Founded in 1948 by Jean Cassegrain, Longchamp first earned accolades for its leather accessories, including wallets, passport covers and the world’s first leather-covered pipes. But its real breakthrough came with the production of women’s handbags, in particular its timeless Le Pliage, a lightweight, foldable design buoyed by exquisite leather or nylon options. Found in 80 countries around the world, Longchamp today designs and manufactures a wide range of luxury goods, from leather and canvas handbags to luggage, shoes, fashion accessories and ready-to-wear women’s clothing.