Offering designer good looks and serious storage space, these Longchamp style carry-on bags are a big hit this season
A classic travel bag has gone viral on TikTok and is being touted as the must-have accessory for trendy travellers this autumn.
The La Pliage bag from French designer brand Longchamp has been a favourite with fashionistas for many years, with its sleek good looks that are versatile enough to be worn with any outfit. The dimensions of the large Le Pliage bag are also just right to be used as a carry-on bag for most UK airlines, serving up style and practicality with aplomb.
An iconic piece of kit for anyone looking for a deep, spacious tote bag, the Le Pliage range comes at a cost with the shoulder bag collection starting from £110 for the original version. Available in a choice of colours, each size bag comes with instantly recognisable brown leather handles and zipper cover, and they can folded up nice and small for easy storage.
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TikTok user ftdtvanilla shared her love for the nylon bags with a montage of travel clips. Fellow Tiktokker maya added a comment saying “Longchamp bags have my heart.”
The carryall with the cult status is available to buy at John Lewis and comes in a variety of sizes, including:
The minimal bag with its iconic good looks is an investment piece for travellers with deep pockets. Those of us on a smaller budget, can either wait to see if the Le Pliage range drops in price during the John Lewis Black Friday sale, which is unlikely, or look for a cheaper alternative somewhere else.
How to get the Longchamp look for less
If you would rather spend money at the bar than on bags, Amazon has some affordable options that serve up Parisian chic on a budget.
Made to look pretty much identical, they don’t come with the gorgeous soft leather handles or designer Longchamp logo, but if you are want to look a la mode for less, these bags make stylish carry-ons for less than £30.
Ariel GXR Women’s Tote Bag
One of the best-looking nylon bags we’ve seen, this stylish travel bag comes in a choice of black or blue colourways, in medium or large sizes.
Made from waterproof material, it comes with a faux brown leather handle, closure and zipper tabs, and the long handles make it super comfortable to carry even when full.
One happy shopper on Amazon described it as a “must-buy” item, saying: “This bag is the perfect size, fits all my stuff for work and isn’t too heavy on the shoulders. It’s a cute dupe for the Longchamp tote bag. “
Buy now £15.99 on Amazon
No Tag Bag
Made from high-quality and lightweight waterproof nylon, this bag features strong PU leather handles and a wipe-clean polyester lining. Measuring 32x19x29cm it is similar in size to the original Le Pliage, and with a spacious main compartment, two interior slip pockets and one interior zipper pocket to organize your essentials, it’s a good low-cost alternative.
Much like the more expensive Longchamp model, this bag also folds up to be neatly stowed away when not in use.
Buy now: £17.99 on Amazon
Bojly Tote Bag
This foldable tote bag is made from waterproof fabric and has synthetic leather handles that make it easy to sling over your shoulder.
Measuring 45x30x31cm, it comes in a choice of seven different colours and just like the more expensive bag, this one also folds up nice and small for easy storage.
Receiving some excellent reviews on Amazon, one buyer went all out and simply said: “I ordered the bag as a dupe for the Longchamp and it is perfect. Large and a folder also fits in.”
Buy now: £19.99 on Amazon
GM LIKKIE Tote Bag
Another great option for cash-conscious travellers, this nylon tote bag comes in back and navy as well as super stylish khaki green and dusky pink colourways.
Made from waterproof nylon with leather look handles and clasps, it features a large main compartment and an internal slip pocket. Large enough to carry a 13.3-inch laptop, as well as all your other travel necessities, this bag has almost 350 ratings on Amazon, with over 80% of buyers impressed with the quality of the bag.
One happy shopper said “I bought this for a trip to Italy and used it for three weeks. Perfect!!! It’s waterproof and large enough, has pockets where you need them and even a place to attach keys. The handles are long enough that it’s comfortable over your shoulder! Some are too small. It zips for security! Stylish! Can’t say enough good things about this bag.”
Buy now: £29.99 on Amazon
You can find the original Longchamp bags for sale at John Lewis, Flannels and Longchamp UK.