We are the renowned specialist in luxury leather, sheepskin garments and accessories.
The Lakeland Leather story began in 1955 when Jack Standring opened his first shop in Ambleside, the heart of the English Lake District. We are now the UK’s largest leather retailer, still family-owned, and still based in our Lakeland home, with 15 stores across the UK.
Jack was an adventurer, happiest heading for the nearest Lakeland peak with a rope thrown across his shoulder. This spirit for adventure runs through our brand and is the life blood of Lakeland. Our passion is for leather goods; the highest quality leather goods. And we soon learned that when you trade in leather no two garments are the same. Every hide is unique and needs the eye of a leather expert to get the beauty of the raw material to reveal itself. This is our daily adventure and we love it!
Lakeland is famous for soft-to-touch leather products. From our biker jackets to a classic long leather trench coat, you will find our leather is beautifully soft. That’s because David, our long-serving Sourcing Director, tours the world to source the best quality hide he can find. Often he’ll find that right here, and nobody champions Great British Leather more than Lakeland, but sometimes he’ll return from ever more exotic lands ecstatic with his latest find. David is more than a leather expert – he’s the man who guides our next experts.
Our store in Northallerton is situated on the High Street, come and visit us and invest in some beautifully natural leather.