About David Hampton
David Hampton was founded in 1983 to create beautiful and practical luxury leather goods to be cherished for a lifetime.
Our luxury leather gifts, including men’s leather wallets and leather purses for women, along with our focus on providing exceptional customer service have earned us a reputation for skilled craftsmanship, distinctive and timeless design and superior quality.
More than 3,000 miles away from our base in London, an American con man called David Hampton was busy in New York masterminding a major swindle which would see him become so infamous that he was the inspiration for a Hollywood film starring Will Smith. This David Hampton pretended to be the son of respected actor Sydney Poitier to convince wealthy and well-known people living in Manhattan to part with thousands of dollars of their money. The con artist befriended the rich and famous, working his way into their lives and using them to his advantage, convincing them to give him somewhere to stay, free meals and cash.
One of the people he is reported to have targeted was movie star Melanie Griffith. His outrageous lies were eventually rumbled by Osborn Elliott, former editor of Newsweek and dean of the Columbia School of Journalism. The police were called but no formal charges were pressed. Instead David was simply asked to repay $4,500 to the people he had lied to. His actions did not go unnoticed though as he inspired the 1993 film Six Degrees of Separation and a play by John Guare.
Back at the British David Hampton, you can imagine our surprise when we learnt what our American namesake had been up to. Now in the age of internet search engines, our luxury leather goods website is found alongside stories of his criminal exploits.
So at David Hampton, we are seizing the day and seeking to reclaim our name. While the American David Hampton may have been a dishonest swindler, the British David Hampton has always been a brand of honesty and integrity.
Our luxury leather goods are handcrafted with carefully selected premium quality leather and every item is covered by a lifetime guarantee. Our design team works hard to balance style and elegance with practicality and durability, creating timeless pieces worth treasuring forever. So unlike the American who shares our name, this David Hampton is worth investing your money in.
When you choose David Hampton today, you know exactly what you are getting – luxury leather gifts, leather wallets for women and men’s leather wallets along with high quality travel and business accessories.
We want the David Hampton name to become synonymous with integrity, great customer service and fantastic products. Please browse our website and let the quality of our luxury leather goods speak for itself.
To you, from all of us at David Hampton - Thank you and Happy Shopping!
David Hampton is the trading name of DH Sales Ltd., a company registered in England, no: 6616881. You may write to us at:
The Old Bakery, 11 Ham Street, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey TW10 7HR