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Reviewing my Fauré Le Page Daily Battle Tote

A close look at the everyday tote I’ve been toting for months

As much as the daily tote gets a bad rap, out of sheer necessity, the tote will forever be a cornerstone in our handbag collections. I have been actively working on switching my bags out often, as having bags and not using them makes no sense, but the one bag in my collection that has received the most use over the past months is my Fauré Le Page Daily Battle Tote.

Though not as well-known by name as Goyard and Louis Vuitton, this French brand was established in Paris in 1717 (long before Goyard – 1792 – and Louis Vuitton – 1854). Originally, the brand was a gunsmith and supplier to kings and princes. The rich history has been reinvigorated as a French family purchased the brand in 2009 and has been working on assembling the archives of the brand. The main symbols of power and seduction are part of the brand’s heritage, and the armour (feathers), part of the original design. The history of hunting leather craftsmen can be seen in the present day to pay homage to the roots.

Here’s a look at the tote that has been on my arms most lately!

Faure Le Page Daily Battle Tote Review (2 of 8)
Faure Le Page Daily Battle Tote Review (3 of 8)

Aesthetics

As far as a tote shape goes, this bag is fairly straightforward. It has double leather straps that fit over the shoulder, along with leather corners. The Scale pattern, which evokes dragons and mermaids, is the most known for the brand, and while the brand name can be seen on the pattern, it is far more subdued than other logo totes.

Additional design aesthetics allow you to make this bag more of your own, including different sizes and colors, adding a yellow border to the leather, changing the leather ribbon color, and adding initial or “seduction” medals. I added the PB medals to my version, which of course, stands for PurseBlog, but a few people have asked if I love peanut butter (I do).

A simple tote, in theory, the additional personalization, and the fact that this brand isn’t flooding the bag market make it score higher for me in the aesthetic category.

Usability + Functionality

The bag does exactly what it is intended to do: carry things. While I love the fact that it is an open-top, that sometimes means when I am stuffing the bag, I find items about to fall out when I place it down quickly. Side note, there is a zipped top version if you prefer!

What I like about this bag is that the interior offers a slim pocket that I use quite a bit. Otherwise, the interior isn’t separated, so you can be thoughtful about what you want to carry and if you want to use pouches for ease of use.

I forever share my love for an optional shoulder strap. It’s one of those odd little handbag hills I fight on, but the truth is, when a bag is heavier, it’s not really the most comfortable to have as an option because it really pulls on you. Fauré Le Page Daily Battle Tote does not come with a crossbody strap, but the two top handles are sturdy and long enough to easily slide over your shoulder. This is a big plus for me! Dimensions are 13.4″ W x 11.8″ H x 5.9″ D with a strap length of 9.4″.

Faure Le Page Daily Battle Tote Review (4 of 8)

Quality + Construction

This bag soars here! When I tell you I have been using this bag, I mean using it for anything and everything when it comes to outings that I need to carry more items. This bag has traveled with me, sat on countless baseball bleachers and benches, and still looks new. It’s come into contact with unfortunate spills and kids tugging at it to find their items, but it still looks new.

I love how the bag has kept its shape but loosened up a bit. It offers this slightly worn-in look while remaining fresh as well. The interior is also in very good condition, and overall, the bag shows very little wear, though it is one of the least coddled bags in my collection.

Faure Le Page Daily Battle Tote Review (5 of 8)
Faure Le Page Daily Battle Tote Review (6 of 8)

Price + Value

As bag prices rise across the board, finding a standout design that intrigues you and doesn’t break the bank is a rarity, but this bag does just that. The price of this bag is $1,490, which as you know, is a steal. While it is not full leather, there are leather accents and brand history. I actually really love that this bag feels familiar but entirely different, and it’s really nice the brand history is there as well.

Staying Power

While Fauré Le Page may not be the most known brand in the handbag world, it doesn’t take away from the fact that this brand came before other major Maisons we all know. Though many of us choose bags based on the brand and brand recognizability is important, I argue that having something that is less known is better. Since I have carried this bag, I’ve had many friends and people I’ve met ask about it, which says that many of us are looking for something different and unexpected.

