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Since 1875, Tusting’s has been proud to be one of the finest luxury British leather brands. The company has been run by the Tusting family for over five generations, perfecting their craft of hand-making quality leather products and accessories with sustainable, sturdy materials, that are guaranteed to give the owner a sophisticated edge. Not only do Tusting’s make products that will last and which are kind to the environment, they guarantee excellent customer service with every sale, promising to help repair a bag in the event of it becoming damaged.
After following her passion for fashion and design, Olso born Nina Naustdal launched her brand in 2011. Going from strength to strength over eight years, Nina first opened a boutique on Walton Street, and now works by appointment in a Chelsea showroom. Nina caters for an exclusive range of clientele, designing stunning, unique handmade and fitted clothes, with colourful prints and flattering shapes. Opening hours: By Appointment only.
Kinloch Anderson was founded in 1868 by William Anderson and his two sons who ran a successful tailoring business in the heart of Edinburgh. With over 100 years of expertise, the company has created a strong brand name and image that is internationally recognised as proud of its history and heritage. Progressing and thriving from the get-go through the 1930s where they boomed as a men’s outfitters and specialist in Highland Dress, Kinloch Anderson was more than deserving of being granted the Royal Warrant, making it the ultimate luxury brand. A series of online blogs keeps clients up to date with the latest news on where to spot an Anderson product, the most recent post discussing the company’s partnering with the Scottish rugby team. With a wide range of garments and accessories for the whole family to admire, a tartan outfit would not be complete without a glass of whiskey, which can be selected from the Kinloch collection.
Founded in 1990, V V Rouleaux has been providing couture textile trimmings for 30 years. A modern Haberdashers, they were founded on the belief that ‘’there are no barriers between fashion and decorating, home and catwalk.’’. This unbounded approach has led to a dazzling stock of delightful bits and bobs for any project. From tangerine to teal, you’ll find the detailing needed to elevate your designs. Their website is not just a marketplace, but a resource for designers with plenty of inspiration. Featured in countless publications, and stocked in John Lewis, they are a household name for anyone in need of extra detail to elevate their designs. V V Rouleaux has all the trimmings; you’ll be sure to find what you’re looking for, whether you need to wrap a gift, spruce up the curtains, or match your hair ribbon to your dog!
Launched in 2015, Clio Peppiatt is a womenswear designer that has caught the eye of many a high-flyer in London and around the world, and whose designs are becoming a favourite of celebrities such as Kylie Jenner, Adwoah Aboah, Lady Gaga and Lena Dunham, among others. The kooky, playful designs are all made using sustainable fabrics or vegan leathers, as the brand supports ethically minded sustainable fashion and produces clothes that will have a long lifespan.
Aquarius is a Luxury Concierge company based in London. They provide bespoke Concierge services to their clients worldwide, including luxury product sourcing (with specialisation in Hermes bags and luxury watches), personal shopping, access to exclusive events, tailored travel arrangements and recommendations, event planning and management, and bespoke solutions for all manner of lifestyle needs. Aquarius Luxury Concierge understands that every relationship with their clients is different, and this remains at the heart of everything they do. They’ll work with you to understand exactly what you want, how you want it, and deliver services with the right balance of personal touch and professionalism for you. Their in-house team and network of specialists are available to assist you, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, whatever the request.
Cornelia James arrived in London in 1939 as an Austrian Jewish refugee with little more than a suitcase full of glove-making materials to her name. However, her colourful gloves were a rapid success and she was named ‘Colour Queen of England’ by Vogue not long afterwards. 80 years later and the business, now run by her daughter Genevieve, is the most esteemed luxury glove makers in the UK. Designs include a range of materials, from simple cotton to luxurious cashmere to hard-wearing leather. Although the brand is the glovemakers of choice to the world of fashion, the firm are not interested in mass-production or section. Each product is made with love by the firm’s tight-knit team. A single glove maker makes each product from start to finish, ensuring that their original vision reigns strong in the finished product.
The Restory specialises in repairing vintage accessories and clothes on-demand. They run a convenient service, designed to fit around their customers. Step one is booking a collection time and date through a simple online booking system, or at the drop in-store at Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge. Step two is the collection of the item free of charge, and the assessment and restoration of the item. Step three is the return of the item, beautifully packaged and dropped off to Harvey Nichols.
