Longchamp is a French luxury brand that was established in 1948 in Paris by Jean Cassegrain. Initially a leather pipe maker, he channeled his knowledge and experience into creating small leather travel accessories, such as passport covers, wallets, and alike. In 1971, the company launched its first woman handbag, which is destined to become one of France's most sought after leather products. Though, the real game-changer was the creation of a leather and nylon fabric luggage collection. In comparison with the weighty and bulky suitcases usually sold at that time, Longchamp bags were lightweight and easy-to-use.
The utilization of nylon fibers has led the company to design a women's handbag celebrated throughout the world: Le Pliage, released in 1993. This iconic bag has become an undeniable symbol of understated and affordable luxury. Longchamp is still headed by the Cassegrain family today. Its products, from luggage and handbags to ready-to-wear and accessories boast a worldwide reputation for unique craftsmanship and outstanding quality. Named after the famous horse track on the suburbs of Paris and given a logo of a galloping horse, which is a symbol of elegance, grace and freedom, Longchamp creates products that blend sophisticated luxury, easy design, excellence and artisanal craftsmanship.