The Crazy Suburban Mom: Longchamp Love

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Longchamp Love

In my mammogram post I mentioned getting a new purse but didn't show pictures so everyone was kinda,

Yo.  Where's the purse?

I probably should have said I will be posting pictures,  I'm just waiting for the purse organizer to arrive because the purse I got  - And here it is now! - Sitting on my Danish Modern Freecycle score of a chair...

Longchamp LM Pinkygold on Danish Modern chair

...  is pretty much a large, cavernous tote (albeit a sweet one).  My new purse is a Longchamp LM tote  in the color Pinky Gold, size 12¼x12x7½ inch.    I'm going to put the details at the very end of this post.*

The organizer came yesterday and after deciding ( rationally how to do it as opposed to my prior version; the purse version of a dump cake ) what I needed I'm ready to start using PURSE TWO POINT OH! EM! GEE!

I decided the best way to go about showing everything would be another What's in my purse post.

longchamp lm: organized

Looking down into the purse.  Without an organizer this would the Grand Canyon filled with all manner pandemonium, havoc and gum wrappers.

purse organizer

Looking down in the purse organizer and honestly, it's not even full.   The purse is  coated fabric and I didn't want to sag the thing down.

whats in my purse?

This organizer expands (with zippers) for use with large purses.

what's in my purse?

Pockets on all sides, all around the outside and inside.  That's my V2Cig (don't hate).

whats in my purse

I always have Zicam,  It works best if you use it at the  first throat tickle.  The shoe is years old and it's a Coach key chain.  I don't know what possessed me to spend $50 on a key chain at the time but I loved it, have always loved it, and am glad I got it every time I look at it.  There's a lesson in there somewhere...

whats in my purse

Best gum ever in the history of gum.  Extra Key Lime.    Next to the gum is Tea to Go, I'm trying to drink more water.

whats in my purse

Look! I found my phone.  I think I might go from AT&T to Verizon Wireless...  Any thoughts on that? I called AT& T yesterday for their thoughts and they said they would give me a phone (one I didn't want, by the way) and charge me $18 dollars instead of $35 dollars to activate the new phone.  

"We will give you a phone you don't want and a break on what we charge you to move your own SIM card an inch and a half to keep a customer we've had for ten years..."  

whats in my purse

There is more stuff in the organizer.  My eye glass case is huge;  fits two pairs of glasses and that small Vera Bradley pouch fits V2cig accessories  ( 15% off a starter kit with code 67822 ).  I had to stop carrying around all my makeup, sigh - Because of weight not, room.

I've got earphones, bluetooth...  cellphone...  iTouch... a gigantic wallet.  Really a ton you can't see because it fits so well.  I'm iffy about whether that wallet is too big and a few other things but time will tell.

Maybe I was going about the search for the perfect purse in the wrong way, you know?  Maybe the key is more the way you are able to organize it; or if you can at all.   It seems that purse organizer was a good investment because it is very easy to move from bag to bag and it's adjustable up or down.  It has a light on it which I think could come in very handy and it's enabled me to get away from using a lot of small pouches which I tend to fill and forget about.

And I really love (love, I say) the purse.  Longchamp as a brand are classy and don't have someone else's initials hanging off a giant fob or stamped all over.

Longchamp LM Pinkygold on Danish Modern chair

There are a lot of purses I like a lot and was thinking of saving up for but I was getting a little tired of the initial thing blazoned all over or the huge initial fobs...

What ever happened to quiet, good taste?

*Longchamp is a 60 years old French company. The brand story began in 1948 when Jean Cassegrain, the father of today's President, founded the company.

The LM line was for its 60th anniversary in 2008 that Longchamp reedited this line, previously commercialized at the beginning of the 1970s. Originally designed for the Japanese market by Philippe Cassegrain, the success of this line enabled Longchamp to be recognized as a ladies’ bag designer and continue its expansion all over Asia. 


Lin 2/27/11, 11:08 PM  

I LOVE the purse AND the organizer! Gees, you carry around a lot of stuff!! I can't stand having my purse very heavy, so I try not to carry too much stuff.

I will not buy a designer bag---I'd rather by a mid-priced bag so that I can buy a couple of them each year. Gees, I love bags. They always fit when I try them on....not like jeans and such. ;)

Lidian 2/28/11, 8:39 AM  

I LOVE the purse! And the organizer! I carry around a ton of stuff, too - but I usually use a backpack purse because it helps distribute the weight of all my notebooks and Tic Tacs and lip balms etc :)

Misguided Mommy 3/11/11, 3:51 PM  

the organizer thingy has me curious....i want one now

Christine Rozal 10/10/12, 12:32 PM  

Thanks for sharing! Just bought a LC Small Planetes to use as my everyday work bag- loved the brand after using my large Le Pilage as a baby bag when I sent my kids to grandmas overnight. She loved how lightweight it was and i organized the items in JujUbe Quicks. Lovely bags! Can't wait for mine to arrive!!

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