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Furla and Longchamp Outlet: Quiet Success Stories

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Jean Cassegrain, the chief executive of Longchamp, which was founded in 1948 in Paris by his grandfather.

LONDON — Over the past 12 months, as the global luxury market gained momentum and recouped some of the luster it had lost over a rocky few years, much was made of blockbuster companies that made impressive recoveries or unveiled new strategies. But while such Cinderella stories have been shaping the public narrative, there were a number of companies that didn’t have to wait for 2017 to post double-digit returns. In fact, they had what could be characterized as a very good downturn.

They just aren’t very sexy brands, so people weren’t paying attention.

European and privately owned, middle-market brands such as Furla and Longchamp Outlet have long operated under the fashion radar. Now, these fast-growing accessories houses are drawing increased scrutiny as rivals eye their expansion efforts and try to tease out the secrets of their success — and view them as possible acquisitions.

But, said Jean Cassegrain, chief executive of cheap Longchamp and a grandson of its founder: “We would never sell our brand. Our independence is what has allowed us to build Longchamp into the company it is today.” It recorded 553 million euros, or $642.5 million, in sales revenue in 2016.

Longchamp is primarily known for Le Pliage, a nylon tote bag that comes in myriad colors; the large size is $145 in the brand’s online store. (Retail analysts estimate that 11 bags are sold every minute.)

The label was founded in 1948 in Paris by Mr. Cassegrain’s grandfather, also named Jean, and is one of the few remaining luxury brands owned and operated by one family. Mr. Cassegrain’s father, Philippe, is chairman, and his mother, Michelle, led the brand’s European stores until her death in December. His sister Sophie Delafontaine is artistic director, while his brother Olivier is managing director of retail in the United States, and has been overseeing the construction of a 4,000-square-foot store on Fifth Avenue that is scheduled to open in the spring.

The business has more than 300 stores worldwide and last month opened a flagship in Tokyo (Japan is the brand’s third-largest market).

“As a family business we are able to really think long-term and invest heavily as and when we need to, without having to report every gain or loss or constantly give good news to the stock market,” Mr. Cassegrain said. “That is a luxury, and not one in this trading climate ever worth giving up.”

A report released by Bain & Co. last month suggested that the global luxury market had moved into recovery mode after several years of stagnation, largely driven by shoppers born after 1980. Still, department store brands continue to decline, buckling under the pressure of underperforming stores and the growing dominance of digital rivals and e-commerce platforms. Haute luxe players are faring better — Gucci has proved a case in point — though companies with a focus on prices at the lower end of the spectrum appear determined to cultivate growth through acquisitions.

Nowhere has this been better encapsulated than the competition brewing between the North American rivals Tapestry (known as Coach, the name of its primary leather goods company, until last month) and Michael Kors, both brands eager to transform themselves into leading multibrand forces in the global luxury field (and to placate anxious investors) with an expansive portfolio of labels catering to a broad range of bank balances.

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Handbags from Furla, the 90-year-old Italian accessories brand controlled by the Furlanetto family.

One can only imagine what they think of Furla, the Italian accessories brand controlled by the Furlanetto family. It celebrated its 90th anniversary this year and, like Longchamp Outlet, has quietly and without fanfare continued to expand at a rate that makes it the envy of many rivals, doubling its turnover in the past three years.

After record revenue and profit in 2016, the company announced a sales surge of 23.5 percent in the first half of 2017, to €238 million, bolstered by store openings and strong travel retail sales. (Revenue growth in Asia in the same period was a noteworthy 63 percent.) Like Longchamp Outlet Online, Furla has focused heavily on developing its distribution network, operating its own stores where appropriate and avoiding the allure of discounting and outlets.

“Obviously we are being very strategic in how we expand, helped by having owners that give our vision their full backing, but much of this growth really does lie in the appeal of our product,” said Alberto Camerlengo, who was appointed chief executive this year after six years as Furla’s general manager.

