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Carte Blanche
£800.00  Complimentary UK & worldwide delivery including duty paid for US, Canada and Europe


Carte Blanche is a luxury leather handbag that blends classic inspiration and modern spirit into a day-to-evening handbag. Perfect for carrying those important things, such as a laptop. It can either be hand carried, worn on the shoulder, or casually worn crossbody using the adjustable woven shoulder strap. The iconic snap lock clasp is coated in palladium. Each handbag is embossed with the Gladstn London hallmark, our signature of uncompromising craftsmanship and enduring quality.


Handcrafted in Italy in very small number with luxurious but resilient Venetian calfskin. This luxury leather handbag has a distinctive pyramidal shape and is crafted using the revered raw edge construction method, finished by hand painting and waxing of its edges. Lined in our signature duck-egg blue microfibre lining which has the feel of finest cashmere and has stain-resistant properties. It has an internal zipped pocket for extra security and our iconic snap lock clasp coated in palladium. Each comes with its’ own woven shoulder strap.

Free Delivery & Returns

The Carte Blanche luxury leather handbag arrives by your side in our signature Gladstn London recyclable packaging. Delivery within the UK is free and it will be with you within two business days. For those who would like it delivered outside of the UK no UK VAT is payable, delivery is free including duty paid for US, Canada & Europe and it will be with you within three business days. We very much hope you never want or need to say goodbye to Carte Blanche but if you do a free return or exchange can be requested within 14 days of receiving it by simply emailing us at

Size: H33cm, W38 cm, D15 cm​, Weight 1.3 kg

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The Story

Carte Blanche

From breakfast to bedtime and all the moments in between I’m the luxury leather handbag always by your side. Spacious enough to hold all your essentials kept under a watchful eye with my iconic snap lock clasp.

Understated British Luxury

As an independent British luxury brand voted Luxury Luggage Brand of the Year 2024, we take our inspiration from the iconic Gladstone bag and Britian’s rich heritage of leather craftsmanship. We have three simple brand principles; Everyday Journeys; Uncompromising Craftsmanship; Stylish Adventure.


We are proud to be a multi-award winning luxury brand, including being voted Luxury Luggage Brand of the Year 2024 by Corporate LiveWire. Our beautiful bags continue to receive international media coverage. You can find full details of our awards here:

We take enormous pride in the quality and craftsmanship of our bags. Each piece is made in Italy. We work only with selected artisans and suppliers to source our leather, linings and hardware from family-owned businesses in Italy who share our passion for working with the finest materials.

We accept all major debit and credit cards including Visa, Mastercard, American Express as well as PayPal. For Limited Edition & Bespoke orders, payments are made by secure payment link. We do not accept payment in cash.

If you’re based in the UK VAT (currently 20%) is included in the price you’ll see displayed on our website.  If you’re outside of the UK the price you’ll see displayed on our website excludes UK VAT. We currently pay any local duties and taxes for orders shipped to the USA, Canada & Europe. Local taxes and duties may be applicable in other locations.

Once you have placed an order with us you will receive an order confirmation email thanking you and confirming your order details. Once your order is dispatched, we will send you a further email with your tracking number so you can check the status and location of your order.

Orders are dispatched on the same or following working day after your order is placed.  If you wish to change your mind or want to make any changes before your order is dispatched, email us at

We offer complimentary global shipping on all orders.  In the UK we use DPD and your order will arrive within 1-2 business days.  For global orders, our shipping partner is DHL who we selected for their reliable service and extensive global reach.  Your order will be with you within 3-5 business days.

We are unable to ship to a very limited number of locations including Russia.  If you are unsure if we ship to your area, please email us at to check.

Once your order is dispatched, we will send you a further email with your tracking number so you can check the status and location of your order. In addition, our carriers will also contact you with tracking details. For UK deliveries this is DPD and for deliveries outside of the UK this is DHL, both of whom offer comprehensive tracking services.

We want you to love your purchase from Gladstn London. For items purchased from our Everyday Friends collection on  we offer free returns within 14 days. Please email us at with your order number to arrange a return. This is subject to any items being returned in their unused original condition. Anything reasonably believed by Gladstn London to have been used, will not be accepted  and will be returned to the original customer. You can find full details in our terms of sale.

We want you to love and enjoy your Gladstn London bag. We provide a two-year warranty for purchases from our website Beyond this period, we will make every effort to repair your loved piece. Some repairs may incur a charge.

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