The Original Ghurka Collection was created in 1975 by Marley Hodgson, a designer whose attention to detail and exquisite craftsmanship set the standard for the modern-day luxury bag. His innovation began with the Express No.2, the first of six bags comprising the original collection. The number two was given to this bag as it was Marley's second design - his first being a one-of-kind backpack made for his son.
Since 1975, Ghurka has been handcrafting leather travel bags, briefcases, and signature leather crossbodies with superior craftsmanship and timeless designs. The selection of leather goods offers those who desire luxury in the functional details of their accessories, the perfect material and design combination. These pieces are built with traditional leatherworking techniques which allows them to maintain their original beauty and style century after century. Ghurka continues to be known for our original designs that have literally stood the test of time.