The Good Web Guide: 10 Luxury British Leather Brands

Leather Melton Shopper Orange

  • Handmade in England
  • Soft grained stonham calfskin leather
  • Natural lining
  • Two full bridle hide leather handles
  • Reinforced internal bridle hide leather base
  • Detachable zipped pouch
  • Pouch: L21 x H16cm
  • Measurements: L44 x W13 x H33 cm

Britain’s tanneries and leather workshops have a rich heritage. We pick the best butter-smooth luxury leather brands of yesteryear, today and the future.

Is there any more instant an indicator of quality than the smell of good leather, whether it’s on a battered weekend bag, a well-worn biker jacket, an antique book or a designer handbag? The leather industry in Britain has a long history, with modern luxury brands utilising many of the heritage tanneries and workshops to craft their artisan goods. Here’s a round-up of some of the finest leather companies in the UK, all dedicated to creating the finer things, designed beautifully, and to last a lifetime.

Launched in 1988 by English eccentric, Trevor Pickett, Pickett’s line in heritage, luxury leather goods are sold both online and at its Mayfair and Chelsea boutiques. From hip flasks to handbags, the beautiful leathers are the star of the show; choose classics like British racing green, or playful bold hues. The range of traditional games, including backgammon, dominos and chess are future heirlooms in-the-making, perfect for weddings or special gifts.