There is also some belief that the idiom may have its origins in the early cost of postage in Britain, the "two penny post", where two pennies was the normal charge of sending a letter containing one's words and thoughts or feelings to someone.
This is my two penny's worth (i.e. me, ranting) on the La Pliage Longchamp tote.
I believe what you put on in the morning provides an opportunity to make a unique statement about who you are. And if the clothes make the initial statement, it’s accessories that add a total flare. I'm not going to discuss whether I think the Longchamp tote is fashionable or not; it’s nowhere near being an equivalent of Uggs. But first, look at it. It’s leather and vinyl.
But this is what bothers me. If you take a group of ten women, at least four of them have the Longchamp tote. Thus, the already-bland bag becomes even more ordinary and everyday because we see it everywhere. Our eyes are flooded with the image of the Longchamp Pliage. And if that weren’t boring enough, every one of you has decided to buy it in a shade of blue!
Okay! so I admit, the Longchamp trend was refreshing when it first exploded onto the scene. It was simple and understated–and best of all, for a “trendy” bag, the price is still pretty fair, and I had lusted after one. But if you really have to give into that urge, at least check out some of the funkier ones Longchamp has to offer, other than blue, black or khaki. I think the pliage in billberry (deep purple), or mustard yellow are quite tres chic, for an everyday look.
And check this out! Longchamp’s new limited edition donut bag byJeremy Scott, Charles Anastase and Bless. Great for travelling and a little more architecturally interesting than the l'original Pliage.