I’d first spied and lusted over the Longchamp Pliage Cuir bag back when it first launched, and when they had the turquoise colour. It was a beautiful shade and I saw it at the Longchamp boutique, but didn’t want to buy it just like that without thinking about it first. So I walked away.

When I went back, it was sold out country-wide!

I’m actually not a fan of Longchamp, apart from the Eiffel Tower bag that I have (a souvenir after our trip to Paris). I don’t like the canvas material, and the bags are a dime a dozen – everyone carries one!

But, I fell in love with their Pliage Cuir collection, because, hello…….Β SLOUCHY LEATHER!!!

The bags are made with a thick but smooshy leather that feels and smells divine. They slouch beautifully and are fantastic for casual daily wear. The strap goes cross-body on me perfectly, and it is my only cross-body larger sized bag. It doubles-up as my diaper bag when I’m out with Hunter, since he requires very little these days (since he eats table food and doesn’t wear diapers – yaaaaaayyyyyyyy).

So when Longchamp released new colours, I grabbed one.

Mine is inΒ orange, almost a dead ringer of my Hermes birkin. Chris calls it my “cheap daily Birkin” and he’s kinda right – it’s fab for daily wear when I can throw it around and not feel precious about it.

Longchamp Le Pliage Cuir in orange


Super smooshy leather!


It’s even drape-ier now than in this photo, cos I’ve used it daily


I selected the smallest size because it looks best on my frame, IMHO. It’s enough to fit in all my stuff, with tons of room to spare. A great bag for when I want to throw in random things like sunglasses case, cardigan, and extra baby stuff.

I also carry the bag with the handles slung over my shoulder, keeping it compact and tight against my body.

Carter’s all “Mama, are you taking a selfie of us or of your bag?”


Worn with the long strap, though usually I do it cross-body style


Total random insertion of Hunter, cos I like this pic – I reckon he looks like such a big boy here!



Let's Chat!

Joyce says:

I’m thinking of getting the exact same one! How has the bag held up so far? Any issues with worn-out corners etc?

Beverly! says:

It’s perfect and the leather is soft and rich. I do have a bit of wear on the corners but it doesnt bug me!

Dina says:

that’s a BRILLIANT colour!! love it!

summerhues says:

very nice! I always love orange.But i dont seem to b able to find orange online?

Beverly! says:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Err it’s your birthday, right?

I think Orange is now out of stock cos the new season has just come out?

summerhues says:

Thanks Beverly =)

Fay says:

Wow this bag looks great! And seems really good and spacious as a diaper bag too πŸ˜‰ Googled it and the turquoise one looks fantastic.

Beverly! says:

Haha yeah I find it’s useful when I just have one kid – easy to add in a waterbottle, bib and some wiples!

Isn’t the turquoise pretty??? Impossible to find in stores or online though πŸ™

I had been eyeing this too! Was at LC on Madison thinking hmmm, maybe πŸ™‚ Glad to read you like it xo

Beverly! says:

It’s a fab mummy bag, and is practical and light, but not tooooooo casual looking πŸ™‚

Iris says:

Very nice bag! I also don’t like Long Champ bags as everybody is carrying one, including aunties at the wet market! (Yes, I saw a few!) But this leather one is nice! Do they come with other colours? I am looking for a nice cross-body bag for year-end holidays! πŸ™‚

Beverly! says:

Haha I know exactly what you mean. It’s kinda cheapened the brand and made it not as exciting. But yeah, this particular one is soooo nice and I rarely see it carried by other people when I’m out.

Comes in a whole range of colours!