[Update: July 2017] How to Spot: Longchamp Le Pliage NEO

New color of Longchamp Le Pliage Neo


What does the bag tag code means? Here are the details:

Color Codes of Longchamp Neo

Navy: 556
Black: 001
Grey: 112
Ruby: 379
Emerald: 033
Bilberry: 645
Poppy: 642
Orange: 017
Hydrangea: 643
Khaki: 292

2017 Summer
Chalk: 337
Peony: A27

2017 Fall
Raspberry: 232

The first 4 digits means

Longchamp Le Pliage Style Codes
Le Pliage Small Long Handles 2605089
Le Pliage Large Long Handles (EU version) 1899089
Le Pliage Large Long Handles (pre-2012 discontinued US Version) 2724089
Le Pliage Short Handles Large Travel Bag 1624089
Le Pliage Short Handles X-Large Travel Bag 1625089
Le Pliage Small Short Handles 1621089
Le Pliage Medium Short Handles 1623089

The next 3 digits are the bag model

Longchamp Le Pliage Bag Model Codes
Le Pliage Cuir 737
Le Pliage 089
LM Cuir Leather 746
Le Pliage Neo 578
Le Pliage Neo Fantaisie 627
Le Pliage Heritage 813

Meet the 2 new color of Longchamp Neo Chalk and Peony.
Available in Small, Medium and Large.



Here’s additional photo comparison from my reader’s fake vs authentic LC Neo.
The blue on is the fake one while the red one is the authentic one.





I recently email Longchamp to check if they have Neo in Lime, Yellow or Lavender and this is their reply:

Screen Shot 2016-08-23 at 11.59.47 PM


Hope this helps you guys, don’t get fooled by low price bag.



A lot have been asking me to have a separate article about how to spot fake Longchamp Le Pliage Neo. So here you go guys!

At first Longchamp released only seven colours for this line and these are the following: Bilberry, Navy, Black, Hydragea or Fuchsia (hot pink), Emerald (med. green), Poppy (orange-red), and Orange (looks yellow-orange).

and this year they added two more colours: Grey and Khaki and release again black, navy and fuchsia.

bandeau_neo_colorama_0Photos are from: longchamp.com, bragmybag.com and lyst.com

And by the way I recently read a news from another bag blog that Longchamp Le Pliage Neo has three sizes: Small (1512) 25x23x26 cm, Medium (1515) 32x28x17 cm and Large (1630) 40x13x18 cm.

Here’s a comparison of authentic and fake Longchamp Le Pliage Neo (Photo on the left side of your screen is the FAKE one)

Snap Button should be Longchamp above and 1948 below. It should also be well aligned on the jockey above. The jockey in the snap button should look like a jockey not anything else.

Zipper pull should be very detailed and the arch of the jockey is way higher than the fake one. The horse in the fake one is much more skinnier than the authentic one. Colour of the pull also is very different because the authentic one is much shinier and lively than the fake one which is so dull.

Zipper use in most Longchamp bags are YKK. With Longchamp Le Pliage Neo you can see the YKK tag inside the bag. You can’t barely see the difference between the two, but if you look closely you can see the shape of the authentic one have much indented arc that the fake one which is like a slope. You can also see the difference in the letter N on the authentic one which is very straighten than the fake which have the rounded edges.

Back flap should be smooth and not hairy.

Back of the bag should have Longchamp and Modele Depose engrave at the back. Although, they both look a like except for the colour, you can see the difference in the Modele Depose part the fake one have much thinner letters than the authentic one.

Finally, the Tag. Not all made in France are authentic remember that. Most made in France are bags that are limited edition like the Eiffel Tower. Most tags are printed like the one on the right side, you can also check the 10 digit codes if it really matches the bag’s identity. Remember that 1515(medium) or 1512(small) is for the sizing of the bag, 578 is the bag model code and the last 3 digit or the 001 on the right sample tag is for the color.

Don’t forget to measure it! Small should measure: 25 x 23 x 16 cm, Medium should measure:  32 x 28 x 17 cm and Large should measure: 40x31x18 cm

Don’t get fooled on sales talk and receipt because it can also be counterfeited also. Be vigilant in buying your hard earned money, every penny counts! If you want your bags to be checked, please download our app on iOS or Google Play



168 thoughts on “[Update: July 2017] How to Spot: Longchamp Le Pliage NEO

  1. Hi. I bought LC Le pliage latge long handle at the bag master. I am having doubts since the plastic disc inside the bag is not crisp but instead, it is soft and bendable. Hope you could help me. Thanks!

