Lock & Co.

Established in 1676, Lock & Co. is the oldest hat shop in the world & one of the oldest family-owned businesses still in existence. Revered for their centuries-honed craftsmanship and innovative designs, Lock & Co. has graced the heads of some of the greatest figures in history including Admiral Lord Nelson, Queen Elizabeth II, Sir Winston Churchill, Charles Chaplin and Evelyn Waugh, the store also holds coveted royal warrants for the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Edinburgh. No matter the customer, what they have all come to expect from Lock & Co. is the best: the best designs, the best fabrics, the best service. These principles were established at the beginning by founder James Lock and continue to be upheld by the 7th generation of the family, who still run the business from the same shop at No. 6 St. James’s Street today. Two royal warrants attest to the brand’s commitment to quality that is trusted.

For Spring Summer 2020 Awon Golding has been appointed Head Millinery Designer. Awon draws on her multicultural heritage and experience of living in a variety of different countries to design dynamic headpieces. Working with bold shapes to create dramatic silhouettes, each piece from the SS20 collection is handcrafted in store incorporating traditional and unconventional materials and techniques.