It takes up to eight weeks to produce a pair of Church’s shoes, giving you an idea of how seriously the heritage brand takes its reputation for fine shoemaking. Its elegant designs – from old-school brogues for men and women to sleek loafers with a sophisticated twist – have earned it a place on every traditionalist’s list of labels to cherish.
Church’s, 133 New Bond Street, London W1S 2TE, +44 (0)20 7493 1474
Burberry’s supremely well-made and desirable trench coats have long been appreciated for their high quality and timelessness. Under the guidance of chief creative officer Christopher Bailey, the classic looks have been given a luxurious update, with military detailing, unexpected fabrics and pops of colour turning them into a key item of outerwear for men and women.
Burberry, 21-23 New Bond Street, London W1S 2RE, +44 (0)20 3402 1500
A name synonymous with refinement and luxury since 1781, Asprey’s Bond Street store has a dazzling array of jewellery, from timeless designs to those with a more contemporary twist. Among these is the enchanting Woodland Collection, which consists of five charms in 18-carat yellow gold – including a diamond-studded oak leaf– inspired by British plants, which can be worn on the complementary bracelets, as pendants on the oak-leaf necklace or hanging from the diamond hoop earrings.
Asprey, 167 New Bond Street, London W1S 4AY, +44 (0)20 7493 6767
Smythson’s luxury leather travel goods are the epitome of desirability, perfect for filling with the brand’s equally covetable diaries, notebooks and correspondence cards. A minimal tote is given interest with texture; classic clutch bags zing with colour; and don’t forget a roomy holdall that will let you carry away even more of the spirit of London.
Smythson, 40 New Bond Street, London W1S 2DE, +44 (0)20 7629 8558
With its distinctive house check, Daks has been a leading name in men’s tailoring since 1894, though nowadays it is as well known for its womenswear. Men can expect to find an enticing selection of suiting and more casual and sporty pieces that mix elegance with edginess for a thoroughly ‘London’ look. The womenswear focuses on subtle layering, creating confident and sharp looks that seem to flow.
Daks, 10 Old Bond Street, London W1S 4PL, +44 (0)20 7409 4040