Saturday, November 11, 2006

Oh, Lin&Leo, How You Taunt Me...

I'm in the market for a laptop bag, but I don't want just any bag.. I want a Lin&Leo. Unfortunately, with their added popularity has come an added price, and at £169 it's WAAAAY outta my budget! How I long for the lovely, leather, pocketed beauty.. but unless you're out there reading this, Lin&Leo, and want to give me one pro bono - it's not going to happen.

So I need to find a replacement. Thus begins my quest.

I've trawled the archives of The Bag Lady and Shiny Shiny for Laptop bags, but I'd rather a bag that looked like a handbag, and the best ones on Shiny always seem to cost more than I can afford. A leather bag would be fabulous, and I don't mind buying a cheap laptop sleeve and slotting 'er into a not-specifically-for-a-laptop bag. I'm flying long-haul to Oz in a few months, so I really want the bag to fit cabin regulations and all the other paraphernalia you take on a flight. But at the same time, I don't want a bag that looks luggage-y - and I'd love a bag that would be suitable for work (and even for not carrying a laptop) would be brilliant! And did I mention that I want all this for under £80?

So, is this but a pipe dream? Should I just beg, borrow or steal £169 to buy a Lin&Leo?


At 9:41 am, Anonymous Vero said...

A little bird told me recently that the leather used for Lin & Leo bags has changed in recent months, going from a lovely aged cracked leather to a more shiny patent (cheaper?) leather.

I'm gagging for a L&L bag as well, since my new MacBook arrives next week, but I think I'll play it wise and get a sleeve for the laptop and a good quality handbag in which I can slip sleeve and peripherals.

Good luck making a decision :)

At 4:31 pm, Blogger Erin said...


I hate it when fantastic small companies go all mean and nasty and cheapen their products AND increase their prices!

That said - I've found a mail order company that still has some of their older stock (£114.95 for a large bag) - but they only have brown and turquoise.. neither of which I am fond of :/

Can't win!

At 5:40 pm, Anonymous Lin&Leo Ltd said...

Hi there, this is Lin&Leo here.

Just to clarify things, we have not used a cheaper quality leather at all - quite the reverse! We pride ourselves in our bags and are annoyed that this is what has been suggested because of the price change.

Our LapBags are infact a new improved (both the leather and interior design) and updated model. In production, you can not always match the exact leathers, but they are as near as possible to our originals. And, to everyone who has seen them and compared them to our older style bags, they win thumbs up!

Our prices have only increased by £20 each, due to the improvements and thats not much in terms of the longevity you will receive from them now - as side from all the envious eyes on the tube to work!

We are currently offering a 5% Discount too - runs till 31/12/6 - so be quick and visit our website for more details -

Best Wishes


At 1:40 pm, Blogger Erin said...

Seems Lin & Leo were out there, reading! Thanks for the clarification, ladies :)

At 2:28 pm, Anonymous linandleo said...

Lin&Leo are having a one off Sale on all colourways of their Small LapBag. The bags are now £99, normally £159, so an amazing deal. The offer is only while stocks last so get shopping!.

Please spread the word.....



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