The five-star Gleneagles Hotel is now home to far more than world-class golf and Michelin-starred cuisine. Following the establishment of a fine-foods range, this month sees the launch of its luxury leather-goods collection, created by Ennismore Design Studio (the group behind Hoxton Hotels) in collaboration with leather goods makers Tusting and Launer London.
The collection takes inspiration from the 1920s – the decade that saw the opening of the hotel, described at the time as the “Eighth Wonder of the World” and a “Riviera in the Highlands” – and features bags and accessories that meld a pared-back sensibility with British craftsmanship. There are several handbag styles, including the contemporary Darlington tote (£545) in navy, dark brown and teal, along with “carryalls”, such as the Berwick holdall (£895) with custom hardware, designed for the well-heeled traveller. The Edinburgh (£395) is a modern folio, which can be taken into the boardroom and combined with accessories such as the Stirling laptop cover (£295).
The brown and blue colour palette, referencing the paintwork of the LMS steam locomotive that serviced the route between London and Gleneagles in the early 1900s, can be mixed and matched, while details – such as the lining of the Haymarket briefcase (£695) and the London crossbody purse (£425) – take their design cues from thistle wallpaper discovered in the hotel’s archives, reimagined by fashion-print designer Louise Mulcahy.
The accessories collection includes luggage tags (£65) inspired by vintage train travel, iPhone covers (£95) in several sizes, streamlined business card holders (£105) and billfolds (£225) in calfskin. For hotel guests who wish to personalise the pieces, Gleneagles also offers engraving in its retail arcade.