clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

These high-end purses double as home storage boxes

New, 1 comment

Add an insert and Le Pilage goes from purse to organizational tool

Cube purses in pink, blue and gray Photo by Akihiro Yoshida

The never-ending quest to declutter has given the world plenty of ways to spend money while keeping tidy. You can purchase boxes that cost more than some dressers or hire a consultant who will come to your house to help you tidy up.

Gif of cubed bags rolling Photo by Akihiro Yoshida

Now you can add buying a purse to that list. French luxury leather goods maker Longchamp has been making its convertible Le Pilage purse for years, but its newest version—the Katachi collection—takes shape-shifting to a whole new level. Designed with the help of Japanese design house Nendo, the new Le Pilage doubles as a household storage container.

Gray bag folded up Photo by Akihiro Yoshida

As Fast Company reports, the purse requires a simple change. Add an insert to the bottom and the floor becomes stiff enough to stash whatever it is people put in empty boxes. Remove the insert, and you’ve got a purse with leather handles. Nendo designed two other versions of Le Pilage—a foldable circle and triangle—but the cube is by far the most inspired.

Gif of circular bag folding Photo by Akihiro Yoshida

Is a purse that turns into a basket really all that practical? Honestly, probably not. But it has its own form of brilliance: Le Pilage makes room for buying and stashing even more purses.

Pink bag on pink background Photo by Akihiro Yoshida