Joel & Son Fabrics
Joel & Son Fabrics was born out of one ex-serviceman’s resourceful idea on how to make a supply of army surplus reusable. In the mid-1940s in London, Hyman Bull, a young tailor cut and altered surplus parachutes to then be sold as shirt fabric in the markets. Sadly, due to illness, Hyman had to hand over the reins to his son Joel, who took over the business at the age of 14 in 1952. By 1976 business was booming and to this day owes its successes to the combination of a loyal team of workers and devoted family. Joel & Son has made its name as a leading retailer in the fabric industry, working closely with factories across Europe and stretching as far as India. The company was granted the Royal Warrant crowning it a luxury supplier of fabrics. High quality of product and level of customer service is what Joel & Son Fabrics has prided itself on and continues to do so. Buyers are away of the current environmental state of the planet and work diligently to source fabrics from factories with the correct measures in place that do not destroy our planet.
Wiltshire based Vivien Sheriff have risen to worldwide attention due in part to their famous patronage, namely Kate Middleton who has worn their hats at important functions. Milliner Vivien Sheriff is at the centre of the business’s creative and public operations. She claims to be inspired by the pea green of the rolling New Forest countryside near to their headquarters. It is understandable, then, why nature seems central to her designs. Her pieces evoke a timeless and quintessentially British elegance and are sure to impress.
Adam Brown founded Orelbar Brown after a few realisations that he had while on holiday for a friend’s 40th birthday. The first was that the women looked significantly better around the pool than men. The second, was that having to change out of swimwear to go for lunch, was a bit of a bore. Orlebar Brown was launched in 2007, and the brand hasn’t looked back since. Their range of versatile shorts are wonderfully reliable, made with quick-drying fabrics and signature side fasteners. Yet they are also beautifully chic in design, with a tailored fit unique to the brand, based on the traditional pattern of a man’s suit trouser. The brand also produces gorgeous designer polo shirts, knitwear, t-shirts, shirts, trousers, footwear, sweats, sunglasses, jackets and outwear, accessories, rash guards and a kids collection.
After honing his skills under the watchful eye of Donald Campbell, Stewart Parvin started his own label in 1995 and has not looked back since. All Stewart Parvin outfits are individually tailored and fitted by a team of dedicated fitters and seamstresses. As well as womenswear, Stewart Parvin is famous for his bridalwear and designed Zara Tindall’s ivory silk bridal gown for her 2011 wedding. His bridal gowns are sophisticated and elegant, remaining true to tradition. In addition to holding a Royal Warrant, in 2016 Parvin was awarded the Royal Victorian Order, which the Queen presented to him whilst wearing one of his own creations. In 2018, Stewart Parvin opened a new London boutique on Belgravia’s Motcomb Street. The store showcases Parvin’s impressive work in a stunning five-storey Georgian townhouse.
Asprey was founded in 1781 by a Mr William Asprey. Advertising ‘articles of exclusive design and high quality’, the retailers soon became an essential port of call for London’s discerned upper classes. The shop received its first Royal Warrant in 1862 and was fundamental in bringing the Art Deco style to London in the 1920s. Today, the luxury lifestyle brand remains at the heart of London’s premier retail scene. The store stocks a broad assortment of goods, encompassing jewellery, leather products, accessories, silver, watches, clocks, first edition leather bound books, china, crystal, games, silk and accessories. Asprey produces some of the world’s finest jewelry, watches, silver, china and crystal. Each piece is distinguished by its unique style, unsurpassed quality and innovative design. Asprey accept bespoke commissions, no matter how pioneering, befitting the Asprey motto “It can be done”. Over the centuries Asprey has constructed a heritage which will endure far into the future. They have held numerous Royal Warrants, most recently from the Prince of Wales.
Kent & Haste
John Kent met Terry Haste some 30 years ago and together with Stephen Lachter, a shirt maker they pooled their individual styles and skills to form the present company. Each have built up a collection of loyal clients and grant new customers the choice to request a preferred cutter. Kent & Haste is the proud holder of a Royal Warrant and one of the last independent bespoke tailors around. The duo is famous for their professional manner and skill in making this luxury experience both enjoyable and relaxing. Both tailors have made garments for the Royal family, notable actors and musicians. With a growing reputation, Kent & Haste have taken their skills overseas and built up a client base in the US, providing their efficient and bespoke service further afield. Their wide range of accessories constantly is continuously updated, adding the final touch of class and elegance to your made to measure suit.
Anderson & Sheppard
Since its inception in 1906, Anderson & Sheppard has crafted men’s clothing with precision and care, to some of the most notable figures in business, government and the arts. With a team of over 60 loyal staff and expert tailors, each member of the Anderson & Sheppard family is dedicated to their role whether its serving front of house, cutting or tailoring. Whether one’s aspirations are in the design or customer service sector, the tailor trains and grows their team from within, making the establishment one of tradition as skills are passed down. Anderson & Sheppard is the home of the English drape or London cut, a classic suit that was once a more comfortable option after years of constrained military dress. This marked one of the most influential moves in tailoring. What was once a civil tailor that broke from Victorian traditions, Anderson & Sheppard has grown into a bespoke manufacturer of men’s suits making both the item and experience a luxury.
