10 Coppergate Walk

Tel: 01904409710

Opening Hours


  9:00am – 5:30pm


  9:00am – 5:30pm


  9:00am – 5:30pm


  9:00am – 5:30pm


  9:00am – 5:30pm


  9:00am – 5:30pm


11:00am – 5:00pm

Bank Holidays

10:00am – 5:00pm

We have a wide selection of shoes for Men and Women

Customer Reviews:

"I was so pleased with the service from Stephanie at the York branch today. She listened carefully to my requirements and brought out 5 pairs of shoes and continued to help serve me. I was so pleased with the selection for my size 9 feet, I bought three pairs. Well done, Stephanie!"

Interestingly, the York store stands on an old Viking settlement which is now a tourist attraction (the Yorvik centre). It was unearthed when the Coppergate Shopping Centre was built here in the late 70’s, yielding over 40,000 Viking artefacts including the famous ‘York Helmet’, the best preserved piece of Anglo-Saxon craftsmanship ever to have been discovered! With a prime focus on top quality customer service, the independent store which opened its doors in 1989 stocks brands that larger multiples might not, winning a great number of loyal customers within the local area. Formerly a bookstore, the store managed by Ginny delivers an extensive range of shoes and accessories for both men and women.

As you drive into York, you can leave the stress behind and take one of the very regular Park and Ride buses into the city. Alternatively, the Coppergate Shopping Centre where the store stands is linked to Piccadilly Multi Storey Car Park, which can be accessed via York’s inner ring road. The store is also 10 minutes on foot from the city’s Railway Station.

In the heart of the historic walled city of York, by the confluence of the River Ouse and Foss, stands our Charles Clinkard store. With town walls perhaps the longest and best preserved in England, the city is also known for being the most haunted in Europe as well as having a rich past in chocolate making; both Nestle and Terry’s Chocolate grew up here.

Certainly the unmissable is the York Minster, a large gothic cathedral which dominates the city, as well as The Shambles, believed to be the oldest shopping street in Europe (even getting a mention in the Domesday Book of 1086!). The largest food and drink festival in Great Britain is held here every September, also a chocolate festival at the end of March and a taster festival in June. The Yorvic Centre is a must-visit too; the place to go to discover what Viking life was really like, conveniently standing opposite the store.

The best place for tea and cake after your successful shopping trip to Charles Clinkard is Yorkshire’s famous Betty’s tearooms, just round the corner. They do an unrivalled traditional Yorkshire cream tea.

8.15am marks the beginning of Ginny’s day. She will write a task list, check emails and make sure the windows are looking commercial and tidy. The rest of her day centres around selling on the shop floor, supporting customers and staff with anything they need. Some days involve deliveries and therefore store merchandising, and some include staff training. The day comes to an end around 5.45pm. Now a member of the society of shoe fitters MSSF, Ginny is motivated by achieving her store’s budget, looking after customers and making them happy. She puts high importance on making sure her team enjoy their day at work whilst being successful.

Her earliest memory of the company was in 1999, going to the Charles Clinkard head office for her interview where she met Charles for the first time. She was extremely nervous but he made her feel comfortable. Following two successful interviews, she has now been at Charles Clinkard for 18 years. Quickly establishing herself as a capable manager, Ginny was nominated as ‘Best Manager’ in the 2011 Drapers Footwear Awards. She has also taken on the role of Training and Development Manager since, in addition to managing the York store.

Her identical twin teenage boys occupy a lot of her time when she is away from the store, usually spending her evenings and weekends driving them to their multiple hobbies, as well as her Cocker Spaniel Harley, who she makes time to walk every morning and evening.

Her favourite shoes in store at the moment are the Panama Jack Felia in tan. They offer everything you’d want in a pair of boots- warm, fashionable, waterproof and comfortable. Her favourite shoe every purchased were the Gabor Ginny. Their soles were springy and comfortable and the elastic upper was great for feet when they got swollen whilst pregnant. Upon winning the lottery, she would not have any need for shoes, as she’d be constantly on the beach!