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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. The shop first opened in 1892 in Great Portland Street and stayed put until 1993. Thankfully, in 2003 the brand was taken over by Derek Harris (a former researcher and designer at the company) who opened this current shop seven years later.
Just a stone's throw from its original site, and still using the same phone number it had in the 1930s, this icon of bikerwear cool sells 15 classic vintage designs from the ’60s and ’70s. It’s not cheap – the top selling Roadmaster jacket is £845 – but if it ain’t broke…
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3-5 Whitfield St
|Transport:||Tube: Goodge St|
|Opening hours:||Open 11am-6pm Mon-Sat|
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