About Aldridges

Aldridge’s have had 142 years of luggage and leather goods experience. For 5 generations we had a retail shop in Reading but unfortunately we closed in February 2016.

We now specialise in supplying spare parts for Samsonite luggage.

We have many parts available on line but also have a large stock in our  premises in Woodcote, Oxfordshire which can be collected direct.

We now have a specialised website for our handmade leather goods. www.englishmadebelts.co.uk

Aldridge’s were established in 1879 as harness makers at 90 Friar Street . As lifestyle changed, the firm had to move on and harness work was replaced by saddlery and leather goods in 1925.

The premises doubled in size with the purchase of 91 Friar Street. The saddlery remained a part of the business until 1990, when with the ever increasing demand for luggage and business cases, sadly it had to be excluded.

Peter and Jonny, the fourth and fifth generation of the original family ran the Reading retail shop until its closure in February 2016.

Jonny Aldridge now runs the business from new premises in Woodcote. I specialize in Samsonite replacement/spare parts and have become the UK’s leading supplier to both trade and general public.

I also carry out a comprehensive leather repair service and now have a specialist website for my handmade leather goods. www.englishmadebelts.co.uk