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One of the most talked about bags on Travel Fashion Girl is the Longchamp Le Pliage. It’s a durable, stylish, and versatile bag that is perfect for travel. But if you’re a traveler on a budget, find out the best affordable alternatives to the Longchamp Le Pliage tote.
Bag Similar to Longchamp
Travel Fashion Girl help! A reader asks:
Everyone seems to love the Longchamp Le Pliage tote, but right now they’re outside of my budget. Does anyone have suggestions for an alternative bag for around $50?
If you’re familiar with Travel Fashion Girl, you know we and our readers are big fans of Longchamp bags, from their totes to the Le Pliage backpack. The Longchamp Le Pliage tote is a classic style that’s roomy and water-resistant, offered in a range of colors and each trimmed with embossed leather for classic contrast.
However, many travelers are on a budget or want to keep their fashion expenses down. At $145, the Longchamp tote may be above some travelers’ budget.
We’re not fans of knockoffs, but we’re always happy to find alternatives to popular styles that won’t break the bank. Here, our readers share their favorite tote bags that are affordable alternatives to the Longchamp tote!
Merona Nylon Tote
“We agree with one reader who says, “Target always has a few great alternatives to luxury bags.” This nylon Merona tote fits everything you need.
Its padded compartment offers sturdy laptop storage while an exterior pocket holds smaller essentials such as passports and cellphones. Long, leather handles allow for easy handling and a polka dot print adds a touch of fun to this everyday piece.
L.L. Bean Everyday Lightweight Tote
This versatile, lightweight tote bag from L.L. Bean is a must-have for hauling gear to the beach, carrying groceries to your Airbnb from the market, or keeping handy while shopping. The top zip helps ensure none of your belongings fall out, which is handy when you’re running from flights to train stations to hotels.
One reader says, “I have used this medium tote the last couple times I’ve traveled as my personal item. It folds up pretty small and is quite roomy as a spare bag.”
Another reader has this in the large size and says, “I don’t find it too large because the nylon makes it look very lightweight and flat if not full. I can fit my daily stuff including umbrella and have it look ‘normal,’ plus stuff it with an array of random things if needed. I love it.”
Tosca Oversized Travel Tote
Several readers recommend perusing Amazon for amazing deals on travel tote bags. One reader says, “Search for ‘nylon tote’ on Amazon. There are a bunch that come up. I have one I got as a give-away at a conference, and I LOVE it.”
Another reader shared, “I found something very similar on Amazon. This oversized Tosca tote handbag comes in several colors and around $45.” This tote has brown handle details much like the Longchamp bag and is incredibly roomy. We love the fun and unique colors available, too! One reader says, “The Tosca works great. My daughter loved it so much that it disappeared for quite some time!”
Old Navy Canvas Tote
Not only do our readers rave about Old Navy’s Rockstar jeans, but they also recommend their bags. One reader says, “Every now and then Old Navy has some cute nylon bags that are great totes for travel.”
While not nylon, this canvas tote is stylish and lightweight. Plus, you can easily wash it if needed. The two strap options and interior pockets also make it so versatile for traveling.
Lug Ace Tote
Some readers don’t like that the Longchamp tote doesn’t have any interior pockets. If you like keeping your items organized in your bag, look for a tote that offers multiple pockets like this tote from Lug. One reader says, “I have a few of these Lug totes and they’re great! Lots of pockets and some even have built-in mirrors.”
The Ace tote features loads of pockets to keep you organized, including an insulated pocket for storing snacks or lunch items. The north-south design keeps the tote streamlined to your body whether you wear it as a traditional tote or crossbody with the provided removable strap. You’ll also have peace of mind knowing that this handy tote offers RFID protection.
Do you have any recommended affordable alternatives to the Longchamp Le Pliage Tote? Share in the comments!
For more travel purse ideas, please read:
- Best Cross Body Purses for Travel
- Are Longchamps the Best Travel Handbags?
- Le Pliage Longchamps Tote Review
- Anti-theft Travelon Packable Backpack Review
- Best Anti-theft Travel Purses
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