Swaine Adeney Brigg
Swaine Adeney Brigg is formed of four esteemed brands. Swaine Adeney began life in 1750 as a whip making business and has since expanded to become the luxury leather goods producer they are today. They famously made James Bond’s luggage in From Russia With Love. Brigg Umbrellas joined the business in 1943. Brigg Umbrellas have supplied countless Royal Family members, Prime Ministers and celebrities for over a century. Brigg Umbrellas rightly have a reputation for making some of the world’s finest umbrellas. There’s no classier way to stay dry than under a Brigg umbrella. Papworth Leather Travel Goods have made luggage of distinction and quality since their inception in the early 20th century. Their distinctive suitcases and briefcases have a charm that few luggage makers can match. Herbert Johnson Hatters make high quality mens’ hats that are the best a man can wear, Today, these hatters make both military and bespoke civilian hats. Their most famous creation is Harrison Ford’s hat in the Indiana Jones trilogy.
To say Schnieder Boots are exceptional would be an understatement. Worn by members of the English Royal Family and rulers of many countries, these bootmakers use only the finest materials to make products which recall an earlier era, one of tradition, luxury and class. Today, their boots are the boots of choice for the top show jumpers, dressage and event riders throughout the world, including national and international Olympic teams. In addition, they produce boots for the Household Cavalry and are the official supplier of “Jack Boots” to HM The Queen’s Life Guards and her Blues & Royals, the two most senior regiments in the British Army. The bootmakers stock an extensive range of equestrian boots and also make bespoke factory-made boots. Their most luxurious products, however, are their famous hand-made, made to measure boots.
James Lock & Co. Ltd
With a starting point that dates back to the late 17th century, the establishment was originally a coffee house owned by the founder’s father, George Lock. Lock became the apprentice to the hatter Charles Davis and eventually moved the shop to his father’s original dwelling. By the late 18th century, Lock was the hatter of choice in British high society. Lord Nelson visited the shop to have a hat commissioned before the Battle of Trafalgar and some claim James Benning, the shops manager in the late 19th century became Lewis Carroll’s inspiration for the memorable Mad Hatter character in Alice in Wonderland. Other notable names that were seen donning the designs of Lock were Oscar Wilde, Winston Churchill and HRH Queen Elizabeth II. In 1956 it was granted its first Royal Warrant and is now the proud owner of two. In more recent years, Lock has maintained the traditional style of hat but experimented with more contemporary looks and fabrics, and it is this forward thinking that has made the brand a name for itself not only in the UK but globally.
Chantelle Znideric is a style expert with an eye for brilliant styles that are destined to impress. Her sole objective is to enhance her clients’ individuality by finding the right outfit for them. This approach ensures that she will not recommend an item merely because it is ‘fashionable’, but only if it is the right piece for the client. For Chantelle, wearability is key - she feels a piece is wasted if it remains unworn in the wardrobe. She has been a personal stylist since 2007 and won ‘Most Inspiring Newcomer' at the TFIC Spirit of Inspiration Awards 2008.
Rachel Trevor Morgan
Rachel Trevor Morgan established her millinery business in 1990 and in only a few short decades has made a name for herself favoured even by HM The Queen. Rachel has built her thriving and successful business on her passion for craft and the understanding that a statement headpiece can complete an outfit. She is renowned for her beautiful designs that incorporate soft feminine signature feathers and flowers, reflecting glamour and elegance on which she has built her reputation. The atelier is famous for its intricate and skilful designs on top of offering unrivalled customer service. In 2014 Rachel was granted the Royal Warrant and has designed hats for HM The Queen on many high -profile occasions. Rachel distributes her designs to fashion retailers and boutiques across the UK as well as exporting to the US and Japan. With the bespoke hats being featured on the covers of Vogue and Elle, a Rachel Trevor Morgan piece combines the disciplined craft of millinery with individual design in turn creating more than just an accessory.
