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Longchamps shoppers..anyone?

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mrsmerryweather Tue 28-Jul-09 14:30:45

anyone owned a Longchamps shopper- think they are called Pliage or similar- made of nylon with a leather flap and handles. Did you lie it? are they still fashionable? Need a large, LIGHTWEIGHT bag for day trips to carry bottle water, umbrealla etc etc.

joliejolie Tue 28-Jul-09 15:09:47

I have 2 Le Pliage shoppers and they are fab bags. Really comfortable over the shoulder and they are waterproof. I have been caught in a fair few downpours and nothing gets through.

I have a large dark brown one I could sell if you want it. I use my blue more often, so it is like new. Bought it for £59 from John Lewis. So £30 if you're interested.

moondog Tue 28-Jul-09 15:15:51

I've got one.
I like it.
Dunno whether fahionable or not and don't care.

Lilymaid Tue 28-Jul-09 15:17:48

I've got an anthracite Pliage. Large and lightweight, but no dividers inside so you can't separate out the contents of the bag. Not sure whether the cost is particularly justified for a bit of synthetic material with leather handles.

joliejolie Tue 28-Jul-09 15:18:12

Nor do I! grin

spicemonster Tue 28-Jul-09 15:18:13

I love mine. I carry my laptop to and from work in it every day. Expensive but extremely sturdy. They are very popular with London's working ladies if the number of people with them on the tube is anything to go by!

joliejolie Tue 28-Jul-09 15:21:21

They are definitely more of a bung on and go bag. Great for days out with the kids because they are rainproof.
They also fold up small, so you can carry it in your handbag if you are going shopping.

I think the price is crazy really, but they are worth it. Cath Kidston and Orla Kiely charge more for laminate bags covered in flowers. At least the Pliage is a bit more understated...and has a zip!

EldonAve Tue 28-Jul-09 15:26:27

I want one
My best mate has many envy

CHOOGIRL Tue 28-Jul-09 15:30:26

I have two which I would never have purchased prior to the one piece of handbaggage rules which came in. I travel lots on business and they are really handy as they fold up really small yet are sturdy and you can fit lots in. I've also used the large pliage as an extra piece of checked in luggage. Word of warning though, make sure you label yours as I've almost walked off with the wrong bag on more than one occasion.

moondog Tue 28-Jul-09 16:04:34

Why would anyone want lots of the same bag? hmm

joliejolie Tue 28-Jul-09 16:23:56

Well I bought the brown one and then a few weeks later saw the blue, which I preferred.
If they had had the blue the first time, I would only have bought one.

BobtheWoodmouse Tue 28-Jul-09 18:17:56

I have a few pliages - they are great for all the reasons everyone mentions above. If you have slim arms, you can get the short-handled ones over your shoulder too.

My only criticism is the lack of compartments - everything does get all jumbled together at the bottom of the bag if it's not padded out with stuff. I'm using one of mine as a beach bag at the moment - by the time the towel is in, the water bottle can go upright down the side.

I like the zip - no chance of pickpockets. There is a very small flap inside at the top - handy for keys/mobile phone, instant tissue.

I stick mine in the washing machine too every now and again - comes out fine, just air dry in draped over a clothes horse in the bath to catch the initial drips, dries overnight.

EldonAve Tue 28-Jul-09 18:48:05

so where is best to buy one? duty free?

joliejolie Tue 28-Jul-09 18:51:24

I could sell mine for £25 as I don't use it.

mrsmerryweather Tue 28-Jul-09 20:10:28

joliejolie- I may well be interested in your offer...

I am toying between the brown and the black- though brown is my fave I think!

Is yours in pretty good nick?

How would we go about the "sale"?

CybilLiberty Tue 28-Jul-09 20:11:18

What the hell are Longshanks choppers

mrsmerryweather Tue 28-Jul-09 20:12:16

oooh- now you're asking- but we all want one grin

CHOOGIRL Tue 28-Jul-09 20:28:20


joliejolie Tue 28-Jul-09 20:52:06

Mine is in excellent condition because I bought the blue as well and use that all the time. I used the brown for about a week before putting it away.
I bought it from John Lewis in October-ish last year.
Give me your email and I can tell you how to pay.

mrsmerryweather Tue 28-Jul-09 21:27:57

How do I give you my email- I am not registered with CAT and I don't want to give my name here...

Can you confirm the size? is it medium? there is a tiny one, then one about 12x10, then a bigger one, I think!

what next? Di I have to register with CAT?

hoxtonchick Tue 28-Jul-09 22:21:27

i have a lovely longchamps black patent bag. will use it tomorrow now, thanks to this thread!

mrsmerryweather Tue 28-Jul-09 22:23:26

jolie- you aren't registered to receive CAT messages- how do we get in contact?

joliejolie Wed 29-Jul-09 00:24:03

It is the bigger one.
Don't know why I cannot get a CAT as I have registered.
Email me at disco_junkie666@hotmail dot com

mrsmerryweather Wed 29-Jul-09 07:35:23

Thanks- have emailed you today.

fishie Wed 29-Jul-09 08:16:22

ooh hc a patent one sounds lovely.

i keep my netbook in mine, have the smaller one.

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