Herve Chapelier and Longchamp are two high-quality handbag makers.
Herve Chapelier is a French brand that specializes in bright, colorful nylon bags. Longchamp is equally a well-known brand that shocked the industry with its Le Pilage, which has remained a classic.
They’ve both been around for decades.
Both are native to France but can be found in many other areas of the world.
Although I really like to have multiple brands of bags, sometimes, you may just need only one. If you find you need to choose between both, then read this article to the end.
Which Is More Established?
If you’re a fan of buying only from established brands, then Longchamps is a more firmly established brand. The brand has been around longer than HC.
That isn’t to discount Herve Chapelier though. It’s a nice brand. HC has some killer color combinations of handbags. These bags are also available in different sizes and shapes and you can readily see their prices on the official site.
But the popularity of Longchamp will always draw more people to the brand. Along with being consistent, dependable, and reasonably priced.
If you’re starting school or looking for one to use in school, Longchamps is a little better. LC bags come in soft leather handles that are not only more comfortable in the long run.
But are also going to be a lot easier to carry around campus.
Even if you’ll only be going to events with them, you’d still want one that’s very comfortable.
You never know the day you’ll fill your bag with some heavy load that’ll need to carry a long distance. Moreover, a couple of users of Herve also complain of the handle bothering their shoulders, as against the Longchamp.
If you’re going to be storing a lot of things in your bag, then Herves should be better. It’s sturdier and comes with an inner pocket which is quite good if you need to stuff your bag full of things.
Design & Looks
In terms of design and look, Herve bags are more stylish and have a modern appearance. Of course, if you’re in your younger years and want to look great, then have your Herves. If you’re older, then Longchamp isn’t that bad.
In addition, if you’re fun-loving, you’ll probably like Herves more. Plenty of reviewers of both says that they love Herves for being more fun. Longchamps, on the other hand, is more subtle in the looks department.
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Hervé Chapelier 925N tote vs Longchamp Les Pliage
Both bags come in nylon, which means you can easily fold them, making them easy to store. Both are equally lightweight but hard, great for travel, and ready to spend the years with you.
The Herve Chapelier bag isn’t as popular as Longchamp for sure.
However, it’s definitely going to give you that unique appearance since there is less number of people going around with the same bag as you.
Also, this specific model isn’t as popular as the other Herve Chapelier bags, which further makes it great if you want something that a few other people are using.
Color Variants Available
In terms of color variants, both bags have a lot of options to choose from. However, the Hervé’s one has more color options to choose from.
There is equally a lot of color combination, compared to Longchamp which just gives you one color. So, if you want to go for better color, you may want to pick the HC brand bag.
Prices of Both
Both are priced similarly. However, the Hervé Chapelier bag is slightly cheaper. It is currently around 135 dollars on the manufacturer’s website compared to the 145 for the Longchamp tote.
If you’re looking to save a few dollars for your next bag, then the HC bag isn’t as pricey and still a great bag.
Construction of the Bags
Both bags are made in nylon as mentioned above. However, the Hervé Chapelier has a slight advantage here. It’s entirely housed in nylon.
So, it can be used in all weather and is quite easy to wash/clean. The Longchamp Les Pliage, on the other hand, has some leather material on it.
So, you can’t just dip it into the water as you would your HC bag.
Moreover, the Hervé Chapelier 925N tote is waterproof and the nylon doesn’t bubble as some users of the Longchamp have complained.
The 925N tote is also well designed and looks prettier than the Longchamp Les Pliage. If you put them side-by-side, you are likely going to like the look of the HC bag.
And you wouldn’t be alone as that’s what most people who have seen both think. Of course, this is at most subjective.
You may like the Les Pliage over the 925N. Unfortunately, they are quite hard to find, unlike the Les Pliage which is available almost everywhere.
Both are quality brands and should last you a long time. I wouldn’t say one is better than the other here since it all depends on your maintenance culture.
Maintain a bag well, and it’ll serve you a long time. And since both are good quality, I don’t think any of them will fail to last long.
As you can see, the Hervé Chapelier is almost the unchallenged winner here. In terms of price, colors available, design, and practicality.
It’s basically better and comes at a reasonable price tag. In terms of availability, I don’t think it’s great since you may not be able to get your hands on it.
The Les Pliage from Longchamp is more popular and readily available. It’s equally durable, well-constructed, and not that expensive.
If you can afford it and don’t want to wait a long time to get your bag, then it’s a great choice.
Where to buy the bags?
Both bags are made in nylon, so it’s easy for fakes to be plenty out there. In fact, there are dozens of knockouts on the market.
So, it’s important to be careful where you buy from. The best option is to buy directly from the brand’s official site.
Even eBay and Amazon are not that reliable in this case as you may be sold fakes by unscrupulous sellers on those platforms.
At the end of the day, both brands are functional stylish, and practical. While the HC has better color combinations, you can give it to Longchamps for brighter colors.
So, if you want an all-rounder bag that you can use on different occasions, then HC is a good option.