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French luxury label Longchamp to debut in India

French luxury leather goods brand Longchamp has announced its India entry and will open its first store in New Delhi this week. DOIT Retail Brands has bagged the master franchise rights for Longchamp in India.

Leather goods major Longchamp was founded in Paris in 1948 by Jean Cassegrain and is still owned and run by the Cassegrain family. “We wanted to partner with a global fashion brand and were looking for synergies.

Longchamp already has a loyal clientele in India and was scouting for an Indian partner. Its products are universal, simple and sophisticated and cater to a wide audience. The brand has maintained its luxury values of craftsmanship, creativity and quality. We are delighted to bring the brand to India,” said Radha Kapoor, founder and director of DOIT Retail Brands.

Longchamp owns more than 300 exclusive stores globally and retails from another 1500 points of sales. It is famous for its iconic leather handbags, luggage, shoes, and other fashion accessories sold at retail stores like Selfridges and Bloomingdale’s besides its own stores. Kapoor said the company is scouting for a second location in Mumbai and is keen on Palladium.

The 1,000 square feet store at The Emporio mall in New Delhi will retail Longchamp’s bestselling products like Le Pliage Heritage, Penelope, Roaseau and Le Pliage Cuir bags along with other accessories.

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