The Gladstone London range fuses contemporary aesthetic and functionality with the lost designs and craftsmanship of the 1920s era of ‘London Made'. Our young designers combine function and aesthetic to create timeless and durable designs. All of our products are handcrafted in a small Italian factory near Lake Como to a level of quality only matched by the most renowned superbrands.Our founder, John O'Sullivan has over 30 years of experience working with the likes of MCM and Chanel and in 2015 decided to leverage his in depth knowledge of, and strong network in the fashion and leather goods industry to create Gladstone London; a brand where quality comes first.
"I wanted to showcase my love of craftsmanship and design and pay homage to the artisans who cared and crafted things by hand before mass production.
I have always admired originality in any form, and there are certain artists whose personas inform their work and make it immediately recognisable. After thirty years in the luxury goods industry, I was saddened to see senior craftsmen retire, as I felt strongly that the narrative and skills of these artisans would be lost and forgotten. This started my journey to engage with these craftsmen and revive the lost crafting practices."