Since it started handcrafting luxury stationery for the National History Museum, Aspinal of London has flourished into a world-renowned luxury leather fashion designer. The brand's expert craftsmanship has been rewarded and Aspinal is now part of London Fashion Week's renowned summer and winter schedules.
Chairman Iain Burton started the quintessentially English brand in 2001, enlisting the expert assistance of Creative director and head designer, Mariya Dykalo, who had previously worked at some of the world's most high profile museums, including the Louvre, the Vatican and the National History Museum.
Their collective vision and joint experience elevated Aspinal from online retailer to Selfridges in London after just five years. Aspinal is now based in West Sussex and there are 24 stores and outlets in the UK, including the new St James Flagship Store on Regent Street.
Aspinal's team has been able to shape their vision into a globally recognised brand, all the while establishing a strong connection with a wealth of UK based names and collaborators.
Some of the brand's current partners include:
Cowdray Polo Club
The Midhurst Town Cup at Cowdray Polo Club dates back to 1953. The trophy was initially presented to the club by the local business community as recognition of the prominence the club brought to the town. Now, as part of that heritage and community, Aspinal continues to proudly sponsor the club that's been so integral to the local region and its community.
The brand's admiration for true British tradition extends to a partnership with the revered Goodwood Revival; the one of the few race meetings of its kind to be staged in a period theme. During the weekend, the iconic circuit comes alive both on and off the track, with exquisite care and attention recreating the glamourous race days of yesteryear.
The Aspinal aesthetic matches the elegance and sophistication of the Goodwood period. In 2017, Aspinal was central to the annual period fashion show - a highlight of the off-track entertainment.
Many of our bags are inspired by London's glamour. From the luxuriousness of Mayfair and Brook Street, where you'll find London's most illustrious and successful institutions, to the desirable Chelsea and Marylebone, our collections are inspired by the luxury lifestyles of the Capital's most distinguished corners.
We continue to find inspiration everywhere. Whether its Islington or Soho, our collections bring elegance and sophistication to match the city that inspired them.
Such is the influence of Aspinal of London, the brand's pieces have been seen worn by celebrities ranging from the Queen of Pop Taylor Swift to the Duchess of Cambridge.
In 2015 we revealed our Olivia Palermo collaboration; a Marylebone tote created using her vision of timeless British design. Limited to just 30, all the proceeds went to ADCAM, a charity close to Olivia herself.
Aspinal continues to strive towards innovation in style. To find out more, visit us online or in-store.
For 2018 Aspinal has a collaboration with the famous department store Galeries Lafayette in Paris. The exclusive pop-up runs from mid-February until early April, this is Aspinal's first foray into Europe and is not to be missed.