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Carl Friedrik

English Luggage Company
Brand Profile

When Swedish brothers Niklas and Mattis Oppermann founded the premium leather goods brand Carl Friedrik in 2012, it originated from a serendipitous gift idea showcasing a market gap. The minimal viable product that sparked it all was a high-quality leather laptop case that Niklas wanted to surprise Mattis with. However, the struggle to find a case combining exceptional craftsmanship, intelligent design, and reasonable value inspired the brothers to launch their brand instead.

Based initially in London and now globally recognized, Carl Friedrik carved a niche catering to modern professionals seeking sophisticated yet understated leather and travel accessories. Every product in their collection, whether an iconic briefcase or a sleek carry-on, promises enduring quality thanks to a meticulous production process involving extensive testing and multiple design iterations. The brand focuses on functionality and subtle aesthetics rather than superficial embellishments. This allows their Scandinavian-inspired minimalism to shine through across their vegetable-tanned leather lineup while meeting the evolving needs of today’s consumers.

By reimagining luxury goods to blend traditional Italian leather techniques with confidence-inspiring modern sensibilities, Carl Friedrik feels simultaneously classic yet innovative. The brand further stands out via its commitment to sourcing sustainable materials from a generations-old family-run tannery and backing its impeccable craftsmanship with a lifetime guarantee. Ultimately, Carl Friedrik exemplifies how attention to detail, customer-centric designs, and ethical practices can redefine the leather industry.






London, England

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