          1. I bought one. It looks legit to me. Bought a longchamp MLH in Surf and Turf for about 8,000 PHP. After 3 years of using, and dry cleaning it, the bag is still good to go with slight damahe on the flaps.

        1. Hi! Got longchamp neo at greenbelt…The sales lady told me there are only 3 colors for 2017. On this site, the first release was 7 colors. I also wonder if the bag master is legit since they have choco brown which is not with the colors of the first release… correct me if I’m wrong… Baka meron nga choco brown for other years.. thank u

          1. Hi, I used to buy LC Neo at thebagmaster. There are a lot of designs/colors that they offer but as per longchamp CSR (I emailed them the pictures of tbm’s prodcuts) they confirm that they do not release that particular design (LC Neo embroidered) or colors. But of course tbm defended their product and they are firm that they only want “honest business” and they are selling authentic products. I doubt it because even it was on sale you cant buy LC Neo Medium for just 4k pesos. So I was able to get a refund from them because I dont believe in the authenticity of their product and I have confirmations from Longchamp Paris stating their products are knock offs.

  2. Hello, I found out there are a lot of sellers selling the defects Longchamp handbags from Paris. They also claim the items supply directly from the outlet with some defects. I wonder how they get all the defects items and sell it online.

    1. Here’s the code

      Navy: 1630578556
      Black: 1630578001
      Grey: 1630578112
      Ruby: 1630578379

      Ruby: 1512578379
      Black: 1512578001
      Grey: 1512578112
      Navy: 1512578556

      Grey: 1515578112
      Black: 1515578001
      Navy: 1515578556
      Ruby: 1515578379

      Chalk: 1512578337
      Peony: 1512578A27

Chalk: 1515578337
Peony: 1515578A27

Chalk: 1630578337
Peony: 1630578A27

  3. Hi! Can I ask for your help, my friend sell me a longchamp bag medium size in black, i’m a bit worried that it’s a fake longchamp. Can I sendsend you a picture of the bag. ☺

  4. Hi, i’ve read your article and is very helpful. May i just ask if the list of colors you mentioned for the longchamp neo are just the colors from time it was released in the narket until now? Its because there are so many sellers claiming they have variety of colors and are all aunthentic daw

  5. Hi. Is it authentic and there’s has Royal Blue color in Longchampe Neo Le Priage? I check all the requirement above and has seen my bag is authentic. However i couldnt found Royal Blue in Longchamp website. Pls held

      1. Oh okay. May alam po ba kayo kung san pa available ang pebble or bilberry dito sa ph? Kasi nagpunta ako kanina sa rustans gateway di daw sila nagkaron ng bilberry ever. Any suggestions po? Or any authentic online sellers that you may recommend? 🙂

  6. Hello Ma’am Arcee,

    I recently came across a Longchamp Neo bags bought from United Kingdom whose serial tag includes OB.
    For example, a Longchamp Neo Small in Beige has this serial:

    1512578OB005, and it’s Made in China.

    What do you think of this. Is it fake or authentic?

    Hope to receive a reply from you soon.

    Thank you in advance.

  7. hi i just bought long champ neo small salmon pink..and i think its a fake one i check everything and at the back of tje zipper it say’s YKK EVS not really familiar with the original price..but i got it for 1800 pesos only..she told me that it was 2300 for the original price and it was on sale..reading most of the comments here just found out that it would cost about 9k to 11k.so i know 100% that the bag i got is fake!!!!

  8. Hi please help me distinguish this i think this is a High quality replica . But the seller keep on insisting that her LC are from France and Authentic. Just didn’t passed the QC. So she sells at very low price 2500

  9. thank you for your article and i learned alot from this.

    would like to seek your advice. I bought 2 La Piage Neo Medium at the same LC shop in Paris, but in 2 different colours. One navy one and 1 black. Seeing the label stating one made in paris, the other made in Tunisia, is acceptable. However, behind the leather flap, one is smooth, the other seem not so smooth. is this common, due to different colour different leather?

