Longchamp is planning to launch the book “Le Pliage by Longchamp” in November. Written by the luxury lifestyle consultant Laure Verchère, this is actually a Le Pliage almanac, recording the transformation and development of Le Pliage handbag collections in the last 20 years: limited editions, seasonal editions, crossover collections, etc., everything is included in this Bible.
And do note this: during these 20 years, over 30 million pieces of Le Pliage handbags have been sold worldwide. You may call this epic, feel free to.
About Longchamp: The French luxury leather goods company was founded in Paris in 1948 by Jean Cassegrain. Owner of a tobacco shop since 1940, Jean Cassegrain created his company (Jean Cassegrain et Compagnie) in 1948 to broaden the distribution of his leather-covered items for smokers. However, the products were marketed under the Longchamp brand, the name of the racetrack in the Bois de Boulogne, since another company was already using the name Cassegrain In 1955 the small family business extended its activity to small leather goods (wallets and pouches for men), then in the 1960s, Longchamp offered leather and nylon fabric luggage. In 1971 the brand launched its first handbag for women.The Longchamp House is still owned and managed by the family. The company is primarily known for its leather and canvas handbags, its travel items, and numerous fashion accessories. The brand is present all over the world through more than 236 boutiques and a total of more than 1,800 stores in some hundred countries.