Lyle & Scott Ltd
Lyle & Scott was founded in 1874 in Hawick by William Lyle and Walter Scott. With over 140 years in the fashion retail industry, the profitable Scottish brand has built a reputation for producing high quality knitwear and other clothing and was granted a Royal Warrant in 1975. With the launch of its golf range in 1967, the golden eagle logo could quickly be spotted on the likes of top golfers such as Tony Jacklin and Greg Norman. Its popularity amongst celebrities has continued to grow and more recently has been the go -to clothing of a number of indie bands such as Arctic Monkeys and Kasabian. The men’s fashion brand wholesales to the UK, throughout Europe and to the Far East totalling over 50 countries worldwide. A friendly environment with a team who are happy to assist in any way possible, and a selection of the high-quality knitwear makes it the ultimate shopping experience. The brands business strategy is to remain true to their heritage and deliver further profitable growth in the coming years.
Robert Pringle founded the company in 1815 in the town of Hawick and can be considered one of the oldest luxury fashion brands. Despite its lengthy history, the company is still as innovative and popular as when it first opened. Embracing modern technological inventions that led to the creation of knitwear, Pringle has made a strong name for itself that has not got lost in time. Pringle cashmere has always been in high demand and could be seen on the famous shoulders of Grace Kelly and Jean Simmons during the 1930s and 40s. In 1956, the company was granted the Royal Warrant and continues to be a pioneer of British knitwear today. A trip to the Pringle store will have you kitted out from head to toe in no time with their wide range of garments from jackets and sweatshirts to dresses and trousers. The company has a long-standing relationship with the Scottish knitwear industry and still holds a prominent place in contemporary fashion as well as in the wardrobes of many worldwide.
Buttons Saddlery was founded by Adrian and Sheila in 1973 and started off as a small part-time unit growing to their current two storey unit with workshops and offices. In 1999, the shop was granted a Royal Warrant, giving the products that underlining luxurious quality. Adrian is an expert in saddle-fitting and can cater to any special requests as well as manging general repairs. Buttons Saddlery has a fantastic team that work together to uphold their status quo as a luxury equestrian and country clothing retailer. It is the hard work of the staff and Adrian and Sheila’s personal dedication to customer’s needs that their business continues to be a success. Online purchases can easily be made from breeches and jackets to saddles and stable rugs at the click of a button. With exhibits at some of the Major County and Agricultural shows, and over 50 riding shows a year, Buttons Saddlery has earned its place as a luxury supplier of saddlery and horse riding gear.
Henry Poole & Co
Henry Poole & Co was founded in 1806 when James Poole came to London as a linen draper. His son Henry took over when his father passed and made his name and skill known among high society becoming something of a ‘celebrity tailor.’ For over two centuries it has been a family owned and run business with a history that lies in the heart of the Savile Row suit. There are over 6000 luxury fabrics to choose, from cashmere to rich flannels and fine tweeds, no two suits are the same at Henry Poole, that much the customer can guarantee. With a wide range of extras to choose from, whether it’s a pair of cufflinks or a handkerchief, Henry Poole ensures your suit is complete with a statement accessory. The team of creative specialists uphold the traditional values that have made Savile Row the central hub of tailoring aiming to give clients a bespoke suit that lasts a lifetime. Henry Poole was the first Savile Row tailor to enter the Japanese market, and now the tailoring skills of the establishment can be found in luxury departments throughout the country.
Creating beautifully functional clothing for men, women and children, has been at the heart of Barbour for 150 years. This legendary maker of weatherproof clothing is a family run business, started by John Barbour in 1894 after he realised the need for weather-resistant clothes for individuals such as fishermen, industrial workers and miners. Over a century later, Barbour has branched out to develop maxed cotton outwear, ready-to-wear, clothing, footwear and accessories for men, women children and dogs, while always remaining true to their countrywear roots. Barbour now has a presence in over 40 countries worldwide including the United Kingdom, United States, Germany, Holland, Austria, Argentina, New Zealand and Japan.
Ede & Ravenscroft
Founded in 1689 in Aldwych by the Shudall’s family, Ede & Ravenscroft has upheld the methods and customs of tailoring for over 300 years. Only recently, at the beginning of the 20th century was its name made official when Joseph Ede merged with Ravenscroft’s the wigmaker. The quality of their work quickly gave them the honour of becoming the supplier to the Royal family. This had a knock-on effect and before long Ede & Ravenscroft provided tailoring and robes for the church, state, legal profession and academia on top of their regular individual customers. To this day, the establishment is still in production for many sectors in society, delivering tailoring from skilled craft specialists that have nurtured the name of the company. Now the proud holder of three Royal Warrants, an honour shared by only a select few companies, Ede & Ravenscroft epitomise luxury based on the quality of the garments and the traditions that it values.
