After graduating from Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, London University, Sanderson worked in advertising in London before enrolling on the shoe making course at Cordwainers College in East London. Sanderson then worked in Italy first for Sergio Rossi, and later Bruno Magli. Rupert Sanderson produced his first shoe collection in 2001.
By way of reinforcing his design principles, in 2006 Sanderson bought a controlling interest in the shoe factory in the outskirts of Bologna, Italy, that he had been working with from his first collection.
2008 2008 – Louise Goldin (SS09) – Karl Lagerfeld (AW09) – Karl Lagerfeld (SS10 and AW10) - The Royal Opera"s Aida - Giuseppe Verdi Rupert Sanderson has two stores in London and recently opened others in Hong Kong and Paris. The stores in London include one in Mayfair, and the other in Knightsbridge.
The Hong Kong store is situated at the heart of Central on On Lan Street. And in Paris at the Palais-Royal.
Rupert Sanderson shoes are also available in over 160 department and specialist stores in fashion capitals around the world.