Let's get carried away with Longchamp. This French luxury house was founded in 1948 and to this day is still considered a favorite amongst chic travelers. Over thirty million of these Le Pliage universal nylon tote bags have been sold since the product’s launch in 1994. You can spot these effortless-chic bags on men and women, younger and older, and with prices ranging from $95 to $145. Longchamp says, ten Le Pliage bags are sold every minute across the globe and there are always new colors and styles to choose from.

 Feel confident when you travel with Longchamp

Feel confident when you travel with Longchamp

One of my favorite pastimes when traveling is checking out carry-on luggage on busy worldly travelers.  There's always an abundance of travelers proudly toting around a Longchamp Pliage.

 Bee- autiful Necklace by  Tracy Smolin

Bee- autiful Necklace by Tracy Smolin

Longchamp has turned this basic nylon tote into a full-blown luxury icon. So much so, you'll find these on the chicest of chic French female travelers.  

Pick your color, pick your size and I usually pack them all. 

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I'm here in New York with Lyn Slater, The Accidental Icon.  Lyn's website was the first blog I subscribed to when I was googling stylish women forty-five and over. If you don't know who she is I highly recommend you check her out. Lyn is just that... a style icon and sooo much more. Here we are strolling the streets of New York and of course, she arrives with her Longchamp. By the way, after our meeting...off I went to the Longchamp store and purchased her exact bag. Once again I was inspired by Lyn..

 I bought my first Longchamp tote in Capri. I personally like adding to my Longchamp collection while traveling.


 I use this smaller bag a lot, running to work out, on the plane if you need to freshen up, toss in your beach bag. After you check into your hotel room and you're not in the mood to carry your larger bag, you can turn it into a casual clutch. You can also add a fun touch by wrapping the handle with a twilly scarf.  Since it's made of nylon clean-up is simple. Just use a handy-wipe and you're good to go.

  Culver Hotel  - Culver City Los Angeles / Dress-  Gratus

Culver Hotel - Culver City Los Angeles / Dress- Gratus

So if you're planning a trip soon or strutting around your own town, why not travel in style, while adding a little French elegance with Longchamp.

     “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson