Longchamp is a luxury French brand that initially started out as a travel brand, producing luggage, travel handbags and travel wallets.
A diverging clientele meant that the brand had to evolve and now the Longchamp range includes a huge variety of accessories like daily handbags, small leather goods, scarves and sunglasses.
With a celebrities following including Jennifer Lopez, Kendall Jenner, Irina Shayk and Kerry Washington, Longchamp has become the perfect understated companion for the modern man/woman who still prefers a classic, understated look.
Longchamp provides a variety of styles in a host of different fabrics, primarily Nylon and leathers like cowhide, calfskin and supple lambskin, with it’s most iconic range being the Le Pliage (this means ‘to fold’ in French) which incorporates the Japanese art of folding, known as Origami. This makes the line revolutionary – it is very easy to store and travel with, is extremely lightweight, water resistant and super-easy to clean.
The Rouseau Essential Shoulder Bag
Combining simple and sophisticated style, Longchamp has created the ROSEAU ESSENTIAL line. This large, supple and lightweight tote bag with its sleek design is the perfect companion to easily hold all your essentials and documents. Understated and not over-embellished, the bags are adorned with the brand’s iconic bamboo clasp. A perfect “every day” bag, the ROSEAU embodies timeless elegance. Casual and easy-going, this line is ideal for the cosmopolitan woman who is always on the go. The sleek lines are accentuated with young bull hide, with clean edges, flat handles and unlined leather for extra lightness.
La Voyageuse Top Handle Bag
With its adjustable and removable strap, the La Voyaguese can easily be worn as a handbag or as a crossbody bag. This model embodies the “style your journey” ethos of the Longchamp woman, for whom stylish travel is a way of life. With the zipper closure extending over the outer compartment, the line plays with the contrast between rectangular volumes and rounded gussets. Each detail plays a part in its signature style: maxi-chapes shaped like gothic arches, the detailing of the handles and the tapered rivets create a rich three-dimensional effect. The belt references the straps of a classic travel trunk, webbed for reinforcement. This version is made in an exceptionally supple calfskin.
Longchamp Mademoiselle Ivory Crossbody Bag
This hobo bag is both structured and graphic, both elegant and casual. En-riched with refined details, its wide handle allows it to be carried short and comfortably over the shoulder. It also has a removable crossbody strap so you can carry it across the body. Its signature is an iconic clasp, and the details on its shoulder strap and the enamelled wax seal give the line character. The exceptional calfskin uses contrasts, juxtaposing the sensuality of the material and a dynamic perforation for a casual, streamlined spirit.
Visit one of the Longchamp Boutiques below to discover the latest gems the brand has to offer.
Longchamp Hyde Park Corner: 011 268 0263
Longchamp V&A Waterfront: 021 418 2056
Longchamp Sandton City: 011 883 3617