Heritage

Where it all began

It all began in 1914 when John Boultbee Brooks, the son of a famous bicycle seat manufacturer, decided to enter the passenger luggage market. He started by producing leather wardrobe trunks for ocean voyages and unique trunks which were attached to cars. Brooks’ keen interest in wildlife led to the adoption of the stag’s head as the brand logo, which remains to this day, and the Antler brand was born. Based in the Midlands, the business began to thrive throughout the 1920’s and 1930’s.

Where it all began

It all began in 1914 when John Boultbee Brooks, the son of a famous bicycle seat manufacturer, decided to enter the passenger luggage market. He started by producing leather wardrobe trunks for ocean voyages and unique trunks which were attached to cars. Brooks’ keen interest in wildlife led to the adoption of the stag’s head as the brand logo, which remains to this day, and the Antler brand was born. Based in the Midlands, the business began to thrive throughout the 1920’s and 1930’s.

Where it all began

It all began in 1914 when John Boultbee Brooks, the son of a famous bicycle seat manufacturer, decided to enter the passenger luggage market. He started by producing leather wardrobe trunks for ocean voyages and unique trunks which were attached to cars. Brooks’ keen interest in wildlife led to the adoption of the stag’s head as the brand logo, which remains to this day, and the Antler brand was born. Based in the Midlands, the business began to thrive throughout the 1920’s and 1930’s.

The War Effort

During the Second World War, we started producing haversacks, webbing belts and military equipment to support the War Effort. After 1945, we returned to the luggage business, introducing innovative styles into the collection, such as the development of soft-sided luggage with rich quality linings.

The War Effort

During the Second World War, we started producing haversacks, webbing belts and military equipment to support the War Effort. After 1945, we returned to the luggage business, introducing innovative styles into the collection, such as the development of soft-sided luggage with rich quality linings.

The War Effort

During the Second World War, we started producing haversacks, webbing belts and military equipment to support the War Effort. After 1945, we returned to the luggage business, introducing innovative styles into the collection, such as the development of soft-sided luggage with rich quality linings.

Mass air travel

Tourism boomed in the 1960’s and 1970’s as air travel became more accessible and affordable, and people changed the way they spent their holidays. We endeavoured to keep one step ahead of the new travel lifestyle by introducing innovative and lightweight products like Airstream, which combined soft and hard materials in one case.

 

By the end of the Century, we had moved into the hardside luggage sector as well, and continued to play a key part in the rollercase revolution.

Mass air travel

Tourism boomed in the 1960’s and 1970’s as air travel became more accessible and affordable, and people changed the way they spent their holidays. We endeavoured to keep one step ahead of the new travel lifestyle by introducing innovative and lightweight products like Airstream, which combined soft and hard materials in one case.

 

By the end of the Century, we had moved into the hardside luggage sector as well, and continued to play a key part in the rollercase revolution.

Mass air travel

Tourism boomed in the 1960’s and 1970’s as air travel became more accessible and affordable, and people changed the way they spent their holidays. We endeavoured to keep one step ahead of the new travel lifestyle by introducing innovative and lightweight products like Airstream, which combined soft and hard materials in one case.

 

By the end of the Century, we had moved into the hardside luggage sector as well, and continued to play a key part in the rollercase revolution.

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Design revolution

At the end of the 20th century we continued to forge ahead with new products, entering the hard luggage market and also playing a key part in the roller case revolution.

Design revolution

At the end of the 20th century we continued to forge ahead with new products, entering the hard luggage market and also playing a key part in the roller case revolution.

Design revolution

At the end of the 20th century we continued to forge ahead with new products, entering the hard luggage market and also playing a key part in the roller case revolution.

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Antler 2015

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Last year we celebrated our centenary and one hundred years of Great British Design. As an innovative, pioneering company we have always felt the need to move with the times. So the Antler brand you see today is a fresh, contemporary expression of what we stand for and believe in. Everything we do is based on the flair and culture of British design and underpinned by our own rich heritage of craftsmanship.

We’re proud of our history and heritage and we’ve drawn on this wealth of experience to develop a wide range of suitcases, casual bags, travel accessories and leather goods. We understand that we have a history and legacy to protect and that provided we continue to produce products our customers love with style, value and honesty, that legacy is in safe hands.

Striking colours, innovative features and a strong style injection all combine to make Antler’s Spring Summer 2015 range one of the best luggage collections yet. Combining 100 years of tradition and flawless craftsmanship with modernity, creativity and innovation, this collection is set to inspire all who encounter it. The must-have pieces include the vibrant new Juno collection and Aire, our lightest ever range.

