1. Must have strong sturdy straps & be durable (in case heavy items need to be carried or even poor weather)
2. Must have a zipper (this may shock people that know me, only because I NEVER zip up my purses), I just like to have the option especially if I am driving and need to make a hard stop and my purse & my belongings are catapulted into the bottom of the front seat)
3. Must be stylish (there are some really boring tote bags out there)
Thus leading me into my decision to always have a Longchamp Le Pliage on hand!
My current Longchamp Le Pliage (Medium) in Taupe
The Longchamp Le Pliage suits my wardrobe (preppy and stylish), they are made with leather straps for comfortable carrying and durability. The bulk of the tote is made out of nylon therefore making it waterproof. And it has a zipper! As I'm sure you can see, the zipper is not zipped up - but it's there if it needs to be, especially for traveling!
What I love most about the Longchamp Le Pliage is that it comes in so many sizes & so many colors! My next purchase (if I can find them, they are limited editions) is the Le Pliage with the Eiffel Tower. Sooooo nice! I might have to check out & stalk some ebay sellers :)
Check out some of my favourite celebrities carrying the Longchamp Le Pliage!