Founded by current Chairman Iain Burton in 2001, Aspinal of London has made an incredible name for itself over the past decade. Establishing itself as the go-to for luxury leather accessories with a heritage British slant, all thanks to Creative Director Mariya Dykalo distinctive aesthetic, Aspinal is sported by celebrities and industry style-setters alike.
This artful blend is evident in their stunning Grade I listed flagship store at 25 Brook Street, just a stone’s throw from the famous Claridge’s Hotel and global shopping mecca Selfridges. Originally owned by composer to the Chapel Royal George Frideric Handel, this gorgeous Georgian townhouse was used by Handel to entertain friends and family, and housed his vast collection of art (which included over 80 paintings by the likes of Rembrandt and Watteau) until his passing. It was 1905 when the now-famed house was taken over by C.J Charles who renovated it and turned it into a shop, the shop that now houses Aspinal of London.
Aspinal of London pride themselves on the quality of their designs, and will extoll the brilliance of the craftsmen that hand make their signature small leather goods. Based in a West Sussex factory, their workers call on decades of experience when hand-cutting patterns and manually sew everything in-house, making each design truly bespoke and one-of-a-kind.
Speaking of bespoke, Aspinal were one of the first brands to offer personalisation, embossing customer’s initials in glimmering gold leaf onto their signature wallets and journals, and this brilliant feature is available to you lovely readers too, as Hannah explains; “We love to go one step further for our customers and offer customisation in most stores and concessions across the UK. So regardless of where or when you bought a piece, bring it to us and we’ll emboss it with whatever initials your heart desires!“
So now you know the in’s and out’s of the brand, it’s time to shop right? WhatsApp me on +44 7922 950 797 to talk us through the collections and give you top picks. Or click here to see our few picks.