Heritage

Where it all began

It all began in 1914 when the son of a famous bicycle seat manufacturer John Boultbee Brooks decided to enter the passenger luggage market, producing leather wardrobe trunks for ocean voyages and unique motor trunks which were attached to cars. A keen interest in wildlife led to the adoption of the stag’s head and antlers as the brand symbol for the luggage line which was used for over 90 years.

Where it all began

It all began in 1914 when the son of a famous bicycle seat manufacturer John Boultbee Brooks decided to enter the passenger luggage market, producing leather wardrobe trunks for ocean voyages and unique motor trunks which were attached to cars. A keen interest in wildlife led to the adoption of the stag’s head and antlers as the brand symbol for the luggage line which was used for over 90 years.

Where it all began

It all began in 1914 when the son of a famous bicycle seat manufacturer John Boultbee Brooks decided to enter the passenger luggage market, producing leather wardrobe trunks for ocean voyages and unique motor trunks which were attached to cars. A keen interest in wildlife led to the adoption of the stag’s head and antlers as the brand symbol for the luggage line which was used for over 90 years.

The War Effort

During the Second World War, through necessity, we started producing haversacks, webbing belts and military equipment. After the war there was a return to the luggage business, with innovation playing a part again with the development of soft-sided luggage with rich, quality linings.

The War Effort

During the Second World War, through necessity, we started producing haversacks, webbing belts and military equipment. After the war there was a return to the luggage business, with innovation playing a part again with the development of soft-sided luggage with rich, quality linings.

The War Effort

During the Second World War, through necessity, we started producing haversacks, webbing belts and military equipment. After the war there was a return to the luggage business, with innovation playing a part again with the development of soft-sided luggage with rich, quality linings.

Mass air travel

Tourism boomed in the 1950’s as air travel became more accessible and affordable. We endeavoured to keep one step ahead of changing consumer demands with innovative products like ‘Airstream’ which combined soft and hard materials and fabrics in one suitcase.

Mass air travel

Tourism boomed in the 1950’s as air travel became more accessible and affordable. We endeavoured to keep one step ahead of changing consumer demands with innovative products like ‘Airstream’ which combined soft and hard materials and fabrics in one suitcase.

Mass air travel

Tourism boomed in the 1950’s as air travel became more accessible and affordable. We endeavoured to keep one step ahead of changing consumer demands with innovative products like ‘Airstream’ which combined soft and hard materials and fabrics in one suitcase.

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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 today

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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 today

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 today

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.