John Lobb, a Cornish farm boy made his fortune using his mastery in gentle craft to open a bespoke service in the capital that for over 100 years has stood proudly in the centre of London’s West End. Now the owner of not one but two Royal Warrants, John Lobb’s unique footwear are crafted to the highest standards using traditional methods passed down through the generations. The John Lobb establishment is now in the hands of its fifth generation of hand-made boot and shoemakers, a symbol of durability through the hardships it has endured. Boots, shoes and slippers for both men and women are available on an international scale as representatives frequently make trips abroad, spreading the good John Lobb name. Shoe care items and accessories are a must-have so your one of a kind shoes remain comfortable and voguish even with age. It may take a few months for a pair to be made compared to the minutes in a factory, however, a John Lobb creation guarantees a process of love, care and attention.
British designers Robert Nightingale and Jonathan Cazzola founded the brand in 2012 to fit the ‘bike to boardroom’ lifestyle of many modern motorcyclists. Driven by modern design, yet inspired by their motorcycling heritage, many Malle bags use the wax canvas material, long used for motorcycle bags, in new and innovative ways. Malle bags have a ‘stripped back’ feel which stands out from the crowd. The waxed canvas Malle use is made by a former sail manufacturer in Lancashire. Malle’s expert designers are taking this old material on a new journey.
Dege & Skinner
Established in 1865, Dege & Skinner remains only one of the two family-run tailoring houses in Savile row. Known for their expertise in civilian and sports clothing as well as military uniforms, notable people in business, the military and the royal family having been coming to this establishment for over 150 years to be dressed. A highly creative team with spend between 40-60man hours cutting and tailoring your garment whether it’s a shirt, blazer or coat, to the client’s exact standards. Recently, Dege & Skinner’s military uniforms for The Royal Lancers Regiment appeared in the V&A Museum for their ‘What is Luxury?’ exhibition. The Managing Director, William Skinner is also the elected Chairman of Savile Row Bespoke Association, dedicated to protecting and promoting the methods and customs that have made Savile Row the world-renowned home for bespoke tailoring. Cutting, tailoring and shirt making are all noble crafts. Dege & Skinner understand the importance of continuing to practise these skills, and so invest a great deal in their apprenticeship schemes.
Steeped in a rich history, this Royal Warrant holder was established in 1887, when the original Frank Smythson opened his boutique shop on 133 New Bond Street, which started off by selling ‘stationery and fancy articles of a high-class character’. They have always prided themselves on blending luxury and versatility to meet every customer’s individual flair and personality, and today reside nearby at 40 New Bond Street. This timeless company were the creators of the first featherweight diary, and have been fashioning products for women and men for 132 years. Today, their hand-crafted stationery, leather-bound diaries and books, accessories, bags, scarves and gifts are just as popular as they always have been, as the company remains a go-to brand name for the highly discerning customer.
The Uniform Studio
The Uniform Studio design and create sophisticated, comfortable, and hard-wearing bespoke uniforms for hospitality, retail and hotel companies. The Uniform Studio have years of experience in fully understanding a brands particular personality, role and reputation within their industry, and creating stunning uniforms which reflect all of these aspects to customers and employees alike. The Uniform Studio have a dedicated team of highly-skilled, experienced production managers, pattern-cutters and designers that work hard to portray the ideal image for a company’s brand while maintaining essential functionality for the wearer within all of their creations. They provide the option of both contemporary or traditional designs, while always considering sustainability and complying with high environmental standards.
Firmin & Sons Ltd
Firmin & Sons has been designing, manufacturing and supplying products for the military in the UK and many other countries since 1655. Situated in the heart of Birmingham, the factory has been in production, equipping the military here and overseas for every aspect of their roles, from ceremonial dress to operational gear. Still currently in production, the factory houses one of the last working military armouries where a team of specialist’s hand make the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment helmets and cuirasses. Although primarily a supplier for the defence services, Firmin & Sons has also produced uniforms for NGOs and the UN. The strength of the pack comes from its workforce of around 100 skilled specialists. With an exemplary team in the factory and an outstanding group of sales executives and technicians who travel regularly overseas, the establishment maintains a good relationship with each of its clients at home and abroad. As the owner of two Royal Warrants, Firmin & Sons is a bespoke manufacturer of the highest quality. To witness a completed design worn by Admiral Lord Nelson, head over to the National Maritime museum in Greenwich where it is on display.
Whitcombe & Shaftesbury
Located just off Savile Row and Conduit Street, these tailors can be found in an authentic building that has been home to some of the finest tailoring firms in the world. Whitcomb and Shafestbury are no exception. This legendary brand make gorgeous bespoke shirts, suits and coats using traditional techniques, tailoring each piece to their clients particular body shape, requirements and preferences. From start to finish, Whitcomb and Shafesbury want their clients to enjoy the tailoring experience, and will give each individual their full attention and dedication.
