Longchamp Summer Bags

Longchamp. To some, the word evokes the racetrack in Paris. To me, it is the luxury goods company that makes my favorite handbags. I have been shopping at the Longchamp store in New York for years, and I enjoy catching up with the manager and assistant manager as much as I enjoy checking out the selection.

The tote is one of my favorite styles because it is lightweight and très chic. Here is a selection of the Longchamp summer totes out right now. Enjoy!

This season, Longchamp has chosen to showcase the orchid. The colors and floral motif of the Orchidéal line make it extremely on-trend. It’s available in a selection of handbags, totes or travel bags to lend a touch of exoticism to your outfits. The tote below is 10x10x5½ inches and is on sale for $122.90. Find it here: Green Orchideal.

I love the color and design of this cotton tote

Longchamp introduces several new colors to the tried-and-true Le Pliage line every year. They are nylon with leather trim, available in different-sized totes (including a weekend bag that I use often), a cosmetics bag (that can be used as a clutch) and a coin purse. They also come in a choice of short or long handles. The tote below is a very versatile color and will go with everything. It’s 10x10x5½ inches and costs $125. Find it and all the other Le Pliage colors here: Turquoise Le Pliage.

This lightweight nylon tote is great for travel

Longchamp teamed up with designer Mary Katrantzou, known for her gorgeous prints, to create a madly chic line for the season. It has an East meets West theme, featuring illustrations inspired by Asian and Western worlds. The bright colors and graphics are so summery and beautiful. The tote below is 12¼x12x7½ inches and it costs $210. Find it here: Mary Katrantzou.

This gorgeous cotton tote is perfect for the summer

The fuchsia tote below is another one from the Le Pliage line. It’s a fun color that can be worn as a casual or business tote. It’s 10x10x5½ inches and costs $125. Find it here: Cyclamen Le Pliage.

One of the many great colors in the Le Pliage line out now

For those of you who can’t live without black, even in the summer (guilty as charged!), the LM tote bag (shown below), handbag and travel bag in black with an iridescent sheen offers a style that is both chic and casual. I bought this bag two years ago in bronze, and I use it all the time.  It’s 10x10x5½ inches and costs $135. Find it here: Black Metallic.

The iridescent sheen of this tote makes it fun, not flashy

Longchamp created the tote below with a discreet reptile print. The print look great with earth tones as well as with black and every color in between. This cotton tote is 10x10x5½ inches and is on sale for $122.90. Find it here: Reptligne Beige.

You can’t go wrong with snake print!

I hope you come to love Longchamp as much as I do, if you don’t already. Their bags are stylish and well-made. But I hope for the sake of your wallet that you don’t become addicted (as I have!). I am trying very hard not to buy every single one of these Longchamp summer bags. Just buying one can’t hurt, right?. But which one????

6 thoughts on “Longchamp Summer Bags

  1. Love Longchamp! Love these prints! The LePliage is great for travel. I use a large purse organizer in mine, keeps everything organized and easy to find. I definitely want the one with the snake print!

  2. My absolute favorites! I started bringing them back from Paris back in the late 90s and they are both classic and durable. Love these new seasonal patterns and colors. I’ve been looking for the Turquoise bag since I saw it in a web ad a few months ago, but haven’t been able to find it…and unfortunately it’s not at the Nordstrom link in the article :-(

    My only wish is that they’d incorporate a true cell phone pocket. Those shallow pockets at the top don’t hold anything except maybe a pen.

    • I’m so sorry! It was on the Nordstrom website when I added the hyperlink two days ago. They must have sold out since then. Never fear! There’s always a way! The Longchamp website allows you to customize your own bag: color, handle length, size, hardware and you can even have it personalized. It’s a bit more expensive ($30 more for the turquoise Le Pliage without embroidery), but if you love it, go for it!

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