Cordings has been an iconic part of London's landscape since 1839.
The values that have carried Cordings from 1839 to today are still as important as then: quality, service and an adherence to brilliantly British style.
In 1939, at the age of 35, John Charles Cording opened his first shop in The Strand as an outfitter and waterproofer. Cordings quickly became synonymous with outdoor living and was an inportant shop for city gentlemen to call at before venturing into the countryside.
In 1922, the young Price of Wales adopted Cordings as one of his outfitters. Cordings have made riding boots for the Queen Mother, the Duke of Windsor and Mrs Simpson.
Perhaps the most iconic item in the collection is the Covert Coat. It was invented by Cordings (there's an early version in the Victoria and Albert Museum), and remains a cornerstone of the mens collection.
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19 PiccadillyLondon HaymarketLondonW1J 0LA
- +44 (0)20 7734 0830
- Public transport:
- Piccadilly Circus, Underground
I once went in here and the shopkeeper rolled his eye at me with an expression on his face like "what are you doing in here?" I'm Asian so I figured it was because of that. I find it funny that a lowly shopkeeper making 20k pounds a year selling lambswool jumpers (but mostly just folding stuff and trying to look busy) all of a sudden becomes a sophisticated big shot wearing fine British...more
Really cool men's shop that has really high end dapper casual clothes and business clothes thru also have a small women's sectionmore
Cordings is owned by the world famous musician, Eric Clapton. This is the only shop I know in London that only stock button-cuff shirts. I only buy gifts in this shop for friends and family. Nothing really for myself, I have to say. Nonetheless, Cordings have very good deals when it comes to their
winter and summer sales.more