It goes without saying that the Longchamp Le Pliage series of bags is an absolute “must have” of any woman – and many men – who have even the most basic desire to be fashionable.

Created as a go-anywhere, carry-anything flexible day bag by French fashion label Longchamp in 1993, the nylon bag of many colours with its distinctive natural leather handles and flap has now sold more than 13 million items worldwide.

Many people have numerous versions of the bag in all the colours of the rainbow and in the many signature prints and seasonal releases.

The Longchamp Le Pliage is an icon. So how do you improve on perfection? By making it better, of course.

Longchamp Le Pliage Cuir details
Longchamp Le Pliage Cuir bags

The new Longchamp Le Pliage Cuir has the same sleek, minimal lines, the same large capacity and, most importantly of all, it can still perform the original’s signature move. This leather bag is foldable.

Yes, you can fold up your Longchamp Le Pliage Cuir so that it’s neat little package fits in the bottom of your smaller handbag, or slips into your carry-on luggage or into the glovebox of your car until you need it.

The new Longchamp Le Pliage Cuir is made of a unique leather called “metis” which basically means “mixed race”; the leather is thin and flexible but very hard-wearing which is why these bags can be folded repeatedly.

The remainder of the Le Pliage Cuir is the same; the same flap, double handle, zip closure, removable shoulder strap, nickel hardware and vintage printed lining.

Available in classic shades like black, taupe, navy and neutral tan, the Longchamp Le Pliage Cuir also comes in new jewel-tones like orange, cyclamen, turquoise and red.

It’s available in five different styles – a travel bag, two different sizes of tote, a shopper and a pouch.
It’s time to update your favourite bag the Longchamp Le Pliage; indulge in a new icon now, the Le Pliage Cuir, and it will last you for life.

Prices for the Longchamp Le Pliage Cuir start at $349 for the pouch and go up to $1,066 for the travel-sized bag. The collection available from Longchamp boutiques at Takashimaya, Level 2, Tel: 9738 5919; ION Orchard, #03-21, Tel: 6509 8139; Paragon, #02-02/03, Tel: 6235 0498 and The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, #B1-146, 2 Bayfront Avenue, Tel: 9738 5919.