From chic boutiques to stylish home improvements, our region is a great place for a shopping spree. Here's our guide to the best places to splash your cash.
Take a trip into this bustling town to discover its thriving historic market area with plenty of stalls selling everything from fresh food to clothes and accessories. Vicar Lane and The Pavement Shopping Centre provide all your high street favourites – as well as family-run Wards Shoe Shop, where you will find high-quality and comfortable footwear – while the independent boutiques of Canon Court, Knifesmithgate and the Yards area are bursting with unique and diverse garments.
You’ll find an array of gorgeous gifts and home interiors at Huckleberry Willow, whilst bakery Crazy About…Cake Craft is a paradise for anyone with a sweet tooth. Designer clothing boutique She Fashion provides a luxurious and intimate shopping experience, and H&F Furniture and Vintage Tea Rooms is a great place for refreshments, accessories and furniture.
Dronfield is filled with a variety of charming independent shops and boutiques, ideal for gift shopping or a special treat. Ferndale Garden Centre stocks not only garden plants, accessories and furniture, but also displays a selection of gifts, gardening clothes and local and regional produce, whilst Underwood Meat Company provides a trustworthy, one-stop shop for all your fresh, quality meat. Kilner’s Home Bakes and Creative Cakes meanwhile, is a great bakery for cake lovers with dietary requirements, and Dronfield Wine World sell beautiful, affordable wines from around the world.
Moving onto the High Street, shoppers will find Colante Jewellery – a beautiful independent store showcasing a stunning range of hand-crafted jewellery, including bespoke wedding and engagement rings – and, for luscious locks and luxury products, Euphoria Hair & Beauty.
The Forge comprises some of the finest shops Dronfield has to offer. Ladies boutiques Chi Chi’s and Blush house an abundance of designer and affordable brands, jewellery stores Lily B and Hebe Jewellery stock a range of contemporary and classic jewellery for any occasion, while CustomFITT Personal Training will keep you in shape.
Ladies can treat themselves to stylish footwear and accessories at Crystals, or get a new look at Scissors Sisters Hair Nail and Beauty, and for men wanting formal wear, there’s plenty of choice at Reece Ford Suit Hire. There’s even smart clothes for the little ones at The Baby Boutique, and when you need a break from browsing, you can quench your thirst in the new prosecco bar.
Eyres Furniture Superstore of Chesterfield is one of the biggest furniture shops in Derbyshire displaying a huge range of leather and fabric sofas, chairs, tables, beds, mattresses, bedroom furniture and home accessories.
For fantastic flooring, try Scenic Flooring, United Carpets, T.Nutt Carpets, King Carpets, Floor Depot and Dronfield Carpets and Floors, which all provide a quality fitting service and offer a range of carpets, wooden floorings and rugs.
Apollo Appliances and Kitchens, Dave Stone Design, Anthony Hancock, House of Granite, 1st Class Kitchens Ltd, Nankivells, Customise Kitchens and Bedrooms, PK House Kitchens, Kitchen and Bedroom Creation and Leonide Interiors (also stock a wide range of gorgeous and striking bathrooms) – all offer a great selection of modern and traditional kitchens, as well as covering everything from design to installation.
If it’s your bathroom that needs a new look, head to The Tile Place, Bubble & Soak (also hot tub spa specialists, alongside Premier Spas Chesterfield Ltd) or Ultimate Bathrooms. And, if you need a plumber while you’re doing your home improvements, BlueFlame Heatplan Ltd and Direct Gas Plumbing and Heating Solutions provide trustworthy central heating and plumbing services.
Moving on to bedrooms, Nankivells, Bedtime and The Divan Man stock a fantastic range of bedroom furniture at affordable prices.
And not forgetting the rest of your home; Pro Pave, C Clear Glazing and Bowfield Windows supply a wide range of doors, windows and conservatories. Gas and Hire Ltd are experts in fitting beautiful gas fires, heaters and barbeques and Dobson Roofing Services have over 40 years’ experience installing, maintaining and repairing flat and pitched roofs. For a perfectly lush garden, there’s Green Thumb Lawn Treatment Service and My Pad Artificial Grass, and, for all your decorating needs, there’s Chesterfield Decorator Centre, which is home to a wide range of trade paints, wallpapers, wood care products and accessories suitable for all uses.
Away from the hustle and bustle of the town centre, Chatsworth Road is a shopping haven, full of unique boutiques.
Harleys Interiors stocks the latest in homewares, furniture, and soft furnishings from designers such as LSA and Designers Guild, and Ideal Carpets provide a one-stop shop for all your flooring needs.
If you’re after a new outfit, family-run clothing boutique Oliholpho boasts high-end alternative brands, She Fashions provide quality formal wear with a friendly service and Blanc is best for timeless glamour and style – alongside Blanc Occasions, who have two beautiful showrooms dedicated to mother-of-the-bride/groom, wedding guests, parties, celebrations and the increasingly popular prom market. And why not complete your look with a new do at Harley’s Hairdressing or Definition Hair and Beauty, who will take care of all your personal grooming needs.
For an unusual gift, Libby’s provide something a little different from the high street. Browse a colourful array of lovely and affordable items, be it for a finishing touch to a re-decorated sitting room or a tricky gift.
Dave Stone Design offer bespoke kitchens, Curtain Studio stock affordable, ready-made curtains, through to exquisite custom made curtains, blinds and accessories, and Soft Options specialise in made to measure curtains, blinds, valances, pelmets, swags and tails, cushions, throws, alterations, upholstery, wallpaper, tracks and poles – all under one roof.
The dream dress, the freshest flowers, the prettiest table decorations; with so many things to consider when planning a wedding, it’s a blessing that there is such a wealth of wedding shops and florists in the region, all more than willing to help create your perfect day.
Weddings by Dragonfly on Chatsworth Road has everything you need to get ready for your big day, from personalised handmade invitations to chair covers and table decorations. Precious Bridal Rooms provide a showroom of gorgeous wedding gowns, prom and bridesmaid dresses, whilst Chi Chi’s at The Forge in Dronfield stock wedding outfits and other garments for special occasions. Meanwhile, Blanc is one of the few boutiques outside London that stocks some of Europe’s most stylish brands and labels, including stunning hats and fascinators.