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The highest quality bags, briefcases and wallets. Swedish Minimalism, Designed in London, Handcrafted in Italy.
The highest quality bags, briefcases and wallets. Swedish Minimalism, Designed in London, Handcrafted in Italy.
120 backers pledged £28,545 to help bring this project to life.

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Palissy 25-Hour Bag in Black
Palissy 25-Hour Bag in Black
Swanfield Wallet in Navy
Swanfield Wallet in Navy

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.

Precision zipper manufacturing at Raccagni, Italy
Precision zipper manufacturing at Raccagni, Italy

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.

Vegetable tanned Vachetta leathers from Artigiano del Cuoio, Italy
Vegetable tanned Vachetta leathers from Artigiano del Cuoio, Italy

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.

Bolton Briefcase in Black
Bolton Briefcase in Black

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.

Drawing of Hattrick Cardholder
Drawing of Hattrick Cardholder

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).

25-Hour Bag Palissy Cognac/Red
25-Hour Bag Palissy Cognac/Red
25-Hour Bag Palissy, £325 (normal price £395)
25-Hour Bag Palissy, £325 (normal price £395)
Hanbury Weekend Bag Black, £275 (normal price £375)
Hanbury Weekend Bag Black, £275 (normal price £375)
Bolton Briefcase Chocolate, £215 (normal price £295)
Bolton Briefcase Chocolate, £215 (normal price £295)
Vallance Briefcase Chocolate, £180 (normal price £245)
Vallance Briefcase Chocolate, £180 (normal price £245)
Goswell Briefcase Navy, £145 (normal price £195)
Goswell Briefcase Navy, £145 (normal price £195)
Islington Laptop Folder Black £95 (normal price £125)
Islington Laptop Folder Black £95 (normal price £125)
Swanfield Wallet Cognac, £40 (normal price £55)
Swanfield Wallet Cognac, £40 (normal price £55)
Hattrick Cardholder Chocolate & Black, £30 (normal price £40)
Hattrick Cardholder Chocolate & Black, £30 (normal price £40)

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.

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    BIG THANK YOU! Join our community with insider updates from our first production in Italy.

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    CARDHOLDER HATTRICK: Early Bird Offer –
    First 15 pledges £10 OFF (our normal price is £40).
    Our sleek and simple cardholder with 3 slots for up to 6 cards.

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    WALLET SWANFIELD: Early Bird Offer – First 15 pledges £15 OFF (our normal price is £55).
    A slim and elegant wallet with 6 internal and 1 external slot of easy access.

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    WALLET SWANFIELD: £10 OFF (our normal price is £55). A slim and elegant wallet with 6 internal and 1 external slot for easy access.

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    LAPTOP FOLDER ISLINGTON: Early Bird Offer – First 15 pledges £30 OFF (our normal price is £125).
    A simple folder that lets the materials and craftsmanship speak for themselves. Zip-closing around the top and right side.

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    BRIEFCASE GOSWELL: Early Bird Offer – First 15 pledges £50 OFF (our normal price is £195).
    A clean and understated portfolio with space for your 13" laptop and documents.

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    BRIEFCASE VALLANCE: Early Bird Offer – First 15 pledges £65 OFF (our normal price is £245).
    A sharp briefcase with two internal compartments and a slip-in pocket outside.

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    BRIEFCASE VALLANCE: £45 OFF (our normal price is £245). A sharp briefcase with two internal compartments and a slip-in pocket outside.

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    Pledge £215 or more About $281

    BOLTON BRIEFCASE: Early Bird Offer – First 15 pledges £80 OFF (our normal price is £295).
    Slightly larger than the average briefcase or laptop bag, the Bolton will fit a 15" laptop and a good deal of books, documents and other daily gadgets.

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    OPPERMANN KIT (SMALL): A briefcase and a wallet of your choice – Up to £125 OFF. Choose between: 1 Bolton/Vallance/Goswell AND 1 Swanfield/Hattrick.

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    HANBURY WEEKEND BAG: Early Bird Offer – First 10 pledges £100 OFF (our normal price is £375).
    The Hanbury fits everything you need for a few nights away. One large internal compartment, 2 internal zip-pockets and 1 external zip-pocket.

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    Pledge £295 or more About $386

    PALISSY 25-HOUR BAG: Early Bird Offer – First 10 pledges £100 OFF (our normal price is £395).
    A day-to-day bag and more. It has the appearance of a briefcase, yet is spacious enough for overnight adventures.

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    Pledge £310 or more About $405

    HANBURY WEEKEND BAG: £65 OFF (our normal price is £375). The Hanbury fits everything you need for a few nights away. One large internal compartment, 2 internal zip-pockets and 1 external zip-pocket.

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    PALISSY 25-HOUR BAG: £70 OFF (our normal price is £395). A day-to-day bag and more. It has the appearance of a briefcase, yet is spacious enough for overnight adventures.

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    Pledge £375 or more About $490

    OPPERMANN KIT (LARGE): A bag, iPad or laptop sleeve and a wallet of your choice – Up to £200 OFF. Choose between: 1 Palissy/Hanbury/Bolton AND 1 Islington/Murray AND 1 Swanfield/Hattrick.

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    Pledge £425 or more About $556

    OPPERMANN KIT (LARGE): A bag, A laptop sleeve and a wallet of your choice – Up to £150 OFF. You will get: 1 Palissy/Hanbury/Bolton AND 1 Islington AND 1 Swanfield/Hattrick.

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