James Carletons designs capture the essence of sophisticated luxury. All hand made in Italy the brand features exquisite leathers, textures and most importantly exceptional workmanship.

Established in 2015 by Albanian-American designer Elona Appleby and her husband, Charles Appleby, the company is named after their two sons, Charles Carleton Appleby and James Cooper Appleby. 

Together with their highly experienced team of Italian craftsman: every detail is thought out, every leather is examined, every thread is discussed and every style is worn to ensure maximum comfort and perfect fit prior to production.

Their vision for creating a successful brand is enriched by their world travels, strong dedication to family and commitment to philanthropic efforts.  


“Our focus is to build this brand one small step at a time to keep complete freedom and integrity in who we are and what we want the brand to be.”  – Elona Appleby