Nine designers making the best bespoke leather bags – Robb Report

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Creating a car, a watchmaking travel experience or a wardrobe tailored specifically to your tastes requires professionals of extraordinary skill. It also requires an investment of time on your part. For just your search for the personal touch, we’ve put together a directory of select vendors who have mastered the art of bespoke – this item is part of the 2017 Robb Report Bespoke list.

Moynat

I want to show customers that a trunk doesn’t have to be a little rectangular box, ”says Ramesh Nair, who, as Moynat’s Creative Director, facilitates custom orders to satisfy any desire or need.

While collaborating with international clients, Nair strives to follow the creative codes set by the brand’s founder, Pauline Moynat. In 1849, she began creating custom curved trunks from pioneering materials like waterproof latex-coated canvas (for which she owned the patent) to fit snugly on top of the smoothest cars of the day.

Moynat’s small team of skillful craftsmen create bespoke orders in the company’s French workshop, where the wooden frames are individually constructed, the leather is tanned to the exact client’s specifications, and even the smallest details like hinges and latches are created from scratch. As a result, some commissions can take up to a year to be delivered; But personalized items, like an artist’s trunk housing a collapsible easel or a fully functional and portable stove, are worth the wait.

Louis Vuitton

Whether designed to house an iPad, camera gear or a violin, each of Louis Vuitton’s bespoke trunks is handcrafted in the 158-year-old workshop of the house in Asnières, outside of Paris. Paris, now run by Patrick-Louis Vuitton, member of the fifth generation of the family.

Louis Vuitton tailor-made trunk

Photo: Courtesy of Antoine Jarrier

Goyard

From finely tuned trunks on wheels to an everyday tote designed to meet your specific needs, each Goyard bespoke order is made entirely by a single craftsman in the brand’s workshop in the South of France.

London Report

Known for making watch and jewelry travel cases and accessories, Rapport London can also custom tailor a large trunk from rare wood and fine Italian leather, all designed to display and protect your personal collection in style. .

Hermes

The artisans of the historic Hermès workshop in Paris will be happy to make you something other than a basic bag. From a whimsical sheath for an apple and a paring knife to boxing gloves and private jet interiors, Hermès will render anything you can imagine in the house’s fine leathers.

Hermès boxing gloves

Hermès boxing gloves

Photo: Courtesy of Vincent Leroux

Troubadour

For a weekend bag handcrafted to suit your packaging style, call on the experts at Troubadour Goods, a young London-based brand founded by two ex-bankers in search of the perfect tote bag. to take with.

Ephteus

Classically designed and entirely handcrafted by a team of just three artisans in Bordeaux, Ephtée’s large trunks house everything from a travel cabinet to a Baccarat chandelier to a full-size foldable desk.

Franck clegg

Although Frank Clegg specializes in small leather goods like briefcases and carry-ons, the artisans at the brand’s workshop in Fall River, Mass., Are happy to create styles of all sizes in bespoke tanned leather. with individually designed pockets and molded hardware.

Globetrotter

Known for their compact trunks and candy-colored leather luggage, Globe- Trotter has a team of craftsmen in their factory in Hertfordshire, England who are not afraid of exuberant commissions: think of the custom-printed lining and to additional compartments for shoes or cameras.

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