Mary Katrantzou for Longchamp Bags

Posted on February 02, 2012

Longchamp has teamed up with Mary Katrantzou to create a capsule collection of fun, colorful handbags inspired by her Spring 2012 collection.

And we LOVE them. Do you?


Mary Katrantzou for Longchamp Bags: Yea or Nay?


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  • Anonymous

    4th one down. J’adore!

    • Agreed! The first one at the top is sweet, but that forth one does that space-twist thing her clothes do. Mhm.

  • Rei Carter

    Yea! Yea! Yea!  
    I love the lantern print! 

    • Sobaika Mirza

      I’ll fight you for it!

  • Anonymous

    they hurt my eyeballs, so no.

  • One of each please, hell make it two of each just to be certain I’ll always have one available.

  • Anonymous

    In theory, I like them.  In reality, I would have to plan an outfit around not clashing with my handbag, and I simply don’t have that kind of luxury of time or options when it comes to how I dress.  I’ll go nay for mere mortals and yea for fashionistas.

    • Anonymous

      Well said, Ms. Flyover. I have a basic black Kate Spade that I use with everything. Way too busy to shuffle between bags and worry about clashes.

  • Anonymous

    They look fun.  I like the fact that practically every color is in it, so no worries about matching.  They aren’t very professional looking though.. so I couldn’t take my *imaginary* bag to work.

  • I’ll take #2 please!  🙂  

  • R. L.


  • Part of me doesn’t like the busyness (esp.  on the 3rd & 4th from the top, which I think would make me want to grab the bag from whoever is carrying it and study it to figure out what is going on). Part of me thinks, “This is MY print, I want one!”

  • super cute but i’m not a….different handbag for every outfit kind of girl?  so i’d never use it, it’s too loud for me personally i think but good god are they cute.  

  • Anonymous

    Love them, they remind me of Lesportsac bags which I adore and collect. 

  • Anonymous

    YAAAAAAAY!  So much more than Yea.

  • Anonymous

    I love those first 2, as I require a bag that zips closed, but I hate those flap-overs on any purse, so if had the bazillions needed to buy one, I’d pass.  But the patterns are fun and I like the shapes.

    • Anonymous

      For designer bags, they are relatively cheap.

      • Anonymous

        Yea, but $160 minimum for a handbag might as well be a bazillion.

        • Anonymous

          You don’t need a bazillion dollars to buy one though.

  • Anonymous

    Strange.  I covet her dresses, yet I just don’t like these bags.

  • Anonymous

    Love ’em all, but the third from the top gives me goosebumps.

  • They remind me of those hideous cheap purses they sell at kiosks in the mall.  Nay.

    • Anonymous

      I agree with Ginger.  Nay.

      • Anonymous

        Also with Ginger, they look cheap.

  • Anonymous

    Yea, I think. I like them, but I’m not sure I’d wear/use one. I like the last three the best.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know why these aren’t doing it for me. I happily carry my Betseyville bag, so you’d think these would be right up my alley.

  • emily mcginnis

    i love them! they are so fun and happy! 

  • Anonymous

    Any idea of how many mortgage payments they cost?

  • Delightful! YAY!

  • Anonymous

    These bags are very distinctive, just like her clothes.

  • Anonymous

    NAY!  Just not my taste and not worth the money.

  • they’re cute, but not my style at all. 

  • Anonymous

    I like the little one in the last photo.  But the rest I’ll pass on…

  • Anonymous

    I love the second from the bottom. 

  • MilaXX

    YEA. Great for jeans, great for sun dresses & maxi skirts in the summer. I like them all, but I would definitely carry the last one.

  • Anonymous


  • love!

  • They’re cute (she says hesitantly) but not for me. I have the second one in a cornflower blue and it makes a nice bag for a casual day running errands about town but the lanterns? They just look silly to me. They’re not a handbags for women anymore; they’re totes for stylish teens (granted with rich parents).

  • I see cheap vinyl walmart bags. Maybe in person the quality would be there, but in the pictures…Meh. 

  • Pennymac

    Whimsical! I love them!

  • Anonymous

    YEA YEA YEA. I love these, especially the second to last one, which is, no doubt, the most expensive. Sigh.

  • Nay.  It looks likes they threw as much crap as possible on a purse to see what would stick.

  • They are cute bags, but not my style.

  • Anonymous


  • Mariah J

    Me likey…but you’d have to be careful about what you wear while carrying one.

  • Blech, too busy!

  • i LOVE them! I wear Longchamp bags to school and I am so going to get get the 2nd one and 4th one right now. are they on sale yet??

