Because there’s no place quite like the Great British high street – from its niche independents, to seasonal Pop-Ups and those expansive yet elegant department stores – Because Magazine is on a mission to champion the bricks-and-mortar of London in all its glory. Each week, we’ll beeline to the rails of our favourite retailers to scope out the must-have pieces and in-store exclusives that are more than worth making an effort for. This week, we're at the Leathersmith of London's pop up in Princess Arcade to find out more about the British heritage brand.

When it comes to Christmas gifts, we know exactly what the ladies in our lives need and more importantly, want – The McQueen Tall Story Bag: we're thinking of you! But it's the pressies for the opposite gender where we get stuck: less in the loop of mens trends, we're unsure as to what is wanted and where from. However this season, we've got the helping hands of the latest Leathersmith of London pop up to guide us.

As a heritage brand that was established in 1839, they've accumulated over a century's worth of experience crafting leather goods. Now with a pop up in the Princess Arcade, you can find the perfect gift pour les hommes – and even a few for you!in one place.

Simon Burstein, founder of the brand gives us the low down on what to be gifting.

What... The Regent Diary

Why... "This is a pocket diary that shows a week on two pages, it's made with azure paper and comes in a range of beautiful and bright colours. It can also be personalised with initials or whatever you like!"

What... a Lambswool scarf in Rainbow

Why... "This is a great Christmas gift which will add some colour to your winter outfits, and it comes with an equally bold lambswool beanie."

What... a Cashmere Jumper

Why... "This jumper has a beautiful tweed effect, which makes it slightly different to your conventional knitwear. It's made in Scotland exclusively for Leathersmith and is also available for women."

Visit the Leathersmith of London pop-up at 19 Princess Arcade, Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1J 9DY.

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