Oppermann London is a men’s leather goods brand. We want to bring back the true meaning of luxury: Where design, craftsmanship and transparency are at the heart of everything we do.
We started out in 2012 playing the wholesale game with retail stores. We soon realized that these middlemen diminished our efforts to provide great quality whilst being affordable. But most importantly, they were getting in between our brand and our customers. So in the beginning of this year, we began this project with the aim to change all of that.
Each product is handmade by skilled artisans in Italy, combining years of experience with modern tools to create some of the world’s finest leather goods. To find the best components for our products, we travelled through Europe and visited each supplier ourselves. Almost obsessively, we make sure that every hide, zipper and strap is made from the best in their field.
The most important material is the leather, and we are proud to have partnered with two of the most premier tanneries: Artigiano del Cuoio (translated to “Artisan of Leather”) in Italy, and Tärnsjö Garveri in Sweden. Both tanneries only produce vegetable tanned leathers and supply many top luxury brands.
We are excited to be working with our new manufacturing partners and want to share each product’s creation story, from the materials used all the way to your door. We believe in being fully transparent about our production, which is why we present all of our partners for you to discover.
Read about our partners on our website
We work directly with each manufacturer, cut out all the middlemen, and only sell directly to you. By reducing all costs that don't add value to the customer, means that we can offer a superior product at a fraction of the traditional retail price.
Bags and briefcases are often full of pockets, features and details that no one uses. We’ve removed all the unnecessary clutter in favor of a more elegant and considered design.
Inspired by Swedish minimalism and modernist architecture, our products and designs are characterised by clean lines and simple geometric shapes. Our brand signature is a geometric blade-shaped curve that is featured discreetly throughout our collection.
Our collection is divided into two lines:
- The elegant and pure Core Collection is our largest line made from smooth Italian Vachetta leather. Functionalism and materials are the main focus, where modernist architecture-inspired designs let the products speak for themselves.
- Surfaces (Hanbury Weekend Bag and Bolton Briefcase) is inspired by the interplay of textures with a more relaxed silhouette. The texture of the soft tumbled leather from Tärnsjö Garveri in Sweden, contrasts with trims of smooth Italian Vachetta leather. The handle and trim endings recede under the main leather, keeping the overall look clean while offering intricate detailing.
For detailed descriptions, larger images and product dimensions, click on each product below (links to our website).
To choose your product, choose the appropriate pledge level on the sidebar to the right. If you're outside the UK, a shipping charge will be added. If you wish to order multiple products, please select one product as your reward level and add the pledge amount of the second product to the sum. Example: To choose the Vallance and Swanfield, select the Vallance pledge, and enter the amount of both items (£180 + £40 = £220). You just need to enter one shipping charge (£15 in this example), and only if you're outside the UK.
We will send you a survey after or during the campaign, where you will be able to select your product's colour. Please refer to the table below for the available combinations.
We now have beautiful prototypes from the Italian factory and are ready to start production. It hasn’t been easy to get here: Cancelling our wholesale orders while developing a completely new production line from scratch was tough. But we are so confident in our products, that when we began this project we knew it was the right move for us and our customers.
We now need your support to finish what we started and be able to produce our first collection in Italy. We’re trying to change the luxury accessories industry, and this is our first step in that direction.
Risks and challenges
Our main challenge is to spread the word and reach our funding goal. With the help of our own communities, the Kickstarter community and beyond, we hope we will be able to make this project a success.
Second, producing handmade luxury goods is never easy. But we are confident in our ability to deliver on time and with exceptional quality. We have produced our leather goods (with different suppliers) before and have learned what can go wrong, how it can be avoided, and what to do if something unexpected comes up.
We have chosen to work with our partners for their track record and experience in producing great products. Most are small family run businesses and were started by the grand, or great-grand parents of the current owners. During our visits to our partners, we built strong personal relationships with each, and are extremely confident that they will deliver excellent products for our delivery dates.
Because we deal directly with every supplier ourselves, we are in control of every step and can mitigate many of the risks; from sourcing the right material to producing the right product and shipping it to you.
We have made several prototypes in several iterations with our partners in Italy and Europe, and they are ready to go.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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