Voted Luxury Luggage Brand of the Year 2024, multi-award winner Gladstn London is renowned for its craftsmanship and the pursuit of producing the perfect bag for every journey.

The brand takes its inspiration from both the iconic Gladstone bag as well as the capital’s rich heritage of leather craftsmanship. A modern interpretation of this history, Gladstn London creates beautiful bags shaped by everyday journeys. Each is made with uncompromising craftsmanship, effortlessly complementing life’s stylish adventures.

Gladstn London’s founder and Chief Bag Carrier, Richard Sharman, swapped the boardroom for his kitchen table to follow his passion: “Two decades of global travel means I’ve had to carry my life in many different bags. Yet I was never quite satisfied with those I had. I wanted something beautiful, admired for its elegance and colour, while still being functional and stylish.

“In launching Gladstn London, I’m able to achieve this, working with craftsmen and women whose mission is to preserve the past and protect the future. It’s a real privilege.”

The brand’s bags are the epitome of understated luxury, made to stand the test of time. Designed in London and produced in Italy, each is subtlety and elegantly hand-stamped with the brand’s signature marque – a symbol of craftsmanship and quality.

Gladstn London bag details
Gladstn London bag details

“Bags are meant to be used,” says Sharman. “Like any piece of luggage, they turn into trusted friends, quietly becoming our partners in life’s journey. We think carefully about the journeys people take and how our bags can make our customers feel at home in the world of luxury.”

Renowned for turning heads wherever they go, Gladstn London’s bags reflect the dynamic and cosmopolitan nature of the capital that helped inspire them.

Gladstn London’s line of most popular styles, the Everyday Friends Collection, spans weekenders to cabin bags, backpacks to briefcases.

What sets Gladstn London apart further from the competition is that it also offers both limited-edition designs and a fully bespoke service.

“We’ve always tried to make our bags in small numbers. Our customers don’t always want to walk down the street with a bag that’s easily identifiable,” Sharman concludes. “They want to feel like they are shaping their own style.”

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