Carl Friedrik has a new look

10 years

of Carl Friedrik

From two enterprising brothers working from their London home studio to an innovative travel brand empowering customers as they traverse the globe


We’ve come a long way in 10 years. We’ll always be forward-looking. But given the occasion, it seems fitting to take a trip down memory lane.

We’ve come a long way in 10 years. We’ll always be forward-looking. But given the occasion, it seems fitting to take a trip down memory lane.

Innovative yet uncomplicated. Compact but resourceful

Palissy Briefcase

Limited edition Naturale

Swanfield

Limited edition Naturale

2013

Carl Friedrik is founded

Brothers Niklas and Mattis co-founded Carl Friedrik after noticing a gap in the market for timeless leather goods that would continue to perform for years to come.

2014

Going direct to customers

Cutting out the middleman and retailer markups allowed us to offer customers better value for money, as well as quicker, more personal service. Ultimately, we think the decision paid off.

Going direct to customers

Cutting out the middleman and retailer markups allowed us to offer customers better value for money, as well as quicker, more personal service. Ultimately, we think the decision paid off.

Surfaces collection launched

Exploring the interplay of layers and textures, the Surfaces collection combined tumbled leather with butter-smooth Italian leather trims. The resulting bags were soft, smooth and salient.

2015


The Shopping Window

We’ve long been interested in the future of the retail experience. This interactive shopping display in London’s busy Old Street station offered a contemporary take on the traditional shop window.

2016


Palissy Briefcase released

Our most iconic leather bag to date, Palissy Briefcase has been continually refined over the years based on community feedback. This Wirecutter-approved receptacle now accompanies over 10,000 discerning workers to the office.

Pop-up store at the

Royal Exchange

One of London’s best-known historical buildings and home to many a renowned luxury brand, the Royal Exchange was the perfect fit for our first physical store.

2019


First foray into luggage

To continue supporting modern professionals in all aspects of their lives, we released our first hard-shell luggage collection and saw a great response. Then Covid-19 struck... 

2020

Home accessories launch

To meet the growing demand for home office accessories during the Covid-19 pandemic, we designed a range of productivity-enhancing desk tools to help workers stay focused.

2021

Cast in a first TV role

Some things are written in the stars. Like our debut in season 3 of HBO’s widely-popular comedy-drama, Succession. The Roys’ quiet approach to luxury chimes with our ethos, so it was a fitting match.

The Carry-on Pro hits the road

The current bestseller in our collection has helped many a jet-setter travel with confidence. Its pedigree was recognised last year with a prestigious Wallpaper Design Award.

2022

Scuderia AlphaTauri collaboration

A high-powered partnership that saw us become the official luggage supplier of Formula One’s most stylish constructor, releasing a co-designed suitcase to serve the team throughout the season.

Stocked in Harrods

The world’s leading luxury store has been stocking the finest in everything from fashion to furniture for close to 175 years. An enviable catalogue that now includes Carl Friedrik bags and luggage.

2023

A surprise worthy of the occasion

How else to celebrate our 10-year anniversary than with a limited edition release?