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Longchamp Le Pliage Filet bag review | French bag hit or miss

Longchamp Le Pliage Filet bag review | French bag hit or miss

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Last Updated on May 13, 2023 by Eve Dawes

Longchamp Le Pliage Original and Filet mesh bags are the bags you’ve seen on Royals, celebrities and Emily in Paris but are we buying?

Longchamp Le Pliage was designed back in 1993 by Philippe Cassegrain and the collection is most famous for it’s Original celebrity loved water-resistant nylon tote bag. As well as the Longchamp Le Pliage Filet style which is the yellow net tote bag you saw in Emily in Paris Season 2 Episode 3. Forget disposable shopping bags, Longchamp Le Pliage bags are the luxe foldable bag that’s way more eco-friendly and stylish than your plastic grocery bags. Whether that’s for outdoor markets, grocery shopping or for a cute beach bag. There’s also a few smarter styles like the City for a chic and clean line tote bag. Le Pliage collections can get overwhelming as there are so many including Original, Re-play, Le Panier, Energy and City. So here’s what you need to know about the styles and this minimalistic French brand that’s stood the test of time in this comprehensive Longchamp Le Pliage filet review.

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Longchamp large filet bag

This is the ‘Filet’ style which comes in over 10 colors so there’s a Longchamp handbag to go with every outfit and it’s actually way more affordable than you might think.

Where does the name Le Pliage come from

Le Pliage means folding in French and it refers to the famous Russian leather Le Pliage handles on all of the bags in the Le Pliage collection. Including the celebrity favorite water-resistant nylon Le Pliage Original bags.

What styles are in the Longchamp Le Pliage collection

Longchamp Le Pliage bags have evolved over the years to be more eco-conscious and include recycled and sustainable styles. As well as the chic ‘City’ leather option for a more elegant look. Currently there are 11 styles within Le Pliage:

  1. Le Pliage travel
  2. Re-Play 
  3. Green
  4. Filet
  5. X D’heygere
  6. Original
  7. Le Pliage X Fatboy
  8. Xtra
  9. Energy
  10. City
  11. LGP

Iconic, reliable, long-wearing and ingenious, you could say Le Pliage is everyone’s bag. It’s the perfect travel companion for the Longchamp woman. Keep hold of it, and it’ll never let you down.


Is the Longchamp Le Pliage still in style

Le Pliage has stood the test of time for over 30 years but whether it’s in style versus trendy really depends on the collection it’s from within the Le Pliage umbrella. As while they’re all in style, I wouldn’t say they’re all trendy.

The nylon and net bags go in and out of fashion versus the leather Le Pliage® Héritage bag which is more of a style staple. They remain popular as they’re so low key, functional, lightweight and durable. As well as their relatively affordable price point.

Longchamp Le Pliage bag prices

The prices of Le Pliage bags depends on the collection but ranges from about $810 for the Le Pliage Xtra Travel bag City to $65 for the Le Pliage Original coin purse.

Philippe Cassegrain’s le pliage filet net bag is actually one of the more affordable bags in Emily In Paris. She’s known for having a plethora of designer bags way outside of her paycheck but it’s television so just go with it. The prices range by size and limited edition versions like the super pretty ombré styles and there’s even a few sale finds.

  • The original Longchamp Le Pliage large Filet mesh bag $110-200 comes in 10 colors.
  • Longchamps Le Pliage Filet Mini XS bag around $85 comes in 5 colors.
  • ‘Filet’ mesh bag limited edition colors around $150-200.
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`Le Pliage Filet` Net Top Handle Bag

Longchamp Le Pliage bag sizes

Each collection within the collection comes in various sizes. With some like the Le Pliage Original offering 6 different sizes: small, medium, large, backpack, coin purse, and pouch and others coming in just 2 sizes like the Longchamp Le Pliage Filet collection:

  • The original Longchamp Le Pliage large Filet net bag measures 15 in (L) x 12.2 in (H).
  • Longchamps Le Pliage Filet XS bag measures 6.7 in (L) x 7.1 in (H).

Most of them fold down to about the size of a book making them a great travel companion.

Highly practical as it takes up very little space, this net shopping bag is well on track to become the must-have fashion accessory for zero-waste shopping.

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Longchamp Le Pliage filet bag features

The fairly simple looking bag has more features than first meets the eye. If you’ve been looking for foldable bags, this one folds up super small for travel making it the perfect travel companion or if you want to put it inside your everyday bag to get out at the store, farmers market or should I say marché.

I like the fact that most of the Le Pliage bags have both top handles and shoulder straps which can be hidden inside the bag. So you can decide how you feel like carrying it on the day.

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Longchamp Le Pliage filet mesh bag features include:

  • Leather flap with snap closure
  • Dual top leather handles
  • 2 shoulder straps
  • Made of Cotton with a Russian leather trim.
  • Made in France.
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If you’re worried about smaller things like your lip balm falling out or your keys or water bottle damaging your bag, you can always use a bag liner or place smaller objects inside a cosmetic bag.

Celebrity style

Longchamp Le Pliage has been a long time favorite with lots of celebrities from royals to movie stars. It’s a great option for affordable quiet luxury with its minimalistic design and lack of logos (unless you go for the logo covered LGP collection).

The Duchess of Cambridge has been using them since 2005 and has them in a myriad of colors. Meghan Markle was also seen with a beige version. Along with Jennifer Lopez, Katie Holmes, Kendall Jenner, Jessica Alba, January Jones and Alexa Chung who’ve all been spotted with their Longchamp bags.

Where to shop for Longchamp Le Pliage bags

There are lots of stores besides Longchamp to shop for all of these styles including Nordstrom, Gilt and rue la la. Here’s the collection including limited edition colors and sale finds.


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