Speaking to an ex-employee it seems that for women it never had the "name" and though WAGs would go in and admire the merchandise they would buy their bags from Gucci, LV or whichever was this weeks hot bag. Men are less fickle.
Does anyone know if Tanner Krolle is still in business? Their website is down except for an email link, which doesn't work. The telephone number on Google is also broken.
I've purchased an old TK attaché case, but it's missing its keys. I'm hoping that they're still in business and will be able to provide replacements.
From reading Permanent Style, it seems that perhaps they are now making the Tanner Krolle leather goods? (T K was sold by Chanel to a PE firm. Not at all clear that T K has any production facilities themselves.)
If they are able to service the old Tanner Krolle leather goods, they may be able to find or otherwise fashion a key for your locks.
You can go the the Permanent Style website to read about T K and Simpson.
Let us know what you learn.