Gerry Ettinger was an enterprising man. Having worked as a film producer in Italy and Germany, he utilised his rolodex of contacts from across Europe to found his eponymous brand in 1934 – and, in doing so, a new star of the luxury sector was born.
Much has changed in the nigh-on 90 intervening years, but one thing has remained constant: Ettinger’s eye for quality materials and meticulous construction methods. Handmade in the brand’s UK factory in Walsall, eight miles north west of Birmingham, Ettinger’s collections are created by a highly skilled team of craftspeople. In fact, it takes five years to fully train as an Ettinger craftsperson. When you see the products themselves, it’s easy to see why.
Take, for example, the Capra collection. The goat leather comes from a tannery in the wine-growing regions of south west France. As such, Ettinger has created a beautiful new purple-red colour indicative of the famed claret of Bordeaux.
The three new accessories include a compact three-fold mini wallet, a stylish visiting card case with tab fastener, and a beautiful silver-edged journal. The new journal further enhances the existing stationery offering and the new purses are a nod to the changing use of wallets and purses as customers continue to use cards in preference to cash.
Even better, the majority of the items in the Capra Collection can be personalised with up to five characters in blind, silver or gold emboss (RRP £30).
Check out the collection below…