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In Store This July

In Store This July Find out all the latest news and happenings from our stores this month… ‘Glasgow Takes A Step Back In Time’  At the start of the month, a gentleman visited our Glasgow store and shared an interesting story with the team about the store’s past. He told us that way back in the 1950’s, 149 Byres Road was a greengrocer store named J. Macfarlane. Our historically clued up visitor even gave the team an original bag from the stores greengrocer days! If you have any stories about the... Read More


The Aptos Thinking Differently Awards

The Aptos Thinking Differently Awards We were lucky enough to be invited along to this year’s Aptos Engage Europe conference and even luckier to be nominated for an award! The conference was held at the Belfry, Sutton Coldfield and saw clients winning awards in a selection of categories voted for by Aptos themselves. As the winners were announced, we were delighted to be named as the winner of the ‘Engaging Customers Differently Award’ specifically thanks to our customer loyalty scheme, Your Rewards. There were 8 categories at the awards and... Read More

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Summer 2017 Trend Update

MENS Sophisticated Sliders Minimalist Trainers Luxurious Loafers AS SEEN AT…FENDI, HAIDER ACKERMANN AND VIVIENNE WESTWOOD RUNWAY SHOWS SS17 AS SEEN AT…PAL ZILERI, NEIL BARRETT AND OLIVER SPENCER RUNWAY SHOWS SS17 AS SEEN AT…GUCCI, DOLCE & GABBANA AND COACH RUNWAY SHOWS SS17 Still at the top of everyone’s ‘To-Buy’ lists, sliders can be worn anywhere and everywhere this summer. From holidays to BBQs, there is a wide range of both dressy and casual styles available. Staple trainer styles, in neutral and classic colours and materials, with minimal detailing can be dressed up... Read More


Wetherby Is Having A Makeover!

Wetherby Is Having A Makeover! Our Wetherby store is currently closed while it undergoes a refit and transformation. We’ll miss you while we’re gone but we look forward to seeing you in our shiny new store when we re-open on the 22nd of July! During the stores closure, orders and queries can still be placed online or by calling our friendly customer service team on: 03452417742 Below are a few exciting photographs of the progress so far! PROGRESS UPDATE 12/07/2017: Work is well underway to transform our Wetherby store and we’re... Read More


Win Shoes For Your Class 2017

WIN SHOES FOR YOUR CLASS – MEADOWHALL!   Our ‘Win Shoes For Your Class’ competition returns and this year will be running in the Meadowhall area! If you live near Meadowhall then we want to see your pupils design the ideal pair of shoes to help them in their dream job. Perhaps they’ll require rocket booster boots to ease the commute to their moon base or maybe they’ll want super sticky shoes to help them climb up and clean the windows of skyscrapers! Whatever their dream, we want to see... Read More

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Brand Focus: Biomecanics

BRAND FOCUS: BIOMECANICS Biomecanics shoes aim to provide children with all of the essential support that they need while they are first discovering their feet and learning to walk. Biomecanics are part of the Biomechanics Institute of Valencia, a company founded in 1976 to study human body behaviors and their relationships to products and services. Biomecanics shoes use this research to incorporate special technology into their children’s products to help toddlers as they move from the crawling stage to their first steps. With their stylish designs and technical features, Biomecanics... Read More


In Store This June

In Store This June Find out all the latest news and events that have been happening in our stores this month. “Happy Ten Years At Clinkard’s To Sim and Laura!” Sim began working at the Darlington branch in 2007 as the assistant manager and head of the Children’s department before leaving to head up our store in Stoke. Sim has always worked in retail since leaving sixth form and enjoys the ever changing environment. Laura began her career with Charles Clinkard as Floor Manager in 2007 at our Bristol store before taking... Read More

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Fathers Day Gift Guide 2017

Father’s Day Gift Guide Father’s Day is fast approaching so we thought we’d put together a few helpful tips for anyone struggling with the age old question of what to buy their dad for father’s day.     Gifts for Sporty Dad: This dad is always up to date with the latest game and match scores, he’s also an encyclopedia of past team formations and league champions. He’ll never pass up the opportunity to practice his (dream) profession, meaning that any open space becomes a football pitch and any pole-like item... Read More


Vans X Peanuts

Oh Brother! Vans X Peanuts “New Van’s collaborations are something we all look forward to. The past few years have given us Nintendo, Disney and Toy Story themes and this year a new collection is hitting stores featuring characters from Charles M. Schulz comic Peanuts!” The Collection is perfect for the summer with its blend of childhood nostalgia and classic Vans style. All of the illustrations featured in the range have been taken from the late 60s, 70s and 80s and capture the vintage feel of the Peanut’s brand. Peanuts... Read More


Brand Focus Crocs

Brand Focus: Crocs “Whatever your personal feelings on Crocs may be, it is hard to deny that the brand has become something of a cultural phenomenon with two distinct camps rising up; those who love to wear Crocs and those who love to hate them.”  Crocs were originally designed as a boating shoe and have been highly praised for their comfort and durability in the 15 years since their release. Crocs were officially unveiled to the world in Florida at the 2002 Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show. The shoes proved an instant... Read More


Meet The Gloforms

New From Clarks, Meet The Gloforms This year, new and exciting gifts will be making their way into the boxes of selected Clarks Kids styles… Meet The Gloforms! The Gloforms live in a fantastical, fibre optic world that circles our globe, coursing through this multi-coloured datascape is an endless river of brightly coloured bulbs. This is the optic stream of knowledge that the Gloforms need to keep flowing freely, helping to enlighten children everywhere.   Get To Know The Gloforms… Mokomo Inquisitive and quick-witted. Excitable, he’s always on the go... Read More


How To Wear Mens Sandals

How To Wear Mens Sandals Perhaps due to the rarity that is a hot British day, men in the UK are behind on practice when it comes to correctly teaming a pair of sandals with their outfit. This can cause many men to avoid sandals all together but fear not as we’ve compiled a few helpful tips to enable you to wear your sandals with stylish pride. “It’s all in the style” There are many different types of sandals and they’re all best suited to different occasions and different outfit... Read More