Faure Le Page Daily Battle Tote Review (7 of 8)
Faure Le Page Daily Battle Tote Review (8 of 8)

Overall Rating

If you are in the market for an everyday tote, I’d tell you to look at this bag. The brand offers far more bags, but this is the bag that first drew me in and made me a fan, and it’s also a bag that will get a ton of use in your wardrobe if you carry ludicrously capacious bags like I do.

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lalarey
lalarey
1 year ago

I am not knocking your or other’s interest in these bags. I also prefer to carry under the radar brands/ pieces. But I personally cannot get past all the gun references in their product line. I understand its part of their heritage and it doesn’t make sense for them as a company to hide that part of their brand, but I personally find all the “armed for” language on their website to be really off putting. Again, this is just for me personally. I know the tote doesn’t have gun references (though some of their other bags do) and I know some people are into guns and others just don’t overthink this kind of stuff I do. That’s just me. Not trying to start a fight, just trying to point out something unique about the brand and its collections.

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King Charles' Inkpot Part Deux
1 year ago
Reply to  lalarey

I feel you on this, ’cause I am VERY anti-gun myself. That said, it’s a nice tote. If you like under-the-radar brands, I’d also recommend Moreau, because it’s just as low-key with exceptional quality and decent pricing.

Kerrie D
Kerrie D
1 year ago

Lovely to see an under the radar luxe house featured.

adguru
adguru
1 year ago

Love the design and prefer this to Goyard. Thanks for profiling these lesser-known (aka less merchandised) brands!

charlottawill
charlottawill
1 year ago

I bought mine in grey in 2018 during a trip to Paris at the recommendation of a friend. I had never heard of the brand. No regrets.

Lisa
Lisa
1 year ago

This is also my go to bag right now! But in a grey. Size, shape, structure all make it a great daily choice.

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King Charles' Inkpot Part Deux
1 year ago
Reply to  Lisa

ohhhhhhhhh the grey is GORGEOUS!

Emily
Emily
5 months ago

Do the straps dig in your shoulder when the bag is full of heavier things like laptop and books etx

Antonia
Antonia
1 year ago

I love the color!

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King Charles' Inkpot Part Deux
1 year ago

That $1490 price tag has me gagging. In 2017 I paid probably 700+taxes and duty for mine!
That said, it’s a workhorse and still looks new, despite being my laptop-travel-everything bag. Not a scratch on her.

Domini
Domini
1 year ago

Ugh yes, same. I sold my burgundy one and am kicking myself.

Coco
Coco
11 months ago

Just bought the empire green 35 daily armor in Paris thanks to this post! I thought I’d like sand but the green was stunning. My friends waited in line for over 2 hours at Goyard and their items were out of stock. I swooped in and out at Fauré Le Page. Everyone in NYC has Goyard and I am not into the ultra thin straps. Thank you!

Sidenote – I love the name daily battle because that’s that the mindset I need in the morning.

seattleminimalist
seattleminimalist
1 year ago

Very interesting design! I’m enjoying the dragon/fish scales pattern. It is a beautiful tote bag. I’ll take a look at their other offerings. <3

Fabuleux
Fabuleux
1 year ago

Looks good! A nice alternative to Goyard.

courtbag
courtbag
1 year ago

Wow have never seen these before – just a casual browser. So cute!! also love the outfit you paired it with.

Sherrie S.
Sherrie S.
1 year ago

I have been looking at the daily battle 35 for some time and have never been able to make a decision. However, your review gave me the information I need to make the purchase. I ordered the grey and look forward to receiving it. Thanks for the review.

Paula
Paula
1 year ago

I would like to see an evaluation of their other styles besides the tote. And if I bought one of their totes, the zip top would be my choice.

Creme
Creme
1 month ago

I bought an FLP bag and you were one of the ones to review it. Its left a bad taste in my mouth, the edges rubbed off badly after a few uses, the coating on the edge is thin and the leather underneath is white. It does not handle normal wear and tear. Going back to FLP, they’ve said they can do nothing for me and its normal. What terrible quality product and customer service. I do not recommend this bag or company