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New Brand: Introducing Bata

‘Introducing Bata’ This autumn, Bata will be joining our selection of brands and we’re very excited about it! Bata are a family-owned footwear manufacturer that create beautiful shoes that are designed with a focus on comfort and personal style. The company was founded on the 24th August 1894 in Zlin (modern day Czech Republic) by siblings Tomas, Antonin and Anna Bata. Since then, the brand has expanded and is now sold in a staggering 5,200 retail stores in 70 countries worldwide. Bata’s global popularity is fueled by their innovative approach... Read More


Bagging The Ultimate Work Accessory

THE SEARCH FOR THE PERFECT WORK BAG… Perhaps the most important investment in a woman’s wardrobe is her work bag. It completes her professional look, allowing her to glide through the working week with all essentials in order, holding her demanding work/home life together. Gabor’s new Autumn Winter range of handbags includes many ideal candidates. Here’s our checklist detailing the most important qualities required of a new work bag to help make your choice as effortless as life will be when you find the one! THE HIT LIST LONG SHOULDER... Read More


York Has Had A Makeover

  York Is Back And Better Than Ever! Our York Store is now reopen following its makeover and we’d love for you to come along and take a look. To celebrate the store’s exciting new look we’ll also be giving double points with Your Rewards on all purchases made in York until the 8th of September 2017.     ‘A Little History’ Our York store first opened its doors back in 1989 and the team has been headed by manager Ginny for the past 18 years. However, the history of... Read More

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In Store This August

In Store This August  Find out all the latest news and events that have been happening throughout our stores this month. “Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Donate Your Hair”  This month, Brioney from our Oxford store has been raising money for the Little Princess Trust by having her long, Rapunzel-like hair cut off and donated. The Little Princess Trust are a charity who provide free real-hair wigs to children who have lost their hair due to medical treatments. You can find out more or leave a donation by visiting Brioney’s Just Giving page Here... Read More


Behind The Scenes: AW 2017

Behind The Scenes: AW17  Take a sneak peek behind the scenes of our upcoming Autumn/Winter 2017 campaign…  “New Season, New Mood Boards” Every season campaign starts with research. We begin by taking some time to investigate what’s hot and what’s not as well as looking at the styles that our Merchandise department have opted to buy. All this research is then compiled into our mood boards where we get a feel for the campaigns overall concept and arrive at a colour palette and theme. The colours we have selected for... Read More

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Meet Our First Shoes Stars

Coming Soon To A Shop Window Near You!  This Spring we launched a nation-wide competition to find a tiny model to star in our new First Shoes campaign. After an overwhelming response of over 300 entries it proved to be a very difficult task to pick just one winner… So we had a slight rethink and decided that as all shoes come in pairs, maybe fresh-faced models should too! Introducing Drew-Luca and Arianna, the new faces of First Shoes at Charles Clinkard!   Meet Arianna!  Arianna absolutely loves dogs, and... Read More


Back To College 2017

Back To College 2017  While you probably don’t want to think about it, term time is fast approaching! But it doesn’t all have to be doom and gloom, just look on the bright side, new college year = new college shoes (now that’s some mental arithmetic that we can get on board with!) Check out our top picks for college below!   Clarks Andora Crush For a classic, preppy look that is sure to get top style marks we recommend the Clarks Andora Crush. These shoes have been expertly crafted... Read More

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Step Back In Time

Step Back In Time “This week we took a break from our trend forecasting and next season preparation to look back at the shoes of yesteryear at Whitby Museum.” ‘Over 200 Years Of Footwear‘  ‘Shoes Through The Ages’ is the latest historical costume exhibition at the Whitby Museum and it’s definitely worth a visit. The exhibition walks you through 200 years of footwear with everything from beautifully crafted Georgian heels to functional fishermen’s boots on show. The history of shoe making is also examined within the exhibition as well as... Read More


York Is Having A Makeover

York Is Having A Makeover! Our York store will be closing for a refit on Saturday the 5th August. 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 Saturday the 26th August! During the store’s closure, orders and queries can still be placed online or by calling our friendly customer service team on: 03452417742 Keep checking back for updates and photographs from the stores transformation! 02/08/2017: Before the magic began…    


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