Lewis Leathers

West End

With Kate Moss parading around in its tough-ass boots and every rocker worth their salt (The Clash, The Sex Pistols, Ramones, Iggy Pop) having worn its biker jackets, Lewis Leathers is a true Brit heritage brand. Reopening in January 2010 a stone’s throw away from its old Great Portland Street site, which stood from 1892 until 1993 (and still using the same phone number it had in the 1930s), this icon of bikerwear cool is back with a fashion vengeance. Despite its cult Tokyo following and recent collaboration with Comme des Garçons, Lewis has left high-tech wizardry at the door at this made-to-measure shop selling 15 classic vintage designs from the ’60s and ’70s. It’s not cheap – the top selling Roadmaster jacket is £700 – but if it ain’t broke…

Lewis Leathers is number 57 in our list of the 100 best shops in London.

Venue name: Lewis Leathers
Address: 3-5 Whitfield Street
Opening hours: Open 11am-6pm Mon-Sat
Transport: Tube: Goodge Street tube
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