The costume jewellery range, for which the brand is famous, is at ground level, along with original pieces by Stanley Hugler. But to the left of the jewellery showroom, a gated stairway leads to vintage heaven. Up here, rails of beaded dresses that once shimmied to the charleston are ready to party once more. You’ll also find ultra-feminine Edwardian white lace dresses, bought by brides-to-be. And if you’ve ever fancied delivering the line ‘I’ll just change into something more comfortable’, then one of the exotic silk kimonos should do the job. There are later vintage surprises here too. Collectable 1950s novelty bags – such as raffia animals – are another Butler & Wilson strength.
Branch 20 South Molton Street, W1K 5QY (7409 2955)