About Us

SMITH & CANOVA have a long family heritage in working with leather, going back over 100 years and 4 family generations.

From small beginnings Smith & Canova has grown over the years, building our reputation on good design and attention to detail, we can now be found retailing in many of the UK’s leading stores. Multiple winner of the British Trade Associations fashion categories, our designers develop new collections inspired from their travels around the world to create new and exciting designs each season. However the story all began over a hundred years ago when David Smith Sr opened his first shop, repairing leather goods. In the following generations we have been involved in all aspects of the industry from the sourcing of raw leather right through to the aftercare needed once a product has been supplied to you.

Through these years of experience we have built a solid understanding of what it takes to design, produce and care for a quality leather product. We work hard to make sure all our design and sales team have training and a working understanding of how the product is formed and produced.

We believe this knowledge is most important in delivering the highest quality product and care to you.

Managing Director,
David Smith

Our Mission Statement

SMITH & CANOVA are creators of refined and sophisticated leather goods. Fusing a British heritage of 4 generations of leather craft, with a contemporary art influence, we create ready to wear premium bags and accessories.