Hand made in the Midlands, Launer are the handbags with a royal following – at the Queen’s side through thick and thin.

With a corporate philosophy to make ‘an exceptional product crafted in the very best way using the finest leathers’ soon led to Launer gaining an enviable reputation for meticulously designed and produced handbags.

From Royal Warrant to super models

Launer hand-crafted, British built luxury bags- Nocturne £1,540, Juliet £2,130 and Viola £1,240

Launer hand-crafted, British built luxury bags- Nocturne £1,540, Juliet £2,130 and Viola £1,240

Little wonder the brand soon caught the eye of the nation’s elite including society, ambassadors and even HM The Queen, who has been a regular customer ever since – recognised by the fact that Launer was soon awarded A Royal Warrant.

Today Launer is famous the world over for its iconic structured style handbags and ‘twisted rope’ hero signature emblem. Still renown for producing the very finest in understated luxury in handbags and small leather goods, the designs have evolved over its 75 and more years of heritage, and modern fans of the timeless classic style vary from supermodel Natalia Vodianova and singer Katherine Jenkins, through to presenter Charlotte Hawkins and pop star Paloma Faith.

Still made in England, now working out of a magnificent Edwardian building in Walsall that was previously used for the manufacturer of fine leather bridlery, the company continue to employ very traditional time honoured skills and traditions.

Launer's Judi £1550, Traviata £1900 and Piccolo

Launer’s Judi £1550, Traviata £1900 and Piccolo

Finest materials

Every style is handmade, using specially selected fine skins of calf, suede and exotics such as lizard, ostrich and crocodile. The creation of a Launer bag is a process that requires skilled investment; one handbag alone can take up to eight hours on average to make.

Launer bags, wallets, purses and accessories are available in stores such as Selfridges, Fortnum and Mason, Harvey Nichols and Fenwick. A whole variety of custom-designed or personalisation options are also available through the company’s website.

This article is featured in print in the winter edition of Premier Magazine