Recently the brand, known largely for its replica handbags (the medium Metropolis tote, for example, is $448 in the Furla online store), has added footwear, scarves and watches to its collections. “We see new product, done well, as a way of sharpening shoppers’ perception of our brand, rather than weakening it,” Mr. Camerlengo said.

Unlike Coach and Michael Kors, neither of which place much stock in the importance of manufacturing provenance, the “Made in Italy” label remains at the core of the Furla philosophy, helping to enhance its aura of exclusivity.

“I think the power of heritage can be underestimated,” Mr. Camerlengo said. “Especially in new markets, the fact that we are proudly Italian continues to hold great appeal.”

Mr. Cassegrain of Longchamp agreed. The vast majority of its goods are made in the company factory in the Loire Valley of France, something he says means a lot to foreign customers. (He cited sales growth of 50 percent in China last year).

“We pride ourselves in our roots and where we come from, but we aren’t cold and aloof like other rivals,” he said with a grin. “We show that European brands can offer something warm and joyful, yet practical, too. Chic and casual cross-generational and cross-purpose replica bags are a status symbol that anyone can get on board with, even if to some it appears a bit old-fashioned.”

Although the brand recently has started to branch into higher-priced leather goods and ready-to-wear, Mr. Cassegrain stressed that its core ethos — pricing predominantly based on manufacturing costs rather than marketing aspirations — would not be changed anytime soon.

Mr. Camerlengo of Furla said, “Luxury is still very tribal, wherever you operate and whoever you appeal to.

“But in an ever more complicated world, people want to be more specific and individual in the message they send when they use your product,” he said. “It is about showing you have the right attitude. We believe that our family values have kept us firmly on the right track.”

Cheap Longchamp bags sales rise in the UK

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Looking good: Bag maker Longchamp, which has a Regent Street branch, has seen sales jump in the UK Jeremy Selwyn

French luxury bag maker cheap Longchamp has fought off rivals in London to post a UK sales surge, it emerged on Friday.

The accessories firm, which counts the Duchess of Cambridge and baking guru Mary Berry as fans, said performance in Britain was “good” in 2017. It boosted turnover to £15.1 million from £8.7 million in 2016, new accounts show.

The firm also increased staff numbers to 76 from 51.

Growth came “despite the economic crisis and increased competition,” it said.

The update contrasts with some retailers’ recent warnings of weak consumer confidence and fewer customers.

The luxury replica handbags brand has a number of concessions and three stand-alone outlet stores, including on Regent Street and at Westfield London. It warned of big rents in the capital and said that high fixed costs could lead to stores becoming loss-making.

The firm, owned by the founding Cassegrain family, saw pre-tax profits rise to £812,291 from £405,732.

Kate Middleton’s Love of replica Longchamp Tote Bags Basically Makes Her the Most Relatable Royal Ever

Let’s be real for a second and acknowledge that 99 percent of Kate Middleton’s royal wardrobe is pretty inaccessible to us normal people. She is, after all, a princess with a princess’s budget! But, surprisingly, one of the Duchess’ favorite accessories has been (and will likely always be) a replica Longchamp handbags tote bag which, frankly, is a bit more affordable for the masses. In fact, you could probably run out right now and buy the same one Kate has!

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Kate’s obsession with the colorful, nylon, Longchamp outlet Le Pilage totes — which retail for $145 — goes back several years. In fact, one of the earliest times she was photographed carrying one was back in November 2005 during a holiday shopping spree with her mother, Carole Middleton, in London. At the time, Kate was just a 23-year-old, recent college graduate lugging around all her crap in a giant, black tote bag like the rest of us. Relatable, right?

