When a brand counts Frank Sinatra and Yul Brynner as customers it’s fair to assume they are producing something of quality. Serapian, the luxury leather goods founded in the 1930’s by Stefano Serapian is such a brand. Stars of yesteryear and more recently a new generation who appreciate the very finest quality in shape, in hide and in craftsmanship have been paying attention to Serapian, recently landed in the UK.
Serapian is one of the last, great, handcrafted leather producers in Italy who also create catwalk collections for many of the most prestigious fashion brands from three premises around Milan. Naturally Serapian also produces its own collection of luxury luggage, business and gentlemen’s day bags- many with waiting lists.
This season Serapian will launch in London with a new collection as well as launching a bespoke luggage service for clients that wish to select hide, hardwear and colour to their own taste. Italian hand-crated leather goods with heritage and a team of expert craftsmen and women is a recipe for success.
Classic Briefcases and Computer Briefs are given a 21st century makeover with design features including slot-in handles (pictured) and buckle pockets. Available in a rubberised fabric devised by Serapian- the material is water resistant and resilient.
Leather options include smooth calf and printed croc and colours- classic black, anthracite and pearl grey, through to red, bordeaux and deep gemstone hues of emerald, lapis and moonstone.
Serapian’s luggage collection is made entirely by hand. From two and four wheel carry-on cases in leather to weekend holdalls and cabin bags, bowling bags and overnight travel bags.
The collection is compact yet versatile and contains carefully considered designs in chocolate, black, anthracite and lapis lazuli colours.
Serapian’s bespoke service offers an existing Serapian design but with your choice of hide, colour, texture and hardware. Exotic farmed leathers including crocodile, alligator, python and lizard are available alongside traditional pig and calf-skin. Monogramming is also optional. Price on application.