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mark-beaumont 16/09/2016

Look, Live, Explore – Get Active in Glasgow

It’s European Mobility Week, supporting smart and sustainable mobility throughout Europe. In Glasgow, this means a weekend of celebrations, with Byres Road (where our Glasgow shoe shop is situated) hosting a number of activities to get you inspired to Look, Live, Explore – Get Active! The 2-day event is being hosted by Visit West End,  and including stunt cyclists, bike try outs, walking tours and much more. British cyclist, adventurer, broadcaster, documentary maker and author Mark Beaumont will also be attending the event to talk about his life as an active traveller, including a... Read More

Ankle-Boots-AW16 14/09/2016

The search for the perfect ankle boots

Misty mornings and a russet tinge to the trees tell us it’s the time of year to check our boots for signs of wear and tear. We’d like to talk about ankle boots in particular. An item previously free of fashion connotations – beyond the biker being used to add ‘edge’ to an otherwise feminine frock – ankle boots were our autumn go-to because of their resolute practicality (not to mention they were conceived to disappear under trousers anyway). In spring, we’d pack away our boots and swap into shoes,... Read More

Fiorelli-Mia-Purple-Tote-Bag 08/09/2016

Meet the handbag for you

A morning of meetings, an afternoon with the kids followed by evening drinks? Your ever-faithful handbag will see you from dawn until dusk. Some things in fashion are worth the investment: a classic white shirt, a form-flattering black dress and a pair of immaculately fitting jeans, for example. We’d also add a dependable handbag to that list. When your day starts with the school run and doesn’t end until you’ve been to the PTA meeting, done a day’s work, put the kids to bed and returned from drinks with friends, you... Read More

IMG_4404 02/09/2016

Style Heroes: Military Boots

Attennn-tion! If you’re setting your sights on the new season, it’s time to toughen up your look. It’s no secret that fashion trends tend to recycle themselves, and the nineties have been make their presence known in the twenty-teens for the last few seasons. And for the Autumn/Winter 16 tour, a resurgence of military style is set to be your new uniform. Say what you like about soldiers, they know just how to look sharp. The military influence may not be new, but it’s moved on from a fashion fad... Read More

Gabor-Freeman-Black-Ankle-Boots 01/09/2016

Trend to try: Texture Clash

Forget modern and minimalistic; more is definitely more this season. If you’re looking to freshen up your look and you have plenty in your wardrobe to play with, the answer lies in experimenting with layers. It’s time to put your minimalist tendencies to one side; this trend relies heavily on a more-is-more approach. True, technically if you’ve put a cardie over your shirt, you’ve layered; but for Autumn/Winter 16 this is a specific and interesting thing. This season, everything is going to be a little bit off kilter: jarring juxtapositions of... Read More

clarks-hamble-oak 01/09/2016
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Strike Gold with Clarks Hamble Oak Brogues

Get ready to take prime podium position and inject a splash of victory into your winning wardrobe. That’s right, we’re setting the season’s gold standard in, you guessed it, gold! First there was silver – Camilla Elphick’s Silver Lining boots were seen on every fashion show front row this year – and now there’s gold. Hurrah for the jazzy shoe! Shoes are a good way to buy into the new season without fully committing to a new look. Let’s face it, no one feels like buying a giant shearling jacket just yet.... Read More

Converse 31/08/2016

Up your game in these star sports shoes

Feel that? That’s the feeling of you not running or biking or sailing or golfing. Bad feeling, we know. We’ve been there. And we know that it’s not because you don’t enjoy doing those things. And it’s certainly not that you’re not fit enough to jog sprightly up the stairs without feeling like your heart is going to explode out of your chest. No: it’s your footwear. We’re here to help. Athleisure may be the trend du jour, but what can be better than wearing a pair of trainers not... Read More

Back-to-school-lookbook 05/08/2016

Kids Back to School Lookbook

Our new collection for Back to School with Kids at Clinks showcases styles inspired by those who wear them – kids! We know children like to put their shoes through their paces, so we pick every pair to provide the best fit, with premium leathers and advanced technology as standard. Whether they’re starting out at school and want a pair that’s fun yet smart to see them through their very first term, or they’re looking for something more stylish for everyday wear, our wide selection of back-to-school brands cater to... Read More

Back-to-school-preparation 04/08/2016

Get organised for back-to-school

As we get ready to say goodbye to the lazy days of summer, it’s time to turn our attention to the new school year. It can be a tough transition from late nights and lie-ins to a regular routine, but it’s important that children start back at school having had plenty of sleep, with homework complete, a healthy breakfast in their bellies and all the correct uniform, books and PE kits. It’s all too easy to get caught up in the fun on summer and put off getting ready for... Read More

IMG_4649 04/08/2016

Autumn 2016 Footwear Trends

The sudden chill in the air has got us extremely excited for autumn here at Charles Clinkard. Long lie-ins, baking sessions, woodland exploring and gallery visiting – the list of activities is endless. But ultimately, our favourite thing about the approaching season is the transitional fashion. Here are the footwear staples helping us to make a stylish start this autumn… The sun is starting to set a little earlier than we would like, so we’re replacing that shine with a little sparkle of our own.  Why should we save our... Read More

wincover 31/07/2016

WIN with Back to School

Update: This competition is now closed! The winner was Penny from Oxford – congratulations Penny, we hope you enjoy spending your voucher!  To celebrate the school summer holidays, we’re giving away £250 of Charles Clinkard vouchers, so the rest of the family can get set for the new term too! To enter, all you need to do is purchase your school shoes from Charles Clinkard (trainers and accessories count too!). You can also get extra entries by: – Signing up to our newsletter – Liking us on Facebook – Following us... Read More

202881-4AX_402 28/07/2016

Find Your Fun with Finding Dory Crocs

Hi. I’m Dory. I suffer from short-term remembery loss. Thirteen years (is it really that long??) after Finding Nemo, it’s time to venture back under the sea to once again follow the adventures of our favourite forgetful fish! Finding Dory is set just one year after Finding Nemo, joining Marlin, Nemo and Dory in their watery world as they begin a search for  Dory’s long-lost parents, with everyone learning a few things about the real meaning of family along the way. And we’ve got just the footwear for fans of... Read More