I was with my mom yesterday at the Longchamp Pop-up Store at Paragon Atrium 2 to check out the Sur Mesure service. For for a limited time in Singapore, there’s an opportunity to create unique personalized versions of the mythical Le Pliage bag. Le Pliage, Longchamp’s legendary foldable nylon bag is the favourite of chic men and women, lightweight, stylish, and practical. It is exciting that we can now customize it and the options are endless! Customization and personalization of anything is always exciting and fun.
Prior to going, I went online to the Longchamp website to do some homework. Because I know I will be stricken with analysis-paralysis at the store and will be there for hours undecided on which colors to choose. It is of course, better to look at the swatches in person at the store but at least online I can contemplate in my own time and not annoy the sales staff. Let me walk you through the five simple steps to create your own Le Pliage bag.
STEP 1: Pick a size, there are 4 bag sizes and two small accessory shapes to choose from.
STEP 2: Pick a handle length, short or long.
STEP 3: Pick your colours, yes, plural! Sur Mesure offers the opportunity to pick a main colour for your bag and then a highlight colour. Maybe your want two subtle neutrals, maybe two clashing brights, maybe you want to mix it for some contrast. It’s your choice!
STEP 4: Pick the colour of the hardware. 3 different metal colours to choose from.
STEP 5: And lastly personalize with embossing on the Le Pliage signature leather flap, and embroidery on the bag itself.
I took pictures of the color swatches, hardware and embroidery + embossing styles when I was at the Longchamp pop-up store.
I was undecided between the Sun-Paprika combi (left) and the Camel-Dark Purple combi (right). The Sun-Paprika is more “me” while the Camel-Dark Purple is more gender neutral (ie. was thinking ahead of future scenarios when I ask my boyfriend to carry my bag for me, hahaha).
To find out which color combi I ended up picking, please stay tuned to my Instagram feed and my Facebook page. My personalized Le Pliage bag will arrive sometime between 6-8 weeks, I think. Exciting-ness!
While I was at the Longchamp pop-up store, I also checked out the Sur Mesure for Le Cabas too. This is a more luxurious option, as the Le Cabas Sur Mesure is a leather bag with 10 leather colors and 10 linings to combine to your taste and then to finish it, the option to perforate your initials into the side of the bag.
4 different bag sizes.
10 choices of leather colors and 10 choices of linings. Naturally, I also explored different combinations online before going to the store and below is the combination I was happy with.
Wicker Leather with Aqua Lining – as seen online.
Wicker Leather with Aqua Lining – as seen in person. This combination looks ultra pretty in person! However, I decided to hold off on the Le Cabas because I found the stitching on the bag a tad distracting for me. I kinda want something that’s less pronounced.
If you wanna personalize your own Le Pliage or Le Cabas bag, Sur Mesure is now available exclusively at the Longchamp Pop-Up store at Paragon Atrium 2 until May 25. Hurry down and give it a go, coz it’ll take a few weeks before you get your bag. Start early, receive early.
I’ll write a separate post on the gorgeous Spring-Summer 2013 Longchamp collection, because there are TONSSS of really awesome bags that I wanna share with y’all too. So come back and check this blog again soon yah?