The story of the Longchamp Bags began with a tobacco shop in Paris, but today the label is known for bags, totes and accessories with a huge variety of collections. No matter which of these sporty or elegant models you chose all Longchamp bags are awarded products of real craftsmanship and their solid leather and clear stitching remind in the traditional work of saddlers.
Parisian chic in a thousand facets: the fine Longchamp bags
French fashion has it’s own charm and the Parisian label Longchamp is one of those French companies that keep a very high standard for the bags, purses and accessories it produces. A jockey on a horse or the Longchamp letters are the logos which are usually placed on the bags. The relation to horse racing is no coincidence: the label is named after a racetrack. The Longchamp bags are a tribute to the traditional craftsmanship, especially the stitches and the solid leather of the Longchamp bags remind of the saddler’s work. The variety of Longchamp collections is as remarkable as the different styles of products: Le Pliage is a line in leather or nylon that represents a sporty city-look, the Longchamp Roseau bags are recognisable because of their bamboo lock and the easy chic of the Au Sultan collection is very charming. These and many other lines accompany Longchamp through it’s history, the most stylish collections like Longchamp Le Pliage are often redesigned in new looks. From sporty to casual to elegant, the style of Longchamp bags varies a lot, but all of these leather or nylon bags are created with the same care and claim for perfection. Usually the Longchamp models are modestly decorated, but they show their quality in structure and design very clearly. Longchamp totes and handbags are shaped in trapeze form or like beach and bowling bags, their differences are shown in the outer design. Who loves colours will be delighted by the bags in pink or red and by the special models with fantastic prints. Another special feature of Longchamp is the cooperation with creative minds like the designer Thomas Heatherwick and the artist Tracey Emin. Even model legend Kate Moss designed her very own creations for Longchamp.
Longchamp bags: the story of a family
Longchamp is still in the hands of the Cassegrain family that founded the company and entered the world of fashion in a very unusual way. In 1940 Jean Cassegrain owned a tobacco shop called Au Sultan in Paris. Eight years later he expanded his product line and sold pipes with leather trim. These high quality smoking utensils were very popular among the society of Paris. Because of this success Longchamp created purses, bags for man and started a bag collection for women in the 1970th. As products of traditional craftsmanship Longchamp bags are designed with much love for details. The best tanner and craftsman work for the company and with their help Longchamp gained the cachet „Entreprise du patrimoine vivant“ (Living culture). That is why Longchamp bags are a real Must-Have in luxury fashion with a huge variety of fresh designs!
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