In all my years of travel, I have never been ripped off, never even felt the threat of being ripped off but tonight, my first night in Paris, my purse was sliced open by a knife while we were packed in the metro going to dinner.
Luckily, I held on to my bag very tightly all the time I was traveling and the thief did not get the chance to rip off anything in my purse. Still, it was a real Longchamp, the fold-able, perfect travel bag. I am shocked but not really surprised. At age 55, I have lost my travel virginity.