Kate Moss, handbag designer? That’s what Longchamp seems to think. The longtime face of the French brand has recently debuted a mini-collection of her own under their label, and I think her handbags perfectly demonstrate an important fashion principle: not everyone that has great personal style is cut out to be a designer.

Of course, it’s questionable how much involvement Moss really had in bags like the Kate Moss for Longchamp Zebra Pony Polonchon Gloste Tote, but either way, they’re not all that impressive. It’s not that they’re bad, but they’re almost too devoid of personality to even be notable, was there not a famous name attached. Somehow, even this zebra print is looking a bit dull.

I was hoping that Moss would bring some fresh zip to the somewhat staid, traditional line, but other than this little leopard number, most of the bags are staid leather duffles and hobos. They look well-executed and a bit luxurious, but they aren’t anything that Longchamp (or any bag line) couldn’t have created without the supermodel’s help.

Although, if they had done it on their own and just put her in the ads, I probably wouldn’t be talking about the bags at all. I see what you did there, Longchamp. Buy through Luisa Via Roma for $1583.

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  • Mochababe73

    I agree. I have seen photos of her with the different bags, and they are borderline boring. Everyone seems to love Kate Moss’ style (not my style) so I was hoping to see her give a little more flair. The bags should have been alot more stylish.

    While there is something to be said for a good leather handbag, more is expected when you are going to attach a name like Kate Moss to it.

    • Mochababe73

      Oops! I forgot. (fb)

  • BLynnT

    I LOVE Longchamp and the Le Pliage bags have been my go-to since I was in France in 2005! (Carrying a small one in bilberry today, actually.) With that said, however, this bag is totally underwhelming, even for a company whose designs are generally fabulously simple. Not a huge fan of Kate Moss so all around, I’m not impressed. (fb)

    • Stacy

      “this bag is totally underwhelming, even for a company whose designs are generally fabulously simple. Not a huge fan of Kate Moss so all around, I’m not impressed.”
      You said it best!! 2 thumbs down on this bag. Not worth the $$$. (fb)

  • Anna

    This is not my kind of bag. (fb)

  • Deb

    I like longchamp bags, but this one just doesn’t tickle my fancy. (fb)

  • ad

    nothing to shout about this bag. i need fireworks in my bags!

  • Rosanna

    I was looking at the rest of her collection online and it’s a total disappointment! I kind of like the large weekender tote, but I could see that in Longchamp’s normal collection without the Kate Moss branding on it. And that Zebra-print bag is pretty played out; I’ve seen similar bags that look just like this one for a fraction of the price.

    Oh and the crossbody bags in the collection also look like they were Balenciaga-inspired. Definitely not worth the price IMO! (fb)

  • Ashley

    I could see myself wearing this!!This is beautiful(fb)

  • Lisa

    This style doesn’t suit me but a few of the other bags in the collection do. I guess they’re kind of boring but I would consider them more classic. (fb)

  • Natalie

    I think zebra print is so tacky. Well, I think all animal prints are tacky. (fb)

  • April C.

    I agree a bit dull for my taste. (fb)

  • Bonniesgirl

    Love Kate Moss style, her bags not so much. Not at all in fact. (fb)

  • Amy

    Not chic enough, considering the name and price. (fb)

  • MAX

    I thought it was Jimmy Choo bag

  • Yoonmee

    I like the style, but not the zebra print. Maybe I’m boring, though! =P

  • Swags

    I usually don’t fall for animal prints but I really like this one! It may be because the shape reminds me of my all time favorite bag the speedy. I think the simple shape goes nicely with the print because the print on its own is enough to make a statement and it doesn’t need a bunch of bells and whistles (I’ve been waiting to use the phrase bells and whistles since watching Millionaire Matchmaker) (FB)

  • Jenna

    I’m not really into animal prints but I do love the shape! (fb)

  • Sher

    I disagree.
    I think the collection stays in line with the Longchamp vibe but has a bit of spice a la Kate.
    The collaboration is genius actually because Moss adds a nice edge to the conservative, traditional brand. A good contrast.

    However, Kate seems to have her hands on everything these days. Is she broke or something?

  • CC

    I like it.
    It’s sophistication mixed in with a bit of punk

  • pursemonkey

    Meh. Makes me think Kate Spade, not Kate Moss. Certainly not worth that price IMO. (fb)

  • Valentina

    Disappointing, and never been a fan of animal prints. (fb)

  • Estefania

    not impressed. (fb)

  • Nancy Rush

    Nothing exciting about this at, especially for $1500! (fb)

    • Kelly

      My thoughts exactly! I couldn’t agree more. (fb)

  • papertiger

    I like Longchamp bags usually and I have nothing against KM but the bag is not even up to Longchamp’s normal design standard and the price is OTT. I wonder at both the brand’s and the ‘model’s’ desperation :< both of them should go back to what they are good at IMHO

  • Tamee

    I think I’d prefer this bag in just a solid color, not a print. Never was big on animal prints. (fb)

  • Sofia Nolan

    zebra desgn?? no, thank you :)

