The Longchamp Le Pliage is a versatile bag and has become a great tote for traveling, the gym, class, and everyday use. I wanted to look more closely at the design and why it has gained such popularity over the years. First, the nylon tote is light weight, sturdy, and comes in a variety of colors. Additionally, the simplistic design provides a classic look.

Philippe Cassegrain, the song of Longchamp’s founder, was inspired by the Japanese art of origami and named the bag after the French verb meaning “to fold.” Therefore, the tote can be folded into a small square when not in use. Each bag is made with incredible precision, even down to the number of stitches required per centimeter. This bag serves as a great example of functionality and clean, simple design.