  • Yea!  #4 for me, thanks.

  • Stefanos Mantyla

    Are those hot air balloons?

    I like the ones that show that form of symmetry, not so much the ones with the hot air balloons randomly floating around.

  • Anonymous

    Enh, not so much. I usually like a wacky print but these aren’t exactly blowin my hair back.


  • Anonymous

    I think they could be a lot more… I don’t know, a lot more SOMETHING…..

  • They’re not that expensive. Pre-orders on are 95 pounds, or $125. I think they’re gorgeous. I’d get so many compliments, even just walking around my stupid suburbs.

  • Anonymous

    Nay, I Like not love the second one down, but I don’t like the rest. 

  • Anonymous

    meh. nothing special 

  • Sara__B

    Nay. They look like the bags that the old gals at my parents’ retirement complex carry to bingo.

  • Anonymous

    YEAYEAYEA.  i want them all.  and i don’t even carry a handbag.

  • Pass.  No thanks.

  • “Let me show you the new pictures of my grandbabies….They’re in here somewhere.”

  • Hanh Nguyen

    I love my regular Longchamp le pliage tote, but these look like cheap printed purses you can buy in Chinatown.

    • Anonymous

      or will be able to buy in chinatown.  i can see rip-offs everywhere.  have to say NAY

  • Anonymous

    They’re pretty, but not for me.  Perfect for my daughter, though.

  • Anonymous

    I need to NAY. I actually love the style of the bags, but I really do hate those prints.

  • marilyn

    Nay.  I see nothing high end about these bags.  The prints might show up at Target, or Kohls.  And, let’s face it, it is all about the prints.  

  • Gorgeous! I love Mary Katrantzou’s style. Maybe it’s a greek thing… 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Oh wow!! Two of my very favorite things together!! I am buying one of those. 🙂

  • NAY – and I may sound like a flock of wrens, but cheap, cheap, cheap looking

  • aimee_parrott

    YEA!  I like all of them, but the third one down is super cute, and I MUST HAVE the fourth one down.

  • Anonymous

    Yea. Love the fun prints. My wardrobe is mainly solid colors in classic shapes, any of these bags would be a fun way to jazz things up.

  • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

    Yeah!  Cute and colorful for spring and summer. 

  • I’m not really a fan of the first 2, but that 4th one is gorgeous 🙂

  • Third and fourth one with the architectural elements for the YEA ZOMG LOVE WANT SO BAD. 
    I’m not as big a fan of the ones that are a flatter print of Chinese Lanterns with less architecture, in part because I feel like they’ll be easily and poorly knocked off immediately in Chinatown (in fact, they feel less fresh, like there may already be this print out there though given Katrantzou’s amazing creativity, seems unlikely). 

  • Yea.  Love it. Want one.

  • Anonymous

    I bought one. 🙂 well, I pre-ordered one. (third one down) Her clothes would look terrible on my elderly form so at least I can enjoy the less expensive handbag LOL

  • Want!

  • Anonymous

    Close but no cigar.

  • Anonymous

    Definitely YEAH. I never buy Longchamp cause they’re so plain but these are gorgeous!

  • butter nut

    as a bag hound, i just started silently screaming at my desk.  

  • I hate Longchamp bags and I think Mary Katrantzou is one of the most overrated desigers of the moment. So, no.

    But I still love TLo. <3

  • Anonymous

    YEA on the lantern print! I’d have gobs of fun toting around the first two. The last one is adorable as well. So fun.

  • Anonymous

    too kitsch

  • Anonymous

    I love Longchamp bags. These are not my cup of tea, but they’re fun.

  • Wrenaria

    No thank you.

  • Anonymous

    To me they look like diaper bags – so, Nay.

  • i want ALL THE BAGS!!!!

  • I like Longchamp, but these prints just make me want to vomit.

  • Anonymous

    Love! I love functional art…

  • Anonymous

    Yea and yes!

  • Lisa

    I do love them!  I do I do I DO!

  • Hate the print.  And without something else to show scale, I can’t tell how big these things are supposed to be.

  • Some of these are very cute. I’ll take the last three bags, please! I think the first two rely solely on the print, and don’t have any architectural interest.

  • Anonymous

    Yea. Love the 4th one down – great leather accents!  And the colors are so diverse, I could wear this with nearly everything (except a few patterned scarves this winter)! 

  • want, very badly!

  • Anonymous

    YEA, but only the mirrored-patterned bags (3 and 4). Do they ever release photos of the bags’ interiors? It’s so important to the decision.

  • Anonymous


  • Samantha Irene

    yes – LOVE!