During 1948, in post-war San Sebastian, Manuel Gonzalez took his first steps in the world of leather. He decided to step out on his own after 8 years as a leather craftsman.
In 1950, due to the great success of the luggage he had been making, he moved to larger premises in Calle Fuenterrabía.
2 January 1965 was a key date in the business of both. The company entered a new phase after moving to larger premises, situated at 12, Calle San Martín, where they increased their product range. They also officially registered the name BOX as a trademark, in honour, among other things, of the legendary quality of bovine leather tanning they had used through the years: the famous BOXCALF.
From the mid-70s, the brand began to concentrate more on design, quality and good service, in the search for its own identity.
BOX wants its history to be irrevocably linked to that of San Sebastian. Thus, symbols of the city have been gradually incorporated into the brand image since the late 70s.
in 1980 it had designed the 80-16 three-position bag which, over time, would become an iconic bag with updates each new season to keep it fashionable.
In 1989, BOX San Sebastián wanted to reflect the colour of the sand of the famous San Sebastian beaches.
Its main involvement was established in the period 1991 - 1995 when Gerardo Gonzalez, current BOX San Sebastián Creative Director, designed and coordinated the handbags and leather goods for Enrique Loewe Knappe.
At the beginning of this century, BOX San Sebastián decided to strengthen its brand image. To do so, a new symbol was designed: a double stirrup, placed opposite each other, to form the letter O of the BOX San Sebastián brand name.
2007 was the year BOX San Sebastián chose to increase its range of goods in the Peñaflorida shop, no. 10. In addition to the handbags, leather and travel goods recognised for years, it introduced clothing, gloves, jewellery and adornments, comprising an elegant and distinguished atmosphere of 100% leather.
In 2012 "BOX San Sebastian" decides to tackle the international market and directs his steps with conviction to Japan.
Continuing on the path of innovation, taking advantage of new technologies and projecting gain competitiveness and service to its customers, in 2014, "BOX San Sebastian" has designed a new website and ecommerce.
BOX San Sebastian is an unique product, sought after by discerning customers who want the real pleasure of getting items not crowded and can only buy in San Sebastián, where all designs and ideas are conceived and established quality standards.
Box San Sebastián has been engaged in the manufacture of high quality leather goods for 66 years. We are pleased that you have chosen this moment to learn more about us. Throughout this website we want to show you our passion for creating the best leather products for your personal enjoyment.