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Hand crafted canvas, leather and tweed bags

Chapman started life as a manufacturer of fishing and shooting bags. Over time, these classic and enduring styles become family favourites, friends and long term companions in the field.

John Chapman is one of the only British brands to manufacture its bags exclusively in its own British factory, which we recently expanded and refitted in a major investment programme. We believe that manufacturing our products here in Britain is a defining aspect of our authenticity. Over the years we have found that discerning customers from all over the world agree!

Our commitment to manufacturing also offers you, our customers, long term advantages such as being able to offer a full repair and renewal service, should you require it. Customers sometimes send us their bags after many years’ hard use for renewal or repair because they have formed a personal bond with that bag. We can do this because we make the bags ourselves, instead of sourcing them from overseas.

We also receive numerous requests for bespoke bags, a service we have happily provided since the Company’s inception. This kind of personal service has always been important to us, and we feel it’s a real point of differentiation to the increasingly impersonal way in which luxury products are sourced and sold. Please call us or email if you require a bespoke bag.

You can also now design your own bespoke bag specification online, using a wide selection of our stock materials. You will see the bag design change on your screen as you specify each material. This facility is initially available with 6 of our bestselling styles: the Rambler, Fell, Troutbeck 16, Mayfly, Medium Classic Holdall and Large Border Rucksack.

A day in the life of Chapman bags - click here to watch video


Gallery House
Tannery Road
Harraby Green Business Park

01228 514514

What is the aim of OnlyBespoke?

OnlyBespoke has a simple name and a simple purpose: to bring together as many of the amazing bespoke products and services that we can find. Our site aims to showcase nothing but skill, talent and craftsmanship.


How to be featured:

If you think you have a bespoke product or service that should be seen on this website you are probably right! We are in the early stages of building up this resource and we know that there are very many areas that are, as yet, under-represented. Please do Contact us if you would like to be included.

Contact us:

If you have any suggestions as to how we can improve our service then we'd love to hear from you. Email us or write to us at our office:

Only Bespoke Limited, 19 Garrick Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9AX