Fast forward a few years and Kate (of course) married Prince William, became the Duchess of Cambridge, and had two beautiful (seriously, b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l) children. Since becoming an official royal, Kate has sadly stopped using a fake Longchamp bag day-to-day to instead carry teeny, tiny clutches instead. We really can’t blame her because what does she really need to carry with her at this point? She has people for that, duh. But, just when you thought Kate’s obsession with the chic tote bags stopped in the mid-2000s, it definitely didn’t…

Though the Duchess herself hasn’t been spotted carrying a Longchamp outlet uk in several years, her personal assistants and stylists still seemingly lug around Kate’s belongings in the classic bags. Crazy, right? When Kate and William touched down in Assam, India during their royal tour of India and Bhutan in April 2016, the mom-of-two’s personal secretary Sophie Agnew and stylist Natasha Archer were both photographed carrying fake Longchamp totes with the rest of Kate’s luggage.

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While we don’t actually know if the large, dark purple tote or the smaller, pea green bag in the pics belonged to Kate, if her right-hand women carry replica Longchamps too they must be pretty fashionable, right? We’re hopeful Kate still loves the bags as much as the rest of the world seems to because, honestly, it just makes us love her a little bit more.

Suzy Menkes: Optimistic Luxury? It’s In The Replica Bag

As I started packing for the New York shows, there was a lot of folding to do. It was not about inserting tissue paper and wrapping my clothes in dry-cleaner’s plastic. I don’t use a travel-iron wardrobe for the collections.

The wrap-ups were for my colourful replica Longchamp Le Pliage folding bags in their various sizes: the big one in case I went on a buying spree in America or if books and press handouts were so heavy that I needed an extra check-in bag to get home.
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The smaller ones in bright colours were not so much to go with my clothes (although I am partial to purple, wine-red and turquoise). It is rather because I must know in a micro-second which bag I am grabbing each morning: the one with my laptop? With my snow shoes? Or with the iPad plus invitations? Luckily, there are 150 colours to choose from.

The actual travel bag is more of a drama. It has to fit inside the wheelie bag for check-in. But once I store it on the plane rack, everyone has the same bag.

Longchamp outlet was founded in 1948. Since 1993, when the Le Pliage was designed, 30 million of the bags have been sold. So what happens if some other customer walks off with mine? I guess it will have to be the special-edition Jeremy Scott madcap version that will make my bag almost unique. Or the one designed by Mary Katrantzou. (I missed out on the work of British artist Tracey Emin.)

How does it feel to be replica Longchamp, a compact family business with founder Jean Cassegrain’s son Philippe as president and daughter Sophie Delafontaine as artistic director of bags, clothes and shoes? And to have other family members running the show at the factory in the French countryside, while the rest of the cousinhood helps with more than 280 stores worldwide?
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This description sounds more cheerful than ‘affordable’ luxury, although the Le Pliage regular-sized nylon bags cost £54 and seem to be on sale at every airport, where they are omnipresent in traveller’s hands or as super-light backpacks.

The Le Pliage has now reached the grand age of 21, with the ever-young and always cheeky Kate Moss as ambassador. And, in either nylon or the version created in softly pliable leather in 2012, it is a worldwide hit with celebrities and has a special appeal to the far east, judging by the customers. In the expansive new Champs Elysées store set on two floors, they were admiring the ‘Cloud Illusions’ art by Danish artist Astrid Krogh and looking at museum pieces of pipes and cigarette cases from the days when Elvis Presley would buy them in the Seventies.

Origami – the art of folding – originally came from Japan. But I watched mostly Chinese customers taking their selfies, sitting on the elongated sofa by quirky architect Thomas Heatherwick with a picture-postcard view over the famous avenue – and a wall of colourful folding bags like an art installation in front of them.
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I sat down with the grandson of the fake Longchamp founder, also named Jean Cassegrain, who is the current CEO. His father, Philippe, first invented the Le Pliage foldable bag to find out how you turn nylon and leather into gold.

‘There are so many bags everywhere – to be exceptional, I am in love with savoir faire and quality,’ said the chief executive, whose company employs 2,700 people worldwide.

Donate designer replica bags at Style Loop for upcoming College Now Bag Lady Luncheon fundraiser (photos)

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Do you have a few quality replica bags collecting dust in your closet? They might just help a student get to college. The Style Loop, an upscale consignment boutique in Rocky River, is holding a replica handbag collection event on Saturday, Aug. 12. The donated bags will become auction items at the Bag Lady Luncheon held by College Now Greater Cleveland on Oct. 6.

