Smythson is a luxury leather goods company and stationers, beginning in 1887 when Frank Smythson opened his store in Bond Street, London, selling ‘stationery and fancy articles of a high-class character‘. With a flood of high-profile clientele, Smythson has held numerous royal warrants over the years, currently in place for supply of stationery to The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales. International royalty from India to Europe have proven loyal customers to Smythson, as well as the likes of Grace Kelly and Katharine Hepburn. With such an esteemed clientele, Smythson is world renowned for their stationery and leather goods which promise unparalleled quality. Today, the company is owned by Greenwill SA and is helmed by Creative Director Luc Goidadin, who honours the rich heritage of the house, while keeping modern customers in mind.
Offering everything from pens to diaries to briefcases, Smythson epitomises ultimate British luxury. Only the finest leathers are used across collections, through notebooks to evening bags. Each piece from Smythson is elegant and timeless, designed to be worn for years. Their understated and sophisticated aesthetic is clear through totes, travel bags, backpacks and crossbody styles. Minimal detailing is used, letting the rich tones and sumptuous leather signature to the label speak for itself. Chain straps or subtle gold hardware offers a polished finish in some styles, while many are met with the simple Smythson name printed daintily on the front of designs. From document holders to classic shoulder bags, Smythson represents timeless design and exceptional production for an opulent outcome every time.
Smythson has stores located throughout the UK, and their flagship Bond Street store is found just down the road from the first ever Smythson store. Collections from the brand can also be accessed online, through the label’s website and through Selfridges, Net-a-Porter and Matches Fashion.