AUSTRIA’S FINEST: On Brook Street, just across the road from department store Fenwick and down the road from Claridge’s, heritage Austrian shoemaker Ludwig Reiter has opened its first London shop. Stocking both men’s and women’s shoes and boots, as well as a selection of leather accessories and bags, the shop, though tiny, is a bastion of quality and classic styles. The company was founded in 1885 and once made the boots for the Hapsburg’s security officers. Today, it is still run by the Reiter family, which employs the Goodyear technique for welted shoes and offers a custom-made service using French leather.
6 Brook Street, W1S 1BB