Longchamp Le Pliage Backpack | How to Spot a Fake + Review

Nowadays, when I want or need something, I turn to the internet for some inspirations and suggestions. I saw a lot of fashionable people carrying Longchamp Le Pliage Backpack in their #OOTDs so I considered buying it as replacement for my old backpack.

Out with Jansport | In with Longchamp

Longchamp Le Pliage Backpack £65GBP($125)
Late last year, I have finally found a suitable replacement for my Jansport Half Pint TDH6 backpack. I already used it for two years and I think it's about time for a little upgrade. Don't get me wrong, I still love handbags. So, why purchase another backpack? Because when I am with my daughter (which is 24/7), I need both of my hands free.

What I like about canvas backpack is that it's super light weight yet it can seriously pack a lot of items inside. I swear by it as I use it in place of a diaper bag. Aside from concealing the diaper, hand sanitizer, wet tissue and other baby essentials, a backpack is more fashionable to carry when traveling or just hanging out at a mall.

Longchamp Le Pliage Backpack | RED1699089270

  • 1 Main zipped compartment with snap closure
  • 2 Adjustable straps
  •  1 Handle

I have written a lot of Longchamp articles in the past, the most recent one is all about Longchamp Le Pliage Neo, but all of the bags were not mine. This is my very first bag from the brand. A friend bought it in London ... sushal. The price difference from the ones sold here in the Philippines is not that huge since it's a small bag and the leather parts are only found in the flap and handle.


  • 1 Small flat pocket inside front

Longchamp Le Pliage Backpack | How to Fold

 Le Pliage bag is inspired by the Japanese art of origami. 

Le Pliage folds down into a notebook size and is sturdy enough to be your everyday companion. 

Longchamp Backpack | Dimensions

 10 1/4 x 11 x 4 inches
26 x 28 x 10 cm

Longchamp Backpack | Details

Body: Polyester Canvass 
Inside: PVC coating
Trimming: Brown Cowhide

As with any other bags, the bottom part of the bag is the most common area where dirt accumulates especially along the edges. 

When I was choosing which color to get, I was instantly attracted to the bright red color. It was too late when I realized that it was a dirt magnet. That must be one reason why it is now on sale ($100). I should have picked Black, Navy, Gun, Khaki or Bilberry instead ; p

Longchamp Le Pliage Backpack | Care Card

To maintain your product, apply Longchamp colorless cream regularly with a soft brush to leather areas.

To remove dirt, clean the whole fabric using a cloth or soft brush, with water and neutral soap (avoid wetting the leather parts when cleaning).

How to Spot a Fake | Longchamp Le Pliage Backpack  

  • Jockey and his horse

I took a lot of closeup photos so you can see the details clearly and easily distinguished the fake ones.

  • Original PRYM 6/4B

If you have read my previous entries on Longchamp (how to spot a fake LE PLIAGE and Original VS Fake), you must have figured it out by now that when you have the original bag on hand, the embossed jockey and horse have markings when viewed at the back (as shown in photo above).

  • Bag tag includes the reference number (2nd to the last line) The numbers vary depending on the color. See Longchamp website

  • Zipper pull- there's YKK on both sides; no markings at the bottom

As with all Longchamp zipper pulls, it features the word Longchamp and the date 1948 along with the famous logo- jockey and horse.

  • Clear disc attached to the back of the snap closure

As with any Longchamp Le Pliage bags, the thread color used is matched with the color of the bag.

Longchamp bags are from France but some bags are already made in China like this one.To see and compare an original from a fake, visit my other post.

I hope this entry can help a lot of bag lovers out there! If you find this helpful, please share my post to your friends!

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