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Flanked by the top model Coco Rocha, and watched by fashion’s glitterati and a crowd of paparazzi, Jean Cassegrain cut the ribbon to unveil his family’s new emporium.

Replica Longchamp, the French handbag maker, is in good company. Gold logos from the world’s most glamorous and expensive brands – Fendi, Prada and Gucci – glisten opposite. Burberry’s black edifice stands defiantly down the street and Louis Vuitton is close by.

With neighbours like that, it’s no wonder that Mr Cassegrain needed to go some to stand out. Hence the champagne-tinted steel, golden inlays between croisillon-patterned glass and engraved limestone walls.

The street in question is Hong Kong’s Canton Road, the fourth-most expensive street in the world and a bigger, brasher version of Paris’s Avenue Montaigne or the Champs-élysées. If you’re big in bling, you have to be here. Asia’s appetite for luxury goods has been enormous in the past decade. But as cheap Longchamp opens for business, is the industry heading for a slowdown?

Mr Cassegrain appears unconcerned by the economic headwinds. His firm has been around long enough to deal with swings in trading.

Decades before its Kowloon debut, Longchamp started out making smoking pipes in 1948.

“It’s great timing for us to grab the opportunities in China as some of our competitors may shy away from expanding when the economy slows down,” he said. “But we believe China will continue to grow fast and we are not seeing any signs of a slowdown.”

Today, Longchamp’s signature product is a replica handbag seen on the arms of hundreds of women everywhere from London to Sao Paulo and Singapore. Its Le Pliage foldable replica handbags launched in 1993 and the company still sells three million of them every year, helping to explain a recent 22 per cent growth in group sales.

Decades before its Kowloon debut, Longchamp started out making smoking pipes in 1948.

“It’s great timing for us to grab the opportunities in China as some of our competitors may shy away from expanding when the economy slows down,” he said. “But we believe China will continue to grow fast and we are not seeing any signs of a slowdown.”

Today, Longchamp’s signature product is a handbag seen on the arms of hundreds of women everywhere from London to Sao Paulo and Singapore. Its Le Pliage foldable cheap longchamp handbags launched in 1993 and the company still sells three million of them every year, helping to explain a recent 22 per cent growth in group sales.

Despite its products being a common sight among the masses, Longchamp claims it isn’t out of place among Hong Kong’s “who’s who” of top luxury names. When the firm opened its very first shop, the family picked Hong Kong as the location, even over its home town of Paris.

Back then, in 1979, Mr Cassegrain’s father, Philippe, currently the brand’s president, travelled by boat to work with a local agent and built up accounts for the brand that was founded by Philippe’s father, also called Jean, 64 years ago.

Jean started out making leather coverings for pipes in his family’s tobacco business. He took the name Longchamp and the galloping horse logo from the Paris race track that was close to his home.