French luxury leather goods brand Longchamp has plans to open up to six stores in India over the next 3-4 years, its CEO Jean Cassegrain said.
The company announced its India entry last month and launched its first store in New Delhi. DOIT Retail Brands has the master franchise rights for Longchamp in India. Longchamp owns more than 300 exclusive stores globally and retails from another 1,500 points of sale and has a workforce of around 3,000. It is famous for its signature leather handbags, luggage, shoes, and other fashion accessories sold at global retail stores like Selfridges and Bloomingdale’s, besides its own stores. “We arrived late here as it took us time to find the right partner. Another reason was the difficulty in finding good store locations. It’s not easy to find the store locations in luxury because the options are very limited. In future we may look at more stores in Mumbai, Chennai or Bengaluru,” Cassegrain to ET.