    I only realize it after i return to my country. thanks in advance for advice.

  10. Hello,
    Thank you for this informative site! I just bought a Le Pliage bag, with the last three digit color code of 653. I can’t seem to find that code anywhere. I’m starting to wonder if this is a counterfeit. Do you know if this code exists anywhere?

  11. I just realised I got cheated! Mine was supposed to be bought in France by a colleague’s friend and I was trying to sell it now that I don’t use it. Then everyone is asking to see clear tag. And I don’t have one!

  12. For the neo Medium do the colored leather handles have ribbing inside or none? Bag isnt with me so it will take me time to get photos. Also, do they have a 532 color code for neo’s? It’s a nice purple color im not sure what is the authentic code for a legit purple medium neo

  13. Hi. A friend of mine is selling me a NEO. she tild me its longchamp US with a serial number of 1515578005. im kinda doubtful about its authenticy. Can you have it checked for me?

  14. Hi! I recently bought LC neo from Style Capital, the reviews are good, all positive feedback from buyers that their bags are authentic. I’m just wondering how come they sell it at 2k, can they really sell it at such low price? They confirm that the bags are 100% authentic and that they get the items directly from the Manufacturer; exactly from where the distributors are getting their stocks. – is this possible too? They said that they cannot disclose the name of the distributor as they signed an NDA. Thanks in advance for your help. PS: referring to your description above, the bags looked ok to me except for one detail.

      1. Hi!
        Ever heard from style capital ph. They sell 2000 php LC neo. I am skeptical about the price and saw in the comments that somebody bought from them and asking if their products are authentic.

  15. Hi! I bought an LC neo from a friend. In the office, my workmate checked the authenticity by touching the roundness of the zipper. She said my bag is not authentic because its round compared to other LC that it should be flat. Is this true? Thank you.

  16. Hi. I was supposed to order LC Neo from bagsrus. Seller claims that the bags are authentic. Selling price 1,400.00. I’m just relieved that I was able to see your site and it really helped me. Thanks a lot.

  17. Hi, I’ve seen a lot of the pictures of a color called Opera Red (it’s like a dark/maroonish red). Is this authentic as well or a fake? Thanks in advance

  18. I like what you guys are up too. Such clever work and reporting! Keep up the excellent works guys I’ve incorporated you guys to my blogroll. I think it’ll improve the value of my website 🙂

  19. Howdy! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I truly enjoy reading through your posts. Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that cover the same topics? Thank you so much!

  20. Hi,

    Have you ever heard from style capital ph?
    They sell long champ neo and herschel in instagram. Their longchamp neo price starts at 2000 php. I am curious and would like to purchase the LC with sakura design but I am not sure if the product is authentic.

    Thank you!

      1. Hi I would like to if you heard of online seller zsak bags. Sells LC neo with different designs. Also can you recommend where we can buy authentic LC online or is it really impossible. Thanks!

      2. Hello! I was about to buy a LC neo for a price of php1500. The seller claims that she only sells original and authentic LC. Does LC neo have 1512578A26? She said its sakura edition. Porcelain color. There’s another seller have LC neo in bilberry color. I’ve checked the tags, codes and other authenticity of bags and it passed. But for a price of Php 2400? Is it orig or fake? Thank you somuch for the big help! ?

  21. Hello! Can you please help me authenticate Candcosmetiks(IG) LC Neo. They are claiming that it’s original. Planning to buy from them. But I’m doubting because of the price.

  22. hye, please find my conversation trail with longchamp, i believe outside there a lot of buyer or even seller themselve does not know between authentic and fake lc. you can help spread this message

    —–Original Message—–
    From: eshopping HELP-USA [mailto:help-usa@eshopping.longchamp.com]
    Sent: Monday, August 7, 2017 9:38 PM
    Subject: Re: Longchamp United-States – Products

    Dear Ms. Mod,

    Thank you for your reply.

    The Cricket collection came in 2 sizes, a Large travel bag and the one we considered a Medium sized travel bag.

    We hope this information was helpful for you and please feel free to contact us for any further questions.


