem to do certain colours at a time.

Just looked on Amazon and you can get all sorts of bags that look the same but aren't Longchamp (not fakes, I mean just generic bags made to the same design). Should I definitely get the real thing?

squoosh Wed 17-Apr-13 14:57:29

I'd go for a dupe. £75 for a synthetic shopper seems a bit unneccessary to me, even with the little bit of leather. There are good lookalikes doing the rounds.

Iseeall Wed 17-Apr-13 15:02:34

If you want to look like the posh ladies at the airport get the real thing, you do see the Longchamp logo.

oinkment Wed 17-Apr-13 19:42:40

Well I'm not really bothered about labels, but I think I'd like something good quality. Am undecided now.

polyhymnia Wed 17-Apr-13 20:48:43

Haven't regretted what I've spent on mine fwiw. Have had so much use out of them both for everyday commuting and travelling abroad. .

EasterHoliday Wed 17-Apr-13 20:52:16

have a look at Herve Chapelier if you like fun colours - they combine differerent colour handles and body of bag. High quality, very BCBG Parisian!

EarlyInTheMorning Wed 17-Apr-13 20:53:33

They really are crazy useful although I wish we could also get the Herve Chapelier ones.

EarlyInTheMorning Wed 17-Apr-13 20:54:04

cross post Easter!

EasterHoliday Wed 17-Apr-13 21:07:22

you can order them online! don't seem to have very exciting colours right now, but CHIC french & understated I suppose

faustina Wed 17-Apr-13 21:16:49

I would def get the real thing - quite possibly the dupes don't use the same quality materials, and that's the whole point of those bags - they are indestructible. I would steer clear of pale colours though, as they can get a bit dirty. You are meant to be able to throw them in the washing machine, but I tried with one of mine and it didn't work

LynetteScavo Wed 17-Apr-13 21:20:42

So it's not just me who notices loads at airports! Do certain people use them as their travelling bag, or something?

EasterHoliday Wed 17-Apr-13 21:28:20

they sell them on planes in the duty free mags

YoniShapedLoveBox Wed 17-Apr-13 21:28:21

I want one too

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