Having recently celebrated their 125th anniversary, and revealed the new face of the company, Award-winning British actress Kate Winslett, DAKS are ahead of the game. Since their launch as a bespoke tailor in 1894 by ambitious Simeon Simpson, who was only 16 years old at the time, DAKS have revolutionised the world of luxury British fashion. Designer of the world’s first self-supporting trouser, the company gained recognition for realising the potential for producing garments in higher qualities, improving ready-to-wear standards while demonstrating the finest tailoring techniques. From a room in East London to an incredible store on Old Bond Street and countless other stores worldwide, it’s safe to say that DAKS have worked their way up to the top.
British Invisible Mending
For nearly a century, British Invisible Mending has been caring for and altering exquisite garments that may otherwise have been rendered unwearable. They use a technique which dates back over 200 years, simply because no other way of mending produces such flawless results. The process is entirely completed by hand and involves painstakingly weaving individual threads to reconstruct damaged areas on an item of clothing. When you consider that some of the threads are as thin as a human hair, the incredible skill of these craftsmen becomes clear. The business has an ‘old-fashioned’ approach to workmanship and customer service, providing a level of quality which is sadly increasingly uncommon these days. The majority of their staff have worked within the business for over 20 years and a couple have been there for over 40. Their clientele includes many notable individuals, as well as some of London’s top tailors, fashion houses and well-known department stores. The service has been widely featured in many magazines and newspapers, including: Vogue, Harpers & Queens, Good Housekeeping, Timeout, The Evening Standard, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph and The Independent. The shop is located in the heart of Marleybone.
Founded in 1856, this progressive British heritage brand design all their products on the philosophy of craftsmanship, protection and intelligence. Hunter wearers have been going out in all weathers and landscapes for 163 years, looking and feeling both comfortable and sophisticated. After the appointment of Creative Director Alasdhair willis in 2013, and Hunter Field and Hunter Original were introduced, these collections were seen at four pioneering catwalk shows at London Fashion Week. Hunter is the proud owner of two Royal Warrants.
Crockett & Jones
Crockett & Jones was founded in 1879 after James Crockett’s younger sister married Charles Jones and the two brothers in law decided to go into business together. Both came from families of shoemakers and had skills and methods passed down to them. Business flourished and production grew, which led to the expansion into to a larger factory in Magee Street, Northamptonshire, the heart of England’s most famous shoemaking town. The company continues to produce footwear today in this very factory under the management and ownership of the fifth generation of the founding family. Crockett & Jones established their reputation quickly as one of the best shoemakers in the country, and post war production saw the retailer build the reputation of the brand, exporting to Europe, the US and Japan. As the retail division grew and shops were established in London, Paris, Brussels in the late 90s, so did awareness for the company. Crockett & Jones footwear featured in the James Bond films Skyfall and Spectre which proved a huge success.
London Sewing Services
London Sewing Services offer an extensive range of dressmaking services which owe its successes to the many years of working with different fabrics and patterns. They may call themselves a small run production, however, garments made via this company have been seen on celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Kylie Jenner and Beyoncé. They offer sample making and design development for designers and design students for their collections and help choose the best fabric for your garment. London Sewing Services place the client at the heart of all their bespoke tailoring services focusing on a one-to-one collaboration from making patterns towards the finished garment. Their professional manner, time keeping and placing the utmost importance on customer satisfaction is what makes the company the best in its field.
Desmond and Dempsey
Couple team Molly Goddard and Joel Jeffrey founded Desmond and Dempsey back in 2014 following an attempt by Joel to make Molly, his girlfriend, a nightshirt she’d love. Since then the brand has occupied a niche position in between the catwalk and the bedroom. They make a wide range of stylish sleeping clothes and accessories, from nightshirts to eye masks. All their products are beautifully designed and made with the highest quality materials. For those who dress to impress, even on lazy Sundays.
Deakin & Francis
Founded in 1786 by Benjamin Woolfield, Deakin and Francis design and assemble luxury cufflinks and accessories, and some of the world’s finest quality, hand-made jewellery in vitreous enamel, precious metal and gemstones. The brand has adapted over the years to meet the needs of each client, and thrived throughout recessions, world wars, and changing fashions and trends. Deakin and Francis’s craftsmen always consider how each piece will look on the individual, lending consideration to the metal type, shape, weight and colour of the piece.
