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Tote bag: Vera Bradley vs. Longchamp

12 Oct

Vera Bradley and Longchamp produce two of the most popular tote bags among college aged women. I decided to compare the two brands after seeing countless ladies on the Iowa campus with one or the other:

Longchamp is known for its traditional classic style.  You will always find a leather strap, gold button, small inner pocket and zipper for their signature line–Le Pliage.  This bag is waterproof and comes in a variety of colors.  They are mostly solid colors but sometimes stray to a simple design.  Size is approximately: 12″ x 12″ x 7.5″  Cost: $145

Vera Bradley has branded its bags with bold, recognizable prints.  They are cotton quilted which gives an appealing texture.  The tote is equipped with six pockets and a toggle closure. Rough size dimensions: 19″ x 15″ x 6″ with an 11″ strap  Cost: $80

Although the Vera Bradley tote costs less, I think you get a bigger bang for you buck with Longchamp.  Because Longchamp has a waterproof aspect, this is more ideal for every day wear and tear, and its easily cleaned inside and out with a wet washcloth.  Also a huge plus to the bag is that it folds up into a tiny, relatively flat package so it’s great to take on vacation.  And of course, I’m a big fan of Longchamp’s simple, elegant style.  Their totes never go out of fashion and they match with more outfits as they are solid colors.

I would recommend Vera Bradley for travel luggage–they would be extremely easy to spot at the airport!