The driving force behind Chapal…

CHAPAL is a traditional French manufacturer of luxury leather garments and accessories since 1832.

Driven by the 19th century enthusiasm for leather and fur, the CHAPAL family invented new processes borrowed from the silk industry and saw its business grow and reach America. By the 1950ʼs their tanneries in the Paris area and Brooklyn employed over 3ʼ000 workers. CHAPALʼs exclusive know-how allowed them to be selected to provide leathers for French and US armiesʼ pilot outfits. In the 1970ʼs, CHAPAL became involved in fashion by collaborating with Christian Dior for the production of leather and fur ready-to-wear items.

Since 1982, Jean-François Bardinon, the sixth-generation owner and current president, has firmly anchored the brand in the luxury ready-to-wear sector. This new chapter in CHAPALʼs history is defined by a single style true to the heritage of the House, mixing elegance and authenticity. The collection draws strong inspiration from his passion for automobile history, and attracts many vintage car racing enthusiasts.

To best serve its growing international reputation, CHAPAL is proud to preserve authentic craft techniques and meticulously manufacture 100 % of its collection in France.
Unusual bespoke requests are welcome, as CHAPAL believes in the uniqueness of each person and serving their look and comfort.
CHAPALʼs centuries-old heritage and excellence are here to stay and provide their customers with elegance and luxury.

CHAPAL is a traditional French manufacturer of luxury leather garments and accessories since 1832.

Driven by the 19th century enthusiasm for leather and fur, the CHAPAL family invented new processes borrowed from the silk industry and saw its business grow and reach America. By the 1950ʼs their tanneries in the Paris area and Brooklyn employed over 3ʼ000 workers. CHAPALʼs exclusive know-how allowed them to be selected to provide leathers for French and US armiesʼ pilot outfits. In the 1970ʼs, CHAPAL became involved in fashion by collaborating with Christian Dior for the production of leather and fur ready-to-wear items.

Since 1982, Jean-François Bardinon, the sixth-generation owner and current president, has firmly anchored the brand in the luxury ready-to-wear sector. This new chapter in CHAPALʼs history is defined by a single style true to the heritage of the House, mixing elegance and authenticity. The collection draws strong inspiration from his passion for automobile history, and attracts many vintage car racing enthusiasts.

To best serve its growing international reputation, CHAPAL is proud to preserve authentic craft techniques and meticulously manufacture 100 % of its collection in France.
Unusual bespoke requests are welcome, as CHAPAL believes in the uniqueness of each person and serving their look and comfort.
CHAPALʼs centuries-old heritage and excellence are here to stay and provide their customers with elegance and luxury.