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Leeds

32 Lands Lane
Leeds
LS1 6LB


Tel: 01133971871

Opening Hours

Monday

  9:00am – 5:30pm

Tuesday

  9:00am – 5:30pm

Wednesday

  9:00am – 5:30pm

Thursday

  9:00am – 5:30pm

Friday

  9:00am – 5:30pm

Saturday

  9:00am – 5:30pm

Sunday

11:00am – 5:00pm

 

 

We have a wide selection of shoes for Men, Women, Boys and Girls

Customer Reviews:

"Just wanted to say a huge thank you to your staff at the Leeds branch today. Fitting my little one with his first pair of Clarks shoes and also helping me get sorted with a pair of Ash trainers. They were brilliant at keeping us both entertained and the photo of him wearing his first pair of shoes was a lovely touch. I've passed your store so many times and never gone in, but I'll be popping in every time I get to Leeds now. Thank you!"



1975 was the year Charles Clinkard came to Leeds. Said to be haunted by a ghost called Veronica, the store stands out from other shoe shops in the area due to its winning blend of great choice, quality product, expert fitting knowledge and a keen focus on excellent customer service. Situated on Land’s Lane, the store is close to Briggate, the main pedestrianised high street in the city, overflowing with well-known retail giants.

The store, whose current footwear adorned shelves were once stacked with televisions, is home to many loyal customers. Standing out for manager Mark, one customer named Chris interestingly ran the first ever Leeds 10k Jane Tomlinson ‘Run for All’ event. Jane was Mark, the manager’s sister! Easily accessible due to the shop’s proximity to the city’s central railway and bus stations, both ten minutes on foot from the store; the best place to park if travelling via car is the NCP Car Park for the Core Shopping Centre , which is accessed via Albion Street not far from the store.

A major mill city during the Industrial Revolution, Leeds in West Yorkshire is full of historic architecture, most prominent the awe-inspiring Victorian and Edwardian shopping Arcades, still functioning parts of the city’s unique make-up. Beneath Queen’s Arcade’s magnificent glass roof, conveniently one minute from the Charles Clinkard store, the local Deli Olive and Rye café is found. After a successful shopping trip, treat yourself to one of their amazing hot breakfasts, brunches or a cup of coffee, or sample something from their extensive meat and cheese counter. Leed’s Grand Theatre, the City Varieties Music Hall and the Victoria Quarter, an exclusive shopping destination housed within perhaps the most elaborate of the arcades, are all within walking distance, for shoppers wanting to maximise their visit to the city.

Starting his career in the world of shoe retail in 1981, as a teenage Saturday boy for the major footwear retailer Freeman Hardy & Willis, Mark, the Leeds stores manager recalls his first memory of Charles Clinkard.  His friend of had bought a pair of leather brogues from the company, and he was very jealous because he couldn’t afford some for himself!

When he was made redundant from the British Shoe Corporation in 1998, Mark luckily landed his first job at Charles Clinkard, as manager of the York branch. 19 years on, he now heads up the wonderful Leeds store team, enjoying the constant challenges and changing factors consistently making each day unique. He rates the best part of his job working for a family-owned business, a place he feels his opinion is truly valued.

Now a shoe connoisseur, Mark holds the Gabor boot and shoe collection in high regard. His favourite pair of shoes ever owned were some Rockport boots which he says were indestructible! Upon winning the lottery, he will treat himself to a bespoke pair of premium Barker shoes. Born in Wakefield, Mark has also lived in South Australia between 1974 and 1977, and driving his classic Mini and taking Suzie his Cairne Terrier for walks keeps him busy when away from the shop.

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