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Antler 2015

antler_today_aire

Last year we celebrated our centenary and one hundred years of Great British Design. As an innovative, pioneering company we have always felt the need to move with the times. So the Antler brand you see today is a fresh, contemporary expression of what we stand for and believe in. Everything we do is based on the flair and culture of British design and underpinned by our own rich heritage of craftsmanship.

We’re proud of our history and heritage and we’ve drawn on this wealth of experience to develop a wide range of suitcases, casual bags, travel accessories and leather goods. We understand that we have a history and legacy to protect and that provided we continue to produce products our customers love with style, value and honesty, that legacy is in safe hands.

Striking colours, innovative features and a strong style injection all combine to make Antler’s Spring Summer 2015 range one of the best luggage collections yet. Combining 100 years of tradition and flawless craftsmanship with modernity, creativity and innovation, this collection is set to inspire all who encounter it. The must-have pieces include the vibrant new Juno collection and Aire, our lightest ever range.

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Antler 2015

antler_today_aire

Last year we celebrated our centenary and one hundred years of Great British Design. As an innovative, pioneering company we have always felt the need to move with the times. So the Antler brand you see today is a fresh, contemporary expression of what we stand for and believe in. Everything we do is based on the flair and culture of British design and underpinned by our own rich heritage of craftsmanship.

We’re proud of our history and heritage and we’ve drawn on this wealth of experience to develop a wide range of suitcases, casual bags, travel accessories and leather goods. We understand that we have a history and legacy to protect and that provided we continue to produce products our customers love with style, value and honesty, that legacy is in safe hands.

Striking colours, innovative features and a strong style injection all combine to make Antler’s Spring Summer 2015 range one of the best luggage collections yet. Combining 100 years of tradition and flawless craftsmanship with modernity, creativity and innovation, this collection is set to inspire all who encounter it. The must-have pieces include the vibrant new Juno collection and Aire, our lightest ever range.

Antler Today

We are now over a century old, but still remain at the forefront of the Luggage industry, thanks to our passion for craftsmanship and our dedication to innovation. This is supported by a 10 year international warranty on most products. Everything we do is underpinned by our testimony – Designed, Tested, Trusted, since 1914. Although most of our luggage production has moved outside of the UK, we continue to ensure that we bring the same British quality, values and spirit to everything we create, including sophisticated soft and hard cases like Aire, Atom and Juno.

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In 2016, we brought the revolutionary Atom case to market. Built using Armordon®, a durable and impact-resisting material used in Ballistics and Construction, Atom is made in the UK and engineered by the same great British design partners who support Bentley and Aston Martin.

 

With over 100 years of British heritage and a 10 year international warranty on most products thrown in for good measure, Antler is a brand you can trust on your travels.

Antler Today

We are now over a century old, but still remain at the forefront of the Luggage industry, thanks to our passion for craftsmanship and our dedication to innovation. This is supported by a 10 year international warranty on most products. Everything we do is underpinned by our testimony – Designed, Tested, Trusted, since 1914. Although most of our luggage production has moved outside of the UK, we continue to ensure that we bring the same British quality, values and spirit to everything we create, including sophisticated soft and hard cases like Aire, Atom and Juno.

In 2016, we brought the revolutionary Atom case to market. Built using Armordon®, a durable and impact-resisting material used in Ballistics and Construction, Atom is made in the UK and engineered by the same great British design partners who support Bentley and Aston Martin.

 

With over 100 years of British heritage and a 10 year international warranty on most products thrown in for good measure, Antler is a brand you can trust on your travels.

Antler Today

We are now over a century old, but still remain at the forefront of the Luggage industry, thanks to our passion for craftsmanship and our dedication to innovation. This is supported by a 10 year international warranty on most products. Everything we do is underpinned by our testimony – Designed, Tested, Trusted, since 1914. Although most of our luggage production has moved outside of the UK, we continue to ensure that we bring the same British quality, values and spirit to everything we create, including sophisticated soft and hard cases like Aire, Atom and Juno.

In 2016, we brought the revolutionary Atom case to market. Built using Armordon®, a durable and impact-resisting material used in Ballistics and Construction, Atom is made in the UK and engineered by the same great British design partners who support Bentley and Aston Martin.

 

With over 100 years of British heritage and a 10 year international warranty on most products thrown in for good measure, Antler is a brand you can trust on your travels.