The Bag Lady Luncheon began in 2013 and raised over $160,000 that year. Since then, the biannual event has doubled in all aspects, from the amount of auction items, attendance and proceeds. In 2015, the luncheon raised $360,000. The proceeds benefit College Now’s scholarship and retention services, including the College Now Mentoring Program, which began in 2011 as an effort to increase college completion rates among College Now scholarship recipients from 60 to 80 percent.

Organizers are hoping for 500 items for the October event, and they’ve been collecting them since the last event in 2015. They seek excellent quality designer replica handbags and accessories, including wallets, small leather goods and men’s items — and if you have items like a Hermes scarf, a Gucci belt or a Chanel necklace, they will accept those as well. They cannot accept knockoff items.

As for designers, they’re looking for pieces from brands such as, but not limited to, Alexander McQueen, Aimee Kastenberg, 3.1 Philip Lim, Akris, MZ Wallace, AllSaints, Brahmin, Burberry, Chanel, Coach, Chloe, Dolce & Gabbana, Dooney & Bourke, Jerome Dreyfuss, Hermes, Kate Spade, Longchamp outlet, Loewe, Stella McCartney, Tod’s, Lanvin, Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen, Versace, Valentino, Louis Vuitton, Tory Burch, Givenchy, Frye, Milly, Ferragamo, Skagen, Rag & Bone, Fendi and more.

The Bag Lady Luncheon is the major fundraising event for College Now Greater Cleveland, formerly called Cleveland Scholarship Programs, which was founded in 1966 to empower and assist students seeking further education.

The luncheon is nearly sold out, with only about 30 tickets remaining. Tickets are $250 each. The Oct. 6 event will be held at the Cleveland Convention Center from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The guest speaker is Dee Haslam an owner of the Cleveland Browns. Bags are sold via silent auction at the event.

As for this Saturdays’ event at The Style Loop, festivities go from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 19348 Detroit Road (Beachcliff Market Square) in Rocky River. Donate items or come to shop, snack on treats and enter the raffle for beautiful gifts. The Style Loop is full of designer items from brands like Gucci and Chanel, fine jewelry and great boutique chic clothing and shoes. They will be donating 20 percent of the day’s sales to College Now Greater Cleveland.

If you can’t get to The Style Loop, you can donate your high-quality bags and accessories at the next Bag lady Luncheon collection event, at the Eileen Fisher store at Eton Chagrin Boulevard on Aug. 18. They will also be donating 10 percent of the day’s proceeds to College Now.

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What amazes you the most is these beautiful bags have more than one use; you can use some of them in your daily life, such as work, hangs out and much more. And you can use some of them, if you are travelling or having a vacation or even if you do want to put some products in a small bag. All what you need to do is going to their website and catch the BIG LONGCHAMAP SALE.

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Let me please explain some of these bags, these bags, include more than one type of bags, I mean, there are many colors, many uses for them and they are made from many different fabrics such as nylon and leather, you can pick your favorite fabric simply. Also as I mentioned before Longchamp outlet provides us of many types of bags, for example, let’s talk about La Plaige Cosmetic Case, these beautiful cases which are designed professionally have more than one color, so you can pick your favorite and it is designed to fit your small things with a zipper in front of it, their prices are 50 dollar, but guess what? After the big sale they are only 39 dollar. Let me also mention these incredible collections from La Pliage which called Tote bag, they have got small and big ones, as you prefer, and they are not only colored, they have astonishing designs, the small ones start from 95 dollar but also after the sale, they are 72 dollar now, the big ones, which have Paris designs, start from 145 dollar but now they start from 113 dollar, is not it a really big sale?

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Can’t find the right replica handbag? Just design it yourself

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When it comes to replica handbags, these days there are almost as many ways to jazz up your existing bag as there are new designs.In Selfridges’ vast accessories hall in London, you can buy a clip-on set of metal flowers from Louis Vuitton, multi-coloured jangling robots from Prada, and leather tassels at Ted Baker.What customers want, it seems, is a way to stamp a bit of individuality on their purchases. And one new counter at Selfridges will let you go a stage further.

