Lancel is a French house of luxury created at the end of the 19th century in Paris.
History of the company
1876: Birth of a houseIt is in the middle of flourishing Paris, 20 passage des Petites-Écuries, that Alphonse Lancel and his Angèle wife choose into 1876 to open a factory of Pipe S and articles for smokers.
1883: The Lancel spiritBenefitting from the great boom of the Second Empire, Lancel invests the Grands Boulevards of Paris. A network of shops develops quickly and its image “of Parisian elegance” extends very quickly in province like on the vacation resorts. This same year, Lancel installs its first workshop of Maroquinerie dead end of the Small plank ‚in Paris.
1900: The Lancel woman is born with the new centuryAlways in the air of time, the Lancel house includes/understands the changes of the society modern and allured the women in their proposer various accessories like their first handbags.
1929: Lancel, a whole OperaLancel chooses the heart of Paris, the mode and elegance for its new shop. In 1929, Lancel opens Place of the Opera its flagship which is characterized by its revolutionary design: the building includes/understands four stages of gifts, two Ascenseur S and a Auditorium.
Renovated at the end of 2004, Lancel Opéra is still today the historical shop of the mark.
1956: Beginnings of the modern luggage1956 mark the advent of a new patent: the " Bag Kangourou". Realized in a matter of synthesis, it is flexible, light and its external pocket makes it possible to slip impermeable there. It is already the symbol of the accessible and modern luggage. Still today the Bagage S Lancel combine know-how and audacity while exploiting the forms, the easy ways and the colors
1976: A new family with the head of LancelThe Zorbibe Brothers chair from now on the company. They offer to the mark an international repute by widening the distribution, the Marketing and the communication. Lancel can dissociate its competitors by a speech which combines originality, complicity and proximity.
1987: Launching of the bag bucket Elsa de LancelCreated at the beginning of 1987 and quickly best-seller of the mark, the bag bucket Elsa de Lancel will be published with more than three million specimens.
At the dawn of 20 years, Lancel asks for four young fashion designers of revisit and relooker most mythical of its bags: Eric Halley, Xavier Delcour, Yaz Yazbukey and Tim Van Steenbergen give again youth, sensuality and celebrity to him.
1997: Lancel joined the group RichemontIn September 1997, whereas it joined the Richemont group, Lancel is based on this group of prestigious luxury to reaffirm its know-how of leather working and to develop its network with the international one. China, Japan, Russia but also the United States, Lancel can travel. The mark is present in the world and counts more than 500 sales outlets.
2006: Lancel is 130 years old and installs its larger window on the Fields-ElyséesAfter a masterly restoration of the historical shop of the Place of the Opera in 2004, Lancel is installed in 2006 on the Fields-Élysées and opens a store designed and drawn by Patrick Norguet. This alive and evolutionary place in space was thought around the movement. This new prestigious shop tells the history of a mark, which 130 years, continuous to play later with the air of time.
- official Web site
Lancel was already present on the Champs Elysées since many years at the round not and the site even of the new shop.
The seat was in the building with the top of that Ci. That Ci is now data base Raspail Paris 14th.
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