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Derbyshire and the Peak District has bags to offer on the retail therapy front. Begin your shopping trip in Chesterfield with high street favourites, like Marks and Spencer, H&M, Monsoon and Boots. The town is also home to an indoor market and one of the largest open-air markets with a history dating back to 1204. Independent shops include Adorn Jewellers, a beautiful independent jewellery boutique.
If markets are your thing, then after Chesterfield, Bakewell is the place to head. The Peak District town is home to the farmers’ market, which regularly attracts more than 5,000 visitors and is held under cover on the last Saturday of every month. Peak Shopping Village in Rowsley, near Bakewell, nestles in the stunning countryside of the Peak District. Shops include Pavers Shoes, Cotton Traders and Regatta mingle with stores such as Leading Labels, House of Brands, The Wool Room, The Gift Company and Big Top Toys. Not far from Rowsley is the market town of Bakewell. As well as its popular weekly indoor farmers’ market, Bakewell has a wide and interesting selection of small independent retailers.
To the west of the Peak District you’ll find the picturesque towns of Ashbourne and Buxton. Ashbourne boasts luxury fashion retailer Young Ideas which has stylish collections for men and women. Henmores is another must-visit for clothing. Maison Du Biere stocks real ale and local companies White Peak and Derbyshire Distillery. Buxton’s oldest shopping centre is the Cavendish Shopping Arcade has an array of local independent shops including Divine Trash, which sells a selection of women’s and men’s clothing brands, Atticusboo for gorgeous giftware and Charlotte’s Chocolates for hand-made chocolates.
No visit to Derbyshire is complete without a trip to Derby city centre. With more than 140 stores, intu Derby has Monsoon, River Island, New Look, Phase Eight, Zara, Moss Bros and Infinities. If homeware is more your thing, then head to Denby and the Denby Visitor Centre home of the 200-year-old pottery brand for the chance to bag a bargain. Royal Crown Derby Visitor Centre has been created to provide an insight into the history and skills that go into making Royal Crown Derby so special.
2 Victoria Square, Market Place, Ashbourne DE6 1GG
Established in 1979, C W Sellors is a leading UK fine jewellery and luxury watch specialist. A family-run independent jewellery retailer with over 40 years experience, designing and crafting the finest quality diamond and gemstone jewellery. The dedicated team of jewellery specialists are passionate about producing fine diamond and precious gemstone jewellery, including a beautiful selection of engagement rings, wedding rings and eternity rings. Visit website
Chatsworth Road, Rowsley, Matlock DE4 2JE
Peak Shopping Village is nestled in the hills of Derbyshire in the small picturesque village of Rowsley just a stone’s throw from the world famous Chatsworth House. The village is home to a number of national named retailers such as Pavers Shoes and Cotton Traders, these mingle with stores such as Authentic Furniture, The Wool Room and The Gift Company. Open every day except Christmas Day, visit for great value and choice in fashion and accessories, homeware, gifts, outdoor clothing and equipment. Visit website
Brierlow Bar, Buxton SK17 9PY
High Peak Bookstore and Café occupies a great location in the heart of the Peak District. On the Ashbourne Road, just outside of Buxton, it’s close to the numerous attractions offered by the Peak District and Staffordshire Moorlands. For many it’s a destination on its own merits – with 5,000 square feet of book-buying heaven and an excellent cafe. Browse through its many sections to discover an extensive and eclectic range of fiction and non-fiction titles, 95% of which are less than half-price. There’s a dedicated children’s room, a range of traditional and contemporary greeting cards and a selection of blues, jazz, classical, folk and big band CDs. Visit website
1 Market Place, Ashbourne DE6 1EU
Stepping Stones Shoes is an independent friendly shoe shop selling all styles of footwear for children and ladies. The store offers a professional fitting service by trained staff and stock all sizes from baby size 1 to adult size 8. The store stocks lots of well known brands including Hush Puppies, Geox, Primigi, Bobux, Lelli Kelly, Rocketdog and Birkenstock. It is open seven days a week, all year round. Visit website
14 Corn Market, Derby DE1 1QH
Watts1858 is a family-owned business established in 1858. Its luxurious and relaxed showroom based in the heart of Derby’s Cathedral Quarter, is with the help of a friendly and knowledgeable team, the perfect place to find that precious gem. Watts stocks a large range of competitively-priced diamond rings and as an official stockist of brands such as, Omega, TAG Heuer, Bremont, Mont Blanc, Longines, Tissot, Mondaine, you can buy confidently with the knowledge of having the utmost in after care and service. The buying, selling and part exchange of watches and jewellery is also a speciality of the business. Visit website
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