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Send a little love

To say I love you this Valentines day, we are offering 15% off our collections from the 9th to the 15th February 2021.


Alice’s Staying In Picks..

As staying in has become the new going out, our shoes have changed. Gone are the days of heels and formal attire as we have learnt to embrace the slipper and trainer as part of our new normal. wardrobe The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything- even the shoes we wear. At Watkinsons, we offer many ladies and men’s designs that are perfect for staying in this winter. As we all adapt to the realities of the pandemic it is important that we keep our feet as stylish and comfortable as... Read More


Adapting To The Pandemic

As an independent, family-run retailer I wanted to share how we at Watkinsons have adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even on the darkest of days and during the hardest of times for retail, Watkinsons has managed to retain a way of surviving during lockdown 3 and adapting to the needs of our loyal customers. Firstly, we have launched a new website with the majority of our shoe collections available to be purchased online. Our favourite ladies, men’s and children’s collections are available to purchase online. We try to ensure that... Read More


The Cowboy Boot

One of the best things to come out of 2020 is undoubtedly the return of the cowboy boot. There is probably no other footwear in the world with a stronger image than the cowboy boot. We are working with some of the finest producers of Spanish leather and buy their best designs. The cowboy design is becoming recognised globally as one of the 2020’s best fashion trends. Our favourite designer for cowboy boots is undoubtedly Alpe, a Spanish designer at the heart of ladies shoe design. We stock a range... Read More


Back To School

When schools start to return, there is surmountable pressure on parents to get everything right. Watkinsons is here to assist you with these stressful times! When returning to school either in September or January after holidays, a lot can happen with children’s feet.  One thing for certain and that is that children’s feet grow quickly. Lockdown, COVID-19 and the close of businesses has prevented everyone from being measured and receiving the advice required for children to return back to school. We are offering a select number of styles online which... Read More


Why To Wear Watkinsons

For over 116 years Watkinsons has provided the nation with some of the finest footwear in Europe. Now in its fourth generation, we are one of the only independent shoe retailers in the United Kingdom. With our extensive range of ladies, men’s and childrens shoes there is something for everyone. Our Victorian- style shop in York, the brass shoe sign and the rocking horse for children are an established part of Yorkshire’s history. We have a family ethos and work to promote some of Europe’s most fashionable designs whilst supporting... Read More


Staying Safe This Winter

At Watkinsons we have introduced many measures to ensure that your safety is our priority. We have taken the following steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 at our York store. Children’s Appointments Following our successful children’s shoe fitting service we introduced in the summer. We will be continuing to offer children’s appointments. Our appointments will ensure that a dedicated member of staff can find the best shoes to suit your children’s requirements. We have a separate children’s section at the far end of our store and have screens... Read More