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5 Reasons to Shop Independent

Without question, independent shops are becoming a dying art. We see it as a responsibility to ensure that our customers still love spending their time in our store and seeing interesting and inspired quality shoes. I wanted to put together the 5 reasons to shop Independent and I hope it inspires someone to choose an independent for their next purchase.


The Watkinsons Wedding Experience

Wedding season is back and here to stay. The Invites are in and we hope that you dress for your wedding with Watkinsons. Whether you're the groom, the bridesmaids or one of the special guests we can help you to find the right shoe for the occasion. 


Cowboy Boots

It's becoming clear that Cowboy boots are the standout trend for Spring Summer 2023. As we approach festival season we can expect to see cowboy boots everywhere this Spring. Cowboy boots have been around for what seems like forever but we can see that every major fashion house is embracing the trend this summer!

Loafers 21/10/2022

Autumn’s Number One Trend? Loafers..

Loafers, the quintessential British wardrobe statement, are back on trend. This Autumn we have seen so many fresh and inspiring variations of the classic ladies loafer. The classic shoe has undergone transformations in the forms of chunkier sole units, chain embellishments and bold colours.

childrens school shoes 22/07/2022

Back To School Shoes

I know what many of you are thinking- a stressful day. Stress? We've made the process seamless thanks to our new appointment booking system. We have been fitting children's shoes now for over 100 years and are constantly trying to make improvements to ensure that we provide children and their parents with the best possible service.

Holiday Shoe Mode 24/06/2022

Holiday Shoe Guide

The Summer Holidays are finally almost upon us! There is nothing better than jetting off or finding a perfect staycation. Wherever your summer holidays take you, you need the right shoes for the occasion!


Cheaney & Sons… The Best of British

I recently had the fantastic opportunity to have a tour of the Joseph Cheaney factory in Northamptonshire. As I drove away, I was shocked and in awe of the intricate process that I had witnessed.

Birkenstock Arizona 12/05/2022

The Birkenstock Guide

Birkenstock is back and is here to stay. Everyone needs a pair of Birkenstocks this summer so we thought it was right to guide you towards your best suiting pair.


Spring Trainers

The trainer trend is set to stay. From suits to gym-wear, we find ourselves in trainers 24/7. As you start to look for trainers for the Spring, I wanted to share the different trends I have seen at international trade fairs for this season. We have tried to bring each of these trends to Watkinsons! We hope that you enjoy and come and see us for our entire collection. We have trainers in store for men, ladies and children. 1- The Platform Trainer Platforms have dominated the market for the... Read More