Longchamp 'Veau Fouloneé' Shoulder Bag (Nordstrom Exclusive)
Good bag, but not great
I own this bag in red and the peacock blue when they went on sale during the August/September 2012 Nordstrom anniversary sale. I'd wanted it the previous year and it was completely sold out in all Longchamp stores when my parents were in France in October 2011.
Great colors, comfortable strap length, good every day size
CONS: No interior pockets, fold over snap placket is annoying if you need to get in and out of your bag frequently, bag doesn't fold down to become more compact
Please note that this bag is made of pebbled leather, not smooth leather. It is light-weight (which I like because I don't want to kill my shoulders) and I do not agree with another reviewer that the leather is cheap or that the bag is flimsy. However, I would say that for $100-$150 more than the full retail price, I think you can get a much better Longchamp bag that will look more luxe, have interior pockets, and be better "investment".
Smaller than "Medium"
I love my nylon medium tote and wanted one in leather. I went to the store to check it out and although the inside is nice, it is smaller than the nylon one. I know because I have base that I put in my nylon one to give it a solid structured bottom, and when I put my base in this leather bag it buckled and wouldn't fit properly. Also I don't care for this one, as the shoulder strap is shorter than the nylon medium one. If only Longchamp could make one identical to the nylon one but in leather and with structure :)
I do not buy many pocketbooks but when I do I choose Longchamp.
My new red 'veau foulunee' lined and made in quality leather is a perfect purse.
The new design with lining and zippered interior pockets are a most welcome improvement. This bag is a quietly handsome but a comfortable and useful accessory.
Red is the new beige! I am proud to carry it. Thanks,sm
Long Live Longchamp!
I LOVE this bag! I've been looking for the "right red" for 2 years....so glad I didn't just settle for something because this bag was worth waiting for. Love the color, the size and just overall simplicity of it. I'm not a huge fan of zip tops or the snap flap but I'm glad I made an exception with this bag. The strap doesn't stay on my shoulder as well as I'd like, but that is a very minor annoyance that I'm willing to adjust to. I know I'll have this bag forever, it's just such a timeless style. I recommend it highly!