    E-Shopping Customer Service
    Longchamp USA
    Mon- Sat 9am to 5pm EST

    Sent: Sunday, August 6, 2017 20:07
    To: eshopping HELP-USA
    Subject: RE: Longchamp United-States – Products

    dear sir,

    many thanks for your prompt response. does cricket collection available in small, medium and large?
    From: eshopping HELP-USA [help-usa@eshopping.longchamp.com]
    Sent: Monday, August 7, 2017 4:46 AM
    Subject: Re: Longchamp United-States – Products

    Dear Ms. Mod,

    Thank you for contacting Longchamp.

    The Cricket Collection was a part of our Spring 2016 Collection and was available in the colors black and navy. The Sakura Collection was also released for Spring 2016 and was available only in the colors navy and pinky. In addition Longchamp has not released a robin handbag in any of our previous collections, any handbag found with a robin is not authentic to our brand.

    We hope you found this information useful and invite you to contact us should you require further assistance.


    E-Shopping Customer Service
    Longchamp USA
    Mon- Sat 9am to 5pm EST

    From: service.clientele@longchamp.com on behalf of contact@longchamp.com
    Sent: Sunday, August 6, 2017 13:05
    To: eshopping HELP-USA
    Subject: Longchamp United-States – Products

    appreciate your kind feedback on this matter.

    1.I want to know wheather longchamp release CRICKET khakis color in small, medium and large size?

    because I only see in the website that cricket only have one size which is large.

    2. May I know does sakura series have 3 colors which are pink, dark blue and black with pink sakura design?

    3. does longchamp release longchamp robin which have robin bird with flower design?

    appreciate your kind response soonest. TQ

  23. Hello!
    I need to know regarding to the color of longchamp based on season in each year. So i found a longchamp neo in orange color (kind of orange tan color) and yes longchamp ever released this kind of color. However, is it still considered authentic if the color sold (i bought it online not from counter nor longchamp factory outlet)? Or does this color indeed still available to sell?
    Thanks a lot! ☺

  24. Hi I would like to if you are familiar zsak bags. An online seller that sells LC. Can you suggest an online seller that really sell authentic LC.
    Thank you.

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  26. Hi! A friend is selling her medium neo moss green. She’s insisting kasi na it’s authentic. Nagdodoubt kasi ako buti na lang I saw your article. So, 13 lang po ang colors na nirelease for le pliage neo? Thanks!

  27. Hi goodevening, i just want to know if my navy LC Bag is authentic. I just notice that the snap is twisted, it is upside down. Thank you and hoping for you to check my bag 🙂

  28. Hi! Are Style Capital’s Longchamp bags authentic? Im interested in buying the le pliage sakura or just a le pliage classuc but the low price makes it too good to be true.

      1. thanks… does all longchamp bags have the behind the zipper detail? “vislon ykk” i also saw someone selling a longchamp neo ruban but there is no zipper detail. is that possible?

          1. Yes. All long champ neo has ykk detail? Or yes it’s possible it does not have any? The serial number of the bag is 1515620124. I saw someone in YouTube with a long champ ruban in a different color that has a ykk detail. I’m just confused.

          2. Hi!
            Could you please help me with authentificating my bags. I checked it with your guide. The first one looks as authentic ( size, holders, zipper) …BUT the code tells me it supposed to be in different colour. Code is 2605089556 which is supposed to be in Navy colour. As I checked in official site “Navy” is dark blue, while mine looks more like Bilberry. Does it mean it is the fake one?
            I emailed photos to thebaginvestigator@gmail.com
            Thank you very much!)

  29. Hi!
    Could you please help me with authentificating my bags. I checked it with your guide. The first one looks as authentic ( size, holders, zipper) …BUT the code tells me it supposed to be in different colour. Code is 2605089556 which is supposed to be in Navy colour. As I checked in official site “Navy” is dark blue, while mine looks more like Bilberry. Does it mean it is the fake one?
    I emailed photos to thebaginvestigator@gmail.com
    Thank you very much!)

  30. I HAVE an inquiry. Seller claimed it is Authentic from Tunisia. Which the code is

    The bag is for Neo Small

    But other things, such as flat handle, mark on bags.. looks legit.. the code is kinda weird

  31. Hello po, can i ask lang. Does longchamp has longchamp neo bags that has there logo embroidered in the bag? I would like to know because, a friend of mine wants to buy one and I told her that it does not seemed legit, because longchamp bags design is usually plain. So i would like to ask that, does longchamp have those kind of designs? Or is it fake?

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