Prepare to enter Fort Goyard

Goyard, France’s most exclusive malletier (luggage maker) has taken 156 years to open a shop in the UK. We spotted that a Goyard hoarding had gone up over a premises on Mount Street early in the summer, and have been keenly anticipating the opening of the new shop ever since.

The doors finally opened last week, and the exquisite (if heavily logoed) wallets, bags and luggage live up to the brand’s mighty reputation. However, Goyard’s most extraordinary pieces – the canine accessories – won’t be in stock until the end of this month. We’re counting the days.

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Goyard, 116 Mount Street, London W1, 020 7478 9900, www.goyard.com