When i first saw them, i didn't like them at all. But now, i finally understand their appeal and the reasoning behind its current 'it bag' status. They're light, can take a good bashing and most importantly, they come in every colour imaginable! Meaning 'fold' in french, these pliage bags are convenient for travel and decently priced considering it's French heritage. From experience, people who own these bags suffer from colour addiction - visiting the store every 6 months to see new season colours. This season, my top picks are Bilberry (a dark purple colour pictured above) and Taupe. Last season, my love went out to Mandarin (bright vibrant orange) and Nutmeg (a yellow mustard colour). Brisbane and Melbourne dwellers can visit their local Hunt Leather store for their seasonal pliage fixes whilst Sydneysiders have the option of two flagship stores (in the MLC Centre and the QVB). Also, a Hunt Leather store will be opening soon on King St. in Perth. If you don't live in any of these cities, Hunt Leather does deliver Australia wide and to New Zealand. Contact details are here.
( My Longchamp 2603/89 Small Size Pliage Tote in Taupe)