MEET THE MAKERS OF MAYFAIR

Encounter true craftsmen when you explore this neighborhood’s artisanal side The best British makers show off their handcrafted modern housewaresShop bespoke menswear, specialty hats and made-to-measure slippers Grab coffee al fresco in a beautiful elevated garden caféBetween the international chain stores on Oxford Street and the high-fashion houses lining Mount Street, Mayfair is something of a shopping destination. We suggest you take an hour to explore its artisanal side. At The New Craftsmen, you’ll find modern homewares handcrafted by British makers. A few roads east, on Duke Street, a fresh crop of boutiques offers U.K.-made—and sometimes custom-crafted—goods. Here, fashion designer Patrick Grant (of Savile Row label Norton & Sons) recently unveiled the first store for 19th-century menswear label E. Tautz, featuring tailoring services in the basement; the eco-chic shoemaker Penelope Chilvers has opened an outpost with a studio for made-to-measure “dandy slippers”; and Laura Apsit Livens, who previously designed hats for Philip Treacy, has set up her own millinery in a Victorian staircase (fans of her toppers include members of the royal family, including Princess Beatrice). Grab a coffee from the café at the elevated (yet hidden) Brown Hart Gardens. Hop off the tube at Bond Street and take a left onto Oxford. Three blocks down, take a left onto N. Audley Street and you’ll be right where you need to be for some UK artisanal shopping.​​THE NEW CRAFTSMEN: 34 North Row; 44-(0)20-7148-3190; thenewcraftsmen.com​​E. TAUTZ: 71 Duke St.; 44-(0)20-7629-8809; etautz.com​​PENELOPE CHILVERS: 69 Duke St.; 44-(0)20-7491-9555; penelopechilvers.com​​LAURA APSIT LIVENS: 59 Duke St.; lauraapsitlivens.co.uk​​THE GARDEN CAFÉ, BROWN HART GARDENS: Duke St.; 44-(0)20-7493-9995; benugo.com