Classic Canes Limited is a British family business that specialises in the production and wholesale of walking sticks to the retail trade. Based in Somerset, England, Classic Canes supplies a range of over 700 walking sticks, seat sticks and umbrellas to retailers in approximately 40 countries worldwide. The range includes everyday, fashion, orthopaedic, collectors’ and folding walking sticks, contemporary and traditional seat sticks and shooting sticks, and a capsule collection of ladies’, gentlemen’s and golf umbrellas. A full range of walking sticks accessories such as ferrules and wrist loops is also stocked.
Classic Canes is especially renowned for its ladies' fashionable walking sticks, having introduced such models to the British market for the first time in the 1980s. Many of our patterns are based on original artwork by our managing director, Charlotte Gillan. Exclusive to Classic Canes, they are designed to appeal to the British sense of taste and style, which is known and admired around the world.
The company was established in 1982 by Ben and Diana Porter. Today, it is a second generation family business; Charlotte is their daughter and has worked at Classic Canes since 2003.