Rigby & Peller
Founded in London in 1939 by Bertha Rigby and Gita Peller, this bespoke lingerie brand holds a place in the some of the most prestigious shopping locations in the capital. In 1982 when the company switched hands to Harold and June Kenton, Rigby & Peller really began to boom as June was coined ‘Queen of Bras,’ a title that had her dressing some of the most iconic women of the time. Now in the hands of manufacturer Van de Velde, the retailer has been expanding internationally throughout Europe and Asia. If their made-to-measure service was not bespeaking enough, Rigby & Rigby & Peller use digital technology to take a 3D scan of the upper body to get exact measurements and an accurate outline of your body type. A team of expert fitters and seamstresses offer their advice on colours, patterns and materials to give you the ultimate unique shopping experience. Rigby & Peller have their client’s best interest at the forefront of their services, and it is the combination of innovative technology and a team with a specialist set of skills that has defined their luxury brand.
Gieves & Hawkes
Founded in 1771, Gieves & Hawkes is one of the oldest tailoring companies in the world, with a long history of creating the finest bespoke garments for individuals as well as the military and the Royal family. In May 2012, the company was acquired by Trinity Ltd, and expanded into Hong Kong, China and Taiwan. With its international reputation for quality, style and comfort continuously growing, Gieves & Hawkes are keeping alive the craft of tailoring. From a team of skilled crafts people, Gieves & Hawkes provide a range of tailoring services from made-to-measure suits to military garments. The first stage of the tailoring process begins with the cutter understanding the customers tastes, interests and lifestyle to allow for a suit that is a true reflection of he who will be wearing it, to be made. Gieves & Hawkes is also the proud holder of three Royal Warrants and produces the uniforms for the Honourable Corps of Gentleman at Arms.
Founded in 1900 by Austin Leonard Reed, the luxury British fashion retailer has continued to grow throughout the last century, becoming the parent company of Austin Reed Limited, Viyella Holdings and Country Casuals Holdings. In 2016 the company was acquired by Edinburgh Woollen Mill, who invested £100m in a relaunch of the brand. Austin Reed is a luxury brand built on quality and style offering a bespoke made-to-measure service. The team of experts know the value of a perfectly tailored suit and prioritise skilled craftsmanship and patience into the manufacturing process of every garment they make. The fashion retailer has been in the industry for over 100 years, supplying the highest quality garments to the exact same standards as when it first opened. Having produced clothing for the military, sporting events and luxury hotels, Austin Reed takes pride in its versatile nature of creating something unique for teams of all sizes across various industries.
Originally branched off from the women’s fashion retailer Net-A-Porter, the concept of MR PORTER was created with the idea that he was the stylish, sophisticated romantic interest of the Net-A-Porter girl. With this inspiration, the MR PORTER site has gone from strength to strength since its launch in 2011 and is now a powerful platform for luxury brands. Now with offices in London, Manhatten and Hong Kong, the retailer is a worldwide success, aiming to dress young men in modern, chic clothes, to reflect the mature, tasteful and refined gentleman they aspire to be.
The White Company
It all started with founder Chrissie Rucker’s unsuccessful search for affordable, beautiful quality white bed linen. In 1994, this search initiated the start of a home décor company that is now renowned for its luxuriously stylish, white, designer items. Originally selling linen essentials such as fitted sheets, duvet covers, pillows and towels in pure white; the company has since developed a range of deluxe lifestyle merchandise including home accessories and clothing for adults and children. Focal points in Rucker’s life such as the birth of her first child, was the motivation for other ventures, such as The Little White Company; a range of children’s clothing, toys and bedding. Incomparable in their ability to create timeless, simplistic, elegant products, The White Company are one to watch.
Derek Rose is a British lifestyle clothing brand established in 1926, which stocks luxury nightwear, leisurewear, loungewear, resortwear and underwear. Mainly specialising in men’s clothing, they are known for dressing royalty, celebrities and film stars alike. The brand is passionate about crafting classy, discreet designs without flashy labels, made from using high quality materials such as silk and cottons. Derek Rose received the Queen’s Award for Export Achievement in 1987, and the Lifetime Achievement Award at the UK Fashion Export Awards
Founded in 1934, Gary Ettinger quickly set about establishing G Ettinger Ltd in the heart of London and the capital of the finest leather goods in Britain. With a manufacturing presence in Clerkenwell, historically the leather quarter of London, the company grew rapidly gaining international recognition. Ettinger was an eager traveller and built a reputation abroad thanks to his natural ability with languages and passion for diversity. The company prides itself on its workers, most of whom have a family history in leather production, making each handcrafted item a luxurious and unique product. The G Ettinger name gained further status in 1996 when it was granted the Royal Warrant. The London showroom is open by appointment to private and trade clients to admire the bespoke leather before making a purchase. For that added personal touch G Ettinger offers a monogramming service, a sign of distinction on leather work for centuries making it the ideal gift.
