Began in 1948, near a famous horse race track in Paris called Longchamp, founder Jean Cassegrain and his son, Philippe Cassegrain started as a family company creating leather covering and expanded to small leather goods. In 1993, Longchamp introduced a collection of foldable travel bags "Le Pliage" which popularity has penetrate into various new markets all around the world. In addition, Longchamp has cultivated a devoted following and brand now known for its designs and ventured into partnerships with notable designers, artist and celebrities creating special collection.