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1876

Alphonse and Angèle Lancel launch a line of accessories for smokers signed “a. Lancel.”

1900

Lancel comes to signify the ideal Parisian lifestyle, from personal accessories to elegant gifts.

1929

Lancel launches numerous innovative designs like the umbrella bag and the automatic lighter, and moves to a four-story location at 8 Place de l’opéra in the heart of Paris.

1950

Lancel creates in 1956 the first soft-sided baggage, the “kangourou,” made from nylon canvas and equipped with an outside pocket.

1980

The Champs-elysées location opens in 1981. the iconic Bucket bag is reinvented and in 1987 becomes the best- selling elsa. Lancel goes international.

1990

Lancel creates ad campaigns full of surprises and fun: color, modernity and sparkling humor. in 1997 the maison is acquired by Richemont.

2000

Taking inspiration from its archives, Lancel creates “First Flirt” in 2006.

2014

The Charlie bag is created. With its unisex name, grained leather and considered detailing, Charlie embodies the Lancel spirit.

2016

Lancel celebrates 140 years of history, daring style and savoir-faire.