Benson & Clegg
Founded in 1937 by Harvey Benson and Thomas Clegg, the tailor is the proud holder of two Royal Warrants. In 1944 they became the official tailor of HM King George VI and in 1992 from HRH The Prince of Wales they were granted a further warrant for the supply of buttons, badges and military neckwear. Shortly after its inception, Benson & Clegg decided to bring their own unique style of tailoring to customers. They branched out and began making menswear accessories such as cufflinks and buttons all inspired by their tailoring heritage and dedication to classic men’s formal wear. Each suit is as stylish as it is functional, made proudly by a prestigious company that values its heritage. With an excellent team of specialists skilled in the craft of tailoring, Benson & Clegg provides the ultimate luxury experience from the first fitting to the final garment.
James Smith & Sons Umbrellas
Founded by James Smith in 1830, this is London’s oldest umbrella shop, selling every type of men and women’s umbrellas, bespoke, made-to-measure walking sticks, and accessories such as shoehorns, drinking vessels, spoons, paper knives and cufflinks. Many of these items are assembled in the workshop on site, just as they used to be 189 years ago. James Smith & Sons Umbrellas are simply exquisite, many with handles carved in the shape of animals such as ducks, crocodiles, jaguars, and different breeds of dog. Opening Hours: Mon 10am - 5.45pm Tues 10am - 5.45pm Wed 10.30am - 5.45pm Thurs 10am - 5.45pm Fri 10am - 5.45pm Sat 10am - 5.15pm
For over 40 years Brunello Cucinelli has designed and made women and men’s clothing that is a staple of Italian fashion. They are proud of their moral attitudes towards the fashion industry and use their craftsmanship to lend moral dignity to both the manufacturer and the owner. London proudly houses two Brunello Cucinelli boutiques, one situated in the haven of high-end fashion in Mayfair, a true manifestation of the luxury fashion that can be bought in the area. The company has grown with popularity and now produces tableware, throws and leisure bags among other lifestyle necessities.
Established in 1880, Loake shoemakers have manufactured traditional and contemporary men’s footwear for over 130 years. Its Managing Director Andrew Loake is the great-grandson of founder John Loake who opened up the first factory with his brothers, where the premium quality shoes are still made today. Loake quickly became known throughout the country as one of the finest and most advanced shoe factories in the country. During World War I and II, Loake provided footwear to the British and Russian armies and Naval and RAF officers. Using only the highest quality goodyear welt and an intricate process that dates back to before the founder’s time, each pair takes up to 8 weeks to complete which is a short time to wait for a finished product that is the height of luxury. In 2007, Loake was granted the Royal Warrant and now exports to over 50 countries and has a continuous growing database of customers worldwide.
Davies & Son
Since its inception in 1803, Davies & Son has expanded and acquired the houses of Johns & Pegg, Fallan & Harvey, Wells & Mayfair and many more, and is the proud holder of a Royal Warrant. Each acquisition has brought with it its own knowledge, experience and history, rendering it a creative hub for the finest tailors. Today their main line of business is suits, blazers and sports coats. For over two centuries, Davies & Son has made garments for members of the Royal family and notable figures in politics, cinema and music. With an international reputation that requires frequent trips to clientele in Japan, Europe and the US, this bespoke tailor has taken its work overseas and established itself as a world- renowned tailor of the highest quality. Davies & Son has the longest history of any independent tailor on Savile Row, which is the result of their passion in creating a suit fit for any occasion but unique to the wearer.
Ralph & Russo
Worn by the likes of Meghan Markle for her engagement photoshoot, and Angelina Jolie for a Royal event, Ralph & Russo have come a long way in a relatively short space of time. Founded in 2010 by Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo, this company is a high fashion house specialising in ready-to-wear clothes, fashion accessories, luxury goods and haute couture. Ralph & Russo is the first British fashion house to become accredited by the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. Ralph & Russo’s ready-to-wear collection has been described by Vogue as "new iteration of luxury, made in London but cut for everyone who can afford it."
Fashion expert Amber Gordon started her own style consultancy business a few years ago and has been a hit success. Now, Tailored Styling serves some of the most prestigious clientele in London. She has a diverse knowledge of fashion and can procure the perfect outfit for a black-tie event or the latest streetwear style. She has a fresh perspective on fashion, which can be seen in the outfits she sources. Amber has been well accoladed for her rare ability to distinguish between a hot trend and a momentary fad. Put simply, Tailored Styling is an essential service for discerning clients of all ages.
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