About us

Founded in 2006, Wilbur & Gussie is a quintessentially English handbag brand created by London design duo Brett Tyne and Lucy Lyons.

Our Essence

Inspired by eye-catching modern prints and fine jewellery, a Wilbur & Gussie handbag is the ultimate style statement. By using unique printed leathers, vintage jewelled brooches and a range of textiles designed in-house, Wilbur & Gussie's designs have become synonymous with British wit and elegance. With an emphasis on the exotic, Wilbur & Gussie's collections of printed silk clutch bags are firm fixtures on the New York/London fashion circuit, while the brand's new line of leather handbags brings a distinctive look to daytime.

Being a British company, Wilbur & Gussie is proud to support the manufacturing industry within England. Ultimately it is the company's commitment to quality craftsmanship and creative detailing that lend the bags their unique aesthetic. Wilbur & Gussie opened its flagship store in London's Marylebone in spring 2014.

Brett and Lucy

The Story

Having grown up in London during the 1980s and 90s, founders Brett Tyne and Lucy Lyons were instilled with a sense of rock 'n' roll, punk and glamour from an early age. Their first collection, a whirl of silk and animal prints allied with elegant jewelled brooches brought to life an era of nostalgia blended with today's red-carpet-ready looks. Further inspiration came from the leading ladies in their lives. "My grandmother was a huge influence," says Brett. "She had a collection of antique brooches that she kept on a pink satin pin-cushion on her dressing table. One Christmas she gave me a pearl snail brooch and my sister a beautiful ring embellished with a squirrel. She was never afraid to wear bold jewellery. Her motto was 'there is no such thing as too big' and I think that's a great philosophy for life."

Behind the bags

Drawing on generations of intricate European needlework, Wilbur & Gussie's silk bags are made in Spain overseen by a family-run company that has been in the business more than 25 years. Wilbur & Gussie's founders are also committed to supporting the British manufacturing industry, therefore each leather bag is sampled and made in England.

Our design process

How we develop the products.

Wilbur and Gussie process