With a beautiful, hand-selected collection of meticulously crafted men’s and women’s footwear, 124 Shoes, situated on Russell Place, provides an artisanal experience for shoe lovers with its careful international selection. With over 40 years of footwear experience; the goal is to provide footwear that fits between luxury brands and mass-market retailers.

It’s a great philosophy that is paying dividends, at least in the exclusivity stakes. Most styles are only available in a single size run, so once you’re suited and booted the only other time you’ll see that pair is on another sized foot; it’s a nice feeling. On top of this, the shoes have been sourced from second- and third-generation Italian makers. Few, if any, are available online, which is another way that personalisation and the right touch can make and keep retail relevant.

These guys know their product, want to treat you well, and send you on your way with a cheeky Italian-hoofed smile. Look for Officine Creatie, Pantanetti and Preventi in an original and absolutely wearable range of colours and styles.