Longchamp is the definition of family fortune. With a long history, Longchamp has succeeded in the leather goods industry. Offering quality and one of a kind creations, Longchamp has been committed to producing the most extraordinary handbags. Their best selling Le Pliage collection can be seen worn by many Singaporeans on the streets. Browse through the Longchamp Singapore catalogue and shop their exquisite bags, backpacks, sling bags and many more.

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What are Longchamp bags?

Longchamp bags are made from luxury bagmaker Longchamp, which was founded in France in 1948 by Jean Cassegrain. The most popular Longchamp bags are the “Le Pliage” collection which are made of nylon canvas with Russian leather handles.

Where is Longchamp made?

Longchamp bags, shoes and ready to wear collections are made in France and Italy.

Can you return Longchamp bags at Longchamp SG?

Longchamp Singapore accepts returns as long as the customer returns it after 14 days of purchase. Refunds will be issued immediately the return has been processed. However personalized bags cannot be returned.

What material is Longchamp Le Pliage?

Longchamp Le Pliage bags are made of nylon canvas.

Who owns Longchamp?

Jean Cassegrain.

How to Spot a Fake Longchamp Bag

Exterior

Leather Flap

The first step to checking the bag is to look at the pattern of the leather flap. An authentic bag has diamond patterns made out of somewhat straight crisscross lines. As for the fake, it typically has a lightly-indented fish-scale texture, circular or irregular pebble-like surface or smooth. On the other hand, the backside of the leather flap should have a jockey logo indented in it. It may also turn tan after extended usage. It also should be smooth and not hairy. Do be reminded that totes that are larger in size, the indentation may not be that obvious. Nonetheless, it still can be easily felt if you run your fingers across the flap. In contrast, the fake generally has no jockey logo and can be completely flat. Furthermore, the flap feels like it has no hairs or too hairy.

Hot-stamped graphics

Another important aspect to take note of is the hot-stamped graphics. The jockey logo of the leather bags should be right smack in the middle of it. The image should be pointed to the left side along with a hot-stamped line beneath the logo for the older bag models. The newer models will not have this line. Underneath the jockey logo should be where the snap button is located and the image is also well-aligned. The design of the snap button should look like a jockey and not other shapes. Alternatively, a counterfeit product will not always have the jockey logo perfectly centered and the image is inverted.

Handles

An authentic pair of handles is usually rather flat. Similar to the leather flap, the diamond-shaped pattern should also be present on the handles. The edges are painted black or dark brown. There is actually a division between the folded leather straps of the handles, with nothing in between. When the tote is still brand new, the handles will tend to be “stiff”, but after prolonged usage, it will become “soft”. Other than that, the attachment for the handles is stitched to perfection without any odd spacing in between as well as double stitching on the corners where it might be potentially strained. Conversely, the imitation tote will have straps that are more rounded. This is due to the synthetic leather used to manufacture it. The thin artificial leather would actually be too delicate to form an arch shape. It will also not handle the weight of the bag particularly if it’s too heavy. The side of the handles will usually have a binding or poor finishing. As for the attachments, it might be overstitched, crooked or has a bigger stitching area.

Nylon

An authentic tote bag has a nylon canvas body which is quite matte and does not reflect any light. If the bag reflects quite a bit, it is definitely a fake. Also, if it looks shiny from afar, that is a bag you would not want to purchase. There are only so many colours Longchamp uses for their tote bags with more than 12 colours offered every season. There is a list of colours called the “Pliage colour code table” that you can check on their official website. The stitching will usually match with the colour of the nylon bag. So if the stitching is white in colour or differs from the nylon colour, it is a fake.

Zipper and zipper pull

An additional sure sign of an authentic bag is the “YKK” and “T” letters marked on the zipper. Besides that, the round zipper pull reads “LONGCHAMP” on the top curve and “1948” at the bottom curve. It is normal for the “gold” zippers to fade over time. The fake bag will not have the lettering “YKK” and “T” marked on it and the “LONGCHAMP” on the zipper pull will probably be misspelled and the font for “1948” will look a little off. With prolonged usage, you will spot some discoloration on the zipper.

Interior

You can also refer to the “Pliage colour code table” for the interior of the bag. But typically, the light or vibrant coloured bags will usually have a white or beige lining, while the darker colours have a darker lining. The pocket should be made with the same material and colour as the exterior nylon body. It also gives off a smooth rubbery texture. In contrast, the lining colour of the fake bags is different from the nylon exterior and does not have a smooth rubbery texture.

Longchamp Singapore does not only cater products for women as they have products such as wallets, backpacks, document holders and many more for men!