About Us

  res ipsa loquitur. (rayz ip-sah loh-quit-her) n. Latin for "the thing speaks for itself"

Res Ipsa was founded by two lawyers who concluded that the world needs fewer lawyers but more happiness. The Res Ipsa name comes from the Latin phrase res ipsa loquitur, “the thing speaks for itself.” The res ipsa doctrine was first used in the English court case Byrne v Boadle (1863), and applies to self-evident facts.

Our brand is travel. Inspired by our travels to the great cities of the world, Res Ipsa is the destination for premium handmade travel leisure goods. We pride ourselves on sourcing the most interesting materials for products that are durable, comfortable and self-evidently stylish. Whether you’re far from home or returning there, travel with us.