I recently bought this duffel due to the fact that my old one broke and I need one for travels. It is the perfect size for a carry on and definitely fits a lot of stuff. I recommend getting darker bags for traveling so as not to dirty them (atleast it won't show as much). The only thing is my bag came in smelling like plastic (it is made out of nylon) although none of my other Le Pliage bags smelled like this. I am assuming it's because of the size. I recommend airing it out before putting your clothes in there! One more thing, I love this duffel because it is very lightweight, whereas my old duffel was heavy even when empty! This bag is super durable, lightweight, and will suit any travel needs :)
I've had this bag for a week and I must say... I love the size! I am a teacher so I put all my goodies for work (school supplies, books, etc.) and personal things (like lunch, make-up, etc.) in there and they ALL fit. The dimensions are 12.5 x 11 x 7.5 inches, but once I got it and put all my stuff in there is was much bigger than it seemed! I LOVE IT! I love the color as well. Beige is a very classic color, but it gets dirty easily so be warned. It's also a bit harder to wipe the stains off since it's so much lighter in color...
Okay! I give all Le Pliage bags a high rating because they are so durable, practical, and easy to clean. This was my first Le Pliage and I was a bit disappointed about the size of the tote. It was a lot smaller than I expected and could not fit my netbook/mini laptop or my DSLR camera. So, it was just a normal size bag. I wanted something bigger. If you need a school bag or something to put LOTS of stuff in I recommend getting the large size which is $145 vs. the medium size which is $125. Other than that, I think black is a great color to have for a first time Le Pliage owner since any dirt stains will not be visible! :)
I am absolutely obsessed with Le Pliage bags, but this is my first Le Pliage with a short handle and at first I thought it would be uncomfortable not being able to put a bag on my shoulder. However, the strap is just the right size for me to still comfortably carry it as a shoulder bag. The size is perfect to fit all my things (I'm an elementary school teacher so it is full of my personal things and school supplies and treats). The color is perfect and when you get stains on it, it doesn't show up because the red is just dark enough, but not too dark. Also, you can simply take a wet napkin and dab at it to remove stains. I love Le Pliage bags :)
There was something about the Longchamp bag that every time I would go to Paris, I would start thinking about it sawing it so great combined and hip on all the Parisian girls. Anyway, I never had enough time and just didn't wanted to buy it on some duty free shop somewhere, I wanted to have it from the real shop. As I was with my boyfriend there and it was the first time we were actually tourists in Paris, I decided to get it, in real Longchamp shop with lots of Americans and Japanese girls buying them in black or beige. I wanted something more unique and ended up with a dark purple chic sac that I don't take away since then. Perfect for traveling, looks cool and casual, perfect for the beach, perfect for going out together with a fancy dress, perfect for everyday,and it can really handle all the things I'm wearing inside it (and that's really a lot). The rain doesn't damage it, it's just perfect for every girl who wants that parisian chic thing and fling!