Longchamp Le Pliage


2008 marked the 60th year of Longchamp's existence. This classic French brand has had its fair share of elegant marketing and products. Today it is well known for the beautiful designs, both in canvas and in leather. But that is not how the company began.


In 1948, Jean Cassegrain inherited his family tobacco shop and with his great inventive mind, decided to cover the pipes in leather. The leather covered pipes began to take off and become a luxury item that no one could get anywhere but Cassegrain's store. He had to pick a name for his shop and so he settled on Longchamp. He would walk by a horse race track in Paris that was called Longchamp, translating as "long field" and he decided that would be a good name for his new leather company. Longchamp eventually expanded to purses, leather goods, and many other accessories.


Philippe Cassegrain (Jean Cassegrain's son) is currently the head of the Longchamp Company. The accessories that company creates continue to expand. Longchamp has continued the tradition of designing top quality pieces that are both stylish and classy.


In 1993, Longchamp introduced its "Le Pliage" line, a collection of foldable travel bags made of vinyl and leather trim.


 Longchamp's most popular line is the Le Pliage collection. There are several reasons for its popularity among both teenagers and adults. While the bag may seem pricy compared to other generic bags on the market, the price point is very reasonable considering the craftsmanship and allure of the Longchamp brand. It's great to be able to own a quality bag that is both beautiful and practical.



The Longchamp Le Pliage collection includes a canvas surface that makes clean up a breeze. The bag also folds up and snaps closed to a very convenient small traveling size when not in use. Leather accents on both the handles and top flap give the items within the Le Pliage collection a signature and stylish look that has an international appeal. The quality and style of the Le Pliage collection is recognized and enjoyed worldwide.


Pliage is French for "fold", which is exactly what this flexible bag can do. It literally folds up into a small pouch that can be stored anywhere and is perfect for travel. Le Pliage comes in a variety of colours and ranges in size from a cosmetics bag to a small handbag to an oversized duffel.

Almost every season there is an interesting collaboration with contemporary artists and celebrities, who create their prints for Le Priage.


Each bag is made in France from a satiny durable nylon and is accented with rich brown leather handles.  It is so well designed that you can carry just about anything in it and it still feels light and comfortable.

For styles and sizes please visit longchamp.com.


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43 comments:

  1. Amazing inspirations!Love it
    Kisses
    Aga

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  2. Anonymous9/24/2012

    I never liked the plain ones but these new ones with print I love!!! gorgeous! ;) xo, Alma
    http://www.soulofashopper.com

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  3. Longchamps bags are simple but so classy!


    -True

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  4. I like all the different printed ones!

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  5. like your blog , follow you !

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  6. I'll always love the longchamp le pliage! they are such a classic

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  7. OOOO those bags are to die for!!!!

    Feel free to visit my blog :D

    Witha
    http://www.withapinkie.blogspot.com/

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  8. Anonymous9/24/2012

    I followed you back dear!

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  9. Thanks for the comment darling!
    Definitely following you!
    Love your blog!

    -Danielle Stielle

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  10. I've been always a fan of Longchamp! I have an entire collection of different sizes and design of Le Pliage, Cabas, and Planetes! :)
    Thank you by the way for visiting my blog dear!

    Vanessa

    http://thepinkmateproject.blogspot.com/

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  11. Loved seeing how girls had made the longchamps their own with all of the different styles
    Brooke @ what2wear

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  12. Anonymous9/24/2012

    Such a great bag! Love the different colours it comes in.

    LUXESSED

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  13. amazing bags!

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  14. I love longchamp ^^
    I have got one :)

    http://www.mademoisellemode.com/
    New post - Kisses from paris ♥

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  16. Cool bag)

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  17. That first bag is coool!

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  18. very inspiring!!!!
    thank's for visiting my blog. How about following each other?:)

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  19. you can never go wrong with a longchamp bag... classic!

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  20. HI DEAR !!!
    ❤ I LOVE YOUR BLOG ❤
    AND THIS POST IS SO INTERESTING!!!!.... So cool ...!!!

    If you like my blog too,WE COULD FOLLOW EACH OTHER!!! ;) ;)
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  21. loved the last one!

    xo

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    Diana
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  23. i love that bag - I have one in red ;) so much stuff can go in there!!

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  24. i LOVE longchamp bags! the smalll ones for going out and the bigger ones for every day! the "paradise" one is soooo cool, love it!

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  25. I once considered getting myself a Pliage. But after remarking that many teenagers in France have made this bag theirs to go to school... I thought i would pass on to a more "elderly looking" bag ! Moreover they quickly wear off round the corners.

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  26. Great history! Thanks for sharing with us! Big kiss.

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  27. This bag is very handy but in France it's very annoying, like everyone have it...

    Kisses

    Hannah

    Elegantesque Blog

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  28. Wow, its nice to see a complete blog dedicated only to bags! I can see your love for bags through your posts! Nice blog :)

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  29. I love reading your blog and learning the history of brands. So different and really interesting!

    Xoxo Alison
    Www.stylingmylife.com

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  30. hey lovely ! you have such a great blog :) i love the bags selection but my favourite is the second one ! what do you think of following each other on GFC and bloglovin'? let me know

    Much of love,

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  31. Loving the look with the leather skinnies!

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  32. Luv luv ur blog..u got such a cool job!..thx 4 droppin by ours..follow each other?...xoxo
    Chings
    www.canvirries03.blogspot.com

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  33. Love this post and your blog too! It's very original :) x

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  34. What a wonderful Blog ! Great photos and post!

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  35. Hi Irina :)
    this is so funny... my reall Name is Irina, too :)
    Where are you originally come from?
    Thank you so much for your nice comment, dear!!
    Greets from Munich
    Irina

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    1. Hello darling, thank you for your comment! :) I am from Ukraine but more then 2 years I am living in London. What about you? :)

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  36. love this, so interesting to hear about the story behind a brand x

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  37. We adore Longchamp! Such a necessary classic to have<3

    ox from NYC!
    davie+erica

    LPFashionPhilosophy

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  38. I love this post and your blog – I am now following!

    Xx

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  39. love this sort of background post-- I couldn't live without my le pliage!
    xx mili

    callmemaeby.blogspot.com/

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