LeSportsac, Inc. started in 1974, as an accessories company that introduced a collection of fold-in-a-pouch ripstop parachute nylon bags and luggage.
In November 2005, Accessory Network Group (“ANG”) purchased LeSportsac Inc. The purchase was facilitated under a newly created affiliate company, Brand Science LLC, which expanded LeSportsac’s product categories and open additional freestanding stores.
Brand Science manages the worldwide operations of the brand, including servicing its existing markets in North America, South America, Europe, and the Middle East. Itochu Corp. will distribute the product throughout Asia and the mid-Pacific territories.
LeSportsac currently has product lines that include a complete range of handbags, travel bags, totes, messenger bags, backpacks, attaches and accessories. LeSportsac currently offers classic and designer Collections (designed by trendsetters Stella McCartney, Jonathan Adler, Diane von Furstenberg, tokidoki and Gwen Stefani) that are currently selling in the U.S., Mexico, Asia and Europe.
LeSportsac currently has two new collections – LeSportsac Boutique and LeSportsac Beach that are marketed as high fashion bags and accessories. The newly launched LeSportsac Men's and Guys' collections are in colors and shapes designed to appeal to the male audience, with everything from travel toiletry kits to attaches, from briefcases to duffel bags.
LeSportsac’s primary U.S. distribution is through company-owned stores and the LeSportsac website. It can also be found in most Macy's locations as well as Lord and Taylor stores throughout the U.S.. Internationally, LeSportsac sells through exclusive distributors in Europe and. LeSportsac is also carried at high-end specialty stores such as Colette in Paris and Bloomingdale’s in New York.
LeSportsac is sold in over 20 countries worldwide including Canada, Italy, Mexico, U.K., France, Sweden, Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Colombia and Saudi Arabia.
The shops are located in the most sought-after retail locations including SoHo in New York City, the Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas, the Beverly Center in Beverly Hills, Tokyo’s Harajuku neighborhood and Landmark in Hong Kong. To date there are thirty self-standing LeSportsac stores worldwide.
In 2001, LeSportsac opened its first US Flagship store on Madison Avenue, followed by its Tokyo flagship in the renowned Omotesando district in November 2001. LeSportsac's current flagship in the US is located in the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center and is the biggest location in the world.