At Mon Purse, an Australian brand, you are handed an iPad and samples of leathers, and given the chance to design your own handbag.”I was looking around for the perfect handbag and I just couldn’t find it,” explains Lana Hopkins, 33, the company’s founder. “And I was quite heartbroken, you know?”Wandering through a Sydney shopping mall one day in 2014, Ms Hopkins stumbled upon Build-A-Bear, a shop where you can assemble your own cuddly toy with some limited variables such as fur, colour and clothing.

Mon Purse’s customers can choose from nine different basic bag shapes

Although Ms Hopkins was rather older than the average customer, she found creating a teddy for her nephew gave her an extra emotional connection to longchamp outlet the product. And the idea for Mon Purse was born.Skip forward three years and Mon Purse now has eight outlets in Australia, three in the UK and two in the US, including a newly opened concession in Bloomingdales, San Francisco.

Customers then select colours, linings and hardware

Last December, buoyed by Christmas, it sold almost $2m (£1.6m) worth of bags, ranging in price from $75 for a simple pouch, to $620 for an extravagant tote.

‘Whiplash’The handbag industry is the latest retail sector to wake up to the possibilities of allowing customers to design their own product.And with people now increasingly used to having things their own way, be it configuring their own music playlists or choosing their exact sandwich fillings, industry insiders say demand for personally designed replica handbags is soaring.

Atelier’s Frank Zambrelli says customers’ own designs have surprised him and shown him how narrow his vision was of what works

The new wave of small companies set up to deliver customisation flip that model on its head.Mon Purse uses a visualisation tool based on 3D gaming technology, through which the customer can select size, leather texture, the type of metalwork, and shade of lining. The bag then takes approximately two to four weeks to manufacture.

Launched just seven months ago, 1 Atelier allows customers to combine colours from a carefully selected palette for the body, side panels, straps and pockets of 10 different replica longchamp bag designs.But if in the past buying something unique meant a price tag to match, now you can actually make the tailor-made item for less than the mass-manufactured equivalent, according to Mr Zambrelli, who was previously a designer at Chanel.

French luxury house Longchamp outlet has completed an year in Indian market and Sophie Delafontaine, the Artistic Director of the brand says that the Indian luxury market has surely seen a boom in the recent years and credit goes to well versed consumers.

“The Indian luxury market has surely seen a boom in the recent years. With the entry of some of the world’s most prestigious and sought after brands in the country, Indian consumers are well versed and exposed with this space. We see India as a market with great potential and are sure that everyone will identify and love the brand.” Delafontaine told IANS during her debut visit to India.

Delafontaine was immersed in the world of replica Longchamp from her earliest years. With her parents and two brothers, she lived above the tobacco store on boulevard Poissonniere where, in 1948, her grandfather founded cheap Longchamp, selling leather-covered pipes to Allied soldiers after the liberation of Paris.

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The brand launched their first store in Capital in July last year and the lady feels that the the brand’s craftsmanship on luggage, replica handbags, accessories, shoes and ready-to-wear collections, has done well with the Indian masses.

Replica Longchamp has completed its first year in India and the journey has been phenomenal so far. We have received immense love from our Indian consumers.”

“When we first came in, there were apprehensions about the awareness the brand held for the Indian consumer, however the reactions we have received have been overwhelming and a driving force for our decision to open doors in Mumbai, the fashion capital of India,” said Delafontaine by adding that they are looking forward to the opening of the Mumbai store now.

She also feels that India is an important market for her brand just like France, Britain, Dubai, Italy, Japan, US, Canada, Singapore, Spain, HongKong and Switzerland

“All our markets hold important significance for us, not merely in terms of numbers but in terms of the sentiment that our consumers invest in and the artistic aesthetics that we draw upon from each market that we enter. Every market brings us a fresh eye to our brand and products,” she said.

