THE LONGCHAMP BRAND
- When was Longchamp founded?
Longchamp’s story began in 1948 when Jean Cassegrain, the father of today's President, began to craft luxury leather smoking pipes. After several successful years offering the finest smoke products in France, the company began to create small leather goods and eventually expanded the collection to include women’s handbags, luggage, ready to wear, shoes and men’s leather collections. What began as a small smoke shop, known for its expertise and excellent craftsmanship, soon expanded to a major luxury brand!
- What does the horse logo stand for?
The emblematic horse logo is a symbol of the company’s inception. There is a famous horse race track in Paris called Longchamp, or "long field." Just next door was an old mill that Monsieur Cassegrain - which means "miller" in French - used to pass in front of every day. The company soon found its name: it being only a short trot from the miller and onto the race track, the way was fore trod!
- Can I request financial information about Longchamp?
Longchamp is a privately held, unlisted, family-run company, therefore it does not publish annual financial reports or release its financial results.
- How is Longchamp fighting counterfeit goods? How to recognize a counterfeit product?
Longchamp has been leading a vigorous fight against counterfeit goods in order to protect its brand and savoir faire. Our legal team is supported by an international network of lawyers and professionals who work in conjunction with the customer service and legal authorities in several countries.
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