Longchamp 'Le Pliage' Medium Shoulder Tote
Review size carefully
I wish I would have read the reviews a little more carefully before ordering. Somehow the tote appears larger in the photos--I was looking for a summer bag for travel, and this was just too small. Also, if you like interior compartments and pockets in your handbag, this is not the bag for you. It's a cute, well-made tote, but it's very basic. I ended up returning this and choosing a Patricia Nash Italian leather tote with more generous proportions (and lovely interior pockets!) instead.
Worth the money
I picked this out as my 19th birthday present from my boyfriend and I could not be happier! The Medium is a perfect size of someone my size (5'3" & very small frame). I am able to fit my Size 4 Daily Planner, full size wallet, a small case (about the same size as my wallet), my eye glass case, and keys. Nice zipper and fold over snap. Very easy to clean as I took it to the beach less then 24 hours after getting it. Turned the bag inside out and wiped the sand out. I got the Navy and it is a very nice color. I love it's very polished look. I'll definitely be getting more color and size variations. DO NOT BE ALARMED when you receive this and it looks the size of a wallet... you MUST unsnap it and unfold it. I've seen people on other sites return this bag because they didn't realize they needed to unfold it (really?? Fail). Supposedly this is a very popular bag and "everyone" has it, but I've never seen anyone carrying this bag. Unless you're a celebrity/high profile person in fashion articles. So overall, if you're debating getting this bag- go for it! you won't be sorry. Really look at the dimensions between small, medium, and large. Use a ruler to get an idea and buy off your personal preference of everyday sized bags you like.
Great size, but needs more pockets
I love this bag. It is a no frills bag that meets my needs, which is exactly what I was looking for in a handbag. It is large enough to fit everything that I need, but not obnoxiously large. The top of the bag opens wide enough that I can find everything in my bag. I love that it comes in a wide array of colors. I only wish that it had a few more pockets inside for better organization. The drop on the handles is perfect for carrying on my shoulder or in my elbow. I would definitely buy this bag again, and recommend it to my friends.
This is not a medium tote. My daughter told me she would like the Longchamp Medium Tote for her 20th birthday to carry as a book bag, so I ordered it for her. Boy, was I surprised when it arrived and was a small handbag, at best. She would not have been able to fit even one book in it. Luckily I had ordered a week before her birthday, so I just ordered the large and it came in plenty of time. Thanks to Nordstrom's free shipping and free returns it was not a big deal.