Ghurka opened their beautiful new store at 245 Post Street in San Francisco just in time for the Holidays. The 1,000 square foot space features attractive displays of their fine leather bags and accessories.
Marley Hodgson founded Ghurka in 1975. Soon his bags and accessories became popular for offering a distinctive masculine look and could be found at the finest men’s specialty stores across the country.
In the late 90’s the traditional Ghurka look fell a bit out of fashion when black ballistic nylon became all the rage. The company was sold in 2003 and it’s then new owners moved it in the direction of a fashion accessory company with production offshore. That strategy didn’t work but fortunately Ghurka now has all-new owners who have brought manufacturing back to the USA and are building on the brands traditional designs and legacy.
Many new designs are now available and a furniture line will debut sometime next year. For more information on Ghurka and it’s history visit their website and especially the new San Francisco location.