  • Maria

    not a fan of Kate Moss’s line…but love the basic Le Pliage

  • Michele Suleiman

    The structure isn’t so bad, I think the print is throwing me off. It doesn’t look very luxe (fb)

  • Jane

    Can you so boring and ugly. I have never been a fan of zebra print anything and this bag doesn’t make me a fan. I liked Kate Moss via Calvin Klein era and that is about it. I find her boring. So Kate I am sorry but I won’t be buying a bag of yours anytime soon. (fb)

  • karolynka

    too priced and too much hype has been around this collaboration..the bags look..cheap..maybe it’s the buckle..i don’t know – even on her majesty Kate herself, they’re not appealing at all….(fb)

  • justa9url

    I like it because I like zebra prints but is it furry? (fb)

  • Emily

    Not specail at all! what is up wit with the $$$! (fb)

  • christine

    i am not a fan of zebra prints… especially on this bag! (fb)

  • weshoyot

    i actually like these. i find a bold print like zebra, hard to do in a more understated vintage way and i think these pull t off. (bad example would be those tacky dooney bags) i really am loving this line as a whole, whether or not Moss had a lot of actual design input doesn’t matter all that much. i get the vintage vibe she seems to bring to her collabs, and i think these would make neat carry-ons and day to day bags (fb)

  • Karin bag4bag

    There are hundreds of zebra print bags around. Why create another one !!!

  • Shannon

    Definitely not special at all; I’m pretty sure that I’ve seen a bag almost identical to this at Hot Topic or something like that, for way less. Wish this line was a lot more creative! (fb)

  • Debbie

    Nothing unique about this bag. It’s certainly not worth the price tag. (fb)

  • Susan ( @grumpy1970 )

    Personally, I dont like animal prints, but the style of bag is great! (fb)

  • kylie

    it just looks a bit cheap to me… (fb)

  • MizzJ

    Hmm well to be fair, that is a terrible product photo. I didn’t see anything wrong with the current Longchamp look tbh!


  • farija

    just hated it(fb)

  • Reece

    this bag is incredibly overpriced! not special at all!!!! (fb)


    i love kate&longchamp too
    this zebra one i dont like really
    but ive seen others that are super amazing!!!!
    i need asap to visit a longchamp shop well i need a money before

  • ceejay

    Not my favorite…I wish that the zebra thing was a little bit less done now a days. After it’s everywhere you look, it becomes less special. (fb)

  • Elyse

    I adore longchamp, but this is just a major fail (fb)

  • diana

    i have always been meh a/b longchamp. this bag reinforces it. (fb)

  • Lydia

    Completely unimaginative and redundant. There is nothing about this bag that screams “Kate Moss designed me.” I was expecting something edgier and this seems too generic. (fb)

  • Jose

    I dont love this. (fb)

  • Hellena

    Yikes!! she has a very special style -that does not look like something she would have carried ever (fb)

  • Jane

    um…never like longchamp bags, I don’t get what the fuss is all about!!

  • starqueen_78

    I really like this bag….i love zebra and i love this style and shape of bag…. and i happen to love Kate. But, i don’t think that these bags represent her own style very well, after all, she is known for her vintage dress sense. I was anticipating something a little more “kate” in her bag line….. although the clutches are pretty cute. (fb)

  • Eric

    kate moss is all over fashion, from runway to her label collaboration with top shop.. i just dont know if she designed this for herself? or did dhe thought about the consumers.. for me younger, experementative fashionistas can pull this off, i like it- (fb)

  • Marie

    There are just so many other zebra print bags out there. If you decide to make another one, you should consider making it special. I am a HUGE Longchamp/purses in general fan, but I much preffer the Jimmy Choo one. Much cuter. (fb)

  • Carmen

    I love Kate Moss, that bag would look perfect with a solid colour dress (fb)

  • Su

    I love bags with animal prints. This is a very simple bag but maybe a diff coloured handle wld make it pop and stand out.. N probly not so much an eye sore on its $$ too.. (FB)

  • Silvana

    I dont like this bag very much, but I LOVEEEEEEE LONGCHAMP, I really do, I have aprox. 25 Longchamp bags

  • Silky

    The Kate Moss line is very disapointing indeed. It’s hard to believe it comes from the mind of a fashion icon… Kate, stick to your day job! (fb)

  • ShoeQueen1961

    Kate Moss for Longchamp… Kate Moss for Longchamp? What is the world coming to?!

  • Melody

    BORING! Definitely not worth the price tag!

  • joana

    too pricey but i still love LONGCHAMP! (fb)

  • Jocelyn

    It looks too tacky to me (fb)

  • kellie wilson

    I like longchamp bags but I think this one is tacky. I don’t really like animal print bags. (fb)

  • Karen

    Not impressed with this at all. I love zebra, but would never even entertain the idea of owning this. (fb)

  • Joy

    fan of longchamp
    not fan of this bag
    fan of kate moss though
    sad :/

  • Shelly

    Don’t really like the zebra skin, but the actual purse would be nicer in a different color.

  • Tiff Chao

    I like the roominess of the bag but have never gotten into animal prints. (fb)