The brand symbolizes well with women who are independent, dynamic, strong yet feminine at the same time.

“She embodies an attitude and a state of mind that shows that she is free yet bound by tradition and values. The brand transcends age barriers and has something in the collection that would appeal to people from all age groups and walks of life. We also have a range specially designed for men. The same has been designed keeping in mind today’s young man who is dynamic and always on the go,” said Delafontaine, who was made a Knight of the Order of Merit in October 2010.

Longchamp Mints A New Billionaire Fashion Family Thanks To Iconic replica Handbags

Longchamp’s handbags Le Pliage handbags have long been aspirational purchases for women around the globe. Now the success of that classic French collection has turned the family behind Longchamp outlet into billionaires.

Back in 1948, Jean Cassegrain founded a simple leather goods company as a pivot from his father’s traditional tobacco business, naming his new line of products after the horse racetrack in Paris. 65 years later, his son Philippe now leads the Cassegrain family’s 100% ownership of replica Longchamp, a fashion accessories powerhouse that FORBES values at an estimated $1.5 billion (about 1.1 billion Euros).

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Longchamp’s sales have exploded in recent years as the company capitalizes on a surging affordable luxury fashion market. 2012 sales were 454 million Euros, up 16% from the year before and nearly 75% from 2009. And those sales are from all over the world. According to French newspaper La Croix, only 30% of cheap Longchamp’s revenue comes from its home country of France. An additional 30% is from the rest of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, with 25% in Asia and 15% in America.

Jean Cassegrain, the founder, passed away in 1972, just a year after the company released its first women’s handbag. Philippe took over and expanded the business. The standout Le Pliage line of nylon and leather tote bags that can fold flat was first designed in 1993. The company has since expanded to purses, wallets, luggage, and accessories.

Today, Philippe remains chairman of Longchamp outlet, with his son Jean, 48,  elevated to CEO. His other children are also involved in the day-to-day operation: Sophie, 45, is artistic director and Olivier, 43, is the director of boutiques in the United States, where the company opened its first store on Madison Avenue in 1984.

The Cassegrain family is just the latest in a wave of new fashion billionaires. In the last two years, names like Tory Burch, Sara Blakely (Spanx), Renzo Rosso (Diesel Jeans), Nicolas Puech (Hermes), and Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana (Dolce & Gabbana) have all made the cut. They join the ranks of established fashion moguls like Miuccia Prada, Ralph Lauren, Gerard and Alain Wertheimer (Chanel), and Giorgio Armani.

Replica Longchamp unveils first boutique in Metro Cebu

LongchampLAST Sept. 13 was a night of celebration as Cebu’s well-heeled society laid witness to the launch of the Longchamp outlet boutique at Rustan’s Cebu, the brand’s first boutique outside of the Luzon region in the country.

Guests were welcomed by Rustan commercial corporation president Donnie V. Tantoco, together with Longchamp replica handbags area retail manager Longchamp Outlet for Asia Pacific Romain Chappotteau, and Rustan commercial corporation division manager for shoes, bags and accessories Paolo Lobregat.

Originating from Paris and founded by Jean Cassegrain, Longchamp replica is valued as the leather goods brand of choice for women and prized for its incomparable designs not to mention its attention to detail as a single handbag requires more than 100 parts and as many as 250 steps to assemble.

Guests were entertained with good music, free-flowing food and drinks while posing with their cheap Longchamp bag of choice in an interactive photo shoot. More than the launch, it included a preview of its Autumn 2016 Collection which was inspired from nature and the wild, styled for city living Cheap Longchamp. Among the new styles presented that night Honoré 404 Panthère, and the Roseau Croco in an entirely redesigned shape and in beautiful new colors.

The Longchamp outlet boutique is located on Level 1, Rustan’s, Ayala Center Cebu. Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on September 30, 2016. Latest issues of SunStar Cebu also available on your mobile phones, laptops, and tablets. Subscribe to our digital editions at epaper.sunstar.com.ph and get a free seven-day trial.