Gladstone London is a premium English accessory brand, handcrafted using the finest Italian leather. Launched in 2015 by John O’Sullivan Founder and CEO, having over 30 years’ experience in luxury fashion, operating for brands such as Harrods, MCM and Tanner Krolle where he was Chief Operating Director. John’s hope for the brand is that it reflects a sense of relaxed and timeless elegance for the urban male, focusing on the reinterpretation of iconic shapes hand made by English artisans, long forgotten, but relaunched with a conscious expression of contemporary urban life.
"After a lifetime working at luxury accessories brands and watching the priceless heritage of artisans working leather into timeless pieces, I saw many a design and craftsmen retire and with them, techniques lost. Often, pieces came back for repair and someover 100 years old but the designs still inspiring and still fit for purpose. It was the passion of these craftsmen and the vintage pieces that came through my hand which incorporated simplicity and an understatement design which felt so right for now, that I set on a path to reinterpret these timeless luxury pieces with the help of a contemporary urban designer that gets the moment. The men’s market is now evolving so fast and that is who Gladstone London caters to."
The brand closes the gap between functionality and timeless design. Gladstone offers the ultimate accessories for the modern man.
The first collection includes sleek totes using luxury materials including pewter plated brass zips through to simple, elegant travel bags lined with alcantara.