Focus On: Chapman Bags

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  Chapman satchel bag   The new season means new plans; after the beach breaks and seaside trips of the summer we’re looking forward to autumn city breaks and English countryside escapes. Here’s where Chapman bags come in – their hand-crafted, hardwearing weekend bags are mini-break essentials. The Chapman brand was founded in the 1980s, originally manufacturing fishing and shooting bags. They’ve now expanded their range to include stylish luggage, and here at Oliver Brown we’re proud to offer a selection which are still today all made in Cumbria, England, using traditional techniques. Pattern cutting Chapman bagsThe manufacturing process at ChapmanBehind the scenes at the Chapman factoryBehind the scenes at the Chapman factory   Founded by local businessman John Chapman, keeping the manufacturing process local to Cumbria was of the utmost importance. Their apprentices are trained to maintain the technical and craft skills which are essential in keeping the production in England. So that’s the heritage, but what about the bags themselves? Hardwearing, durable and featuring high quality leather trims, they’re built to last and lend an air of sophistication. Expect envious glances on the train to the Cotswolds next month... Chapman classic canvas holdall This Chapman Canvas Classic Holdall is available in three sizes and three muted shades.   Chapman canvas flight holdall One of our favourite styles, this Chapman Canvas Flight Holdall is available in navy and deep olive. Take a look at our complete selection of luggage and travel bags for more style inspiration.